The William Nordberg Memorial Awards and Lectures


Dr. Nordberg joined the Goddard Space Flight Center in 1959 and moved up in the ranks from Head of the Physical Measurements Section to the Director of Space Applications in January of 1974. He was a true pioneer in using remote sensing to investigate Earth and its environment. He led an instrument team in developing an electrically scanning microwave radiometer, flown first on the Nimbus-5 satellite in 1972. He coordinated the specification and implementation of advanced remote sensors which were proved out on ERTS-1. This led to the Earth resources detection and monitoring spacecraft series called LANDSAT. Among his many awards were the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.

The William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science is given annually to a GSFC scientist who best exhibits the characteristics of Dr. Nordberg's career: broad scientific perspective, enthusiastic programmatic and technical leadership on the national and international level, wide recognition by peers, and substantial research accomplishments in understanding Earth System processes. 
Nordberg
Dr. William Nordberg
(1930- 1976)


YEAR
 AWARD RECIPIENT
NORDBERG LECTURER
     
YEAR  AWARD RECIPIENT
NORDBERG LECTURER
1994
Joanne Simpson
William L Smith

2008
Wei-Kuo Tao
Susan Solomon
1995
Compton J. Tucker
Jean-Bernard Minster

2009
William Krabill
William Krabill
1996
James E. Hansen
Mario Molina

2011
Paul Newman
Paul Newman
1997
Robert A. Langel, III
David Pimentel

2012
Elizabeth M. Middleton
Elizabeth M. Middleton
1998
Mark R. Schoeberl
Lonnie G. Thompson

2013
Anne R. Douglass
Anne R. Douglass
1999
William K. M. Lau
Richard Williams

2014
Scott Luthcke
Scott Luthcke
2000
Yoram J. Kaufman
Lynn Margulis

2015
Claire Parkinson
Claire Parkinson
2001
Michael D. King
Michael D. King

2016
Piers Sellers
Piers Sellers
2002
Vincent V. Salomonson
Eric G. Adelberger




2003
Pawan K. Bhartia
Robert James Gurney




2004
Robert Bindschadler
Soroosh Sorooshian




2005
Brent N. Holben
James E. Hansen




2006
Charles R. McClain
Vincent Salomonson




2007 Robert Adler
Louis W. Uccellini





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