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2001 Fall Meeting Moscone Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA
10-14 December 2001

(Monday through Friday)
Registration and Housing Information

      Videos of Featured Lectures

Important Dates

30 August 2001, the deadline for receipt of the Postal/Express Mail Abstracts, has passed.
6 September 2001 1400 UTC, the deadline for receipt of the Electronic Abstracts is passed.
9 November 2001, the deadline for pre-registration has passed.
10-14 December 2001: 2001 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

Important Last Minute Information

The receipt for the abstract submission fee is located at the bottom of your acceptance letter if payment was made by credit card or check. Purchase order payments do not receive a receipt.

Everyone must register for the Fall Meeting
. The pre-registration deadline was 9 November 2001. After this date, there is a late fee of $45 added to the registration fee. After 19 Nov. you must register on-site at the Moscone Center.

Receipts are given to all attendees on-site in San Francisco with their badge. Confirmations are not mailed. If registering electronically, bring the electronic confirmation with you to San Francisco.

The housing deadline was 9 November 2001. To see information about hotel availability after 9 Nov. use the online hotel information site or call 800-450-5185 or +1-415-979-2261 (6:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. PDT).

Cooperating Societies

Members of these cooperating societies may register at the 'member' rates.


Ice Breaker
Sunday, 9 December 2001
5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Moscone Center
Room 134-135
Complimentary Refreshments
Monday through Friday
9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Moscone Hall D

Section and Union Events

The special lectures and Union sessions listed are for the benefit of meeting participants who have broad interests outside their own disciplinary areas.

Section Lectures

Monday, 10 December
     Lorenz Lecture, B.B. Mandelbrot, Fractals as the Measure of Roughness in the Earth (NG12B)
Tuesday, 11 December
     Cesare Emiliani Lecture, W.S. Broecker, Reconstructions of the CO3 Ion Distribution in the Glacial Deep Ocean (PP22C-01)
Wednesday, 12 December
     Carl Sagan Lecture, J.L. Kirschvink, Mars, Panspermia, and the Origin of Life: Did it begin on Earth, Mars, or Somewhere Else? (B32D-01)

Union Sessions

Monday, 10 December
  • Education Tutorials (U11B)
  • Solar Variability, B. Thompson
    Comparative Planetology, J.W. Head III
    Carbon Cycle, E. Sundquist
    Climate Modeling, E. Sarachik
  • Milankovitch and Climate: Twenty-five Years Later (U11A, U12A)
  • Oceans Within Our Solar System and Beyond (U12B)
  • Ross Stein, Frontiers of Geophysics: Seismicity as the Conversation Among Faults, or Earthquake Interaction Viewed Through the Prism of Stress Transfer (U12C) at 5:30 P.M.
Tuesday, 11 December
  • Plate Tectonics and Self-Organization (U21A, U22A)
  • The Earth's Interactions With the Sun, From Millennia to Minutes (U22B)
Wednesday, 12 December
  • Ten Years of Science From the 1991 Mount Pinatubo Volcano Eruption (U31A, U32A)
  • Biogeophysics of Global Warming Mitigation (U32B)
Thursday, 13 December
  • Virtual Earth Laboratories (U41A, U42B)
  • The Science of Abrupt Climate Change and the Implications for Public Policy (U41B, U42A)
  • Presentation by John Marburger, Science Advisor to President Bush, "Science in the Post September 11 World" (U42C)
Friday, 14 December
  • Origin and Early Evolution of the Earth (U51A, U52A)
  • Archaeological Evidence for Historic and Prehistoric Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions and Their Impact on Human Settlements (U52B)
Section Social Events
Section Luncheons
Tuesday, 11 December
12:00 - 1:30 P.M.
$ 26.00 per person (ticketed event)
 . Biogeosciences, Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate
 . Ocean Sciences, Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate
 . Seismology and Tectonophysics (Joint), Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate
Section Receptions
Tuesday, 11 December
5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
light snacks and beer
 . Atmospheric Sciences, MC: Rm 133
 . Geodesy, MC: Rm 121
 . Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, MC: Rm 302
 . Hydrology, MC: Rm 135
 . Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology, MC: Rm 304
 . Mineral and Rock Physics and Nonlinear Geophysics, MC: Rm 310
 . Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Arctic Reception, MC: Rm 220
Planetary Sciences and Space Physics and Aeronomy (Joint) Dinner
Tuesday, 11 December
7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
$ 45.00 per person (ticketed event)
Honors Ceremony, Reception, and Banquet
Join in and pay tribute to the 2001 AGU medalists and fellows who will be honored at this event.

Wednesday, 12 December
Marriott Hotel, Yerba Buena Ballroom

Honors Ceremony
1730h, Salon 8
Reception immediately following ceremony.

