John Wahr made fundamental advances in time‐variable gravity, Earth rotation, Earth and ocean tides, interaction of the atmosphere and ocean with the Earth, postglacial deformation, and nutation. A truly interdisciplinary geodesist, he published papers in geodynamics, seismology, geomagnetism, hydrology, cryospheric sciences, oceanography, atmospheric sciences, planetary sciences, and general relativity. John Wahr received the AGU Macelwane Medal in 1985 and the Whitten Medal in 2006. He was elected to the National Academy of Science in 2012
Initially established in 2005 as the Geodesy Section Award, the name was changed in 2018 to the John Wahr Early Career Award. The award is given annually to an early honoree in recognition of major advances in geodesy. Major advances can be in (1) geodetic science, (2) technology, (3) applications, (4) observations, or (5) theory. Eligible nominees demonstrate the potential to be elected an AGU Fellow in the future.
The John Wahr Early Career Award is given annually to an early career honoree in recognition of major advances in geodesy.
- Award plaque
- Announcement in Eos
- Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
FREQUENCY: Presented annually.
CAREER LEVEL: Early Career