From the President
Article first published online: 19 DEC 2012
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 73, Issue 49S, page 3, 8 December 1992
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1992), From the President, Eos Trans. AGU, 73(49S), 3–3, doi:10.1029/EO073i49Sp00003.(
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When I attended my first AGU meeting I was in awe of the depth and breadth of the research that was reported there, and I still feel that way today. I was drawn to AGU by its journals and meetings, its focus on research, and its openness to new member-participants. I had no intention of becoming an officer of AGU, it just happened in the course of time as I found that AGU is the scientific society that I found most useful and most open to members' needs and ideas.
AGU continues to grow, partly because prospective new members sense that they and their science are welcome, and partly because geophysical research, in all of its manifestations, is expanding in volume and in societal importance. In his Handbook message two years ago, Brent Dalrymple summarized how AGU has grown and how large it is projected to be in the future. Will AGU continue to be an active, research-oriented union of its members, with journals, meetings, and programs that are lively and useful? How can we assure that AGU will be better and not just bigger?