Birch remembered at Fall Union Session


  • Susan Bush


Francis Birch, geophysicist, 1960 Bowie medalist, AGU Fellow, and past-president of the Tectonophysics Section (1953–1956) passed away on January 30. AGU is honoring his contributions to geophysics with the session “Francis Birch and the Solid Earth: A Memorial Retrospective,” at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

The full-day Union session will feature both oral and poster presentations and will cover the many topics of Birch's studies of the Earth's mantle, crust, and core.