Every year, thousands of students, educators, researchers, and scientists convene at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall Meeting to present the latest research in Earth and planetary science. This year the department did not disappoint, with students, faculty and researchers participating in 70 presentations on topics such as carbon monitoring, land cover and land use change, remote sensing, environmental justice, STEM education and more. GEOG members are first authors on over 40 presentations, including 22 oral, 18 poster and 4 eLightning presentations across 40 distinct sessions.
Members of the department also helped organize 13 sessions, including two town halls: “Surviving Global Change: GeoHealth, Marginalized Communities, and Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene,” convened by Dr. Amanda Hoffman Hall and “Applications of NASA's Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 Data Three Years After Launch,” convened by Dr. Molly Brown. Also of note, Dr. George Hurtt will be leading a NASA Hyperwall presentation entitled "NASA's Carbon Monitoring System," in addition to convening three sessions on "Carbon Monitoring Systems Research and Applications."
The department is especially proud of its student presence at AGU this year, with over 15 oral, poster, and eLightning presentations by students. Undergraduate student Marie Panday is presenting “US Trends in Wildfire Smoke derived from NOAA’s Hazard Mapping System Smoke Product and Airport Data from 2010-2020” in eLightning format. Recent grad Camille Hoffman Delett, who is now pursuing her MS with the department, is presenting her work, “Innovating Reforestation Protocols for Carbon Markets with High-Resolution Forest Carbon Science.” PhD student Allison Baer is convening two sessions: “Monitoring, Modeling, and Forecasting Fire Emissions, Smoke, and Their Health Impacts” and “Modeling Exposure of Infectious and Vector Borne Disease,” in addition to presenting her poster, “Intercomparison of three methods used to derive wall-to-wall PM2.5 concentrations in Alaska.”
AGU 2021 takes place from Dec. 13th-17th in New Orleans and online. More information about the conference can be found here. View a complete listing of GEOG presentations here.
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