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Alumnus James Russell named AGU Fellow

Posted: December 4, 2013

Alumnus James Russell named AGU Fellow

Dr. James M. Russell III of Hampton University in Virginia has been named a member of the 2013 class of AGU Fellows.

This honor is given to individual AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and attained acknowledged eminence in the fields of Earth and space science. This designation is conferred upon not more than 0.1% of all AGU members in any given year.

Dr. Russell earned his PhD from AOSS in 1970. His research has focused on atmospheric science, remote sensing and satellite data analysis to study properties and processes in Earth’s atmosphere.

He began his career in electrical engineering at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia developing instrumentation and performing ground and rocket reentry tests of heat shield material used on the Gemini and Apollo capsules. He also worked on instrumentation for characterizing the Martian atmosphere during entry.

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