on the Evolution of the Monsoon, Biosphere and Mountain Building in Cenozoic Asia
5–9 January 2020 in Washington, D.C. at AGU Headquarters
About the Chapman
This Chapman Conference aims to bring together different communities to discuss how the new drilling results relate to observations made onshore and to what extent they validate existing reconstructions of monsoon development. The conference will be held at AGU Headquarters, 2000 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20009.
The Asian monsoon is an example of a climatic system intimately linked with the tectonic evolution of the solid Earth. Demonstrating these links has been difficult due to a lack of detailed climatic and erosional records that span tectonic timescales, such as those developed in the Himalayas and Tibet. A campaign of scientific drilling of sediments from the marginal seas of eastern Asia and the Indian Ocean, conducted by the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) in 2014–2016, has now partly solved this problem.
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Registration rates and policies
The registration fee includes access to the scientific program, an opening reception on Sunday evening, daily coffee breaks and lunches.
- Professionals: $500.00 USD
- Students: $400.00 USD
- Low-income* country residents: $400.00 USD
*Low-income and lower-middle income countries as defined by the World Bank.
Cancellation policy: If you must cancel your registration, you must notify AGU by email. Registration cancellations received by 4 December 2019 will receive a complete refund. Registration cancellations received between 5 and 11 December 2019 will have a $50 processing fee deducted from their refund. No refunds will be issued for registrations or ticketed events canceled after 11 December 2019.
Book your stay
Discounted rooms can be reserved at the:Courtyard Marriott
1900 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Washington, D.C. 20009
The hotel is just over one block from AGU Headquarters, where the conference is being held. The deadline to reserve your room is 5 December 2019.Rates
Single/Double/Triple/Quad: $139.00 per night. Taxes not included.
Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 12:00 p.m.
Getting to Washington, D.C.
As a major metropolitan area there are many options for traveling to Washington, D.C. for the Chapman. Washington, D.C. is served by three major airports which offer multiple U.S. and international flights daily, a train station, a local light rail called Metro, and more. Explore different travel options and directions for getting to the meeting.
By air - BWI
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is accessible via Amtrak routes that drop off at D.C.’s Union Station. A reserved seat on Amtrak will cost $15-$30 (see discounted option below). MARC commuter rail is also available to Union Station on weekdays with limited weekend service, via the Penn Line; tickets are $7 each way. Visit the BWI Airport ground transportation page for more information.
By air - DCA
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is just a 10-minute drive from the city line. Reagan Airport supports domestic flights within the United States. The airport is accessible from its own Metro stop on the Blue and Yellow lines. A taxi ride into downtown D.C. will cost about $15-$20.
By air - IAD
Washington Dulles International Airport is located 26 miles from D.C. in suburban Virginia. The airport has a dedicated access road that makes getting into the city efficient via car, taxi or airport shuttle. Washington Flyer taxi cabs exclusively service Dulles Airport. A taxi ride into D.C. will cost about $60-$68. Public transportation options are also available via the Silver Line Express Bus to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station or via Metrobus 5A to Metrorail stops in Rosslyn, VA and L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C.
If you’d rather travel to D.C. on the ground, Amtrak is the ideal solution. The train departs and arrives from D.C.’s Union Station, which is centrally located, features its own Metro stop, and has plenty of taxis waiting as you exit.
Chapman Program Committee
|Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
|Durham, N.C., United States
|California Institute of Technology
|Pasadena, Calif., United States
|Providence, R.I., United States
|University of Southern California
|Los Angeles, Calif., United States
|University of Melbourne
|Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
|Falmouth, Mass., United States
|National Museum of Nature and Science
|University of Lancaster
|Lancaster, United Kingdom
|National Institute of Oceanography
|Chinese Academy of Science