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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.  In addition, The MRI Working Group on Elevation-Dependent Warming will convene a side-event workshop during the AGU week.

 MRI activities at AGU 2019

GC44B - Mountain Weather and Climate in a Warmer World I - Oral Session

Thursday 12 December | 16:00 - 18:00 | Moscone West - 2003, L2

GC056 - Mountain Weather and Climate in a Warmer World II - Poster Session

Friday 13 December | 08:00 - 12:20 | Moscone South - Poster Hall
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.

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.

“Synthesis Workshop on Future Mountain Climate Change - From Elevation-Dependent Warming to Elevation-Dependent Climate Change

On International Mountain Day, Wednesday 11 December, Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) will organiser a  splinter meeting to bring together experts on mountain climatology. View the workshop event page for more information and registration.

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