Congratulations to the newly elected class of Fellows! During AGU Fall Meeting 2020, which was 100% virtual, we recognized these individuals via video and on social media. Please join us in welcoming this year’s cohort, who have made exceptional contributions to the Earth and space sciences community through a breakthrough, discovery, or innovation in their field.
For groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of earthquakes over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales.
Mark A. Altabet
For major contributions toward the measurement of nitrogen isotopes and their application to understanding ocean biogeochemistry, present and past.
For outstanding contributions to seismology and the study of the earthquake source.
Brian Jay Anderson
For pioneering research and development in determining the role of magnetic fields, currents, and waves in the physics of planetary magnetospheres.
For pioneering experiments in high-pressure mineral physics that elucidated the phase equilibria and physical properties of the deep mantle and core.
Janice L. Bishop
For enabling the discovery of phyllosilicates on Mars and for making critical discoveries regarding the climate history of Mars.
Bernard P. Boudreau
For seminal theoretical contributions linking chemical, biological, physical, and geological processes in marine sediments.
Gordon E. Brown Jr.
For leading the way in the use of diffraction and spectroscopy to better understand Earth materials
Larry D. Brown
For fundamental work and sustained scientific impact in seismic reflection profiling studies of the continental crust and compressional orogens.
For fundamental contributions to understanding the origin of granites, the metamorphic record, and the evolution of plate tectonics.
Martyn P. Chipperfield
For world-leading contributions to atmospheric model development and the understanding of chemistry and dynamics in the troposphere and stratosphere.
Hugh Joseph Christian Jr.
For pioneering space-based lightning mapping instruments and advancing knowledge of atmospheric and space
John A. Church
For pioneering the use of ocean observations for determining the rate and causes of 20th century ocean change and sea level rise.
William D. Collins
For pioneering contributions to the fundamental understanding of atmospheric radiation, radiative forcing, and the role of radiation in climate.
Rita R. Colwell
For fundamental contributions to geohealth in disease prediction and eradication, connections to climate, and science leadership.
For innovative experiments on viscous fluids and the derivation of scaling laws applicable to mantle convection, particularly in the lower mantle.
Joost de Gouw
For transformative understanding of atmospheric organic chemistry through instrument development, field campaigns, and interpretations.
Noah S. Diffenbaugh
For fundamental and innovative contributions to the study of climate extremes and their societal impacts.
Edward J. Dlugokencky
For the production of unassailable global data sets of the main greenhouse gases CO2, CH4, and N2O and the interpretations of those data.
Sherilyn Claire Fritz
For contributions in paleolimnology and paleoclimatology, shaping our understanding of the sensitivity of lake systems worldwide to environmental change.
For seminal contributions to the understanding of atmospheric convection and its interactions with ecosystems through innovative use of satellite data.
Paul J. Hanson
For innovation in state-of-the-art field manipulations to assess the vulnerability and response of ecosystems to changing environmental conditions.
For sustained research integrating experimental and computational studies of multiphase flow and solute transport at a range of scales.
Timothy D. Herbert
For seminal contributions toward understanding the patterns and causes of late Cenozoic ocean temperature changes.
Marika M. Holland
For sustained contributions in polar research and climate modeling.
For exemplary contributions to and intellectual leadership in hydrology leading to the creation of a new area: water diplomacy.
Ralph A. Kahn
For pioneering contributions to remote sensing of aerosol types, their distributions, and their use for answering societal questions.
Thomas R. Knutson
For exceptional contributions to understanding the relation between climate and hurricanes and the detection and attribution of climate change.
For highly influential work on the variability of Earth’s climate focusing on the role of the ocean and its regional impacts.
For sustained impact on long-term soil carbon research and fundamental biogeochemical processes of soil carbon and nitrogen cycling.
For pioneering advances in physics-based numerical modeling of the earthquake cycle.
For innovative diagnoses leading to important advances in understanding of atmospheric low-frequency variability and El Niño teleconnection dynamics.
For outstanding contributions to our understanding of mid-ocean ridges, transform faults, subduction zones, and earthquake interaction.
For sustained excellence in understanding magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere coupling by coordinated data analysis and modeling.
Barbara A. Maher
For outstanding contributions to understanding fine-particle magnetism, ancient monsoons, global dust cycles, and atmospheric particulate pollution.
Cathryn A. Manduca
For catalyzing the transformation of geoscience teaching and learning into a research-based enterprise.
Larry A. Mayer
For oceanographic and paleoceanographic insights and development of technology and techniques to study the ocean and its sediments.
I. Nicholas McCave
For numerous insightful contributions to sedimentology, bottom boundary layer dynamics, and ocean history.
William H. McDowell
For sustained, outstanding contributions to understanding the role of streams and rivers in global carbon and nitrogen dynamics across world biomes.
For fundamental advances in the understanding of cloud properties and processes, leading to their improved representation in weather and climate models.
William Beall McKinnon
For exceptional contributions to our understanding of the geophysics of outer solar system bodies.
Isabel Patricia Montañez
For leading research in sedimentary geology and geochemistry, with breakthroughs in paleoclimatology that span the geological timescale.
For insightful contributions to atmospheric aerosol science, including instrumentation, widely used model algorithms, and scientific discoveries.
For sustained pioneering research that revolutionized understanding of eruption dynamics and vital global contributions to hazards mitigation.
Gregory S. Okin
For unveiling the land surface processes underlying the emission and deposition of dust in arid landscapes and the associated ecological impacts.
Glenn Scott Orton
For innovative advances in observing and modeling the giant planets.
For integrating fluid mechanics, particle physics, and interfacial dynamics to provide a coherent view of fluvial hydrology and ecology.
George K. Parks
For breakthrough discoveries in plasma physics, atmospheric electricity, and solar physics.
For innovative and exceptional scientific research on global change ecology and the Earth system, with sustained impact to science and society.
Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte
For pioneering research on the coupling between hydraulic, mechanical, and seismic processes in fractured rocks.
David M. Rubin
For outstanding studies on the orientation, motion, and stratification of ripples and dunes and contributions to sand management in the Grand Canyon.
Zachary D. Sharp
For seminal work in the development and application of stable isotope geochemistry across the geophysical sciences.
For outstanding and pioneering contributions to understanding the role of terrestrial ecosystems in controlling sources and sinks of greenhouse gases.
For groundbreaking discoveries on Earth’s inner core and development of innovative geophysics methods to study seismic structures and sources.
For outstanding contributions to the development of remote sensing techniques to estimate space-time variability of rainfall.
Tonie van Dam
For fundamental contributions to understanding and modeling the present-day loading effects that deform Earth’s surface.
For groundbreaking research to document and explain the evolution of ice sheets and groundwater resources using gravity remote sensing technologies.
Andrew W. Western
For groundbreaking contributions to understanding hillslope to landscape-scale soil moisture patterns and their role in the hydrological cycle.
Garry Raymond Willgoose
For pioneering, innovative, and sustained contributions to our understanding of the dynamic evolution of soilscapes and landscapes.
For seminal contributions to fundamental understanding of climate changes and associated environmental impacts in the Tibetan Plateau and its surroundings.
For major contributions to cosmochemistry using extinct nuclides to understand early solar system evolution.
For advances in understanding the Madden-Julian Oscillation and other phenomena coupling the tropical oceans and atmosphere.