The G. K. Gilbert Award is presented annually by the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America for outstanding contributions to the solution of fundamental problems in planetary geology in the broadest sense, which includes geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, geophysics, geologic mapping, and remote sensing.[1] Such contributions may consist either of a single outstanding publication or a series of publications that have had great influence in the field. The award is named for the pioneering geologist G. K. Gilbert. This award is not to be confused with the G. K. Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research given by the American Association of Geographers, or the G.K. Gilbert Award in Surface Processes given by the Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Section of the American Geophysical Union.[2]

Award winners


Year Name Notes
1983 Eugene M. Shoemaker
1984 George Wetherill
1985 Walter Alvarez
1986 Ralph Belknap Baldwin
1987 Donald Gault
1988 Don Wilhelms
1989 Harrison Schmitt
1990 Harold Masursky
1991 John Guest
1992 John A. Wood
1993 Michael Carr
1994 Ross Taylor
1995 Baerbel Lucchitta
1996 Robert P. Sharp
1997 Ronald Greeley
1998 John B. Adams
1999 Sean Solomon
2000 Larry Soderblom
2001 H. Jay Melosh
2002 James W. Head
2003 Roger J. Phillips
2004 William K. Hartmann
2005 Lionel Wilson
2006 Michael J. Gaffey
2007 Maria Zuber
2008 Philip Christensen
2009 Robert Strom
2010 Carle Pieters Brown University
2011 Steven Squyres Cornell University
2012 Peter Schultz Brown University
2013 Alan D. Howard
2014 William B. McKinnon Washington University in St. Louis
2015 Matthew Golombeck
2016 M. Darby Dyar[4]
2017 John Grant
2018 Jeffrey Moore
2019 Alfred McEwen
2020 James Zimbelman
2021 Janice Bishop
2022 Allan Treiman

See also


  1. ^ "About the Division Awards". Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  2. ^ "G.K. Gilbert Award | AGU". Retrieved 2021-12-21.
  3. ^ "G. K. Gilbert Award". Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  4. ^ "Dyar wins 2016 GSA Gilbert Award - Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute". Archived from the original on 2016-06-29.