Call for Nominations: Langbein Lecture

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May 18, 2011

The Langbein Lecture is the premier scientific activity of the Hydrology Section at the Fall AGU Meeting. Although presentations during the usual simultaneous fall meeting sessions are limited to 15 to 20 minutes, the Langbein Lecture is a one hour presentation during which no other hydrology sessions take place. Furthermore, the Langbein Lecture is one of the Bowie Lectures (,
inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the Bowie Medal, AGU’s highest honor (named for its first president). Attendance at the Langbein Lecture is typically on the order of 1000 people. The Langbein Lecturer is selected on the basis of “… lifetime contributions to the basic science of hydrology and/or unselfish service promoting cooperation in hydrologic research. Additional considerations may be the candidate’s renown as a lecturer and/or as an educator.” The Langbein Lecture is webcast and made available as an archived presentation on the AGU website.

Nominations for the Langbein Lecturer should include a two page resume, a nomination letter stating how and why the nominee meets the selection criteria, and not less than one or more than three additional supporting letters. The nominating and supporting letters should not exceed two pages in length. Nomination packages should be sent to the Langbein Lecture Committee Chair, Bill Gray ( The application deadline is June 1, 2011. More information about the Langbein Lecture as well as a list of previous lecturers can be found on the Hydrology Section website,

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