Glaciology, geomorphology giant Roger Hooke passes away at 82

Roger Hooke, beloved University of Maine mentor and researcher and giant in the fields of glaciology and geomorphology, died March 10 at the age of 82. 

Hooke joined the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute in 2000 as a research professor and adviser. One of Hooke’s interests during his time at UMaine involved examining what glacial landforms in Maine revealed about the Laurentide Ice Sheet. 

The renowned researcher received several awards, and published numerous articles and three editions of his book “Principles of Glacier Mechanics.” He was a longstanding member of the International Glaciology Society, the American Geophysical Union, and he was a Fellow in the Geological Society of America. For several years, Hooke was the scientific editor for the Journal of Glaciology and chief editor of Annals of Glaciology.

“We have lost an amazing glaciologist, educator and friend with the recent passing of professor Roger Hooke,” says Paul Mayewski, CCI director. “He will be deeply missed, but his amazing creativity and vigor will always serve as a model.”

Read more about Hooke and the commemorations from his colleagues here.