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The Roger Revelle Medal is given annually to one honoree in recognition of outstanding contributions in atmospheric sciences, atmosphere-ocean coupling, atmosphere-land coupling, biogeochemical cycles, climate or related aspects of the Earth system.
The Revelle Medal is named in honor of Roger Revelle, an oceanographer who made substantial contributions to the awareness of global climate change. Revelle served as an AGU section president for the Ocean Sciences section (1956–1959). He was renowned for his significant contributions to the study of oceanography, including: pioneering work on carbon dioxide balance in the oceans and its effect on climate modification, fostering oceanographic exploration presaging plate tectonics, observations on the biological effects of radiation in the marine environment, and his studies of human population growth and global food supplies.
AGU is proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the Roger Revelle 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.
Revelle medalists are selected for their fundamental scientific contributions, the overall breadth and impact of the science, and leadership in climate science (generally applied). Contributions to AGU are used as a secondary criterion in the case a tie breaker is required.
Year of honor
Isaac M. Held
Kevin E. Trenberth
Ellen R. M. Druffel
Anne M. Thompson
Steven C. Wofsy
Owen Brian Toon
Pieter P. Tans
Jorge L. Sarmiento
Michael L. Bender
Richard B. Alley
John E. Kutzbach
Ralph J. Cicerone
James R. Holton
John Michael Wallace
Harold S. Johnston
Hans A. Oeschger
Robert E. Dickinson
F. Sherwood Rowland
Edward N. Lorenz
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