Charles A. Whitten Medal

The Charles A. Whitten Medal is given in even-numbered years to one honoree in recognition for "outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets."

Established in 1984, the Whitten Medal is named in honor of Charles A. Whitten, who has made fundamental contributions to the research of crustal movements. Whitten formerly served as an AGU section president for of the Geodesy section (1964–1968) and AGU General Secretary (1968–1974). Whitten was the first recipient of this medal.

Charles Whitten was a geodesist with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey who made outstanding contributions to the geodetic sciences and the work of the American Geophysical Union. He was the best known American geodesist of his day, and his kindness to his colleagues and devotion to his profession are legendary.

Charles Whitten Biography

MEDAL INCLUDES:
• Engraved medal
•AGU Conferred Fellow (if honoree is not already an AGU Fellow)
• AGU Fellow lapel pin (if honoree is not already an AGU Fellow)
•AGU Fellow certificate (if honoree is not already an AGU Fellow)
• Recognition in Eos
• Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
•Four complimentary hotel nights at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
•Two complimentary tickets to the Honors Banquet at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year