Awards & Winners

Lonnie Thompson

Date of Birth 01-July-1948
Place of Birth Huntington
(Cabell County, West Virginia, Wayne County, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Geologist, Professor, Scientist
Lonnie Thompson, is an American paleoclimatologist and Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University. He has achieved global recognition for his drilling and analysis of ice cores from mountain glaciers and ice caps in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. He and his wife, Ellen Mosley-Thompson, run the ice core paleoclimatology research group at the Byrd Polar Research Center.

Awards by Lonnie Thompson

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National Medal of Science for Physical Science
(For his pioneering research in paleoclimatology analyzing isotopic and chemical fingerprints found in tropical ice cores from the world's highest mountain glaciers and for his courage in collecting these disappearing climate archives that have transformed our understanding of the natural and anthropogenic factors influencing climate variability on our planet, past and present.)