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Eric Franklin Wood

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Eric Franklin Wood (1947 – 3 November 2021) was a Canadian-American hydrologist.

Wood was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1947.[1] He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering at the University of British Columbia in 1970, and completed a doctor of science degree in the subject at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974.[2] He joined the Princeton University faculty in 1976, was later named Susan Dod Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and retired in 2019 with emeritus status.[1] He was a fellow and 2010 awardee of the American Meteorological Society's Jule G. Charney Award.[3] The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering also granted Wood fellowship in 2010.[4] Wood was selected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2013,[5] received the European Geosciences Union's Alfred Wegener Medal [de] in 2014,[6][7] elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2015, "[f]or development of land surface models and use of remote sensing for hydrologic modeling and prediction,"[8] and elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2017.[9] The American Geophysical Union awarded fellowship,[10] and in 2017, the Robert E. Horton Medal to Wood.[11]

Wood died of cancer on 3 November 2021.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c Peters, Catherine (3 November 2021). "Professor Eric F. Wood, In his memory". Retrieved 1 December 2021. Alternative URL
  2. ^ "Terrestrial Hydrology Research Group: Prof. Eric F. Wood". Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Eric Franklin Wood". New York Times. 29–30 November 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  4. ^ "All Fellows". Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Prof. Eric Wood Elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada". Princeton University. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  6. ^ "ALFRED WEGENER MEDAL & HONORARY MEMBERSHIP 2014 Eric F. Wood". European Geosciences Union. 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  7. ^ "In Memory of Eric F. Wood". International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  8. ^ "Professor Eric F. Wood". National Academy of Engineering. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Prof. Eric Wood Named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science". Princeton University. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Eric F. Wood". American Geophysical Union. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Eric F. Wood | Princeton University | 2017 Robert E. Horton Medal". American Geophysical Union. Retrieved 1 December 2021.