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The Robert E. Horton Medal is given annually to one honoree in recognition of outstanding contributions to hydrology. Established in 1974, the Horton Medal is named in honor of Robert E. Horton, who made significant contributions to the study of the hydrologic cycle. Medal recipients typically work in one of the following disciplines: biogeosciences, cryosphere, Earth and planetary surface processes, hydrology, nonlinear geophysics and near surface geophysics.
AGU is proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the Robert Horton Medal will receive an engraved medal, as well as the following benefits with the honor:
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
Nominees: The nominee should be a senior scientist, but is not required to be an active AGU member. They should be in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy.
Nominators: Nominators must be active AGU members and in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy. Duplicate nominations for the same individual will not be accepted. However, one co-nominator is permitted (but not required) per nomination.
Supporters: Individuals who write letters of support for the nominee are not required to be active AGU members but must be in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy.
Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document. For detailed information on the requirements, review the Union Awards, Medals and Prizes Frequently Asked Questions.
Horton medalists are evaluated by the following four criteria: scientific excellence, scientific impact, broader impact, and reputation and leadership. Specific criteria include:
Year of honor
S. Majid Hassanizadeh
Eric F. Wood
W. James Shuttleworth
William E. Dietrich
Vijay K. Gupta
Rafael L. Bras
Shlomo P. Neuman
Donald R. Nielsen
M. Gordon Wolman
Wilfried H. Brutsaert
John D. Bredehoeft
Mikhail I. Budyko
Luna B. Leopold
Paul A. Witherspoon
Peter S. Eagleson
Charles V. Theis
John R. Philip
William C. Ackermann
Harold A. Thomas, Jr.
Walter B. Langbein
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