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Henning Rodhe

Jury citation for the 2015 Volvo Environment Prize laureate

"Henning Rodhe has made groundbreaking contributions to the understanding of the world’s atmosphere, its constituents, and why this knowledge matters for our well-being. He built a comprehensive understanding of how particles and gases are formed and transported in the atmosphere. But he hasn’t stopped there. He was one of the first scientists to focus on where atmospheric particles are deposited and how they affect ecosystems and people  – sulfur particles and acid rainfall, aerosol deposition in South and East Asia, long-range transport of mercury, and radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident. He has worked in Europe, Asia and Africa, often becoming the mentor and “gentle voice” of young researchers in the developing world. Henning Rodhe is an outstanding atmospheric scientist with 50 years of engagement in and impact on environmental issues."

Henning Rodhe is the 2015 laureate of the Volvo Environment Prize.