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Upcoming Events

AGU Fall Meeting 2019

09/12/2019 13/12/2019

Conferences 2019

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Moscone Center
San Francisco

As the American Geophysical Union marks its Centennial in 2019, it returns to San Francisco, the home of the Fall Meeting for more than 40 years. Join its diverse community at the newly renovated Moscone Center as participants collaborate across borders and boundaries to explore and develop their research. 

Today we experience 'Science at the Speed of Life.' The AGU Fall Meeting aims to prepare you for what’s ahead: rapid developments in our science, new approaches to observing our Earth and beyond, the introduction of new data streams, growing demand for accessible science, the expansion of convergent science, and more. 

At the Fall Meeting, participants will draw inspiration from each other and show how earth and space science enables a more resilient and sustainable future for all. There are a number of exciting, mountain-related sessions – including two convened by the MRI. Abstract submission is now open and the deadline for all submissions is Wednesday 31 July.


GC056 - Mountain Weather and Climate in a Warmer World (Session ID: 79388) 

Conveners: Aino Kulonen (MRI), Nicholas C. Pepin  (Univ Portsmouth), Connie Millar (USDA Forest Service), & Mathias F Vuille (University at Albany, State University of New York, MRI SLC member).

Increasing evidence shows that mountains worldwide are experiencing particularly rapid environmental change. Warming rates are often elevation-dependent, and sometimes faster at higher elevations. This session seeks to better understand weather/climate processes and patterns of climate change in mountains, as well as their implications for high-elevations and regions downstream. The Mountain Research Initiative invites submissions which use in situ observations and/or remote sensing and/or modelling approaches. We particularly encourage contributions that merge various data sources and/or cross disciplinary borders (atmospheric, hydrological, cryospheric, and ecological sciences), and meta-studies comparing mountain regions or taking a global perspective.

Submit an abstract 

A126 - The Hydro-climate of the Andes: Current Understanding and Future Challenges (Session ID: 78709)

Conveners: Rene Garreaud (University of Chile), German Poveda (Univ Natl Colombia), Mathias F Vuille (University at Albany, State University of New York, MRI SLC member), & Ana Paula Barros (Duke University)

The session aims to review the current understanding of the Andean hydro-climate and discuss pressing research challenges, instrumentation, and monitoring needs along this formidable mountain range. Advances and gaps identified in this session will help us to move forward ANDEX, an international hydroclimate initiative under the GEWEX umbrella.

Submit an abstract. 

The MRI is also looking forward to bringing the mountain community together at the AGU Fall meeting through several side-events. More information on these will follow in the autumn!

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