Opdyke receives the Fleming medal



Neil D. Opdyke was awarded the John Adam Fleming Medal at the AGU Spring Meeting Honors Ceremony, which was held in Baltimore, May 22, 1996. The Fleming Medal recognizes original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, aeronomy, and related sciences. Opdyke was particularly acknowledged for his pioneering work in the use of marine sediments to study the Earth's magnetic field, especially with regard to polarity reversals, and the development of magnetic stratigraphy. The citation and Opdyke's response are given here.