Louise Kellogg, an influential solid Earth geodynamicist and leader of the geoscience community, passed away in April.
An editor of Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology shares fond memories of his postdoc with Wally Broecker, who died in February.
McDougall distinguished himself as a leader in developing potassium-argon geochronology and its application to many Earth science issues, including the geomagnetic polarity timescale.
Dimitri Komatitsch had a profound impact on computational seismology and embodied the notion of open-source, collaborative research.
Bruce R. Barkstrom, principal investigator for NASA missions involved with understanding Earth’s radiation budget, committed his life to analyzing, interpreting, and stewarding Earth science data.
A trailblazer in geomechanics using physical processes.
His vision and persistence created a 1.4-billion-pixel map of the Gulf of Mexico seafloor—a crucial tool in research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and a completely new standard for bathymetry maps.
In the company of other explorers as passionate as he was about geomorphology, Gilbert derived one fundamental geological insight after another from the landscapes of the American West.
This pioneer in space geodesy started as a particle physicist and went on to unravel relationships between Earth’s rotation and climate processes.
Barry, a giant in climate and cryospheric sciences, pioneered the archival of computer data and traveled the world to share his vision with others.