NCAR & UCAR at AGU 2016

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NCAR|UCAR Opportunities

Find opportunities to visit, collaborate, and study with us at the NCAR|UCAR exhiibit booths or online:
Check out our visitor programs, workshops, internships & fellowships

Connect with us at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
San Francisco, 12–16 December 2016

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Special Events

Union Lecture & Panel Discussion

U23A: The Path Forward from Paris, One Year Later - view archived webcast
Tuesday, 13 December, 1:40 - 3:40 pm
Moscone North - Hall E

Eight months after the historic Paris Climate Agreement, AGU hosts a panel composed of high level science policy experts from around the world. The focus of the discussion is the outcomes of COP21/CMP11 and implications for both the research, policy, and action agendas at local, regional and global scales.

Panelists: Margaret Leinen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Convener); Antonio J. Busalacchi, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research; Carlos Nobre, National institute of Science and Technology of Climate Change, São José dos Campos, Brazil.

Diversity Reception

All AGU attendees invited
Tuesday, 13 December, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Mariott Marquis - Foothill C

A reception to celebrate the diversity of students and professionals from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the Earth and space sciences, and to also celebrate our collective accomplishments in promoting diversity in the Earth and space sciences. Light refreshments will be served. This event is being co-hosted by the American Geophysical Union, UCAR SOARS Program, the International Association for Geoscience Diversity, Geoscience Alliance, and the National Science Foundation“ Directorate for Geosciences. This event is Open to All, even though tickets are required. If unable to get tickets beforehand, please plan on attending and register at the door.

Emiliani Lecture - Paleoclimate

PP32A: Resolving Some Puzzles of Climate Evolution Since the Last Glacial Maximum: A Melding of Paleoclimate Modeling and Data (Invited)
Wednesday, 14 December, 11:20 am - 12:20 pm
Moscone West - 2022/2024

Bette Otto-Bliesner (NCAR Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory) gives this year's Emiliani Lecture. She will address some of the puzzles surrounding the last deglaciation. Why did the African Humid Period start synchronously and rapidly over much of Africa just after 15,000 years ago? How could the Younger Dryas in Greenland be as cold as it was during the Older Dryas? How much freshwater did the North American ice sheets contribute to Meltwater Pulse 1a? By continuing to explore the unanswered puzzles of paleoclimate, together, our community provides a firmer basis for understanding the future trajectory for our Earth.

Education, Career Development & Workforce Inclusion

Workshop: Research Mentoring of Young Scientists from Undergraduate to Postdocs
Monday, 12 December, 1:00 -4:00 pm
Mariott Marquis - Golden Gate C1

ED21D: Progress toward an Inclusive and Welcoming Geoscience Community: Addressing Harassment and Improving Workplace Climate Posters
Tuesday, 13 December, 8:00 am - 12:20 pm

Moscone South - Poster Hall

Short Film: GLOBE Student Research Experience 2016
Tuesday, 13 December, 11:49 am
Moscone West - 2001A

Produced by Jan Heiderer & the GLOBE Program, this short film features U.S. and international students describing their experiences learning to make field observations and coming together to learn from each other. Part of the AGU Cinema Festival of Short Science Films, which are shown throughout the meeting. 
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ED31: New approaches to professional and career development for students and postdocs in the geosciences
Wednesday, 14 December

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am: Oral lightning session - Moscone North 101 info>
  • 10:00 am - 12:20 pm: Poster session - Moscone South Poster Hall info>
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Oral Session - Moscone South 309 info>

ED31B: Undergraduate Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Space Science Research and Outreach Posters
Wednesday, 14 December, 8:00 am  -12:20 pm
Moscone South - Poster Hall

ED51: Creating an effective REU structure for students and mentors
Friday, 16 December

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am: Oral lightning session - Moscone North 101 info>
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Poster session - Moscone South Poster Hall info>

Supercomputing Success Stories from Yellowstone

IN31F: Supercomputing for Geoscience: Success Stories from Yellowstone and Other Petascale Systems I
Wednesday, 14 December, 9:00 - 10:00 am
Moscone West - 2000
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IN33A: Supercomputing for Geoscience: Success Stories from Yellowstone and Other Petascale Systems II
Wednesday, 14 December, 1:40 - 6:00 pm
Moscone South - Poster Hall

Operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Yellowstone supercomputing system has served a global community of 2,500 space physicists, climate dynamics researchers, mesoscale meteorologists, and geologists. This session illustrates the value of high performance computing resources dedicated to geoscience, showcasing computational advances in understanding anthropogenic climate change and associated impacts, in modeling the Sun and predicting coronal mass ejections, in improving severe weather forecasts, and in finding new sources of energy, and looks at how future supercomputers might inform scientific discovery.

Free Public Event - Ignite @ AGU

Ignite talk: Communicating Science to the Public via the NCAR Explorer Series
Wednesday, 14 December. 6-8:30 pm
The Infusion Lounge. 124 Ellis St. San Francisco.

Sophie Hou (NCAR Climate & Global Dynamics Lab) will be presenting a five-minute "lightning talk" about the NCAR Explorer Series. Join Hou and other AGU colleagues for a fun evening co-sponsored by NASA’s Applied Sciences Program – in partnership with AGU's Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) group and the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation. Ignite, a concept created by O’Reilly Media, provides presenters a strict presentation format - five minutes and 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds - to make their point. Enlighten us, but make it quick! No tickets needed, open to the public. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar. 
Ignite@AGU info >

Exhibit Hall Booths - Find us on NSF Street

NCAR - National Center for Atmospheric Research - Booth 408

  • Meet James Hurrell (NCAR Director) and Michael Thompson (NCAR Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer)
  • Meet scientists and staff from NCAR's Research Laboratories
    • For example: Earth Observing Laboratory facility managers and staff will be available at the NCAR booth on Tuesday, 13 December, from 1:00-5:00 pm. Information about EOL's requestable facilities and services will also be available the entire week.

Hosted by Susan Chavez, NCAR

UCAR - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Community Programs - Booth 404

  • Meet Ying-Hwa (Bill) Kuo (UCAR Community Programs Director)
  • Meet data mavens, science staffing and program managers, educators, and other folks from Unidata, EarthCube, the Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Science, the UCAR Center for Science Education, and the other UCAR Programs for the latest news and informal Q&A.
  • Enter our #UCARselfieAGU contest - you might win a prize!

Hosted by Ellen Thomas, UCAR


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