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Fall Meeting Program Committee

Fall Meeting Program Committee members (by section)


Guy Brasseur, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Fall Meeting  Program Committee Chair
Union program

Nicole Oliphant
Assistant Director, Scientific Programs, Meetings, AGU

Sonja Behnke
Los Alamos Nantional Laboratory

Maribeth Stolzenburg
University of Mississippi

Jennifer Comstock
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Samson Hagos
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

V. Faye McNeill
Columbia University of New York

Ajda Savarin
University of Washington Seattle

Susan van den Heever
Colorado State University

Nana Liu
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Kristina Pistone
Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Moffett Field

Forrest Hoffman
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Kate Lajtha
Oregon State University

Avni Malhotra
Stanford University

Laura Meredith
University of Arizona

Ben Runkle
University of Arkansas

Kiya Riverman
University of Oregon

Melinda Webster
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Adam Winstral
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF

Sarah Baumgardner
Chevron Corporation Houston

Kimberly Hill
University of Minnesota

Marisa Palucis
California Institute of Technology 

Jens Klump
CSIRO Mineral Resources 

Mark Parsons
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sudhir Shrestha

Binita KC
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Lesley Wyborn
Australian National University

Sanlyn Buxner
Planetary Science Institute 

Michelle Nichols
Adler Planetarium

Lei Wang
Ohio State University

Susan Anenberg
Environmental Health Analytics

Morgan Gorris
University of California Irvine

Daniel Tong
George Mason University

Ben Zaitchik
Johns Hopkins University

David Cairns
Texas A&M University College Station

Ben Kravitz
Indiana University Bloomington

Erwan Monier
University of California Davis

Ioan Lascu
Smithsonian Institution

Sankar Arumugam
North Carolina State University

Laura Bowling
Purdue University

Hang Deng
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Charles Luce
USDA Forest Service

Hamid Moradkhani
University of Alabama

Lowell Miyagi
University of Utah

Sergio Vinciguerra
University of Turin

Yekaterina Kontar
National Science Foundation

Robert Weiss
Virginia Tech 

Andy Parsekian
University of Wyoming

Steven Fletcher
Colorado State University

Kendra Daly
University of South Florida Tampa

Zackary Johnson
Duke University

Charles Nittrouer
University of Washington Seattle

Janet Sprintall
University of California San Diego

Jennifer Hertzberg
Old Dominion University

Michèle LaVigne
Bowdoin College

Branwen Williams
Claremont Colleges

Conor Nixon
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

David Williams
Arizona State University

Padma Yanamandra-Fisher
Space Science Institute

Thushara Gunda
Sandia National Laboratories

Chelsea Peters
University of Delaware

Qinya Liu
University of Toronto

German Prieto
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Romina Nikoukar
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
SPA - Aeronomy

Elizabeth MacDonald
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
SPA - Magnetospheric Physics

Christina Lee
Space Sciences Laboratory
SPA - Solar and Heliospheric Physics

Colin Jackson
Tulane University of Louisiana

Miki Nakajima
University of Rochester 

Chung-Han Chan
Nanyang Technological University 

Marianne Karplus
University of Texas at El Paso

Patrick Fulton
Cornell University

Matthew Jackson
University of California Santa Barbara

Christy Till
Arizona State University

Dominique Weis
University of British Columbia

Fall Meeting Program Committee charge

The Fall Meeting Program Committee is responsible for developing and organizing the entire scientific program. The committee members, under the direction of the Fall Meeting Program Committee chair, are essential to implementing strategies that achieve the AGU Board’s objectives to create innovative and impactful scientific meetings and to develop a dynamic program for the AGU Fall Meeting.

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Obligations of the Program Committee

The program committee members agree to uphold the following obligations:
  • 1
    They will give unbiased consideration to all session proposals and abstracts submitted to AGU meetings.
  • 2
    They will judge each session proposal and abstract on merit without regard to race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the convener(s) and/or author(s).
  • 3
    The committee has the authority to accept or reject a session proposal or abstract on the basis of scientific merit or suggest modifications for consideration. 
  • 4
    An individual committee member will confer with other committee members, including the chair, to evaluate decisions to reject a session or abstract. The program committee is obligated to provide a reason to support modifications or suggestions.
  • 5
    The program committee and meetings staff will not disclose any information about a session proposal or abstract under consideration to anyone other than session conveners or abstract submitters.
  • 6
    The committee will respect the intellectual independence of session conveners and abstract submitters.
  • 7
    The program committee will avoid situations of conflicts of interest. Conflicts include: handling submissions from current and former students, colleagues with whom the committee member has recently collaborated, and those at the same institution.
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