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Honoring AGU Members

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Sean C. Solomon, director of Columbia University’s ­Lamont-​­Doherty Earth Observatory, has been selected as one of 10 recipients of the National Medal of Science, the White House announced on 3 October. The medal is considered the highest U.S. honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the field of science. Solomon served as AGU president from 1996 to 1998 and currently is the principal investigator of NASA’s ­MESSENGER mission to Mercury. He will receive the medal at a White House ceremony later this year.

Alan Robock, distinguished professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, has received the 2015 Jule G. Charney Award from the American Meteorological Society “for fundamental contributions toward understanding the climatic effects of stratospheric aerosols from volcanoes and other potential sources, and the role of soil moisture in climate.”

Stephen Volz, associate director for NASA’s flight programs, Earth Science Division, has been selected to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Satellite and Information Services. Volz will assume the role on 2 November.

Citation: Anonymous (2014), Honors, Eos Trans. AGU, 95(41), 382, doi:10.1002/2014EO410004.

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