2004 AGU Fall Meeting, San Fransico, 13 through 17 December, 2004
 
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Program: Scientific Highlights

Union Events

Ice Breaker
1700h - 1830h Sunday, 12 December
Moscone West, Level 2 Foyer

Frontiers of Geophysics
1830h Monday, 13 December
Marriott Hotel, Salon 7

U15A Sedimentary Rocks and Evidence for Aqueous Environment on the Surface of Mars Presented by John P. Grotzinger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

AGU Honors Evening
   —Join in and pay tribute to the 2004 AGU medalists honored at this event.

Honors Ceremony
1830h Wednesday, 15 December
Marriott Hotel, Salon 9

Reception immediately following ceremony.

Honors Banquet
2000h Wednesday, 15 December
Marriott Hotel, Salon 8

View the complete list of medalists.
Shuttle service is provided to all hotels from the Marriott Hotel, 2000h - 2330h.

AGU Council Meeting
1815h - 2000h Friday, 17 December
Argent Hotel, Metropolitan I

Section/Focus Group Events

Hydrology Section Luncheon
1230h - 1330h Tuesday, 14 December
Marriott Hotel, Salon 8
Tickets: $25.00 per person

Ocean Sciences Section Luncheon
1230h - 1330h Tuesday, 14 December
Marriottt Hotel, Salons 10-12
Tickets: $25.00 per person

Seismology and Tectonophysics Sections (Joint) Luncheon
1230h - 1330h Tuesday, 14 December
Marriott Hotel, Nob Hill A-D
Tickets: $25.00 per person

Section Business Meetings and Receptions
1815h - 1930h Tuesday, 14 December

  • Atmospheric and Space Electricity
    Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate B
  • Biogeosciences
    Marriott Hotel, Nob Hill A-D
  • Cryosphere and Arctic with AINA and ARCUS (Joint)
    Marriott Hotel, Salon 9
  • Geodesy
    Marriott Hotel, Salons 1 and 2
  • Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism
    Marriott Hotel, Salons 10 and 11
  • Global Environmental Change
    Marriott Hotel, Club Room
  • Nonlinear Geophysics
    Marriott Hotel, Salons 14 and 15
  • Mineral and Rock Physics and Study of the Earth's Deep Interior (Joint)
    (sponsored by Almax Industries and Technodiamant)
    Marriott Hotel, Salons 12 and 13
  • Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
    Marriott Hotel, Salon 8
  • Planetary Sciences
    Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate C
  • Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
    Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate A
    Bowen Award presented to Peter Kelemen (Sponsored by G.E.R.M.)

SPA Agency Night
1815h - 1930h Tuesday, 14 December
Moscone West, Room 3001-3003

Space Physics and Aeronomy and Atmospheric Sciences (Joint) Dinner
1930h - 2230h Tuesday, 14 December
Hotel Nikko, Nikko Ballroom I-II
Tickets: $45.00 per person


Town Hall Meetings
Thursday, 16 December

The Future of NSF-funded Arctic Natural Science
Hosted by: University of Alaska and University of Colorado Arctic and Alpine Research
Moscone West, Room 3009
1830h

Arctic investigators and cognizant NSF officials are invited to discuss arctic science priorities and current structure of the NSF Arctic Natural Sciences (ANS) core program. ANS has suffered diminishing funding in the past years relative to large-scale OPP initiatives with specialized foci, and consequently individual-investigator exploratory science in ANS is increasingly threatened. Individual-investigator programs are at the center of NSF goals as well as the source of knowledge from which larger scale initiatives proceed. The effect of this shift in funding is compounded by the all-in-one structure of ANS, where proposals in glaciology, atmospheric sciences, biological sciences, earth sciences, and oceanography are handled in a single program without the benefit of review panels. The situation affects all ANS sub-disciplines but is particularly acute for alpine glaciology, which unlike the other 4 ANS areas has no other disciplinary home. Topics to consider include: 1) whether the full range of arctic research priorities are being supported under current funding; 2) whether the organizational structure of ANS helps or hinders the advancement of arctic research, and 3) if ANS funding or organizational structure are found lacking, what alternatives the scientific community can offer.

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