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2022 RECIPIENT
Roger Bilham
Earth science is a data-driven field, and Roger Bilham has brought tremendous energy and creativity to the measurement of data to quantify crustal deformation. For decades Roger has led projects to collect geophysical data in far-flung corners of the...
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2020 RECIPIENT
Kristine M Larson
Kristine Larson was awarded the 2020 Charles A. Whitten Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony. The medal is for “her innovative applications of GPS geodesy to problems in environmental sensing, water cycle, geodetic seismology, and crustal dy...
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2018 RECIPIENT
David T Sandwell
David Sandwell is the preeminent leader in applying satellite altimetry data to determine the marine gravity field and seafloor topography to elucidate the thermal and mechanical behavior of the oceanic lithosphere. Through his deep knowledge of spac...
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2016 RECIPIENT
Veronique M A Dehant
Veronique Dehant’s research area is the modeling of the deformable Earth’s interior in response to external forcing factors such as the gravitational attraction of the Sun and Moon and the rotational forces associated with the motion of its axis of r...
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2014 RECIPIENT
Paul Segall
Paul Segall has contributed to observation, theory, and modeling of earthquake and volcanic processes inferred from surface geodetic measurements. Many practitioners in these fields, including past Whitten medalists, have had an impact on one of thes...
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2012 RECIPIENT
David E Smith
David Smith is a leader in satellite geodesy whose groundbreaking contributions have spanned tectonophysics, geodynamics, and planetary science. Born and educated in Great Britain, he joined NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in his early career, whe...
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2010 RECIPIENT
W Richard Peltier
It is a pleasure and an honor to nominate W. Richard (Dick) Peltier for the AGU Charles A. Whitten Medal, which is awarded for outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth. Dick is an eminent research scholar who has had,...
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2008 RECIPIENT
Charles C Counselman
Rarely does a scientist create an instrument that has a profound effect on a field of research. Chuck Counselman is such an exception. Between late 1978 and 1980, he was the principal inventor and leading developer of methods and systems for determin...
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