Awards

Jule Charney Lecture

About the Lecture

Jule Charney

The Jule Gregory Charney Lecture is presented annually to a prominent scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the understanding of weather and climate. The Charney Lecture honors the memory of Jule G. Charney, a dominant figure in atmospheric science over the three decades following World War II. He influenced the change in meteorology from an art to a science and demonstrated commitment to the people and programs in this field.

The Charney Lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture Series, established in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, AGU's highest honor. The Bowie medal is named in honor of AGU's first president.

The award is presented at the Atmospheric Sciences business meeting during the AGU Fall Meeting.

Lecturer Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Jule Gregory Charney Lecture will receive the following benefits during the lecture presentation year:
  • Lecture certificate
  • Recognition in Eos
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting
  • An invitation to present the Jule Charney Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting
  • Complimentary ticket to the Atmospheric Sciences business meeting at the AGU Fall Meeting

Submission

Nominations for the Jule Charney Lecture are being accepted. Please submit your nomination package or Bjerknes Lecture inquiries to Jim Hurrell, AS Section president.


Nomination Information

Nominators

Members of the general public can submit nominations for the Lecture. Multiple nominators for a single candidate are encouraged to collaborate on the nomination package.

Nominees

The nominee is required to be an active AGU member. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Supporters

Members of the general public can write letters supporting nominees for the Lecture.

Exceptions

The following individuals are not eligible to be candidates, nominators, or supporters for the award during their terms of service:

  • AGU Atmospheric Sciences section leadership
  • AGU President
  • AGU President-elect
  • Council Leadership Team members
  • Honors and Recognition Committee members
  • Lecture Committee members
  • All full-time AGU staff

The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to the Award Committee but will not disqualify individuals from participating in the nomination or committee review process. These apply to committee members, nominators, and supporters:

  • Current dean, departmental chair, supervisor, supervisee, laboratory director, an individual with whom one has a current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee)
  • Research collaborator or co-author within the last three years
  • An individual working at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution.

Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the award nomination process as a nominator or supporter:

  • Family member, spouse, or partner.
  • A previous graduate (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or postdoctoral advisor, or postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.
  • A former doctoral or graduate student, or a former postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter for a former advisor but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.

List of Charney Lecturers

1993

Jerry Mahlman


1995

David Rind


1996

Mark Schoeberl


1998

James Anderson


1999

John (Mike) Wallace

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2000

Kevin Hamilton

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2002

Thomas Peter

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2001

Kerry Emanuel

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2005

David W. J. Thompson

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2006

Brian Mapes

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2007

Peter Webster

2008

Owen Brian Toon

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2009

Inez Fung


2010

Ellen Mosley-Thompson

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2011

Graeme Stephens

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2012

Drew Shindell

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2013

Leonard A. Smith


2014

Ulrike Lohman

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2015

Meinrat Andreae

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2016

Daniel Jacob


2017

Bjorn Stevens


2018

Paul Newman


2019

Neil Donahue