In Memoriam: Harihar Rajaram

Professor Harihar Rajaram. Credit: John HopkinsUniversity, Whiting School of Engineering.

Professor Harihar Rajaram. Credit: John Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering.

With deep sadness and an appreciation for his enormous contributions to the Earth and space sciences, AGU shares news of the loss of one of our esteemed, much-loved colleagues, Harihar Rajaram.

An AGU Fellow and longtime affiliate of the Hydrology Section, Dr. Rajaram was the Editor-in-Chief of Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) since 2019, a former Editor for Water Resources Research (WRR), and served on the AGU Publications Committee.

Hari had a boundless energy. His thoughtfulness, diligence, dedication, sense of humor, and above all, his absolute kindness, will be missed. Even when dealing with the trickiest of situations on AGU journals, Hari never complained or quit. He found a way through bringing people together and finding solutions.

A professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University, Hari’s colleagues, Ed Schlesinger, the Benjamin T. Rome Dean and Department Chair Marsha Willis-Karp, shared the following remembrance.

The family obituary with many poignant remembrances is here with the suggestion of donations, in lieu of flowers, to the local Baltimore charity Beans and Bread.

Hari’s grounded perspective, exemplary scholarship, and warm friendship made a meaningful impact on all who knew him and worked beside him.  May his memory leave a lasting impact on the Hydrology community and to his friends and colleagues around the world.