Harald Sverdrup Lecture

Basic Information

The Harald Ulrik Sverdrup Lecture honors the life and work of geophysicist, Harald Sverdrup. This Ocean Sciences section named lecture is presented at the AGU Fall Meeting in even numbered years as well as at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in even-numbered years. The Sverdrup Lecture is webcast and made available as an archived presentation on the AGU website.

The Sverdrup Lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture series, which was inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, which is AGU’s highest honor and named for its first president. Sverdrup is a past recipient of the William Bowie medal.

The Sverdrup Lecturer is selected for exemplifying Harald Sverdrup’s work with outstanding contributions to the basic science of the atmosphere and the oceans and/or unselfish service promoting cooperation in atmospheric and oceanographic research.

CITATION/SCOPE STATEMENT

For outstanding contributions to the basic science of the atmosphere and the oceans and/or unselfish service promoting cooperation in atmospheric and oceanographic research.

LECTURE INCLUDES

  • Lecture certificate
  • Announcement in Eos
  • Invitation to present the Sverdrup Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Complimentary ticket to the Ocean Sciences section luncheon at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

FREQUENCY: Presented bi-annually (even-numbered years).