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5 September 2017
For days before it made landfall, the projections for Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Texas―and other parts of the Gulf Coast―were of devastation. Then, when the record-breaking storm arrived, our worst fears were realized as the region was inundated with 101-130 centimeters of rain, not to mention high winds and intense storm surge. Now, as we reflect on Hurricane Harvey, we do so acknowledging that other countries are suffering through catastrophic …
25 July 2017
AGU has long been a proponent and leader in open data and open science, not only in our own publications and meetings, but also within the broader research community. I’m pleased to announce that we have taken that commitment to the next level today by launching an Application Program Interface (API) that will open the door for scientists, developers, and others to create innovative applications that advance science and our …
6 April 2017
By Denis-Didier Rousseau, Fall Meeting Program Chair Spring not only yields the potential for much nicer weather and longer days, it is also, perhaps more importantly, the classic time to submit session proposals for the Fall Meeting. This is a critical scientific season, as it will strongly impact the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting program. During my two terms as chair of the Program Committee, I have had the opportunity to introduce …
23 January 2017
Rather than complain about Wikipedia, scientists at AGU16 decided to do something about it.
13 January 2017
There are about 33 million cattle in Mexico, where a few scientists are experimenting to concoct a cow diet that will reduce methane emissions.
22 December 2016
Your research can have an impact in someone’s life…even if you’re not a great tipper.
21 December 2016
One last cartoon from Miles Traer: “Inspired by the up-goer five comic from XKCD where I try to explain tsunami science using only the 1,000 most commonly used words in the English language and the AGU Fall Meeting 2016 session NH51D: Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science.”
20 December 2016
“Convergence” is defined as the integration of engineering, physical sciences, computation, and life sciences in order to bring about profound benefits for health, energy, and environment… It is time for the geosciences to embrace convergence, as our future depends upon it.
Event types from 2015 include tropical cyclones, extreme sunshine, nuisance tidal flooding, snowpack
drought, forest fires, and Arctic sea ice extent in addition to heat, cold, precipitation, and drought.
15 December 2016
Magma chamber meets the pantry.
Dry scientific descriptions can be so…terrifying!
How the surface of Venus is like the ocean…or not.
Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell thanks scientists for all that we do, to stay the course, and to think about how to move forward with our communications
14 December 2016
Recreating adorable life on Earth and elsewhere.
13 December 2016
Yes, it involves a tardis.
3 November 2016
Planning your AGU16 schedule? Be sure to check out the Sharing Science Room for all the science communication, policy, and outreach events!
1 February 2016
By Larry O’Hanlon A couple of weeks ago on this blog we shared some great student vlogging of AGU Fall Meeting experiences. At that time I noticed something peculiar about the vlogs of Portland State University undergraduate student Kimberly Gottschalk. In each new vlog post her appearance changed. She started with an almost a Victorian formality on the first day, and transformed gradually into what I suspect is her more …
22 December 2015
This is part of a new series of posts that highlight the importance of Earth and space science data and its contributions to society. Posts in this series showcase data facilities and data scientists; explain how Earth and space science data is collected, managed and used; explore what this data tells us about the planet; and delve into the challenges and issues involved in managing and using data. This series …
17 December 2015
Stanford University’s Miles Traer, once again, is cartooning from the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.