SCHEDULE & EVENTS
AGU22 features 30 awards given by AGU sections to recognize distinguished scientists with proven leadership in their fields of science. Many consider these lectures to be a highlight of the Fall Meeting, a showcase of the breadth and depth of discovery and solution science that AGU members are spearheading.
Monday, 12 December
Solar Magnetism and the Birth of the Solar Wind: from Parker 58 to Parker Solar Probe
The Eugene Parker Lecture honors the life and work of solar astrophysicist, Eugene N. Parker.
The Parker Lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture Series, which was inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, which is AGU’s highest honor and named for its first president. Dr. Parker is a past recipient of the William Bowie medal.
Presentation of the Planetary Section Ronald Greeley Early Career Award and Whipple Award followed by the Whipple Lecture. The Greeley Early Career Award recognizes one honoree for their significant early career contributions to planetary science. The award is named in honor of AGU Fellow, Ronald Greeley for his influential contributions made to training and mentoring planetary scientists. The Whipple Award is given annually to one honoree in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of planetary science. This award is named in honor of AGU Fellow, Fred Whipple, a gifted astronomer most noted for his work on comets.
The Generic Mapping Tools and Animations for the Masses
In 2012, the Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) Section established the Leptoukh Lecture to recognize the advances made by individual researchers in the field of informatics and their contributions to Earth and space science. Named in honor of the late Dr. Greg Leptoukh, a pioneer in satellite data quality and provenance and architecture of NASA's Giovanni system for satellite data visualization, the Leptoukh Lecture aims to identify and support achievements in the computational and data sciences.
The Earth’s Ionospheric Electric Field – Measurements with Double Probes on Satellites and Sounding Rockets
The Marcel Nicolet Lecture is awarded to a space scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of aeronomy. It is named to honor the life and work of physicist and meteorologist Marcel Nicolet.
The Nicolet Lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture Series, which was inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, which is AGU’s highest honor and named for its first president. Dr. Nicolet is a past recipient of the William Bowie medal.
Contributions of the InSight Mission to Mars and Planetary Science
The Shoemaker Lecture is part of the AGU series of Bowie lectures that were inaugurated in 1989 at the 50th presentation of the William Bowie Medal, the AGU's highest honor. The Shoemaker lecture is named for Eugene Shoemaker, an outstanding geologist and planetary scientist known for his study of impact craters and lunar science. Shoemaker was awarded the Bowie Medal in 1996 and was killed in an auto accident in Australia in 1997. His citation for the Bowie Medal illuminates his illustrious career that was crowned with the discovery that Comet Shoemaker/Levy-9 would impact Jupiter in 1994.
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)
The ionosphere/atmosphere system from a multiple-mission and -parameter perspective
The William B. Hanson lecture is awarded to a space scientist in recognition of innovative approaches to observation and interpretation that advance understanding of the Space Environment.
The Hanson lecture is followed by invited lectures by the awardees of the Fred Scarf award for outstanding dissertation research, the Basu United States Early Career award for outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth Systems Science, the Basu International Early Career award for outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth Systems Science by a scientist from a developing nation, and the Space Physics and Aeronomy Richard Carrington award for significant and outstanding impact on student's and the public's understanding of SPA science.
Tuesday, 13 December
Airborne Disease Transmission Across 6 Feet to 6 Million FeetAt Fall Meetings, the Atmospheric Sciences Section invites a prominent scientist to deliver a lecture to honor the memory of Jacob Bjerknes.
The Formation of Continental Crust by Crustal Distillation: An Experimental Perspective
Annual VGP award given by VGP in honor of the famous Canadian geoscientist N.L. Bowen.
The Origin of Deep Mantle Diamonds
Annual VGP award given by VGP in honor of the famous Canadian geoscientist N.L. Bowen.
The science of climate risk
The Atmospheric Sciences Section invites a prominent scientist to deliver a lecture to honor the memory of Jule G Charney. Jule Charney was one of the dominant figures in atmospheric science in the three decades following World War II. Much of the change in meteorology from an art to a science is due to his scientific vision and his thorough commitment to people and programs in this field.
