by Judith Curry
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is holding is annual Fall meeting this week (13-17 Dec) in San Francisco. I’m posting on this to give the broader Climate Etc. a sense of the main professional society for climate scientists.
The meeting’s scientific program in entirety is rather huge, approximately 15,000 scientists attend this meeting. Navigating the program is enabled by an itinerary planner, if you are interested in looking for specific topics/speakers. Actually, searching through the pdf of the scientific program is actually easier, IMO. I have talk on Wed afternoon that is about approaching the creation of future climate scenarios.
The two named lectures in the Atmospheric Sciences Section are being presented by Tim Palmer (Bjerknes) and Ellen Mosley-Thompson (Charney).
The latest Atmospheric Sciences Section newsletter is here.
AGU’s climate question and answer service is here.
AGU has a new Executive Director, Christine McIntee, who brings much to AGU’s table and is off to a very good start in her new position.
AGU publishes a number of journals, including Geophysical Research Letters
The Fall Meeting has a facebook page.
If anyone is at the AGU meeting or in SF and wants to meet, send me an email.
In terms of blog discussion, apart from the Fall meeting itself, we can discuss the roles of professional societies and their journals, and how they are faring in this politicized climate. Actually, IMO AGU scores relatively high in this regard.