Union Awards and Honors

James B. Macelwane Medal

For Recognition of significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by a young scientist of outstanding ability.

A. Dessler – 1963
V. Vasyliunas – 1975
C. Russell – 1977
T. Holzer 1978
M. Kelley – 1979
T. Hill – 1980
D. Southwood – 1981
M. Hudson – 1984
W. Matthaeus – 1985
T. Terasawa – 1987
K. Quest – 1989
D. Sibeck – 1992
D. McComas – 1993
S. Fuselier – 1995
T. Pulkkinen – 1998
V. Angelopoulos – 2001
J. Goldstein – 2006
P. Cassak – 2015
T. Nishimura – 2016

John Adam Fleming Medal

For original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, aeronomy, space physics, and related sciences.

J. Van Allen – 1963
N. Ness – 1965
E. Parker – 1968
W. I. Axford – 1972
C. McIlwain – 1975
F. Johnson – 1977
S. Akasofu – 1979
T. Donahue – 1981
W. Hanson – 1985
D. Bates – 1987
D. Gurnett – 1989
J. Dungey – 1991
A. Dessler – 1993
A. Dalgarno – 1995
D. Hunten – 1998
J. Gosling – 2000
C. Russell – 2003
M. Kivelson – 2005
J. Luhmann – 2007
B. Tsurutani – 2009
J. Burch – 2010
A. Title – 2011
S. Antiochos – 2013
A. Nagy – 2015

William Bowie Medal

For outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research

J. Fleming – 1941
S. Chapman – 1962
J. Bartels – 1964
J. Van Allen – 1977
H. Friedman – 1981 (deceased)
M. Nicolet – 1984
H. Alfven – 1988
E. Parker – 1990
A. Nier – 1992
J. Simpson – 2000 (deceased)
J. Geiss – 2005
L. Lanzerotti – 2011
R. Roble – 2013

Waldo E. Smith Medal

For extraordinary service to geophysics

N. Fukushima – 1990
M. A. Shea – 1998
M. Moldwin – 2016

E. Flinn III Award

For individuals who personify the Union’s motto “Unselfish Cooperation in Research” through their facilitating, coordinating and implementing activities

R. Walker – 1990
J. Roederer – 2000
J. King – 2004

Athelstan Spilhaus Award

H. Gilbert – 2015
R. Johnson – 2016

Ambassador Award

C. R. Chappell – 2015

William Kaula Award

L. Lanzerotti – 2016

Africa Awards for Research Excellence in Earth and Space Science

J. B. Habarulema – 2016