2018 Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper - Bishop et al.

Established in 2013, the Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper is given annually to an author or authors for an outstanding contribution to the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (JA&WMA) in the fields of air and waste management. The award is based on the publication of a paper in JA&WMA that has greatly advanced science and technology; is technical, scientific, or management in nature, while advancing the mission of JA&WMA; and is considered to be a substantial contribution toward improving our understanding of air pollution and waste management problems, their impact on environment and health, and the use of sustainable practices in reducing our environmental footprint. There is no publication date limitation for this award, any previously published JA&WMA paper is eligible, and it is open to both members and nonmembers of the Association. Critical Review papers and discussion papers published in JA&WMA are not eligible for this award.

Arthur C. Stern (1909–1992) was a long-time member and past president of the Air Pollution Control Association (APCA), a forerunner of A&WMA. He made major contributions to JA&WMA and his books on air pollution control are well-recognized nationally and internationally.

A&WMA presents the 2018 Arthur C. Stern Distinguished Paper Award to Gary A. Bishop of the University of Denver and his co-authors, Brent G. Schuchmann (University of Denver), Donald H. Stedman (deceased), and Douglas R. Lawson (National Renewable Energy Laboratory,), for their outstanding paper on identifying and reducing emissions from the fleet of high-emitting automobiles: "Multispecies remote sensing measurements of vehicle emissions on Sherman Way in Van Nuys, California" by Gary A. Bishop et al., Vol 62 (10), 2012.

The fleet CO and HC emissions were increasingly dominated by a few gross emitters, with more than a third of the current Sherman Way total emissions being contributed by less than 1% of the fleet.  This paper, published in 2012, gives a clear idea of how modern technology could be used to address an actual and well-known environmental problem – reducing emissions from the fleet of automobiles.

Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper


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Nomination Procedure
The nominator should summarize the significant methods and findings of the paper, demonstrating the impact and importance of the paper in the air pollution or waste management fields, and submit the nomination package to the attention of the Committee Chair, Dr. S.T. Rao (JA&WMA Editor-in-Chief), at, no later than September 15, 2018. The winner will be announced in December 2018.