Luther aboard the R/V Hugh R. Sharp.
Photo by Duane Perry
Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Oceanography George Luther had the highest percent increase in total citations in the field of geosciences between 1998 and 2008, according to analysis of citation data completed by Essential Science Indicators (ESI). Luther, a professor in the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), had 77 papers cited nearly 1,700 times in the time period analyzed.
ESI is a Web-based compilation of science indicators and trend data derived from Thomson Reuters databases, focusing on highly cited papers, authors, organizations, journals, and nations across a wide variety of fields. It combines these data with editorial content at ScienceWatch.com to highlight important results.
ScienceWatch.com recently published a Q&A with Luther about his highly cited work, which can be found here.
For more on CEOE, visit www.ceoe.udel.edu.