Professor Eric F. Wood, In his memory

November 3, 2021 -- Today we received the sad news that Eric Wood died last night, after three years fighting cancer. 

Eric Franklin Wood was the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1947. He joined Princeton's faculty in 1976. He transferred to emeritus status in 2019.  Prof. Wood led the Terrestrial Hydrology Research Group, which investigated land-atmosphere interactions for climate models and for water resource management. Eric Wood will always be known for the enormous impact he had on the field of hydrology through his professional service to the global scientific community and through his mentoring of graduate students, who have gone on to have successful careers in academia, research and engineering practice.

Read more ... Eric Wood's Emeritus Biography for Princeton University, March 2019.

* * New * * There will be a memorial gathering on Saturday Dec 4, 2021 from 2 pm to 5 pm (EST). The event is jointly hosted by Eric's family and by Princeton University. It will be live-streamed online. All are welcome to attend virtually.
Please submit photos and memories of Eric on the memorial wall.

Donations are welcome to the American Geophysical Union. AGU giving link at Select 'Hydrology Section Fund', click 'Donate in Memory/Honor of...'.

Eric Wood atop the world
Eric Wood fishing with Mark Zondlo
Eric Wood photo from Efi Foufoula

Video from Eric Wood's retirement party March 8, 2019. Produced for the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University by Evelyn Tu.

Eric Wood Retirement Party Princeton March 2019

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Video collage of Eric's former students, postdocs and colleagues, made as a tribute for his retirement in March 2019. 

Eric Wood student memories collage