Calls for Session Abstracts
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2024

9-13 December 2024
Washington, D.C.

Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2024

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The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is accepting abstracts for the 2024 AGU Fall Meeting. This hybrid meeting will take place 9-13 December 2024 in Washington, D.C. and online.

The following sessions are accepting abstracts:

SESSION C012 - Coupled-system Processes of the Arctic Atmosphere-Sea Ice-Ocean System: Harnessing Field Observations and Advancing Models
Conveners: Matthew Shupe, Madison Smith, Xianda Gong, Daniel Watkins, and Niklas Schnierstein

The Arctic Basin coupled environmental system is changing rapidly, with dramatic implications for climate, weather, ecosystems, and society. Importantly, many of these changes and processes are interdependent. For example, thinner and less extensive sea ice can impact the flow of heat, the exchange of gases, seasonal melt and freeze of ice, ice dynamics, light available for biological productivity, and many other related physical, biogeochemical, and ecological processes. In this session, conveners welcome field, laboratory, remote sensing, and modeling studies that examine all aspects of the changing Arctic coupled system, especially including processes that cut across the atmosphere, sea ice, snow, ocean, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem. Submissions are encouraged that incorporate cross-disciplinary research topics, examine interseasonal linkages, conduct observation-model synthesis, and/or bridge the spatial and temporal scales between in situ observations and large scale remote-sensing and modeling. Contributions from recent Arctic field campaigns are particularly relevant.

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Matthew Shupe
Email: matthew.shupe [at]

C043 - Weaving Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) into the Fabric of Polar Science
Conveners: Allison Lepp, Cynthia Garcia, Katy Smith, and Noor Johnson

This session highlights the critical integration of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) principles in polar science research. By presenting case studies, the session will exchange strategies that Arctic and Antarctic research teams have implemented to foster inclusivity and safety, prioritize diversity in identity and ideas, and enhance scientific inquiry. These examples will illustrate the direct benefits of weaving diverse perspectives in these environments and offer innovative methodologies, strategies, and frameworks that have been developed as a result. Conveners welcome solution-oriented presentations about overcoming systemic barriers to diversity and inclusion, and evaluations and critiques of existing policies that preclude a more inclusive research community. Submissions from academic groups, research labs, funded programs, as well as federal agencies and non-federal organizations are encouraged. Attendees will leave with practical insights and inspired commitments to promote DEIA in their respective fields, creating a ripple effect of positive change across the polar science community.

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Alie Lepp
Email: allison.lepp [at]

SESSION GC137 - Status, Trends, and Processes of Lake and River Ice
Conveners: Xiao Yang, Christopher D. Arp, Wayana Dolan, and Audrey N. Thellman

Seasonal ice cover plays an important and changing role in many functions and services of mid- to high-latitude lakes and rivers. Early studies established the importance of inland water ice cover phenology as a proxy for climate change; while more recent work focuses on the ecological, hydrological, and socioeconomic functions and dynamics of the ice cover. Most existing studies of ice cover have been conducted for a specific discipline or water/event type. Here, conveners aim to provide a platform to researchers to share work generally related to the topics of lake or river ice, regardless of scale and methodology used. Specifically, conveners welcome studies that focus on 1) ice phenology, thickness, quality and/or 2) changing ice characteristics and their implications for ice covered lakes or rivers. Conveners also encourage submission of studies focused on regions that are currently underrepresented in the literature.

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Wayana Dolan
Email: wdolan [at]

SESSION H048 – Detecting Hydrologic Change in Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Environments: Towards a Process-Based Understanding of Climate-Driven Impacts on Cold Regions Water Systems
Conveners: Joshua Koch, Craig Connolly, Marisa Repasch, Jon O’Donnell, and Philippe Fortier

Cold regions are changing due to warming air, water, and ground temperatures. Monitoring hydrological processes in these regions can reveal cryosphere change and help understand subsequent impacts on water availability, biogeochemical cycles, and aquatic ecosystems. For example, temporal shifts in Arctic river hydrographs have been attributed to changing runoff contributions from rain, snow, glaciers, and aufeis, and increasing hydrologic connectivity with permafrost thaw and talik development. Observing change is challenged by the logistics of obtaining continuous, broad-scale measurements in remote regions. This session aims to bring together the hydrology and cryosphere communities to explore novel tools, approaches, and indicators of change to infer hydrologic processes and better understand climate-driven impacts on water systems across geographical and temporal scales. Conveners welcome contributions that utilize field data, remote sensing, and emerging data analysis techniques and technologies to observe changing hydrologic processes in cold regions where direct, continuous measurements are difficult.

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