Sobel Receives 2022 AGU Jule Gregory Charney Lecture

Sep 13 2022

Adam Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences, is the 2022 recipient of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Jule Gregory Charney Lecture.

The Charney Lecture is presented annually to a prominent scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the understanding of weather and climate. “The Charney Lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture Series, established in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, AGU’s highest honor. The Bowie medal is named in honor of AGU’s first president.” (

In addition to receiving an invitation to present the Charney Lecture and at the Fall 2022 AGU Meeting, Sobel will also receive a lecture certificate, recognition in the journal Eos, and a complimentary ticket to attend the Atmospheric Sciences business meeting during the Fall Meeting 2022 AGU Meeting in Chicago, IL, from December 12th-16th.

Sobel studies the dynamics of climate and weather phenomena, particularly in the tropics. In recent years he has become particularly interested in understanding the risks to human society from extreme weather events and climate change. He is author or co-author of over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles; a popular book, Storm Surge, about Hurricane Sandy; and numerous op-eds.