Charles Stearns awarded Goldthwait Medal posthumously

Posted: 2010-09-20

The Byrd Polar Research Center (BPRC) at The Ohio State University awarded the Goldthwait Polar Research Medal for 2010 posthumously to Dr. Charles Stearns for his 30 years of research in Antarctica. Dr. Stearns initiated the Automatic Weather Station observation network in Antarctic as well as the composite satellite imagery that is now routinely provided by the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center. The award was presented by BPRC Director Ellen Mosley-Thompson following a celebration of Dr. Stearns contributions at the 5th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting Workshop held on 12-14 July 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. His son, Jim, accepted the award on behalf of the family.