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AGU Meetings Department
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Washington DC 20009 USA
Phone: +1 202 777 7330
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Scientific Program

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Format and Schedule

To view the complete program, click here [3.05MB PDF].

Bookmark Instructions:

For your convenience, on the left, the program contains bookmarks to allow you to easily locate details. Click on the Scientific Program icon to view the presentations by day. Click on the Abstracts icon to read the abstracts of presenters; names are listed in alphabetical order.

Paper Conservation

In alignment with the priority objectives of AGU's strategic plan, AGU will not provide printed programs for the Chapman conferences. Instead, you may access real-time, detailed presentation information via the on-line itinerary planner (IP). Additionally, on-line evaluation surveys will be sent via email before the final day of the conference.

The scientific part of this meeting will span five days [pdf] (Monday through Friday) plus Sunday afternoon for registration and ice breaker. The schedule is thematically divided into five topics:

  1. Auroral phenomenology*
  2. Relationship between aurora and ionospheric electrodynamics**
  3. Discrete auroral acceleration
  4. Relationship between aurora and magnetospheric dynamics, fields, and gradients
  5. Aurora on other planets***

*fine structure, small/meso-scale aurora, conjugate aurora, dayside and nightside aurora, polar cap aurora, motion, dynamics
**including role, response, feedback, and Joule heating
***Auroras of Earth and other planets will be addressed together under all themes (1–4)

Each of the first four topics will be addressed in separate sessions. Topic 5 will not form a separate session but will be integrated into the other sessions. Our intention is to take a holistic approach by treating aurora as a fundamental process, and discussing, comparing, and contrasting the phenomenology, physics, and relationship with the respective magnetospheres in the four sessions.

The logical flow of the four topics is such that we begin with the optical, auroral observations. These observations form the basis for all other sessions. Since the auroral structures occur inside the ionosphere, a good understanding of the ionospheric electrodynamics is a key element in the magnetosphere-ionosphere system. Therefore, this topic will follow topic 1 and will precede the topics on discrete auroral acceleration and, even further out, the topic on the coupling to the outer magnetosphere. This sequence completes the chain of interactions to establish the relationship between auroral phenomenology and magnetospheric processes.

In the evening, we will offer various activities for the participants with the intention in mind of viewing the aurora.

Fields of Interest

We hope to attract scientists from the two scientific communities who study the terrestrial and other planets’ aurora and associated phenomena.

Field Trips

View details about the various field trips planned during the conference.

Presentation Guidelines

Poster sessions are active on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1430h-1530h. 

Each presenter is provided with a 4-foot-high by 8-foot-wide poster board. All boards will be marked with the appropriate poster number. Note: your poster number will be listed in the online meeting program (pdf format), which is now posted at the top of this page. 

Those presenting on Monday and Wednesday are asked to set up their posters by Monday, 28 February, 0845h. All posters must be removed by 1800h on Wednesday, 2 March. 

Those presenting on Friday are asked to set up their posters by Thursday, 3 March, 0845h. All posters must be removed by 1800h on Friday, 4 March. 

Basic poster supplies will be available for your use. If you have special supply needs, please remember to bring them with you to Fairbanks.