R. Allan Freeze
R. Allan Freeze is a leader and mentor in hydrogeology. With John Cherry, he co-authored the widely referenced text book “Groundwater” in 1979. He has taught, advised and inspired generations of students and researchers. His scientific contributions are extremely diverse (e.g. groundwater systems, stochastic analysis of subsurface flow, streamflow generation, waste disposal and management, land subsidence, hydrogeological decision analysis, risk assessment and data worth, history of science).
His services to the profession have been recognised by numerous awards including the Meinzer Award (1974) and Distinguished Service Award (2004) from GSA, the Horton Award (1971) and the Macelwane Medal (1973) from AGU, the M. King Hubbert Award (1996) from NGWA, the C. V. Theis Award (1992) from AIH and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo.
- Freeze, R.A.. 2012. Vignettes of a Life in Hydrogeology. Groundwater 50(3): 485–490
- Freeze, R.A. and P.A. Witherspoon. 1966. Theoretical analysis of regional groundwater flow: 1. Analytical and numerical solutions to the mathematical model, Water Resources Research, 2, 641-656.
- Gambolati, G., P. Gatto and R.A. Freeze. 1974. Predictive simulation of the subsidence of Venice, Science, 183, 849-851
- Freeze, R.A. 1974. Streamflow generation, Rev. Geophys. and Space Physics, 12(4), 627-647.
- Freeze, R.A. 1975. A stochastic-conceptual analysis of one-dimensional groundwater flow in nonuniform homogeneous media, Water Resources Research, 11(5), 725-741.
- Freeze, R.A. and J.A. Cherry. 1979. Groundwater, Prentice-Hall, 604 pp.
- Freeze, R.A., J. Massmann, L. Smith, T. Sperling, and B. James. 1990. Hydrogeological Decision Analysis: 1. A Framework. Groundwater 28(5): 738-766
- Freeze, R.A. 2000. The Environmental Pendulum: A Quest for the Truth about Toxic Chemicals, Human Health, and Environmental Protection, University of California Press, 323 pp.
- Freeze, R.A. and J.H. Lehr. 2009. The Fluoride Wars: How a Modest Public Health Measure Became America’s Longest-Running Political Melodrama, John Wiley and Sons, 364 pp.