On New Year's Day 2019, a spacecraft known for its historic flyby of Pluto will take an unprecedented look into the distant past by flying right up to a frozen remnant of the original solar system.
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Sonia Esperança and Robin Reichlin Receive 2015 Edward A. Flinn III Award
Sonia Esperança and Robin Reichlin received the 2015 Edward A. Flinn III Award at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 16 December 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. The award honors "an individual or small group who personifies the Union's motto 'unselfish cooperation in research' through their facilitating, coordinating, and implementing activities."
International Effort Sustains and Develops Climate Data Records
SCOPE-CM Meeting; Geneva, Switzerland, 23–24 March 2015
Creating Resilient Communities Through Earth Science Data
Federation of Earth Science Information Partners 2015 Summer Meeting; Pacific Grove, California, 14–17 July 2015
Hawaii’s Swelling Lava Lake Charts a Volcano’s Hidden Plumbing
Geophysicists used unique seismic signatures to track the cyclic rise and fall of lava inside Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's Overlook crater.
Chappell, Jones, and McBean Receive 2015 Ambassador Award
Charles R. Chappell, Lucile Jones, and Gordon McBean were awarded the 2015 Ambassador Award at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 16 December 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. The award is in recognition for "outstanding contributions to the following area(s): societal impact, service to the Earth and space community, scientific leadership, and promotion of talent/career pool."
Peter Olson Receives 2015 Inge Lehmann Medal
Peter Olson was awarded the 2015 Inge Lehmann Medal at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 16 December 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core."
Atmospheres Can Collapse on the Dark Sides of Planets
Planets that orbit close to their stars might lose their atmospheres along with any chance of life, but new models show a way in which these planets may retain their atmospheres and habitability.
Group Pushes for Using Earth Observations in Decision Making
Earth observation "system of systems" could help with disaster resilience, sustainability, and other objectives beneficial to society, according to one organization.
Anne M. Thompson Receives 2015 Roger Revelle Medal
Anne M. Thompson was awarded the 2015 Roger Revelle Medal at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 16 December 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "outstanding contributions in atmospheric sciences, atmosphere-ocean coupling, atmosphere-land coupling, biogeochemical cycles, climate, or related aspects of the Earth system."