Samuel Colbeck will begin a four-year term as editor of Water Resources Research, beginning January 1,1997. He succeeds George Hornberger of the University of Virginia.
Colbeck has been an active member of AGU, and a Fellow since 1992. Colbeck received AGU's Horton Award in 1980. He is also a participant on several National Academy of Sciences committees, the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), and the International Glaciological Society. His service ranges from his participation on the Hydrological Section Executive Committee (1992–1993) to his chairmanship of the IAHS' Working Group on Snow Classification, International Commission on Snow and Ice (1986–1990). Most recently, Colbeck chaired the Union's Budget and Finance Committee (1944–1996). He is also a founding member of the American Association of Avalanche Professionals.