Click “Confirm” to login to your existing account or create a new account.
You must purchase an AGU membership to complete this session. Click on confirm to purchase.
You are redirecting to an external site. Are you sure you want to continue?
Check out current highlights for the new platform and what's coming in the future. We're continuously improving the experience with your feedback!
Seismic Sensors in Orbit
The Walter H. Bucher Medal is given annually to one honoree in recognition of original contributions to the basic knowledge of crust and lithosphere. Recipients typically conduct research in the following disciplines: geodesy, geomagnetism and paleomagnetism, mineral rock physics, near surface geophysics, seismology, study of the Earth’s deep interior, techtonophysics, and volcanology, geochemistry, and petrology.
The Bucher Medal is named in honor of former AGU president Walter H. Bucher (1948–1953), who was a major contributor to the study of crustal problems.
AGU is proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the Walter H. Bucher 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.
There are two criteria candidates must meet:
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.
Nominations are now closed. The 2021 Nominations for all AGU honors will open on Thursday 15 October 2020.
Year of honor
James R. Rice
Paul F. Hoffman
Mark D. Zoback
E. Bruce Watson
Mervyn S. Paterson
Stuart Ross Taylor
James H. Dieterich
Norman H. Sleep
Aleksey N. Khramov
Arthur H. Lachenbruch
William F. Brace
John G. Sclater
John W. Handin
Jack E. Oliver
Bruce C. Heezen
William Jason Morgan
Robert S. Dietz
David T. Griggs
Director, Engagement and Membership
202-777-7418 | [email protected]
Program Manager, Honors
202-777-7389 | [email protected]
Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures
202-777-7484 | [email protected]