August 15, 2012
William Emery - 2012 AGU Fellow;
William 'Bill' Emery, a member of the aerospace engineering sciences department at the University of Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, was cited for advances in the remote sensing of ocean surface phenomena, including sea surface temperature variations and ocean surface currents. He also helped develop processing hardware for weather satellites and studies high-resolution satellite imagery for detecting urban change and mapping disaster effects. Emery also has applied high and moderate resolution satellite imagery to the study of terrestrial vegetation.
Anny Cazenave, - 2012 AGU William Bowie Medal;
Anny Cazenave, senior scientist at the French Space Agency's 'Laboratoire d'Etudes en Geophysique at Oceanographie Spatiale' (LEGOS) in Toulouse, and also a Member of the Academy of Sciences, will receive the 2012 William Bowie Medal at the AGU meeting in San Francisco in December.
AGU's highest honor was established in 1939 in honor of William Bowie for his spirit of helpfulness and friendliness in unselfish cooperative research. In addition to being the first president of AGU (1920-1922), Bowie was also the first recipient of this medal. The Bowie Medal is awarded not more than once annually to an individual for "outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research," one of the guiding principles of AGU.
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory