What to watch for 9 December at #AGU20

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Tomorrow marks the mid-point of #AGU20 and we hope everyone is hitting their stride! Here are some sessions to check out:

  • We will gather to recognize the 2020 Union Medals, Awards, and Prizes as well as the Fellows at 6 p.m. ET in the online meeting platform and on AGU’s Facebook page.
    • Join in to give your live congratulations to these deserving recipients!
    • And check out the 2020 Award Showcase, which highlights all the winners.
  • Wednesday’s featured plenary speaker is Rita Colwell, who will discuss Oceans, Climate, and Human Health: Lessons from Cholera for Covid-19. Rita also has a new book on her distinguished career and fighting sexism in science, and she recently talked about helping start the AGU Journal GeoHealth.
  • Union sessions include U006 – Modeling Multisector Dynamics to Inform Adaptive Pathways and U007 – Confounding Majors Disasters in 2019–2020.
  • In the Virtu-ale Happy Hour at 3 p.m. PT Adler Planetarium’s Dr. Andrew Johnston sits down with Jerry Woodfill, a former NASA Warning Systems Engineer, to talk about Apollo 13.
  • Hear from and engage with a panel of science policy experts about timely issues facing their nations or global regions, as well as ways in which scientists can get involved, in Science Policy Around the World at 6 p.m. PT.
  • Look for additional suggestions for what to see and do in the daily AGU TV clip in the #AGU20 Lobby.
  • Named lectures on Wednesday include:
    • The William Bowie Lecture given by Maria T. Zuber, “Geodetic Clues in Planetary Treasure Hunts,” at 7 a.m. PT.
    • The Lorenz Lecture presented by Sandra C. Chapman, “Multiscale, Nonlinear Space Physics ‘In the Wild’: From Fundamental Physics to Quantifying Risk,” at 10:30 a.m. PT.
    • The John F. Nye Lecture given by Isabella Velicogna, “Weighting climate change in the cryosphere from space,” at 10:30 a.m. PT.
    • The Francis Birch Lecture presented by Christie D. Rowe, “Walking the seismogenic zone: A field geology perspective on earthquakes,” at 4 p.m. PT.
    • The 2020 Marcel Nicolet Lecture by Kristina A. Lynch, “Exploring near Earth space with sounding rockets,” at 4 p.m. PT.
    • The Beno Gutenberg Lecture presented by Malcolm Sambridge, “A Biased Tour of Geophysical Inversion,” at 5:30 p.m. PT.
    • The 2020 Van Allen Lecture given by Robert L. McPherron, “Solar Wind Coupling and Magnetospheric Substorms,” at 5:30 p.m. PT.
  • A few sessions to check out:
    • GC036 – Environmental Changes and Human Migration: Advances in Modeling and Analysis –exploring the effects of climate refugees 
    • P029 – Preparing for the Next Venus Missions II
    • AE006 – High-Resolution Data Analysis and Modeling in Atmospheric and Space Electricity I eLightning
    • SY021 – Science to Action: Increasing Communities’ Resilience to Climate Change and Long–Time Horizon Hazards Impacts on the Built Environment and Social Infrastructure II Posters
    • NH013 – Hazards from a Changing Cryosphere I Posters
    • C022 – Understanding Ice Shelf Processes III Posters
    • GH003 – Current Methods and Challenges to Characterize the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health eLightning
    • SY020 – Native Science to Action: How Indigenous Perspectives Inform, Diversify, and Build Capacity in Environmental Science and Policy II Posters
    • H063 – Frontiers in Ecohydrology II Posters
    • OS015 – El Niño–Southern Oscillation in a Changing Climate IV Posters
    • GC040 – Environmental Changes and Human Migration: Advances in Modeling and Analysis III Posters
    • SY024 – Science to Action: Transformative Partnerships and Knowledge Coproduction to Advance Decision-Relevant Science I
    • V018 – The Decade-by-Decade Evolution of Volcano Science in the 21st Century: A Steady Effusion of Ideas Punctuated by Episodic Explosions of Insight
    • EP024 – Prediction in Geomorphology, 20 Years Later

We love seeing everyone sharing #AGU20 with their pets! Let us know who you are watching with! Tag us @theAGU on Twitter and #AGU20: https://wke.lt/w/s/jv2gNM 

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