The Co-evolution of Humans, Climate, Water, Earth and Biota: The Next Chapter?
The Walter Langbein Lecture is presented annually. It recognizes lifetime contributions of a senior scientist to the science of hydrology or unselfish cooperation in hydrologic research. The award is named to honor the life and work of hydrologist Walter B. Langbein.
Our Evolving Understanding of Ocean Turbulence
The Harald Ulrik Sverdrup Lecture honors the life and work of geophysicist, Harald Sverdrup. This Ocean Sciences section named lecture is presented at the AGU Fall Meeting in even numbered years as well as at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in even numbered years.
Embrace GRACE: How Satellite Gravimetry Transformed Hydrologic Science
The William Bowie Lecture honors the life and work of geodetic engineer and AGU’s first president, William Bowie. This Geodesy section named lecture is the premier scientific activity of the Geodesy section held during the AGU Fall Meeting. The Bowie Lecture is webcast and made available as an archived presentation on the AGU website. The Bowie Lecture series was inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, which is AGU’s first medal and highest honor given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and unselfish cooperation in research. Section and focus group named lectures that are established in honor of a past Bowie medalist are also categorized as part of the Bowie Lecture series.
Earth's Dynamic Magnetic Field: Centennial to Million Year Time Scales
This session is the invited Bullard Lecture to be presented at the AGU meeting.
Warmth from below: a meeting of ice and ocean.
The John F. Nye Lecture honors the work of cryospheric science pioneer, John F. Nye. The Nye Lecturer is selected based on highlighting and recognizing an outstanding cryospheric scientist and their recent accomplishments as well as the individual’s ability to present exciting science to the non-cryosphere community of AGU scientists.
Mars and planetary seismology: first legacy from InSight seismometers and perspectives
The Beno Gutenberg Lecture is presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of seismology. The lecture honors the life and work of the renowned seismologist and is presented annually during the AGU Fall Meeting. This Seismology section named lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture series, which was inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, which is AGUâ€™s highest honor and named after its first president. Gutenberg is a past recipient of the William Bowie medal.
Wednesday, 14 December
Observing neighborhood-level air pollution inequality from space
The Future Horizons in Climate Science: Turco Lectureship was established through a donation by Richard P. and Linda S. Turco and highlights signal research on climate change.
Frontiers in understanding of the global ocean CO2 sink
The Rachel Carson Lecture honors the life and work of marine biologist Rachel Carson. The person chosen to present the lecture is a female scientist who exemplifies Rachel Carson’s work with cutting-edge ocean science, especially science relevant to societal concerns. This Ocean Sciences section named lecture is presented annually during the AGU Fall Meeting.
Paleoclimate Science for a Planet in Crisis
The Emiliani Lecturer is selected for making outstanding contributions to the field of paleoceanography. This prestigious honor is only bestowed once per individual. The presenter of the Emiliani Lecture is chosen jointly by the Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology focus group and Ocean Sciences section.
The Science of Living Worlds
The Sagan Lecture is co-sponsored by the Planetary Sciences Section and Biogeosciences Section. Trained in astronomy and biology, Carl Sagan was a leader in establishing the field of Astrobiology and a tireless educator, author and space advocate. He is well known among the general public for his award-winning PBS television series Cosmos and numerous books.
Temporal and spatial changes in the risks associated with severe convective storms
The Gilbert F. White Distinguished Lecture is given annually to an individual ""for original contributions to the basic knowledge of natural hazards and/or disaster risks."" The award is named after one of the leading 20th century scholars in the field of Natural Hazards, whose personal commitment and often tireless efforts promoted a holistic approach to natural hazards research, one arising the from the interplay of physical, social, and biological systems.
