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ROCA team member recognized

12/12/2011, 2:52 PM by Patricia Yager
Jeff and AGU President Mike McPhaden<br/><br/>Credit: Jeff Richey
Jeff and AGU President Mike McPhaden
Photo Credit: Jeff Richey

ROCA team member Jeff Richey was honored twice this year for his scientific contributions to understanding global rivers.  In May, he was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (see photo - that's Jeff on the far right end of the second row).  


Or see the newsletter report of the "Sessão Solene da Reunião Magna 2011:" 



This month, he was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union at their Fall Meeting in San Francisco.  

According to AGU:  "To be elected a Fellow of AGU is a special tribute for those who have made exceptional scientific contributions. Nominated Fellows must have attained acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Primary criteria for evaluation in scientific eminence are major breakthrough/discovery and paradigm shift. This designation is conferred upon not more than 0.1% of all AGU members in any given year."

Congratulations to Jeff!

To learn more about all the global river research by Jeff Richey and his team at the University of Washington, please visit the RiverSystems website:  



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