SCHEDULE & EVENTS

Named Lectures

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

Marco C M Velli
University of California Los Angeles
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2022 Eugene Parker Lecture
Monday, 12 December 2022
11:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


Ralph D Lorenz
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
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Fred Whipple Lecture
Monday, 12 December 2022
11:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.



Paul Wessel
University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Greg Leptoukh Lecture
Monday, 12 December 2022
02:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.



Robert F Pfaff
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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2022 Marcel Nicolet Lecture
Monday, 12 December 2022
02:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


William Bruce Banerdt
JPL/NASA/Caltech
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Eugene Shoemaker Lecture
Monday, 12 December 2022
04:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.

 



Claudia Stolle
Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics
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2022 William B. Hanson and SPA Award Lectures
Monday, 12 December 2022
04:45PM (CT)
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


Linsey C Marr
Virginia Tech
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Jacob Bjerknes Lecture
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
09:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

Airborne Disease Transmission Across 6 Feet to 6 Million Feet

At Fall Meetings, the Atmospheric Sciences Section invites a prominent scientist to deliver a lecture to honor the memory of Jacob Bjerknes.



Peter Ulmer
ETH Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
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Norman L. Bowen Award Lecture I
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
09:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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
Michael J Walter
University of Bristol
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Norman L. Bowen Award Lecture II
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
09:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

The Origin of Deep Mantle Diamonds

Annual VGP award given by VGP in honor of the famous Canadian geoscientist N.L. Bowen.



Adam H Sobel
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Jule Gregory Charney Lecture
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
11:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.



Upmanu Lall
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Walter B. Langbein Lecture
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
11:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.



Raffaele M Ferrari
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Harald Sverdrup Lecture
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
11:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E450b (Lakeside, Level 4)

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.

 



Bridget R Scanlon
University of Texas at Austin
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William Bowie Lecture
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
02:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.

 



Catherine Constable
University of California San Diego
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Bullard Lecture of the GPE Section
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
02:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.



Yueng Djern Lenn
Bangor University
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John F. Nye Lecture
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
04:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


Philippe Henri Lognonné
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Beno Gutenberg Lecture
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
04:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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 AGU’s highest honor and named after its first president. Gutenberg is a past recipient of the William Bowie medal.

Wednesday, 14 December

Sally Pusede
University of Virginia
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Future Horizons in Climate Science: Turco Lectureship
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
09:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


Corinne Le Quere
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Rachel Carson Lecture
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
09:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


Kim M Cobb
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Emiliani Lecture
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
11:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


Ariel D Anbar
Arizona State University
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Carl Sagan Lecture
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
11:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


Robert Jeffrey Trapp
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Gilbert F. White Distinguished Lecture Award
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
02:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


Anastasios Tsonis
Hydrologic Research Center
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Edward N. Lorenz Lecture and Turcotte Awardee
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
02:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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

Georgia State University
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The Dorothy LaLonde Stout Education Lecture
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
04:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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

University of Texas at Austin
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Francis Birch Lecture
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
04:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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

 

Diana Liverman
University of Arizona
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Stephen Schneider Lecture
Thursday, 15 December 2022
09:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


 

Kamini Singha

Colorado School of Mines
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Paul A. Witherspoon Lecture
Thursday, 15 December 2022
09:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


 

Daniel R. Cayan
University of California San Diego
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Tyndall History of Global Environmental Change Lecture
Thursday, 15 December 2022
11:00AM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


 

Zhengyu Liu

Ohio State University Main Campus
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Bert Bolin Award Lecture
Thursday, 15 December 2022
02:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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

University of Connecticut
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The William S. and Carelyn Y. Reeburgh Lecture: Recognizing Significant Contributions to the Fields of Global Biogeochemistry
Thursday, 15 December 2022
02:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


 

Seulgi Moon

University of California Los Angeles
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Robert Sharp Lecture
Thursday, 15 December 2022
04:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354b (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.


 

Jenni Barclay
University of East Anglia
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Reginald Daly Lecture
Thursday, 15 December 2022
04:45PM (CT)
McCormick Place - E354a (Lakeside, Level 3)

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.