Future Horizons in Climate Science-Turco Lectureship
Congratulations 2023 Section Award and Lecture Honorees!
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Career Stage
Award Type
Section Lectures
Of Note
Invitation to present at annual meeting
Submission Window
17 January - 27 March
Established 2018

Recognizing Interdisciplinary Advances in Climate Science

The Future Horizons in Climate Science: Turco Lectureship is presented annually and recognizes significant interdisciplinary scientific research, discoveries, or advancements in climate science. Established through a generous donation by Richard and Linda Turco, this lecture identifies future areas of research that will engage both new and established scientific talent in solving the problem of global warming and related issues.

Lecture topics can represent any field relevant to climate systems, and speakers are encouraged to address implications for climate-related policy, as well as expanding the base of knowledge on climate change, processes, and manipulation. This lecture is presented annually during the AGU Fall Meeting as a part of the Atmospheric Sciences Section programming.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • A lecture certificate
  • A $1,500 honorarium
  • Recognition at AGU's annual meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • An invitation to present a lecture at AGU's annual meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Ticket to the Atmospheric Sciences business meeting and banquet at AGU's annual meeting during the lecture presentation year

About the Atmospheric Sciences Section

The Atmospheric Sciences Section studies the physics, chemistry, and dynamics of the atmosphere. One of the most critical issues that section members are studying today, along with colleagues in other sections, is global climate change.


The nominee:
  • may be at any career stage but must have published definitive work introducing new research areas or approaches
  • must be an active scientist with accomplishments in climate science or related fields
  • must be able to communicate effectively with interdisciplinary, professional audiences.
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Members of the general public can submit nominations for the Turco Lecture.
Multiple nominators for a single candidate are encouraged to collaborate on the nomination package.
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Must be in compliance with AGU's conflict of interest and professional conduct policies.
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