Charles A. Whitten Medal

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The Charles A. Whitten Medal was established by the American Geophysical Union to honor Charles A. Whitten for his contributions to research in crustal movements. This medal, which was first awarded to Charles A. Whitten, recognizes outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets. The Charles A. Whitten Medal is given no more than every other year.[1]

Charles A. Whitten was a geodesist with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey who made outstanding contributions to the geodetic sciences and the work of the American Geophysical Union. He was the best known American geodesist of his day, and his kindness to his colleagues and devotion to his profession are legendary.

Charles A. Whitten Medal Winners[2]
Year Name
1985 Charles A. Whitten
1987 William M. Kaula
1989 James C. Savage
1991 Irwin Shapiro
1993 Kurt Lambeck
1995 Donald L. Turcotte
1997 Gordon Pettengill
1999 Richard I. Walcott
2001 Byron D. Tapley
2004 Wayne Thatcher
2006 John M. Wahr
2008 Charles C. Counselman III
2010 W. R. Peltier
2012 David E. Smith
2014 Paul Segall
2016 Véronique Dehant [nl]
2018 David Sandwell

See also


  1. ^ "Charles A. Whitten Medal". Honors program. American Geophysical Union. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Charles A. Whitten Medal: Past recipients". American Geophysical Union. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
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