Call for AGU Fall Meeting Session Abstracts: Observations, Interactions, and Implications of Permafrost Systems in Transition

22 July 2019

Call for AGU Fall Meeting Session Abstracts
Observations, Interactions, and Implications of Permafrost Systems in Transition
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
9-13 December 2019
San Francisco, California

Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2019

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The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is currently accepting abstract submissions for the 2019 Fall Meeting. The meeting will be held 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco, California.

Conveners of the following session invite abstract submissions:

SESSION C026: Observations, Interactions, and Implications of Permafrost Systems in Transition
Conveners: Sarah G. Evans, Melissa Karine Ward, Matthias Fuchs, and Cathy Jean Wilson

Permafrost terrains in high latitude and alpine regions exert a primary control on geophysical, hydrologic, geomorphic, and biotic properties and processes including ecosystem fluxes and thermokarst/thermal erosion. As global air temperatures increase, and permafrost degrades, it is crucial to understand how interactions and feedbacks of these processes will be altered, as well as more accurate measures of permafrost distribution, characteristics, and dynamics. This session welcomes studies across cryosphere, earth surface, global environmental change, and hydrology disciplines that explore ongoing changes and/or enhance permafrost region process understanding. These include, but are not limited to, studies using field observations, remote sensing, geophysical techniques, experiments, and numerical modeling. Conveners are particularly interested in submissions that deal with thermokarst and thaw-related landscape dynamics with impacts on landscape-scale processes, infrastructure, society, health, and the cryosphere. Contributions that include interdisciplinary approaches or demonstrate the development of new techniques, data integration, and/or highlight challenges are strongly encouraged.

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For questions about this session, contact:
Melissa Ward Jones
Email: melissa.ward [at]
Phone: 907-565-9034