Eric F. Wood, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Wood was honored for “the development of continental and global scale representations of land-surface hydrology, and the pioneering use of remote sensing in hydrologic modeling and prediction,” the association announced.
Along with members of his Terrestrial Hydrology Research Group, Wood has developed hydrology models capable of observing drought in isolated areas that are not served by other systems. His team is now working with UNESCO to deploy drought and flood monitoring systems in several locations in Africa and South America.
Wood joined the Princeton faculty in 1976. Among other honors, he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is a recipient of the Alfred Wegener Medal from the European Geosciences Union and the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water.
AAAS fellows are elected by their peers. Wood is among 391 fellows named this year, and is scheduled to receive his gold and blue (representing science and engineering) rosette pin at a ceremony during the association’s annual meeting in Boston in February.