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11/01/2012
Isaac Held wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for his fundamental contribution to understanding the structure of atmospheric circulation systems and the role of water vapor in climate change

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of Climate Change goes in this fourth edition to Isaac Held, an American physicist of German origin employed at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamic Laboratory of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “for his fundamental and pioneering contributions to our understanding of the structure of atmospheric circulation systems and the role of water vapor – the most important greenhouse gas – in climate change,” in the word’s of the jury’s citation.


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