Roger Revelle Medal

The Roger Revelle Medal is given annually to one honoree in recognition for "outstanding contributions in atmospheric sciences, atmosphere-ocean coupling, atmosphere-land coupling, biogeochemical cycles, climate or related aspects of the Earth system."

Established in 1991, the Revelle Medal is named in honor of Roger Revelle, who made substantial contributions to the awareness of global change. Revelle served as an AGU section president for the Ocean Sciences section (1956–1959).

Oceanographer Roger Revelle was renowned for his significant contributions to the study of oceanography, including: pioneering work on carbon dioxide balance in the oceans and its effect on climate modification, fostering oceanographic exploration presaging plate tectonics, observations on the biological effects of radiation in the marine environment, and his studies of human population growth and global food supplies. The breadth of his research and service, both nationally and internationally, made Revelle a statesman of science.

Edward N. Lorenz was the first recipient of the Revelle Medal.

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