The William Bowie Lecture honors the life and work of geodetic engineer and AGU’s first president, William Bowie.
This Geodesy section named lecture is the premier scientific activity of the Geodesy section held during the AGU Fall Meeting. The Bowie Lecture is webcast and made available as an archived presentation on the AGU website.
The Bowie Lecture series was inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, which is AGU’s first medal and highest honor given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and unselfish cooperation in research. Section and focus group named lectures that are established in honor of a past Bowie medalist are also categorized as part of the Bowie Lecture series.
The Bowie Lecture is by invitation only – nominations are not accepted.
|2016||Mark Simons||InSAR Geodesy: The Next Phase|
|2015||Daniel Dzurisin||Turtles to Terabytes: The Ongoing Revolution in Volcano Geodesy|
|2014||Jerry Mitrovica||Global Change Geodesy: A Geophysical Perspective|
|2013||Don Chambers||Using Geodesy to Better Understand Ocean Dynamics|
|2012||Reinhard F. Rummel||How Attractive is our Planet?|
|2011||Kosuke Heki||GPS Array as a Sensor of Lithosphere, Troposphere and Ionosphere|
|2010||Gerald Bawden||Ultra-High Resolution Four Dimensional Imaging Across the Earth Sciences|
|2009||Jeffrey T. Freymueller||Geodetic Constraints on the Tectonics of Alaska and the North Pacific|
|2008||Eric Rignot||Glaciological studies of the evolution of ice sheets in a warming climate|
|2007||Kristine M.Larson||High-Rate GPS Earthquakes, Ice Sheets, and Volcanoes|
|2006||Richard D. Ray||Tidal Friction in the Earth and Ocean|
|2005||R. Steve Nerem||The Record of Sea Level Change from Satellite Measurements: What Have We Learned?|
|2004||Michael M. Watkins||Time-Variable Gravity Measurements Come of Age|
|2003||Herb Dragert||Episodic Tremor and Slip in the Cascadia Subduction Zone: A Story of Discovery|
|2002||Gilles Peltzer||Towards Imaging the Earth’s Surface in 4 Dimensions|
|2000||James L. Davis||GPS Investigations of Postglacial Crustal Motions for Mantle Dynamics, Sea Level Change, and Paleoclimate Studies|
|1999||Anny Cazenave||Satellite Geodesy and Global Climatic Changes|
|1998||David E. Smith||Lasers in Earth and Planetary Exploration|
|1997||Jean-Bernard Minster||Geophysical Geodesy: A Peek into the Crystal Ball|
|1995||David Sandwell||Ocean Basin Tectonics Revealed with Declassified Geosat Altimeter Data|
|1994||John Wahr||Geodesy and Global Change|
|1993||Jean O. Dickey||Earth Rotation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Earth System Science|
|1992||Richard H.Rapp||The State of Estimation of the Earth’s Gravity Field|
|1990||Irwin I. Shapiro||Probing Underfoot by Looking Overhead|
|1989||James C. Savage||Interseismic Crustal Deformation in Subduction Zones|
|1988||Tom A. Herring||Applications of Space Geodesy: Results and the Future|