The Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology is selected in recognition of a scientist for outstanding research on topics of interest to both hydrologists and meteorologists. The purpose of the lectureship is to encourage and foster an interchange of ideas between meteorologists and hydrologists. 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.
Nominations are considered by the STAC Committee on Hydrology, which makes recommendations for final approval by AMS Council.
About Robert Elmer Horton
Robert Elmer Horton (1875-1945) was a civil engineer and soil scientist with the United States Geological Survey, and the first to articulate the stages of the water cycle (infiltration, evaporation, interception, transpiration, etc). As a pioneer in hydrology, Horton made important discoveries in flood generation, soil erosion, and the role of physical terrain in runoff patterns. Horton overland flows are named for his discoveries.