Professor Eric F. Wood Awarded American Geophysical Union's Robert E. Horton Medal

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017

The department wishes to congratulate Professor Eric F. Wood on receiving the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Robert E. Horton Medal which is given in recognition for his "outstanding contributions to hydrology."  AGU is an organization of earth scientists and geoscientists, with a total membership of more than 60,000.  They hold one of the largest scientific meetings every year, with typically 22,000 people attending. 

Professor Wood will be honored at AGU's annual Honors Ceremony and Banquet to be held on December 13th at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans.  On this memorable occasion, they will celebrate his successes, pay tribute and honor his exemplary achievements.

This award is particularly special for Eric, because in winning this, he has won a perfect trifecta of top awards as a hydrologist from three prestigious organizations: AGU's Robert E. Horton Medal, European Geosciences Union's (EGU) Alfred Wegener Medal and John Dalton Medal, and American Meteorological Society's (AMS) Jule G. Charney Award.

Professor Wood holds the Susan Dod Brown Professorship in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1976.   His research area is in hydroclimatology with an emphasis on the modeling and analysis of the global water and energy cycles through land surface modeling, satellite remote sensing, and data analysis.  His foci include the monitoring and forecasting of drought, hydrologic impacts from climate change, and seasonal hydrological forecasting. 

In addition to these awards, he has been elected to the U.S. National  Academy of Engineering, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Foreign Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society.

We are proud and fortunate to have Eric in the department and at Princeton.