The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Roger R. D. Revelle
Director Emeritus Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Policy Emeritus
University of California, San Diego
"For his pioneering work in the areas of carbon dioxide and climate modification, oceanographic exploration presaging plate tectonics, and the biological effects of radiation in the marine environment, and studies of human population growth and global food supplies."
Presented by President Bush at a White House East Room Ceremony on November 13, 1990.