The Henry T. Harrison Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Consulting Meteorologist
The procedure for Awards nominations is restricted to electronic submissions, unless stated otherwise. The nominator is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package. The Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists has the responsibility to select and submit to the Council the names of individuals nominated for this award. All nominations should be submitted by 1 May 2014. The nominees for most awards remain on the committee's active list for three years. Read More
The Henry T. Harrison Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Consulting Meteorologist was established in 2011 to recognize a consulting meteorologist for outstanding contributions to the profession, clients, and society. Nominees should demonstrate expertise in weather or climate and their applications, adherence to ethical behavior, and a high level of service to clients and/or the weather and climate enterprise. Nominations are considered by the Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists which makes recommendations for final approval by the AMS Council.
Henry T. Harrison (1904–1991)
Henry T. Harrison accompanied Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd on his first Antarctic expedition in 1929-30, where he studied weather conditions. Prior to the expedition, Harrison was a meteorologist with the United States Weather Bureau in Cleveland for several years.
He then joined United Airlines as chief meteorologist and head of the department in Chicago and Denver. He remained with United for more than 30 years, working with other airlines to develop airborne radar for avoiding severe weather. He retired in 1964, but continued conducting weather studies for the airline until the late 1960's.
Harrison, a native of the District of Columbia, was a self-taught meteorologist. He was an Army lieutenant colonel in World War II, and was a weather forecaster at the Yalta Conference in 1945.
Harrison was named the first AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) in 1957.
The Board for Certified Consulting Meteorologists makes a recommendation to the AMS Commissioner on Professional Affairs.