Yehuda Bock (left), Kimberly Prather (center), and Dean Roemmich (right)
Scripps Scientists Honored
Scientists elected2010 AGU Fellows for
exceptional contributions to Earth science
Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego
scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, have been
elected 2010 fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Yehuda Bock, Kimberly
A. Prather, and Dean H. Roemmich, were among 58 members elected this year.
special tribute is bestowed upon scientists “who have made exceptional
contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peer groups and
vetted by a committee of Fellows.” This honor is given to a small percentage of AGU members each
As a research geodesist in
the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at
Scripps, Bock uses satellite geodetic
methods to investigate crustal deformation to better understand earthquakes and
other Earth processes. He is director of the Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array
Center and California Spatial Reference Center, both headquartered at Scripps,
and manages the California Real-Time Network (CRTN), a prototype early-warning
system for earthquakes and other natural hazards.
Roemmich is a professor of
oceanography with expertise in the general circulation of the oceans and the
role of the ocean in the climate system. He leads the Argo program, a long-term
project involving an international team of scientists that recently achieved a
milestone of 3,000 free-drifting profiling floats in the world’s oceans.
is a professor and atmospheric chemist studying atmospheric particles to
increase the scientific understanding of aerosols in air pollution, climate
change, and their effects on human health. She holds appointments at Scripps
Institution of Oceanography as well as the Department of Chemistry and
Biochemistry at UCSD.
is a worldwide scientific community that advances, through unselfish
cooperation in research, the understanding of Earth and space for the benefit
-- Annie Reisewitz
February 19, 2010