Roger Revelle Medal

Basic Information

Criteria

Nomination Process & Requirements

Submission

Revelle Medal Committee

Recipients


Nominations for the Revelle Medal are open. Submit a Nomination »

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, and has been an AGU member for three consecutive years at the time of their award, with exceptions allowed in cases of financial hardship.)
  • 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

Criteria


For fundamental scientific contributions, the overall breadth and impact of the science, and the leadership of the candidate in climate science (generally applied), with contributions to AGU as a secondary criterion in the case a tie breaker is required.

AGU SECTION AFFILIATION(S): Atmospheric Sciences (AS); Atmospheric and Space Electricty (ASE); Biogeosciences (B); Global Environmental Change (GEC); Hydrology (H); Natural Hazards (NH); Ocean Sciences (OS); Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology (PP)

Nomination Process & Requirements


Nomination Eligibility:

Nominees:

Nominators:

  • AGU membership is required.
  • Compliance with AGU Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Duplicate nominations for one individual will not be accepted. However, one co-nominator is permitted (but not required) per nomination.

Supporters:

Nomination Requirements

Two or more nomination packages for a single candidate will not be considered. If separate packages are received, the nominators will be asked to combine them.

Your nomination package should contain the following files, which should be no more than two (2) pages in length per document:

  1. Nomination letter with one-sentence citation. Letterhead stationary is preferred, and should include the nominator’s name, title, institution and contact information. The citation should appear at either the beginning or end of the nomination letter and be no more than 150 characters.
  2. Nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV). Please include all of following information for the candidate: name; mailing and email address; history of employment; degrees; research experience; honors; memberships, and service to the community through committee work, advisory boards, etc.
  3. Nominee’s selected bibliography. Each selected bibliography should begin by briefly stating the candidate’s total number and types of publications and specifying the number published in AGU publications. For example: Jane Doe is the author of 92 publications, 86 in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 14 of which have been published in AGU journals and books. The following selected list best supports Jane’s nomination for AGU Revelle Medal.

  4. 3 letters of support (total does not include nomination letter). Letterhead stationary is preferred. Supporter’s name, title, institution, and contact information are required.

Submission Process



NOMINATION SUBMISSIONS:

Nominations open: 15 January 2019
Nominations close: 15 March 2019

Nominations for the Revelle Medal must be submitted through the online submission system.

Nomination packages submitted online must be complete at the time of submission. Please note that only complete packages will be forwarded to the Revelle Medal Committee for review.

For detailed information on nomination requirements, please view the AGU Union Awards, Medals and Prize frequently asked questions (FAQ) section. For additional questions, contact the Honors Team at agu_unionhonors@agu.org.