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AGU Fall Meeting 2018

Dates:
10.12 - 14.12.2018  
Venue:
Washington, DC, USA
Website:
https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/

The AGU 2018 Fall Meeting will be held in Washington, DC, USA, from 10-14 December 2018.

Description

The AGU 2018 Fall Meeting will mark another dynamic year of discovery in Earth and space science, serve as the advent of AGU’s Centennial year, and provide a special opportunity to share science with world leaders in Washington, DC. As the largest Earth and space science gathering in the world, the Fall Meeting places you in the center of a global community of scientists drawn from myriad fields of study whose work protects the health and welfare of people worldwide, spurs innovation, and informs decisions that are critical to the sustainability of the Earth.

Important dates

Session Proposal Deadline: Wednesday 18 April 2018, 11:59 PM EDT
Workshop Proposals Open: 1 April 2018. All proposals must be submitted via the online submission website.
Abstract Submission Period: 13 June 2018 – 1 August 2018
Abstract and Sessions’ Scheduled Days/Times Notifications Sent: 1 October 2018.

Session proposals

Submit a proposal by 18 April here: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/session-proposals/

Abstracts

The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday 1 August 2018 at 23:59 EDT: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/abstract-submissions/

Further information

Go to the official website: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/

 

PAGES sessions

2k Network

PP41A: Climate of the Common Era I (Session 59499) on Thursday 13 December from 08:00-10:00 at Walter E Washington Convention Center - 103AB
Primary Convener: Jason E Smerdon, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Conveners: Kim M Cobb, Georgia Institute of Technology, Edward R Cook, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Kevin J Anchukaitis, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst

This session highlights recent work on all aspects of the climate of the Common Era using new proxy records, data syntheses, reconstruction methodologies, proxy system modeling, and paleoclimate model simulations. Contributions that combine several of these areas or that focus on developing improved quantitative estimates of uncertainty are particularly welcome. A focus of this year's session will be on the use of Common-Era data and analyses for policy and management insights. Examples include establishing a baseline for future risk assessments, conservation, and resiliency, or the characterization of past climate-society relationships as frameworks for anticipating and mitigating future impacts.

PP42A: Climate of the Common Era II (Session 59505) on Thursday 13 December from 10:20-12:20 at Walter E Washington Convention Center - 103AB

PP43C: Climate of the Common Era III Posters (Session 49467) on Thursday 13 December from 13:40-18:00 at Walter E Washington Convention Center - Hall A-C (Poster Hall)


DAPS

PP41F: New Perspectives on Past Climates: Progress in Proxy System Modeling, Reconstruction Algorithms, and Uncertainty Quantification Posters (Session 52723)
Primary Convener: Kuan-Hui Elaine Lin, Academia Sinica; Conveners: Michael N Evans, Univ Maryland; Daniel E Amrhein, University of Washington; Wanchen Wu, Academia Sinica

Historical climate data and reconstructions of past climate are powerful tools for evaluating climate models used to simulate modern climate and project future changes. Gathering spatiotemporally high-resolution paleoclimate data and connecting them to past changes and the spectra and spatial patterns of past variability is thus a priority. We solicit contributions addressing key challenges in paleoreconstruction: data retrieval and integration from diverse sources, realistic multivariate, multi-archive proxy system (data) modeling; physical and statistical process modeling; comparison of observations and simulations; and identification and quantification of systematic errors. This session will provide a platform for transparent, robust progress in future studies.

 
PALSEA

PP11A: Sea Level and Ice Sheet Reconstructions over Glacial Cycles I (Session 59552) on Monday 10 December from 08:00-10:00 at Walter E Washington Convention Center - 102AB
Primary Convener: Jacqueline Austermann, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University; Conveners: Jeremy D Shakun, Boston College; Robert Barnett, University of Exeter

Advancing predictions of future sea-level rise hinges on an improved understanding of ice-sheet behavior in the geologic past. Past warm periods serve as analogues for future warming but ice dynamics and local sea-level rise are strongly linked to the preceding deglaciation. Furthermore, both interglacials and glacials are natural laboratories for studying ice-sheet stability and thresholds on rates of sea-level change. We therefore invite contributions on Pliocene and Quaternary glacial cycles, including the Holocene, that focus on local sea-level proxies and reconstructions, glacial isostatic adjustment and other forms of solid Earth deformation that contribute to local sea-level change, and models and geologic constraints on past ice-sheet changes. As part of PALSEA (PALeo constraints on SEA level rise), we particularly encourage submissions that connect with related scientific communities (for example sedimentology, paleoecology, mineral physics, geodynamics, and glaciology) and provide solutions on how to reduce uncertainties in sea level and ice sheet reconstructions.

