AMS awards the Sverdrup Gold Medal Award to Dean Roemmich

It was announced today (8 November 2007) by the American Meteorological Society ( that the Sverdrup Gold Medal is awarded this year to Prof. Dean H. Roemmich. The citation reads “For major contributions to the measurement and understanding of the ocean’s role in climate, and for leading the development and implementation of the Argo profiling float array.”

While we know that Argo is a group achievement it would never have been possible without the leadership shown by Dean from the very beginning of this project. Please join me in offering our heartiest congratulations to Dean for an award richly deserved.

Howard Freeland