Honors Banquet
2000h, Salon 9
Tickets: $50.00 per person (must be purchased by noon on Monday)

Town Meetings - Additional information available from this link.
NASA Town Meeting
Earth Science Enterprise Research Strategy for 2000-2010 and Global Water and Energy Cycle
Central America SEIZE and SUBFAC: MARGINS Workshop Results and New Initiatives
Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Town Meeting
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Prediction of Ungaged Basins (PUBS)
NSF Town Meeting: The Hydrologic Cycle and Its Role in Arctic and Global Environmental Change
Nankai Seismogenic Zone Experiment Town Meeting

Public Policy Activities at AGU Meetings

Programs for Students

We encourage students to participate in this meeting by submitting an abstract and attending presentations. In addition, the following benefits are available to students.
Outstanding Student Paper Awards
All first-author students presenting a paper are eligible to win. Winners will receive certificates and have their photographs and bios published in Eos.
Travel Grants
Student Travel Grant Application deadline date has passed for this meeting. Travel grants were available for a limited number of students to attend the AGU 2001 Fall Meeting. The purpose of the Student Travel Grant Program is to provide financial assistance to U.S. and international students who have little or no support from research contracts or grants, and plan to present an oral or poster presentation as first author at the meeting. Applicants are required to join the AGU prior to the meeting date if they are not already student members. For additional information, contact Wynetta Singhateh by E-mail:, or by telephone: +1-800-966-2481, ext. 515 or +1-202-777-7515.
Registration Discounts
Students receive a reduced registration fee to the meeting, and student members of AGU and meeting sponsors and cosponsors pay even less! To request an AGU membership application and information, E-mail: or telephone: 1-800-966-2481 or +1-202-462-6900.
Career Services
Career planning information is available for students about postgraduate appointments and career workshops. Inquiries about the Career Center or Academic Forum should be directed to Jennifer Giesler by E-mail: or by telephone: +1-202-777-7512.
Union Tutorials
Monday, 10 December
0830h to 1030h
Moscone, Room 131

Four half-hour lectures highlighting basic concepts and issues related to the broad themes of Solar Variability, Comparative Planetology, the Carbon Cycle and Climate Modeling. Speakers: Barbara Thompson (GSFC), James W. Head (Brown), Eric Sundquist (USGS), and Ed Sarachik (Washington).

AGU Career Planning Workshop
Monday, 10 December
1900h to 2030h
Moscone, Room 300 Note room change

The AGU Committee on Education and Human Resources is sponsoring a workshop on job-hunting skills and strategies specifically designed for scientists. Topics will include identifying your skills and career goals, career alternatives for scientists, structuring your job search, and researching the job market. Participants also will receive reference materials on job and fellowship opportunities and job-hunting skills. There is no charge for the workshop, but you must register either in advance or at the Fall Meeting Career Center in order to reserve materials.

ExxonMobil Morning Mixer for Students
Wednesday, 12 December
0700h to 0830h
Marriott Hotel, Golden Gate A

A breakfast will be held in honor of all graduate and undergraduate students registered for the meeting. Students will have the opportunity to hear an overview of AGU programs that serve its student members, meet with AGU President Marcia McNutt, talk with representatives from each Section, and network with other students attending the meeting. A continental breakfast will be provided. This event is sponsored by ExxonMobil.

How to Become a Congressional Fellow or Mass Media Fellow and Why?
Thursday, 13 December
1200h to 1300h
Moscone, Room 232/234

Current and past fellows from both of these programs will share their experience and answer your questions. Mass Media Fellows B report on and write about science news for a newspaper, magazine, or radio or TV station for a 10 week period during the summer. Congressional Science Fellows B deal with science issues in the office of a Senator, Representative, or committee for a full year. Kirsten Cutler, 2000-2001 AGU Congressional Science Fellow just completed her year in the office of Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT); Karen Wayland, 2001-2002 AGU Congressional Science Fellow has just started her Fellowship. Space is limited. Lunch provided (first come, first serve).


Career Center

Monday through Thursday, 8:30 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.
Friday, 8:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Moscone Center: Exhibit Hall D

Employers: Need to fill a position? Take advantage of AGU's Career Center. Use the online form to post positions or to pre-register for the meeting. You can also review hundreds of resumes for a nominal fee.

Job Candidates: Looking for a new position? Come to the Career Center daily and view the job postings. Bring five copies of your resume for review by potential employers. All job candidates must be registered for the meeting.

Monday through Friday
8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M., Moscone Center

Message Desk
Monday through Friday
0800h to 1700h, Moscone, North Lobby
Phone: +1-415-905-1000
Fax: +1-415-905-1001
Telephone messages will be posted on message boards. Individuals cannot be paged. Outside registration hours it is recommended that messages be left at the attendee's hotel. Names and phone numbers of hotels are listed under Hotel Accommodations.

Accessibility for Registrants With Disabilities
AGU wants to ensure that all people have access to the sessions and events they wish to attend. If you have special needs, AGU will work with its vendors to provide reasonable support in these cases. Contact AGU's Meetings Department at +1-202-777-7335 for more information on these services.

Child Care
Monday through Friday
8:15 A.M.-5:15 P.M., Moscone Center - Room 200
Phone: +1-415-905-1005

Kiddie Corp will provide professional child care services at the Moscone Center. Fees are $6 per hour, and there is a 2-hour minimum reservation. Children aged 6 months to 12 years will enjoy games, story time, arts and crafts, and other fun-filled activities.

