UM Professor Rana A. Fine Elected to AGU Board

Rana Fine

MIAMI — (November 27, 2012) — University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Professor of Marine & Atmospheric Chemistry Rana Fine has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Fine has been an AGU member since 1973, and is a past president of AGU’s Ocean Sciences section.

From 1981 to 1983 Fine served as associate program director of ocean dynamics at National Science Foundation. She returned to her alma mater UM in 1983, and was appointed associate professor in 1984. Fine became a tenured professor in 1990, and served as the chair of the Division of Marine & Atmospheric Chemistry from 1990 to 1994.

Her scientific interests include ocean circulation processes and their role in climate using chemical tracers. Fine is a fellow of the AGU, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Meteorological Society. Fine also served a seven-year term on the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research’s (UCAR) Board of Trustees, for two years she was chair of the board.

A graduate of UM’s Rosenstiel School, Fine has received the highest honor attainable at the University of Miami, induction into the School’s Iron Arrow Honor Society. Fine also received a Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity from the University of Miami.

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is a not-for-profit, professional, scientific organization with more than 61,000 members representing over 146 countries. AGU advances the Earth and space sciences through its scholarly publications, conferences, and outreach program.

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