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.
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.
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
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
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
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: [email protected]