Gordon Shepherd, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Earth and Atmospheric Science at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering, has been named as the recipient of the Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) Distinguished Scientist Award for 2014.
SCOSTEP is an interdisciplinary body of the International Council for Science (ICSU). As such, it promotes ICSU’s mission to strengthen international science for the benefit of society.
Shepherd’s seminal accomplishments and sustained contributions in upper atmosphere physics, chemistry, energetics and dynamics have significantly impacted the field of solar terrestrial research. To date he has published more than 260 refereed journal publications resulting in 4,504 citations, 3,454 without self-citation.
This places him in the top one per cent in his field, according to Thompson Reuters Essential Science Indicators, and quantifies the impact of his scholarly research. The full citation for Shepherd is available to read on the Lassonde website.