NCAR & UCAR at AGU 2012

Golden Gate BridgeWe hope to see you at the 2012 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, 3–7 December. Here are some ways to connect with us.

Participate in discussion on the idea of a weather commission
Discover observational opportunities with LAOF
Connect with Tom Bogdan
Stop by our exhibit booths

Community Discussion on the Idea of a U.S. Weather Commission

Tuesday, 4 December
5:30 pm

Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel
888 Howard Street
(next door to the Moscone Center)

UCAR and the Weather Coalition are hosting an informal community networking event for continued discussion about the idea of a proposed U.S. Weather Commission. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served and our space is limited, so come early.

 Nose of NSF/NCAR G-V research jet aircraftWorkshop

Train & Entrain New Users to Request NSF Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities

Tuesday, 4 December
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For early career faculty and researchers, university teachers and students. Advice on how to incorporate instruments and platforms into an experiment design, how to request one or more of these facilities, and how to maximize the success of a campaign or instructional program.

Pre-registration required: more info & registration >Tom Bogdan


Connect with Tom Bogdan

UCAR President Tom Bogdan will be at AGU all week. Please introduce yourself and/or catch up with him on what you're doing. If you'd like to set up a time to meet, contact Matt Hirschland, director of Communications. Or stop by and say hi at these times:

Meet Tom in the Exhibit Hall, NCAR & UCAR booths 216 & 218
Wednesday afternoon,  5 Dec 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursday morning,  6 Dec 9:00 - 10:30 am
Thursday afternoon, 6 Dec 3:00 - 4:00 pm

 CISL staff at Supercomputing meetingStop By the Exhibit Hall

Find us at Moscone Center North, on "NSF Street"
Tuesday–Thursday, 9:30 am6:00 pm
Friday, 9:30 am1:30 pm

NCAR - Booth 216

  • Meet: Roger Wakimoto, NCAR Director; Maura Hagan, associate director;
    Peter Backlund, director of External Relations & Integrated Science Program;
    other NCAR scientists and staff
  • Grab: NCAR tote bags, magnets, notebooks, and, of course, chocolate

Booth hosted by Carol Park and Michelle Rangel  

UCAR Community Programs -  Booth 218

  • Meet: COMET, COSMIC, Unidata, and other program staff for the latest news and informal Q&A
  • View: Air . Planet . People, an introduction to NCAR & UCAR
  • Grab: recyclable pens and luggage grips

Booth hosted by Hanne Mauriello, Ligea Ruff, Katy Lackey and Jill Reisdorf

Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities - Booth 444

  • Learn about the observing facilities available through this National Science Foundation program and how to request them.
  • Facilities include aircraft, airborne and ground-based radars, lidars, surface and sounding systems.
  • Platforms are managed and operated by five partner organizations and eligible for separate NSF deployment funding.

This is a great opportunity to meet facility managers and NSF representatives one-on-one and ask questions that you may have about a specific facility or the request process. Through the LAOF, program, NSF provides scientific research platforms and instrumentation to the geosciences community.

Booth hosted by NCAR Earth Observing Lab staff and other LAOF partner organizations

Additional information

NCAR Earth Observing Lab at AGU 2012

AGU Fall Meeting 2012