Randomness: A Property of the Mathematical and Physical Systems
The Lorenz Lecture provides an introduction to the role of nonlinearity, complexity, and scaling in earth science processes. The lecture is given at the AGU Fall Meeting and is named in honor of Edward N. Lorenz, the founder of modern chaos theory and an early contributor to theoretical climate science.
This year this session also includes an invited talk by the Turcotte awardee as well.
Christy C. Visaggi
Making Connections: Discovery, Stories, and Science in Our Lives and Our Communities
This lecture is presented annually and recognizes an individual or team who has made outstanding contributions in the area of Earth and/or space science preK-16 education and/or public outreach. The award is named for Dorothy LaLonde Stout to recognize her extraordinary life-long contributions to Earth science education.
Demian M. Saffer
Fluids, Friction, and the Offshore Subduction Megathrust
The Francis Birch Lecture honors the life and work of the renowned geophysicist, who work was concerned chiefly with elasticity, phase relations, thermal properties and heat flow, and the composition of the Earth’s interior. The Birch Lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture series, which was inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, which is AGU’s highest honor and named for its first president. Birch is a past recipient of the William Bowie medal.
Thursday, 15 December
Climate change and the world predicament: reasons for concern and signs of hope
The Stephen Schneider Lecture is presented annually and recognizes outstanding scientific accomplishments in global environmental change and in communicating scientific results to the public. The lecture honors the life and work of climatologist Stephen Schneider, an extremely influential scientist who received extensive recognition for his research, policy and outreach efforts related to climate change.
The importance of “stuff getting stuck” in hydro(geo)logy
The Paul A. Witherspoon Lecture is presented annually. It recognizes significant and innovative contributions by mid-career scientists to the hydrologic sciences through research aimed at socially important problems and through mentoring of young scientists. The award is named to honor the life and work of Paul A. Witherspoon, an accomplished hydrologist who was a leader in the field for more than 50 years.
Bitter Stew--Flavors of Drought in the Western United States
The Tyndall History of Global Environmental Change Lecture is presented annually and recognizes outstanding contributions to our understanding of global environmental change. It honors the life and work of physicist John Tyndall, who confirmed the importance of the greenhouse effect.
Global warming or global cooling in the last 10,000 years? — the Holocene temperature conundrum
The Bert Bolin Lecture honors the life of Bert Rickard Johannes Bolin (1925-2007), a Swedish biogeochemist/meteorologist who served as the first Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Bolin is not only an outstanding researcher in global biogeochemical cycle and climate change, but also an effective scientific statesmen and international leader who brought together a diverse range of views among thousands of scientists, including the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol. His efforts have directly contributed to a broad understanding of the social, political, and security consequences of climate change brought by human impacts.
Robert P. Mason
Air-sea exchange of mercury and its role in the global mercury cycle
The William S. and Carelyn Y. Reeburgh Lecture is presented annually and recognizes a scientist making significant contributions to the fields of global biogeochemistry and marine geochemistry through novel measurements. This lecture honors the scientific career of William S. Reeburgh, an AGU member since 1968 and Fellow since 2001. Reeburgh served as editor of Global Biogeochemical Cycles for six years and was the President and President-elect of AGU’s Biogeosciences section for four years. The Reeburgh Lecture is presented at the AGU Fall Meeting. During even-numbered years, the lecture will concentrate on the topic of marine geochemistry and will be included in the Ocean Sciences section’s reception. In odd-numbered years, the Biogeosciences section sponsors the lecture, which will focus on global biogeochemistry and be presented during the section’s reception.
Controls and Consequences of Bedrock Weathering: from Topographic Stress to Hydrology and Landslides
Community announcements and discussion, awards ceremony, and Sharp lecture. The Robert P. Sharp Lecture is typically delivered by the winner of the Luna B. Leopold Young Scientists Award. The awards recognize scientists who have made a significant contribution that advances the field of earth and planetary surface processes.
History repeating itself? Crystals, crises and volcanic eruptions
The Daly Lecture is selected for exemplifying Reginald Daly’s work with outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry, or petrology. It is a great honor to be selected as the Daly lecture.