Two selected as American Geophysical Union fellows

February 25, 2010 By Jill Sakai

Two University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists have been named fellows of the American Geophysical Union, a distinction made for exceptional scientific contributions and eminence in the Earth or space sciences.

Zhengyu Liu, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and environmental studies, was selected for his pioneering work on decadal oceanic and climate variability and the interactions between the atmosphere, ocean and biosphere in past and future climate changes. Liu is also the director of the Center for Climatic Research of the UW–Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

Clifford Thurber, a professor of geosciences, was selected in recognition of his fundamental advances in three-dimensional seismic imaging and crustal-scale earthquake location, with applications to studying earthquake cycles, volcanoes and structure of the Earth.

Both new fellows will be honored at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in December.