Shuttleworth, Dr. W. James, Regents Professor
The American Meteorological Society's Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology
award was inaugurated in 2010. The lecture was established to recognize an eminent scientist's significant contributions to the understanding of activities that support the integration of expertise in the hydrological and meteorological sciences. The purpose of the lectureship is to encourage and foster an interchange of ideas between meteorologists and hydrologists.
The lectureship is named for Robert E. Horton (1875–1945), whose career was distinguished by important assignments involving intricate hydrometeorological problems and by contributions to the sciences of meteorology and hydrology embracing all phases of the hydrologic cycle.
The lecture, which may be either a general overview or a summary of recent work conducted in an area of particularly current interest, is presented at an AMS Annual Meeting or at an appropriate specialty conference. The lecture may be recorded for broader dissemination and, if desired by the Lecturer, a written version of the lecture will be posted as part of BAMS Online (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Association). Nominations are considered by the STAC Committee on Hydrology, which makes recommendations for final approval by AMS Council.