Earth and Planetary Surface Processes

The Earth and Planetary Surface Processes focus group has established two awards and one named lecture to recognize outstanding individuals who are in various stages of their career.

Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award

The Luna B. Leopold Award is given annually to one early career scientist (no more than 5 years post-degree) in recognition of a significant and outstanding contribution that advances the field of earth and planetary surface processes. This award is named in honor of Luna B. Leopold, who engaged and nurtured young scientists throughout his distinguished career in hydrology and fluvial geomorphology.

AWARD INCLUDES:
• Award certificate
• Announcement in Eos
• Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

G.K. Gilbert Award in Surface Processes

The G.K. Gilbert Award in Surface Processes is given annually to one honoree in recognition of sustained and outstanding contributions to earth and planetary surface processes. The evaluation of the nominees will be based on (1) a single significant advance or sustained significant contributions to the field of earth and planetary surface processes; and (2) if she/he has also promoted an environment of unselfish cooperation in research and the inclusion of young scientists into the field. This award is named in honor of G.K. Gilbert, who was essentially the founder of modern quantitative geomorphology. The Honors and Recognition Committee approved the award name change, effective in 2014.
AWARD INCLUDES:
• Award certificate
• Announcement in Eos
• Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

Nominations
15 April 2014 - Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award
15 April 2014 - G.K. Gilbert Award in Surface Processes


Sharp Lecture

The Robert Sharp Lecture honors the life and work of geologist, Robert P. Sharp This Earth and Planetary Surface Processes focus group named lecture is presented annually at the AGU Fall Meeting, held in San Francisco, Calif. During the year of the presentation, the focus group’s executive committee will invite the recipient of either the Luna B. Leopold Award or G.K. Gilbert Award to deliver the Sharp Lecture The Sharp Lecture is webcast and made available as an archived presentation on the AGU website.

The Sharp Lecture is by invitation only – nominations are not accepted.

LECTURE INCLUDES:
• Lecture certificate
• Announcement in Eos
• Invitation to present the Sharp Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
• Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year