Michail Vrettas describes AGU Fall Meeting

The 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting was held on December 15th- 19th. According to the official statistics the meeting has grown to over 24,000 attendees and more than 23,000 abstracts. That is a really impressive amount of work presented in only 5 days!

Usually the Moscone Center hosts the event in San Francisco's financial district. Unlike last year this time the weather was not on our side. Even though the rain was very welcomed in California (due to extended drought last year), I am pretty sure that it messed up many people's plans for sightseeing. Oh well, you can’t have everything on demand! :-)

This was the second time I attend and also present my work in what is know as “the world’s greatest gathering of Earth and Space scientists.” In fact I presented the same work as the one in our annual MCRN meeting, "A stochastic hydraulic conductivity model for weathered bedrock."

My main focus was on talks related to hydrology and data assimilation as well as talks presented by some of my friends or former collaborators whose work may not necessarily fall in to the aforementioned categories. Unfortunately, due to the numerous parallel sessions, it is very difficult to attend every talk or poster session that draws one's attention.

To sum up, I think the AGU Fall Meeting is really one of the best places to present your work. You can get a lot of feedback and also expand your network with people that are interested in your research. The 2015 AGU Fall Meeting has already been scheduled for December 14th-18th. I hope to see more MCRN members there next year!


Thank you, Michail!


MCRN participants

The following is a list of presentations at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting by MCRN members (in reverse alphabetical order!) For more information, search Scientific Program.

* Michail Vrettas:
H43B-0964 A new stochastic hydraulic conductivity approach for modeling one-dimensional vertical flow in variably saturated porous media.

* David Plotkin:
A33L-3374 High Resolution Modeling of Tropical Cyclones Using Rare Event Simulation

* Douglas Nychka:
NH33A-3892 Developing a Spatial Model to Examine Rainfall Extremes in Colorado's Front Range
IN31B-3725 An efficient hierarchical compression scheme for array-oriented climate data

* David Miklesh:
GC21D-0593 Modeling the Effects of Changes to Physical, Hydrological, and Biological Processes on Porewater Salinity Distributions in a Southeastern Salt Marsh

* Christof Meile:
GC21D-0593 Modeling the Effects of Changes to Physical, Hydrological, and Biological Processes on Porewater Salinity Distributions in a Southeastern Salt Marsh

* Ross Lieb-Lappen:
C31C-0313 The Role of Blowing Snow in the Activation of Bromine over First-Year Antarctic Sea Ice
Wed Dec 17, 8:00 - 12:20 poster session

* Craig Jackson:
A21H-3129 A Matrix Approach for Assessing the Non-Local Effects of Local Feedback Processes

* Natalya Gomez:
G44A-02 The Influence of Earth structure on a coupled Antarctic ice sheet - sea level model

* Inez Fung:
U51A-02 What have we learned from “top-down” inferences of surface CO2 fluxes?

* Julien Emile-Geay:
PP44B-01 The Paleoclimate Uncertainty Cascade: Tracking Proxy Errors Via Proxy System Models
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 04:00 PM - 04:15 PM , Moscone West-2010
PP44B-04A Probabilistic Model of Chronological Errors in Layer-Counted Climate Proxies
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 04:45 PM - 05:00 PM , Moscone West-2010
PP34B-05A Proxy System Modeling Toolbox for Comparing Water Isotope Observations to Simulations
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 05:00 PM - 05:15 PM , Moscone West-2008
PP41F-08 The Climate Continuum in a Global Multi-proxy Temperature Reconstruction Spanning the Common Era
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 09:45 AM - 10:00 AM , Moscone West-2010
PP22A-07 Paleoclimate Sampling as a Sensor Placement Problem
Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 11:50 AM - 12:05 PM , Moscone West-2008

* Sean Crowell:
A43C-3274 On the Ability of Ascends to Constrain Fossil Fuel, Ocean and High Latitude Emissions: Flux Estimation Experiments
A42B-05 Advancements for Active Remote Sensing of Carbon Dioxide from Space using the ASCENDS CarbonHawk Experiment Simulator: First Results

* Jonah Bloch-Johnson:
A14A-07 On Reducing the Uncertainty of High Climate Sensitivity

* Dorian Abbot:
PP42B-02 How cloud radiative forcing could allow Snowball Earth deglaciation
P11C-3766 The survival of life through Snowball Earth events
B13A-0155 Seafloor Weathering As a Long-Term Climate Regulation Mechanism


Members met informally at "The Tunnel Top Lounge" on Stockton and Bush, San Francisco, on Tuesday the 16th, 9pm PST.


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