AGU has selected its new class of Fellows. The organization will recognize these esteemed scientists at Fall Meeting 2018 in Washington, D. C., during the Honors Tribute on Wednesday, 12 December 2018, at which President-elect Robin Bell will present the newly elected class. Please welcome our 62 colleagues who have joined our AGU College of Fellows!
A brief statement of the achievements for which each of the 62 Fellows was elected is provided below.
Jess F. Adkins
For pioneering new approaches and theories for the physical and chemical roles of the deep ocean in climate change.
Donald Francis Argus
For outstanding geophysical research in tectonic plate motions, terrestrial fluxes of ice and water, earthquake hazards, and geodetic reference frames.
Paul A. Baker
For fundamental contributions to our understanding of marine sedimentary geochemistry and the climate history of tropical South America.
For fundamental advances in high-latitude climate dynamics and the modeling of sea ice for climate applications.
For her pioneering work to understand ecophysiological mechanisms regulating ecosystem carbon dynamics locally, regionally, and across diverse ecosystems.
Marc W. Caffee
For his many contributions to highly precise measurement of isotopic abundances and applications to elucidating Earth’s history.
Gregory R. Carmichael
For his seminal role in the development and application of atmospheric chemical transport models.
For major contributions using modern and ancient lakes as archives of past climates and environmental change.
Patrick M. Crill
For deepening our understanding of the processes controlling methane emissions from the equator to the poles.
Thomas L. Delworth
For fundamental contributions to understanding Atlantic decadal climate variability, climate impact, and community service in model development.
For fundamental contributions to the seismotectonic analysis of subduction zones and fault zones and innovations in seismic tomography.
For the elucidation of fundamental dynamics and thermodynamics of moist processes in meteorology and climate.
Andrew T. Fisher
For breakthroughs and discoveries in marine and terrestrial hydrogeology, geothermics, method development, and modeling of coupled flows.
Marilyn L. Fogel
For pioneering breakthroughs and extensive achievement in isotopic biogeochemistry and leadership in establishing the field of biogeosciences.
Hayley J. Fowler
For major contributions to the prediction of hydrologic impacts of climate change.
S. Peter Gary
For fundamental advances in space plasma physics and sustained contribution to understanding the implications of plasma physics in space observations.
For pioneering contributions to the modeling and characterization of aerosols and clouds in the atmosphere and to innovative climate analysis methods.
For his pioneering contributions to understanding chemical processes in the ocean, sediment, and basalt through pore water analyses and ocean drilling.
For multiple fundamental transformational contributions to space and planetary physics.
Dorothy K. Hall
For pioneering, innovative, and sustained research for 44 years on global remote sensing of the Earth’s cryosphere.
For breakthroughs in describing the fate and transport of arsenic in groundwater and bold field explorations of large-scale human–environment interactions.
Sidney R. Hemming
For major contributions using geochemical and isotopic tracers for sediments to reveal geological processes and events through Earth’s history.
Benjamin P. Horton
For pioneering work on relative sea level proxies, which are transforming our understanding of Holocene sea level changes and coastal hazards.
Bruce Frank Houghton
For contributions to the nature, state, and kinematics of volcanic products and novel insights into volcanic eruption processes.
For major contributions on the marine biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and exploiting them and their isotopes as tracers in chemical oceanography.
For fundamental contributions to high-pressure mineral physics and the structure and properties of Earth’s mantle.
For his many pioneering and transformative contributions in understanding the origins, interactions, and fates of organic aerosols in the troposphere.
Simon L. Klemperer
For fundamental studies of the structure and evolution of oceans and continents and their margins.
For diverse contributions to understanding continent formation mechanisms and the interconnectedness of Earth’s interior with the surface environment.
For outstanding contributions to the understanding of atmospheric chemical processes and the impact of air pollution on climate and human health.
For pioneering development of ionospheric seismology and unique contributions to the field of planetary seismology.
Timothy William Lyons
For exploring the evolution of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere and their cause and effect relationships with the origins of life.
Trevor J. McDougall
For the discovery of new ocean mixing processes and pioneering new thermodynamic variables and concepts that have become standard tools in oceanography.
For groundbreaking contributions to integrating flood vulnerability and hazard research.
For advances in detecting and understanding changes in atmospheric trace gases that affect stratospheric ozone, air quality, and climate.
For fundamental contributions to the understanding of plasma transport and acceleration in Earth’s magnetotail.
For seminal contributions to the theory, modeling, and environmental applications of flow and transport through aquatic vegetation.
For developing new understanding of lightning-driven electrical gas discharges in the upper regions of Earth’s atmosphere.
For major contributions to ocean biogeochemistry and seawater chemical history.
Christa D. Peters-Lidard
For outstanding contributions to understanding land surface dynamics and for visionary leadership in coupled modeling and data assimilation.
For fundamental contributions in hydroclimatology and stochastic hydrology and in understanding the Indian monsoon rainfall variability.
César R. Ranero
For basic research on spreading ridges, bend faults fostering mantle serpentinization, and fluid flux in subduction zones affecting seismogenesis.
For extraordinary leadership and fundamental scientific contributions in the field of the Earth’s radiation belt and energetic particle dynamics.
For innovative contributions to hillslope geomorphology, synthesizing the dynamic influences of weathering, sediment transport, and biotic activity.
David B. Rowley
For his groundbreaking work on plate tectonics and the evolution of its mountain belts.
Vincent J. M. Salters
For fundamental contributions to understanding mantle evolution and dynamics through hafnium isotope and trace element geochemistry.
Gavin A. Schmidt
For sustained excellence in climate research; innovative use of diagnostic data; and clear communication of climate change, past, present, and future.
For pioneering contributions in tropical climate dynamics and the dynamics of natural and human-induced sources of hydrologic variability and drought.
For outstanding contributions in theoretical and observational seismology, notably in the development of Earth-imaging methods based on ambient noise.
Eli A. Silver
For fundamental contributions to the paradigm of plate tectonics and for wide-ranging work expanding understanding of subduction and collision processes.
For seminal scientific advances and leadership of the community in the study of crustal deformation and gravity observations.
For his pioneering applications of geochronology to understanding magmatic systems, geomagnetism, and climate.
For visionary experimentation in near-surface geophysics that has advanced understanding of subsurface hydrogeological and biogeochemical processes.
For fundamental contributions that have advanced hydrologic information systems and hydrologic modeling.
For fundamental insights into physical processes controlling streamflow in headwaters and their influence on stream chemistry and aquatic ecology.
Friedhelm von Blanckenburg
For major contributions in applying isotope geochemistry to Earth’s surface and crustal processes.
Christopher R. Webster
For development and application of tunable laser spectroscopy investigations to address fundamental questions in Earth and planetary science.
For being the world’s leading biogeochemist and atmospheric chemist studying bioelement cycles through innovative isotope exchanged molecule tracers.
Vladimir E. Zakharov
For seminal, pioneering contributions, particularly on solitons and wave turbulence, with applications to oceans, plasmas, and nonlinear geophysics.
For fundamental understanding of multiscale predictability and dynamics and for breakthroughs in hurricane prediction through ensemble data assimilation.
For his profound work on tectonics and seismic hazard in Asia and for his leadership in establishing and analyzing one of the world’s great GPS networks.
Francis W. Zwiers
For leading contributions to climate science, pioneering the use of advanced statistical techniques from evaluating predictions to extreme event analysis.