Alexander F.H. Goetz, PhD

Alexander F.H. Goetz, PhDTitle: Geophysicist, Educator Emeritus

Company: University of Colorado

Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States




  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Geophysical Union
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
  • IEEE, local chapter
  • Irvine Museum of Natural History (advisor, consultant)
  • San Juan Institute, San Juan Capistrano, CA (trustee, 1986-1992)
  • Schloss Salem, Abitur, Germany
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society
  • Spaceship Earth Fund, Boulder, CO (president, 1987-1989)
  • SPIE, The International Society for Optics and Photonics
  • Transpacific Yacht Club


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2021)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the West” Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2001)
  • Named Best of Session Poster, ERIM Eleventh Thematic Conference and Workshops on Applied Geologic Remote Sensing (1996)
  • Inductee, Alumni Hall of Fame for Science, John Muir High School, Pasadena, CA (1995)
  • Recipient, Prize Paper Award, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society IGARSS (1991)
  • Recipient, NASA Group Achievement Award, Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) Team (1990)
  • Recipient, Award for Best Single Issue of a Journal, “Remote Sensing of Environment,” Elsevier Science Publishing Company, Inc. (1989)
  • Recipient, NASA Space Act Award (1987)
  • Co-recipient, William T. Pecora Award, NASA/Department of Interior, Washington, DC (1982)
  • Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, NASA, Washington, DC (1982)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Shuttle Multispectral Infrared Radiometer (SMIRR) Team (1982)
  • Recipient, Autometrics Award for Best Remote Sensing Paper, American Society of Photogrammetry (1982)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, ERTS Geological Analysis and Image Processing Team (1975)
  • Charles E. Ives Award for Best Paper, Photographic Science and Engineering Journal (1973)
  • Superior Performance Award, US Geological Survey (1962)

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