Dr. Susan Wijffels from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was awarded the Henry Stommel Research Medal by the American Meteorological Society for her exceptional contributions to understanding oceanic and freshwater storage and transport of heat, and monitoring changes in the global hydrological cycle.

The Henry Stommel Research Medal is granted to researchers in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the understanding of the dynamics and physics of the ocean. It represents the highest award the Society can bestow upon an oceanographer.