Peer nomination OR self-nomination permitted
Recognizing Outstanding Contributions to Hydrology
The Robert E. Horton Medal is given annually to one honoree in recognition of outstanding contributions to hydrology. Recipients typically work in one of the following disciplines: biogeosciences, cryosphere, Earth and planetary surface processes, hydrology, nonlinear geophysics and near surface geophysics.
The Horton Medal was established in honor of Robert E. Horton, who made significant contributions to the study of the hydrologic cycle.
- An engraved medal
- Induction into the AGU College of Fellows (if the honoree has been an AGU member for three consecutive years and is not already a Fellow with exceptions allowed in cases of financial hardship as determined by AGU)
- Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
- Four hotel nights and two tickets to the Honors Banquet at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
Criteria for a Successful Nomination
Their body of work over a sustained period of time (this medal is for lifetime achievement) and the publications that have resulted, as well as the insights gained (including contributions across the earth and space sciences).
How the nominee’s work has made a significant impact on their field overall, and/or to its growth, through influencing current and future research—articulate these contributions and their importance in a way that can be understood by peers and those outside their research field.
Who has benefited from the nominee's work, and their recognition and notable service to their field, aligning these with AGU’s mission and vision.
The nominee's international reputation in their field.