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AGU founding fathers


Six of the seven founding members of the annual Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) summer program met in Woods Hole on June 27 for a 50th anniversary celebration. In addition, the GFD program was honored this spring by the members of the American Geophysical Union with the 2008 Excellence in Geophysical Education Award. Seated in the front row (left to right) are Louis Howard, Melvin Stern, Willem Malkus; in the back stands Joseph Keller, George Veronis, and Edward Spiegel. The seventh founding member is the late Henry Stommel. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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