The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2021 will be held in New Orleans, USA and online from 13-17 December 2021. The AGU Fall Meeting is the leading forum for advancing Earth and space science and leveraging this research toward solutions for societal challenges. The MRI is convening an exciting mountain-focused session.

Abstract submission deadline 4 August 2021.

MRI Session: GC048 - Global Environmental Change in Mountain Social-Ecological Systems

Conveners: Carolina Adler (MRI Executive Director) and Gabrielle Vance (MRI Scientific Project Officer)

Mountains are complex social-ecological systems and natural laboratories in which to explore global change. We invite contributions examining past, present, and future environmental change and associated societal impacts in global mountain environments. This session is open to measurement and modelling studies of mountain climate, cryosphere, ecology, hazards, and hydrology, including coupled societal resources and risks. Mountain terrain is difficult to resolve in climate models, and many areas of the world lack high-elevation monitoring infrastructure. We particularly welcome contributions addressing such knowledge gaps, including high-elevation monitoring efforts, measurements across altitudinal gradients, climate downscaling strategies, and remote sensing innovations. This session is supported by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI).

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Other mountain-relevant sessions at #AGU21

EP031 - Reconstructing mountain belts tectonics and climate

B079 - Tropical Mountains and Forests: Connections in a Complex, Changing World

C014 - Cryospheric changes and their impact on the High-Mountain Water Cycle

Key Dates

16 June 2021: Abstract submission opens

4 August 2021, 11:59 p.m., ET: Abstract submission closes

August 2021: Registration opens

October 2021: Scientific programme released

3 November 2021: Early bird registration deadline

Find more information on the official homepage of the AGU Fall Meeting 2021

Image by Oliver Wiedmann.

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