Two honored by geophysical union

The American Geophysical Union presented major awards to Princeton faculty members Francois Morel and Michael Celia at its fall meeting in San Francisco on Dec. 7.

Morel, who is the director of the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Albert Blanke Jr. Professor of Geosciences, received the Maurice Ewing Medal for his contributions to deep-sea science. The organization cited Morel for his "leadership in the revolution in low-temperature aqueous geochemistry that has resulted in a new field of studies at the interface between marine chemistry and biology."

In addition to receiving the Ewing Medal, Morel was elected as a fellow of the geophysical union earlier this year.

Celia, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the American Geophysical Union's 2005 Hydrology Section Award, which is given annually "for outstanding and creative contributions to the hydrologic sciences." Celia, who received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Princeton in 1983, works in the areas of groundwater hydrology and numerical modeling.