The first Boussinesq award

  • R.A.M. de Jeu (Recipient)

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http://www.falw.vu.nl/en/news-agenda/news/2012/richard-de-jeu-boussinesq-award.asp
Events, Award, 10/25/2012
Richard de Jeu wins 2012 Boussinesq award
Assistant professor Richard de Jeu awarded for his outstanding scientific contributions to hydrological sciences.

Richard de Jeu (cluster Earth and Climate) gained the Boussinesq award for his development of global soil moisture and evaporation products. After he pioneered the derivation of soil moisture from passive microwave satellites, he has recently developed a new merged 30-year product of global soil moisture dynamics that uses the best characteristics of several earlier products. This is a landmark development that is already finding its way and use into climate and hydrological studies. Importantly all this data is open access and publicly available. This is incredibly important in current climate and other sciences. Richard de Jeu has put his data open access, long before it became fashionable.

The Boussinesq award is made on a bi-annual basis and given to a person for recognition of his/her outstanding scientific contributions to hydrological sciences. The 2012 award is the first award of the Boussinesq Center. The Boussinesq Center for Hydrology is the Dutch scientific hydrology centre. The objective of the Boussinesq Center is to strengthen hydrological research in The Netherlands, and to create favorable conditions for efficient multi-disciplinary research environment.

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eventThe first Boussinesq award of Boussinesq Center for Hydrology for De Jeu´s development of global soil moisture and evaporation products
Period1 Jan 2012 → 1 Jan 2012

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