William (Bill) Francis Budd, 1938–2022

William (Bill) Francis Budd, 1938–2022

It is with great sadness that we inform you that William (Bill) Francis Budd died peacefully on 23 January 2022. Bill joined the IGS in 1962, served in the IGS Council and was Chair of the Awards Committee for several years. He was awarded the Seligman Crystal in...
Renoj J. Thayyen, 1968–2021

Renoj J. Thayyen, 1968–2021

It is with great sadness that we belatedly acknowledge the loss of Dr Renoj J. Thayyen, a valued member of the Himalayan glaciology community and of the International Glaciological Society. Born in Kannur, Kerala State of India on 9 April 1968, Dr. Thayyen was married...
Roger LeBaron Hooke, 1939-2021

Roger LeBaron Hooke, 1939-2021

Roger LeBaron Hooke passed away on 10 March 2021, a few days after sustaining severe head injuries in an ice-skating fall. He was 82 years old. As his widow put it to me, the ice finally got him. Roger’s scientific contributions covered a wide range of topics,...
Lowell Allan (Al) Rasmussen, 1937–2021

Lowell Allan (Al) Rasmussen, 1937–2021

Following a fall and a short illness, Al passed away on 13 February 2021 at age 83, in Seattle, Washington, USA. Al was born in 1937 in Enumclaw, in the foothills of the Washington Cascades near Seattle. He graduated from West Seattle High School, and in 1959 he...