AGU Late-Breaking Session Announcement and Call for Abstracts: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

12 September 2017

Call for Late-Breaking Session Abstracts
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

11-15 December 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana

Abstract submission deadline:
11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 31 October 2017

For further information about the meeting and abstract submission, go to:

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is currently accepting abstract submissions for a late-breaking session at the 2017 Fall Meeting, which will be held 11-15 December 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

NOTE: The first-author rule is relaxed for the late-breaking sessions; authors may submit another abstract to the late-breaking sessions even if they also submitted an abstract for the August deadline.

Conveners of the following late-breaking session invite abstract submissions:

SESSION: Late-Breaking Session on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Session Chairs: Guido Cervone, Jeffrey A. Nittrouer, Courtney Thompson, and Lesley Wyborn.

This session, potentially organized as multiple sessions, seeks a wide breadth of contributions focusing on the events of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, including crowdsourced data and social media in disaster response; policy implications; high resolution remote sensing; flooding and infrastructure damage; impacts on the environment and human health; changing coastal landscapes; oceanographic, atmospheric, and climatic factors contributing to the storm; data access and assimilation; high-performance (HPC) and cloud computing for real-time analysis.

More information will be added to the session description as more details about the impacts of Hurricane Irma emerge.

Instructions for submitting an abstract to this session:

  • Click the link:,
  • Log in using AGU member credentials,
  • Select "Late Breaking Session" tab,
  • Select session title "Late-Breaking Research Related to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma", and
  • Proceed with full abstract submission process.