Multiple Session Announcements and Calls for Abstracts - AGU Fall Meeting

Date: 
12 July 2012

Multiple Session Announcements and Calls 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. B052 - Quantifying Heterogeneity of Landscapes and Ecosystems in
Earth System Models

2. B072 - When Winter Changes: Hydrological, Ecological, and
Biogeochemical Responses

3. C039 - The Cryosphere and Seasonal to Decadal Prediction

4. GC30 - Links Between Rapid Arctic Change and Mid-Latitude Weather
Patterns

5. IN029 - Large-Scale Data Analytics in Earth System Science

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1. B052 - Quantifying Heterogeneity of Landscapes and Ecosystems in
Earth System Models

Organizers of Session B052, "Quantifying Heterogeneity of Landscapes and
Ecosystems in Earth System Models," 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.

Representing landscape heterogeneity and processes in models at varying
degrees of complexity across multiple scales poses significant
challenges. Financial and logistical constraints limit the spatial and
temporal extents of observations in poorly-understood terrestrial
ecosystems. These challenges call for optimal sampling strategies,
scale-aware parameterizations, and quantitative scaling methods
capturing heterogeneous landscape complexities. This session focuses on
approaches for scaling observations for use in models, representing
surface and subsurface properties and geomorphological processes, and
modeling of terrestrial ecosystems in a changing climate, especially in
tropical and high-latitude regions.

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:
Forrest Hoffman
Email: forrest@climatemodeling.org

Joel Rowland
Email: jrowland@lanl.gov

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2. B072 - When Winter Changes: Hydrological, Ecological, and
Biogeochemical Responses

Organizers of Session B072, " When Winter Changes: Hydrological,
Ecological, and Biogeochemical Responses," 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.

Wherever winter occurs, it is likely changing already, or projected to
change with warming and precipitation shifts. Additionally, other
environmental changes, such as increased dust deposition or land cover
change, also lead to changes in winter environments. This session will
focus on how winter is changing and the impacts on natural and human
systems. Ongoing research aims to characterize the effects of changing
winters on hydrology, species, ecosystems, and people. Studies focusing
on changes in diverse regions are sought, including those with less
severe winters, as proportional changes in the duration of winter or the
depth of snowpack may actually be greater in such regions.

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:
Heidi Steltzer
Email: steltzer_h@fortlewis.edu

Michael Weintraub
Email: michael.weintraub@utoledo.edu

Molly Brown
Email: molly.brown@nasa.gov

Mark Williams
Email: markw@snobear.colorado.edu

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3. C039 - The Cryosphere and Seasonal to Decadal Prediction

Organizers of Session C039, "The Cryosphere and Seasonal to Decadal
Prediction," 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.

This session solicits current research on prediction of the cryosphere
from seasonal to decadal timescales. The session considers (1)
prediction of cryospheric variables like sea ice and seasonal snow
cover, and (2) what improved cryospheric prediction means for regional
and global climate prediction. For (1), papers are sought that discuss
statistical relationships as well as the dynamical role of accurate
initialization and representation of polar Earth system processes (sea
ice, polar ocean, seasonal snow cover, atmosphere, etc.). For (2),
papers are sought on cryospheric prediction in the context of
extratropical weather systems, teleconnected modes coupled to
cryospheric variability, and cryospheric feedbacks that affect global
climate.

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:
Mark Flanner
Email: flanner@umich.edu

Marika Holland
Email: mholland@ucar.edu

Seok Woo Son
Email: seok-woo.son@mcgill.ca

Paul Kushner
Email: paul.kushner@utoronto.ca

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4. GC30 - Links Between Rapid Arctic Change and Mid-Latitude Weather
Patterns

The National Research Council's Polar Research Board announces Session
GC30, "Links Between Rapid Arctic Change and Mid-Latitude Weather
Patterns," 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.

Recent changes in the Arctic are among the most striking on Earth. Since
the 1980s, summer sea ice has diminished, snow on high-latitude land has
melted earlier in spring, and coastal permafrost temperatures have
warmed. These changes have altered the energy exchange between the
surface and atmosphere, causing large-scale air temperature anomalies
twice the global average. These changes are expected to affect weather
patterns in both the Arctic and mid-latitudes, and may have played a
role in the increased frequency of extreme weather events.

This session invites abstracts on model simulations or observations that
elucidate the mechanisms by which northern hemisphere atmospheric
circulation is responding to arctic change.

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:
Lauren Brown
Email: labrown@nas.edu

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5. IN029 - Large-Scale Data Analytics in Earth System Science

Organizers of Session IN029, "Large-Scale Data Analytics in Earth System
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.

Earth and space science data are increasingly large and complex, often
representing long time series or high resolution remote sensing, making
such data difficult to analyze, visualize, interpret, and understand.
The proliferation of heterogeneous, multi-disciplinary observational and
model data have rendered traditional means of analysis and integration
ineffective. This session focuses on applications of data mining or
machine learning approaches to the analysis, assimilation, and synthesis
of large or long time series Earth science data that support integration
and discovery in climatology, hydrology, geology, ecology, seismology,
or related disciplines.

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:
Jitendra Kumar
Email: jkumar@climatemodeling.org

Forrest Hoffman
Email: forrest@climatemodeling.org

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