USGS Scientist Emeritus Program: 2008 Scientist Emeritus Award Recipients
To: Geology Discipline Staff
From: Tim Miller, Acting Associate Director for Geology
Linda Gundersen, Chief Scientist for Geology
Subject: Scientist Emeritus Award Recipients
It is a pleasure to announce the most recent recipients of the Geology Scientist Emeritus Awards. These awards highlight some of the outstanding contributions of the discipline’s Scientists Emeriti. A panel consisting of Team Chief Scientists, a Regional Geology Science Coordinator, a Program representative, and the Scientist Emeritus coordinator reviewed all of the outstanding nominations and made the final recommendations for the awards.
- Dallas Peck Outstanding Scientist Emeritus Award: James C. Savage for his cutting-edge research on the relationships among post-earthquake space geodetic measurements of surface deformation, aftershock production, and fault slip. His most recent work breaks new ground and clearly demonstrates that his outstanding contributions to USGS programs have continued unabated during his emeritus tenure.
- Eastern Region Best Publication Award: C. Blaine Cecil for his paper, “Late Devonian glacial deposits from the eastern United States signal an end of the mid-Paleozoic warm period”
- Central Region Best Publication Award: Paul K. Sims for his map, “Precambrian basement structure map of the continental United States – An interpretation of geologic and aeromagnetic data”
- Western Region Best Publication Award: Peter W. Lipman for his paper, “Eruptive and noneruptive calderas, northeastern San Juan Mountains, Colorado: Where did the ignimbrites come from?”
Please join us in extending congratulations to these outstanding and dedicated scientists. The USGS is very fortunate to continue to benefit from their efforts. We thank all who submitted the nominations, the panel members for their thoughtful recommendations, and all of our Scientists Emeriti for their continued dedication.
The awards will be presented at ceremonies that will be held in Menlo Park, Denver, and Reston in the next few weeks. Please stay tuned to find out where and when they will occur.