Past Vetlesen Laureates

2012

 

 

Susan Solomon, Atmospheric Chemistry, Origin of the Ozone Hole, USA

Jean Jouzel, Ice Records of Climate Change and Atmospheric Gases, France

 
 
 
2008
 
Walter Alvarez, Asteroid Impact Origin of the Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction, USA
 
 
 
2004
 
       
W. Richard Peltier, Climate Change, Canada
 
Sir Nicholas Shackleton, Climate Change, Great Britain
 
 
 
2000
 
W. Jason Morgan, Seafloor Spreading, Plate Tectonics and Mantle Convection, USA

Walter C. Pitman III, Plate Tectonic Theory, Theoretical Geomorphology and Tectonics, USA

Lynn R. Sykes, Earthquake Forecasting and Prediction, Seismological Verification of Underground Nuclear Test-ban Treaties, USA

 
 
 
1996
 
Robert E. Dickinson, Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Modeling, Climate-Biosphere Interactions, USA

John Imbrie, Sedimentary Records, Orbital Variations, Climate Change, USA

 
 
 
1993
 
Walter H. Munk, Geophysics, USA
 
 
 
1987
 
Wallace S. Broecker, Geochemistry, USA
Harmon Craig, Geochemistry and Oceanography, USA
 
 
 
1981
 
M. King Hubbert, Geophysics and Geology, USA
 
 
 
1978
 
J. Tuzo Wilson, Geology, Canada
 
 
 
1974
 
Chaim L. Pekeris, Mathematical Methods Applied to Earth's Interior, Israel
 
 
 
1973
 
William A. Fowler, Astrophysics, USA
 
 
 
1970
 
Allan V. Cox, Paleomagnetism, USA

Richard R. Doell, Paleomagnetism, USA

S. Keith Runcorn, Paleomagnetism, Great Britain

 
 
 
1968
 
Francis Birch, Physical Properties of Rocks, USA

Sir Edward C. Bullard, Interior of the Earth, Magnetism, Great Britain

 
 
 
1966
 
Jan Hendrik Oort, Astrophysics, Holland
 
 
 
1964
 
Pentti E. Eskola, Chemistry of Rocks, Finland

Arthur Holmes, Geology, Great Britain

 
 
 
1962
 
Sir Harold Jeffreys, Mathematical Methods Applied to the Study of the Interior of the Earth, Great Britain

Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Gravity and the Interior of the Earth, Holland

 
 
 
1960
 
W. Maurice Ewing, Geophysics, Seismology, Study of the Ocean Bottom, USA