Each year, researchers of the Department of Geographical Sciences present their groundbreaking work at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. This research encompasses a wide range of topics such as land cover and land use change, carbon monitoring, fire detection, earth observations, and many others. This year, GEOG will be represented across a diverse set of topics, indicating the department’s active role in the national geophysical community.
Researchers in our department are giving 56 presentations across 37 different sessions demonstrating the wide breadth and relevance of research in our department. These presentations include 24 oral, 28 posters, 3 eLightning talks, and 1 NASA Hyperwall presentation.
Nine of our faculty are also convening 7 unique sets of sessions, totaling 14 oral and poster sessions. These sessions range in topic from sea ice, machine learning for planetary science, carbon monitoring, earth observations, to agricultural monitoring. One session co-convened by Dr. Sinéad Farrell titled “Properties and Processes of Sea Ice: Understanding Interannual Variability and Dynamic Change” totals 21 oral and poster presentations. Another session co-convened by Dr. George Hurtt, “Carbon Monitoring Systems Research and Applications”, includes 42 oral and poster presentations. Dr. Dongdong Wang and Dr. Shunlin Liang are convening a session entitled "Satellite Data Development of Land Surface Key Variables and Solar Radiation Modeling" totaling 28 oral and poster presentations.
The department’s research faculty will be extremely active at the Fall Meeting, leading a total of 32 presentations across 27 different sessions. Dr. Alyssa Whitcraft is convening a session entitled “Four Decades and Counting: Earth Observations and Agricultural Monitoring” with 37 oral and poster presentations, as well as presenting her research in two oral sessions (one invited) and one eLightning talk. She is also convening one town hall discussion on public-private partnerships in earth observations. Dr. Inbal Becker-Reshef is presenting one invited talk, entitled "Advancing the Uptake of Earth Observations for Informing Agricultural Decisions in Eastern Africa under the NASA Harvest and GEOGLAM Programs" and one oral presentation.
Thirteen graduate students are presenting their research in posters, eLightning talks, and one oral presentation across ten different sessions. Doctoral candidate Rachel Lamb is presenting her research in an oral talk entitled "Socio-economic opportunities for afforestation across the RGGI domain using high-resolution NASA CMS products" in NASA's Carbon Monitoring System session.
The AGU 2019 Fall Meeting is being held from Monday, December 9th, 2019 to Friday, December 13th, 2019 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. For a listing of GEOG participation at the Fall Meeting, please visit our summary spreadsheet of presentations. For more information about the meeting, please visit the .or the