Wilfried Brutsaert was awarded the 2015 William Bowie 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 fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research."
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Gore Calls Paris a Good Start on Climate, but More Action Needed
The former U.S. vice president said the Paris agreement offers hope for stabilizing the climate. He also discussed Earth observation instruments used to monitor and understand the planet.
Spending Bill Gives Science Agencies Financial Boost
Congress has until 22 December to vote on the new bill, which provides an increase in funding for NASA, USGS, NOAA, and more.
Human Radio Transmissions Create Barrier to "Killer Electrons"
An interaction between radio waves and the Van Allen radiation belts creates a bubble around the Earth that high-energy electrons can't penetrate.
Arctic Report Card Highlights Profound Regional Changes
The annual assessment focuses on changes to sea ice, snow cover, temperature, and other indicators. Scientists say that changes in the Arctic also affect climate globally.
Plankton Reveal New Secrets About Ancient CO2 Levels
An analysis of phytoplankton shells doubles previous estimates of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere 11 million years ago.
Experts Focus on Efforts by Cities to Deal with Climate Change
Urban areas must take political and practical considerations into account as they prepare for the effects of climate change, say experts at AGU Fall Meeting.
Team Gets Firsthand Look at the New Holuhraun Eruption Site
Iceland 2015: Field Workshop on Active Lava–Water Interactions; Holuhraun, Iceland, 20–28 August 2015
Creating Community for Early-Career Geoscientists
Student involvement in geoscience unions: A case study from hydrology
Elon Musk Meets Star Wars
This year, the AGU Fall Meeting featured the Presidential Forum with Elon Musk and will pre-screen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When those two powerhouses collide, strange things happen.