100 Years of AGU
2019 marks AGU's Centennial year, a milestone representing the innovation, discovery, connections, and solutions in Earth and space science over the past century and the progress to come. Through each Centennial month, AGU will celebrate a different broad science and this page will serve as a hub to centralize the past, present, and future innovations of that featured science, as well as showing the stories of the humans behind the science. As 2019 begins, we celebrate the history of AGU and its growth from its first meeting to the evolution of its sections and membership. Later this month, the focus will be on Atmospheric Science and Climate Science.
Lloyd Viel Berkner’s legacy as an atmospheric scientist and an AGU leader lives on through the Fall Meeting Berkner Travel Fellowship. This program funds Earth and space scientists in 88 countries to provide support for early career scientists and students to present research at AGU-sponsored or co-sponsored meetings. Read more about former AGU President Berkner's contributions and lasting impact in this 1967 Transactions Memorial tribute.
Meet Dereka Carroll-Smith, a NOAA Hollings Scholarship Alumna and current NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Watch: Jennifer Wilcox-Age of Amazement
Watch: Katharine Hayhoe-Showing Up
Featured Publications in Atmospheric Science
- Bounding the Role of Black Carbon in the Climate System: A Scientific Assessment
- On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air Upon the Temperature of the Ground, Svante Arrhenius
- Mario J Molina & F. S. Rowland 1974, Stratospheric Sink for Chlorofluorocarbons: Chlorine Atom-Catalysed Destruction of Ozone
- The Primacy of Doubt: Evolution of Numerical Weather Prediction from Determinism to Probability
- Improving Climate Projections by Understanding How Cloud Phase Affects Radiation
- Geological Storage of Captured Carbon Dioxide as a Large‐scale Carbon Mitigation Option
- Cartograms Facilitate Communication of Climate Change Risks and Responsibilities
- Changing Weather Extremes Call for Early Warning of Potential for Catastrophic Fire
Noted in several sessions at Fall Meeting 2018, a major discovery from the past century in atmospheric sciences included an optical atmospheric phenomenon originally thought to be a new type of aurora. Read more about STEVE, a sub-auroral atmospheric phenomenon originally published in this 2018 EOS article!