2015 AGU Union Medal, Award, and Prize Recipients Announced

The Honors and Recognition Committee and the Union Selection committees are please to announce the recipients of the American Geophysical Union’s 2015 Union medals, awards, and prizes. AGU’s vision is to collaboratively advance and communicate science and its power to ensure a sustainable future. Our honorees’ achievements help build the foundations on which we will realize that vision. Profound Impact In an environment that encourages experimentation, innovation, and the free exchange of ideas, these outstanding contributors to the Earth and space sciences thrive. Their work has a profound impact on the ways we live and think. We thank all who have given their support and commitment to AGU’s honors program, including volunteers who serve on the medals, awards, and prizes selection committees that have chosen this year’s Union honorees. We also thank the nominators and supporters who made this all possible with their dedicated efforts to recognize their colleagues. Celebrate at Fall Meeting We look forward to celebrating the honorees’ breakthrough achievements and exceptional work at the Honors Ceremony and Banquet, to be held on 16 December 2015 at the Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Please join us in congratulating our esteemed class of 2015 Union honorees listed below. Next week, on 28 July, AGU will also announce its newly elected 2015 Union Fellows – a class of 60 this year. Medals William Bowie Medal Wilfried H. Brutsaert, Cornell University James B. Macelwane Medal Paul Cassak, West Virginia University Bethany L. Ehlmann, California Institute of Technology Colette L. Heald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Matthew G. Jackson, University of California, Santa Barbara Katharine Maher, Stanford University John Adam Fleming Medal Andrew F. Nagy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Maurice Ewing Medal Russ E. Davis, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Robert E. Horton Medal Günter Blöschl, Vienna University of Technology Harry H. Hess Medal Claude P. Jaupart, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris Roger Revelle Medal Anne M. Thompson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Inge Lehmann Medal Peter Olson, Johns Hopkins University Awards Ambassador Award Charles R. Chappell, Vanderbilt University Lucile Jones, U.S. Geological Survey Gordon McBean, University of Western Ontario Edward A. Flinn III Award Sonia Esperanca and Robin L. Reichlin, National Science Foundation Charles S. Falkenberg Award Benjamin L. Preston, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Athelstan Spilhaus Award Holly Robin Gilbert, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center International Award Peter John Webster Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism Andrew Revkin, The New York Times Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism – Features Douglas Fox, Freelance Writer David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism – News Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times Prizes The Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize Fumio Inagaki, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Climate Communication Prize Richard C. J. Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography — Margaret Leinen, AGU President, and Sam Mukasa, Chair, Honors and Recognition Committee; email: agu_unionhonors@agu.org