PP12A: Sea Level and Ice Sheet Reconstructions over Glacial Cycles II (Session 59558) on Monday 10 December from 10:20-12:20 at Walter E Washington Convention Center - 102AB

PP13C: Sea Level and Ice Sheet Reconstructions over Glacial Cycles Posters (Session 47467) on Monday 10 December from 13:40-18:00 at Walter E Washington Convention Center - Hall A-C (Poster Hall)


VICS

GC11C: Understanding the Effects of Volcanic Eruptions: From Plume Evolution to Climate and Societal Impacts I (Session 59063) on Monday 10 December from 08:00-10:00 at Walter E Washington Convention Center - 150A
Primary Convener: Valentina Aquila, American University. Conveners: Allegra N. LeGrande, NASA; Thomas Jacques Aubry, University of British Columbia; Brian Zambri, Rutgers University New Brunswick

Volcanic eruption plumes display a variety of environmental impacts, ranging from deterioration of local air quality up to effects on the global climate. To understand these ramifications, eruption source parameters, plume development, and transport of volcanic aerosols and gases must be ascertained. Incorporation of observed and modeled plume characteristics into general circulation models (GCM) allow the long-term effects of volcanic eruptions to be inferred. In this session we welcome studies of the composition, distribution, transport, and microphysical evolution of volcanic plumes, as well as their impacts on the environment, climate and society, through remote sensing, plume models, GCMs, and Earth System Models.

GC13E: Understanding the Effects of Volcanic Eruptions: From Plume Evolution to Climate and Societal Impacts Posters (Session 57254) on Monday 10 December from 13:40-18:00 at Walter E Washington Convention Center - Hall A-C (Poster Hall)

ECN

Town Hall Meeting TH43H: Past Global Changes Early-Career Network: Perspectives on Open Data Practices (Session 55967) on Thursday 13 December from 12:30-13:30 at Marriott Marquis - Liberty M
Primary Contact: Madelyn Mette, Uni Research Climate, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. Presenters: Xavier Benito, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC); Alexander Koch, University College London, Madelyn Mette, Uni Research Climate, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Caroline Quanbeck, University of Florida

The Past Global Changes (PAGES) Early Career Network (ECN) was recently formed to increase network connections and cultivate activities useful for early career paleoscience researchers (ECRs). The first half of the town hall session will introduce the PAGES ECN, describe the status of the community, and collect feedback to guide future training, webinars, and services for members. This will be followed by a presentation and discussion on data sharing and open data practices (speakers TBD), with special focus on the value of producing and/or using data from an ECR perspective. This rapidly advancing topic is especially pertinent to ECRs, who are commonly at the forefront in the time consuming task of developing paleo records and must ultimately decide when and how to make their data publicly available. We invite interested participants to share challenges, concerns, and experiences in sharing data from the early career perspective towards building more a efficient, transparent, and collaborative data sharing culture.

Poster session: Early Career Scientists and Organizations on Wednesday 12 December from 13:40-18:00, Hall A-C (Poster Hall)

Information for early-career researchers

Read all about what's on offer for early-career researchers attending the AGU18: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/early-career-professionals/

Travel grants: Financial support application deadlines are in August 2018.

General Student Travel Grant

The Fall Meeting General Student Travel Grant provides partial travel assistance to student presenters to attend Fall Meeting. Any AGU student member presenting at Fall Meeting may apply, but preference will be given to students from demographic groups who are underrepresented in the sciences. Awardees traveling from the United States and Canada will receive $500 grants, whereas awardees traveling from outside the United States and Canada will receive $1,000 grants.

Lloyd V. Berkner Travel Fellowship

Early-career scientists and students under 35 years of age who are citizens of countries designated by the World Bank as “low” or “lower-middle” income per capita may apply. Registration, travel, boarding, and meals for Fall Meeting will be covered. To see a full listing of Berkner eligible countries, go to: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519#Lower_middle_income