Multiple Session Announcements and Calls for Abstracts - AGU Fall Meeting

Date: 
5 July 2012

Multiple Session Announcements and Call for Abstracts
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
3-7 December 2012
San Francisco, California

Abstract submission deadline for all sessions:
Wednesday, 8 August 2012

1. A041 - Impacts of Arctic Sea Ice Reduction on the Arctic
Environment

2. B049 - Phenology Responses and Feedbacks to Biogeophysics,
Disturbance, and Climate Change

3. C027 - Observational Needs for Polar Climate Modeling

4. C031 - Polar Technology Enabling Science

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1. A041 - Impacts of Arctic Sea Ice Reduction on the Arctic Environment

Organizers of Session A041, "Impacts of Arctic Sea Ice Reduction on the
Arctic Environment," announce a call for abstracts. The session will be
convened at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 3-7
December 2012 in San Francisco, California.

The drastic reduction of arctic sea ice in the last decade is expected
to impact the arctic environment in many ways. Long-term ground and
satellite-based measurements have documented the changes to the Arctic
and studies have begun to investigate processes leading to arctic
environmental change. In these regards, organizers call for
contributions focusing on (1) documenting changes in arctic sea ice and
snow cover from satellite to airborne and surface measurements, (2)
assessing impacts on atmospheric chemical processes and on Arctic Ocean
and terrestrial biogeochemical processes, and (3) modeling to improve
the understanding and prediction of arctic sea ice change and its
consequence on the arctic environment

The abstract submission deadline for this and all other sessions is
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To submit
an abstract, you must either be a current 2012 AGU member, or have the
ID of your AGU member sponsor. For further details on the abstract
submission process, please go to: http://agu-fm12.abstractcentral.com/.

For further information, please contact:
William Simpson
Email: wrsimpson@alaska.edu

Jody Deming
Email: jdeming@u.washington.edu

Paul Shepson
Email: pshepson@purdue.edu

Son Nghiem
Email: son.v.nghiem@jpl.nasa.gov

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2. B049 - Phenology Responses and Feedbacks to Biogeophysics,
Disturbance, and Climate Change

Organizers of Session B049, "Phenology Responses and Feedbacks to
Biogeophysics, Disturbance, and Climate Change," announce a call for
abstracts. The session will be convened at the American Geophysical
Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 3-7 December 2012 in San Francisco,
California.

Phenology is a science that integrates climatology, ecosystem and land
surface function, and community ecology. Despite persistent geographic
patterns in life cycle events, predicting their timing remains a
challenge. Alterations of plant and animal phenologies may be indicators
of changes in seasonality (e.g., daylength, insolation,
temperature/moisture thresholds or accumulations), species migrations or
range shifts, ecosystem disturbances, extreme events, or climate change.
How do such biogeophysical changes affect the timing of life cycle
events and what are the ecological feedbacks between phenology,
biogeophysical factors, disturbance, climate change, and species
interactions?

The abstract submission deadline for this and all other sessions is
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To submit
an abstract, you must either be a current 2012 AGU member, or have the
ID of your AGU member sponsor. For further details on the abstract
submission process, please go to: http://agu-fm12.abstractcentral.com/.

For further information, please contact:
David Moore
Email: davidjpmoore@email.arizona.edu

William Walter Hargrove
Email: tnbugman@gmail.com

Forrest Hoffman
Email: forrest@climatemodeling.org

Steven Norman
Email: stevenorman@fs.fed.us

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3. C027 - Observational Needs for Polar Climate Modeling

Organizers of Session C027, "Observational Needs for Polar Climate
Modeling," announce a call for abstracts. The session will be convened
at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 3-7 December 2012
in San Francisco, California.

Polar observations for climate model evaluation and development are
lacking due to short instrumental records, remote and harsh
environments, and challenging conditions for satellite retrievals. This
session encourages contributions that (1) illustrate the need for and
value of process- or climate- scale observations using modeling, data
assimilation, and/or process understanding; or (2) assess and compare
observational data sets of uncertain variables such as precipitation,
clouds, and sea ice thickness; or (3) use novel methods and metrics to
address questions of observation quality and utility; or (4) propose
observational campaigns that can constrain climate-relevant processes in
climate models.

The abstract submission deadline for this and all other sessions is
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To submit
an abstract, you must either be a current 2012 AGU member, or have the
ID of your AGU member sponsor. For further details on the abstract
submission process, please go to: http://agu-fm12.abstractcentral.com/.

For further information, please contact:
David Schneider
Email: dschneid@ucar.edu

Jennifer Kay
Email: jenkay@ucar.edu

Gijs de Boer
Email: gijs.deboer@colorado.edu

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4. C031 - Polar Technology Enabling Science

Organizers of Session C031, "Polar Technology Enabling Science,"
announce a call for abstracts. The session will be convened at the
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 3-7 December 2012 in San
Francisco, California.

Rapidly evolving technology including high latitude communications, low
power electronics and sensors, new power sources, and advanced signal
processing is enabling new and enhanced science at high latitudes. This
session is intended for posters or talks that document existing
technology enabling science in fixed locations and mobile platforms at
high latitudes in the field now, that are currently being developed, or
that are at earlier stages.

The abstract submission deadline for this and all other sessions is
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To submit
an abstract, you must either be a current 2012 AGU member, or have the
ID of your AGU member sponsor. For further details on the abstract
submission process, please go to: http://agu-fm12.abstractcentral.com/.

For further information, please contact:
Dale Chayes
Email: dale@ldeo.columbia.edu

Louis Whitcomb
Email: llw@jhu.edu

Roy Stehle
Email: roy.stehle@sri.com

Todd Valentic
Email: todd.valentic@sri.com

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