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Jule Gregory Charney Lecture

Information on the Lecture

The Jule Gregory Charney Lecture is presented annually to a prominent scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the understanding of weather and climate. The Charney Lecture honors the memory of Jule G. Charney, a dominant figure in atmospheric science over the three decades following World War II. He influenced the change in meteorology from an art to a science and demonstrated commitment to the people and programs in this field.

The Charney Lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture Series, established in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, AGU's highest honor. The Bowie medal is named in honor of AGU's first president.

The award is presented at the Atmospheric Sciences business meeting during the AGU Fall Meeting.

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Lecturer Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Jule Gregory Charney Lecture will receive the following benefits during the lecture presentation year:

  • 1
    Lecture certificate
  • 2
    Recognition in Eos
  • 3
    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting
  • 4
    An invitation to present the Charney Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting
  • 5
    Complimentary ticket to the Atmospheric Sciences business meeting at the AGU Fall Meeting

Eligibility

To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.

  • The nominee is required to be an active AGU member.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be candidates for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU Atmospheric Sciences section leadership
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Charney Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff

  • Members of the general public can submit nominations for the Charney Lecture
  • Multiple nominators for a single candidate are encouraged to collaborate on the nomination package.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be nominators for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU Atmospheric Sciences section leadership
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Charney Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff

  • Members of the general public can write letters supporting nominees for the Charney Lecture.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be supporters for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU Atmospheric Sciences section leadership
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Charney Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff

The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to the Award Committee but will not disqualify individuals from participating in the nomination or committee review process. These apply to committee members, nominators, and supporters:

  • Current dean, departmental chair, supervisor, supervisee, laboratory director, an individual with whom one has a current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee);
  • Research collaborator or co-author within the last three years; and/or
  • An individual working at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution.

Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the award nomination process as a nominator or supporter:

  • Family member, spouse, or partner.
  • A previous graduate (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or postdoctoral advisor, or postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.
  • A former doctoral or graduate student, or a former postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter for a former advisor but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.

Nomination Package

Named section lectures are not required to follow a nomination cycle process (i.e. submit a nomination package). Sections have the flexibility to adopt the process that will best serve their communities in seeking their lecture recipients. For nomination requirements, please contact Atmospheric Sciences Section President Paul Newman.

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Submissions

Nominations are now closed. The 2022 nomination cycle opens on 17 January.

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Recipients

V Ramaswamy

2020

Neil McPherson Donahue

2019

Paul A. Newman

2018

Bjorn B Stevens

2017

Daniel Jacob

2016

Meinrat O Andreae

2015

Ulrike Lohmann

2014

Leonard A Smith

2013

Drew T Shindell

2012

Graeme L Stephens

2011

Ellen Mosley-Thompson

2010

Inez Y Fung

2009

Owen B Toon

2008

Peter John Webster

2007

Brian E Mapes

2006

David W J Thompson

2005

Thomas Peter

2002

Kerry Emanuel

2001

Kevin Peardon Hamilton

2000

John M Wallace

1999

James G Anderson

1998

Mark R Schoeberl

1996

David H Rind

1995

Jerry D Mahlman

1993

Honors Contacts

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Artesha Moore

Vice President, Affiliation, Engagement & Membership

202-777-7530 | [email protected]

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Leah Bland

Program Manager, Honors

202-777-7389 | [email protected]

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Rosa Maymi

Director, Engagement and Membership

202-777-7322 | [email protected]

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Hannah Hoffman

Honors and Affiliation Program Coordinator

202-777-7515 | [email protected]