Call for AGU Session Abstracts
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

11-15 December 2023
San Francisco, California

Abstract submission deadline: 2 August 2023

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The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is accepting abstracts for the 2023 AGU Fall Meeting. This hybrid meeting will take place 11-15 December 2023 in San Francisco, California and online.

The following sessions are accepting abstracts:

SESSION ED038: Successes and Challenges in Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Polar and Alpine Sciences
Conveners: Diana M. Dalbotten, Cathleen Elizabeth Torres Parisian, and Mariama C. Dryak

The polar and alpine sciences encompass a diverse mix of disciplines and research areas, yet struggle to fully represent diversity of people, despite recognition that research communities that are diverse, integrative, and well-positioned to carry out productive research on the interactions or connections between natural and built environments and social systems have been identified as vital to both science and national interest, for instance through the NSF’s Navigating the New Arctic (NNA). There have been many initiatives launched aimed at creating equitable spaces, engaging diverse scientists in polar research, partnering with local communities, increasing accessibility to polar science and polar data, and overcoming pervasive cultural and historical issues that limit full participation in the polar science community. Conveners invite contributions that help engage in this work-in-progress, including those that raise awareness, share new initiatives, celebrate successes, and examine the challenges to advances in these areas for the polar sciences.

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SESSION C033: Predictions and Predictability in the High Latitude Climate System
Conveners: Richard Cullather, Edward Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, and Lauren Andrews

This session seeks to facilitate a discussion of Arctic and Antarctic predictions, and to promote development in the application and validation of predictive models. Complex physical processes and observational scarcity have historically hindered accuracy for NWP, seasonal forecasting, and 21st century prediction in polar regions. Researchers have responded to these challenges with focused CMIP intercomparisons, multifaceted observing studies such as MOSAiC, and model representation advances including mixed-phase clouds, enhanced resolution, sea ice model development, and the incorporation of improved model physics in the atmosphere, sea ice, land ice, land, and oceans. This session invites papers that address both initialized and boundary condition predictions of high latitude climates, including model formulation, forecast diagnosis, and validation methods. Example topics include initial condition dependency and sensitivity to improved physics. This session supports the U.S. federal Arctic Research Plan objective to quantify and improve the predictive capabilities of Arctic models.

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