Terrestrial Magnetism, forerunner to the Journal of Geophysical Research, begins publishing
Established by the National Research Council as the result of a union between the American National Committee of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics and the Committee on Geophysics of the National Research Council
The first operational leader was John Adam Fleming, who was elected Secretary and changed the name of his position to General Secretary.
With membership nearing 2,000, AGU recognized the need for a full-time professional administrator. Waldo E. Smith, Executive Secretary, was hired and served until 1970.
Independently incorporated AGU
Title of AGU’s journal becomes Journal of Geophysical Research
First Book in Geophysical Monograph Series
Antarctica in the International Geophysical Year: Based on a Symposium on the Antarctic
Launched Eos as a monthly print magazine
Hired Athelstan (Fred) Spilhaus, Jr. as Executive Director. He served until 2009.
Posted first online-only AGU journal: G3 | Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Hired Chris McEntee, AGU’s third Executive Director and CEO.
Started Wiley publication partnership
Started Eos.org publishing
Held AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, LA; the first time Fall Meeting was held outside of San Francisco
Celebrated AGU’s Centennial
Announced Randy Fiser as AGU's fourth CEO and Executive Director
Launched AGU Advances, a cross-disciplinary, open-access journal publishing full-length, high-impact research articles and commentary across all Earth, space and planetary sciences