11 December 2013

AGU Fall Meeting 2013: Wednesday

Posted by Jessica Ball

Another busy day in the works! Today I’ll be checking out a new form of talks, the “Water Sciences Pop-Ups” (ED31F, 8-10AM in Moscone South 301). They’re five-minute student discussions about the future of water sciences, without the formality of a powerpoint, and I’m hoping they’ll be exciting and fast-paced.

In between attending some more talks on geothermal systems and pyroclastic flows, I will be at the AGU booth from 10:30 to 11:30 for their “Ask an Expert” service. Come talk to me about blogging and social media (and I might sneak in some Thriving Earth Exchange plugs too).

In the afternoon I will be presenting my poster, “Modeling alteration potential in cooling lava domes” (V33C-2755). I’ll be there from 2:30 to 4:30 if you want to see me switch to my scientist hat and do some arm-waving about my thesis research!

UPDATE: I ended up at several great talks about large-scale experimental volcanism, including a building-scale pyroclastic density current generator in New Zealand and a dilute PDC setup that used a dark room and lasers to create visual cross-sections. Later in the afternoon I listened to Alison Graettinger speak about UB’s own large-scale experiments to create “man-made maars”. Finally, I got to talk with quite a few people at my poster and now have even more future research directions to mull over. (If you want to see it, check out the ePoster here!)