2016 ASLI Choice Award Winners.
At the AMS Annual Meeting in Seattle in January, the Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) announced their ASLI Choice winners for 2016. The awards, now in their twelfth year, are presented annually for the best books in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, and climatology. Selections are based on nine criteria: uniqueness, comprehensiveness, usefulness, quality, authoritativeness, organization, illustrations/diagrams, competition, and references.
The ASLI Choice winner in the science category was an AMS title, Weather in the Courtroom: Memoirs from a Career in Forensic Meteorology, by William H. Haggard. The award's inscription reads "for an engaging book that draws readers to, and into, the compelling intersection of meteorology and the law."
Extreme Weather: Forty Years of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO) won the ASLI Choice award in the category of history. This book, edited by Robert K. Doe and published by John Wiley & Sons, was noted for its "detailed, thorough description of severe UK weather, past and present, and in recognition of TORRO!"
ASLI was also proud to present an award in the popular category. The winner, Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights, written by Melanie Windridge and published by William Collins, was noted as "an accessible blend of auroral science and description told through the travel adventures that made it possible."
Finally, in recognition that 2017 marked ASLI's twentieth conference, the ASLI Choice Committee gave a presentation of all the winners to date. Congratulations to all the authors, editors, and publishers! ASLI invites everyone to nominate books for the 2017 awards by visiting the ASLI Choice Award page at www.aslionline.org/wp/asli-choice/. Do it soon! The deadline is November 15.
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