The Robert E. Horton Lecture Rafael L. Bras Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1. Introduction 2. From the Greeks to Horton I am grateful to the American Meteorological So- My family and I returned to the United States af- ciety for bestowing on me the honor of being the ter a year's sabbatical in 1983. A not-so-friendly im- Horton Lecturer. The award honors Robert E. Horton, migration officer in New York detained us for over 40 a truly multifaceted individual whose curiosity and minutes wondering what had we done over the past genius led him to blaze the trails in hydrology and 12 months, suspicious of the trips to China, Europe, hydrometeorology that many of us have followed. and South America. I patiently explained that I was a Horton wrote about infiltration, runoff production, hydrologist and lectured in all those places. A quizzi- river basin response, erosion and fluvial geomorphol- cal look was followed by the question, "What is a hy- ogy, evaporation, and hydrometeorology (Horton drologist?" After a carefully crafted explanation she 1932,1933, 1940,1945). Everything he did was pro- gave me an incredulous look and asked, "Why would found and thorough,
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jun 12, 1999
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