Child care services are a contractual agreement between each individual and Kiddie Corp. AGU assumes no responsibility for the services rendered. For more information, contact Kiddie Corp, Tel: +1-858-455-1718; E-mail:; Web site: Advance reservations are required.

Coat Check - There is a charge of $2.00 per piece to check items.
Monday through Friday
0800h to 1730h, Moscone, Lower North Lobby

Please be aware of the strength of the fragrance you may be wearing. In closed areas, heavy perfumes or scents liberally applied can trigger allergic reactions in others close to you.


Exhibit Hall - Moscone Center, Hall D

AGU Booth
Monday through Thursday, 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Friday, 8:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

Exhibitor's Information
Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Exhibits from government agencies, book publishers, instrumentation equipment providers, and others will be on display. For additional information please contact Dazzerine Hall, Tel: +1-202-777-7318, Fax: +1-202-777-7399, E-mail:

Exhibits will be located in Moscone Center, Exhibit Hall C. See a complete list of exhibitors as of December 3, 2001.

Public Information

As part of AGU's goal of promoting public understanding of geophysics, AGU operates a press room and holds news conferences at its national meetings. Also, news releases about research presented at the meeting are made available to reporters in the press room.

If you are presenting research that could be of interest to the general public, we suggest you first contact the public information office at your institution or agency for assistance in writing a news release. For information about scheduling a news conference at the Fall Meeting, contact the Fall Meeting program committee member for your AGU section or contact Harvey Leifert, Public Information Manager, Tel: +1-202-777-7507, Fax: +1-202-328-0566, E-mail:

Program Committee

Chair and Union (U) Robert A. Duce, Department of Oceanography, Room 906, O&M Building Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-3146 USA Tel: +1-979-845-5756 Fax: +1-979-862-8978 E-mail:

Atmospheric Sciences (A) Mark P. Baldwin, Northwest Research Associates, 14508 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, WA 98007-3713 USA Tel: +1-425 644 9660 x323 Fax: +1-425 644 8422 E-Mail:

Biogeosciences (B) Kathy Hibbard, Chair, University of New Hampshire, CCRC/Morse Hall Durham, NH 03824 USA Tel: +1-603-862-4255 Fax: +1-603-862-2124 E-mail:

Biogeosciences (B) Dork Sahagian, Co-Chair, IGBP/GAIM, Morse Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham NH 03824 USA, tel: +1-603-862-3875, fax: +1-603-862-3874, E-mail:

Climate Change Eric T. Sundquist, U. S. Geological Survey, 384 Woods Hole Road, Quissett Campus, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA Tel: +1-508-457-2397 Fax: +1-508-457-2310 E-mail:

Geodesy (G) Frank Lemoine, Chair,  Code 926, Space Geodesy Branch NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 USA Tel: +1- 301-614-6109 Fax: +1-301-614-6099 E-mail:

Geodesy (G) Jeffrey T. Freymueller, Co-Chair, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, PO Box 757320, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320 USA Tel: +1-907-474-7286 Fax: +1-907-474-7290 E-mail:

Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism (GP) Steve Constable, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Mail Code 0225 La Jolla, CA 92093-0225 USA Tel: +1-858-534-2409 Fax: E-mail:

Hydrology (H) Eric Wood, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1003 USA Tel: +1-609-258-4675 Fax: +1-858-534-8090 E-mail:

Ocean Sciences (OS) Paula Coble,Chair Associate Professor, University of South Florida, 140 Seventh Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA Tel: +1-727-553-1631 Fax: +1-727-553-1189 E-Mail:

Ocean Sciences (OS) Newell (Toby) Garfield, Co-Chair, Romberg Tiburon Center San Francisco State University, 3152 Paradise Dr., P.O. Box 855, Tiburon, CA 94920 USA Tel: +1-415-338-3713 Fax: +1-415-435-7120 E-mail:

Planetary Sciences (P) John (Jack) Mustard, Department of Geological Sciences, Box 1846 Brown University Providence, RI 02912 USA Tel: +1-401-863-1264 Fax: +1-401-863-3978 E-Mail:

Seismology (S) Rachel Abercrombie, Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 20 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA Tel: +1-617-495-9604 Fax: +1-617-495-0635 E-mail:

Seismology (S) Megan P. Flanagan, Co-Chair, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, L-205 POB 808, Livermore, CA 94550 USA Tel: +1-925-422-3945 Fax: +1-925-423-4077 E-mail:

SPA - Magnetospheric Physics (SM) Terrance (Terry) Onsager, Chair NOAA Space Environment Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303 USA Tel: +1-303-497-5713 Fax: +1-303-497-5388 E-mail:

SPA - Aeronomy (SA) Robert R. Meier, Code 7640 Naval Research Laboratory, 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW Washington DC 20375 USA Tel: +1-202-767-2773 Fax: +1-202-404-8090 E-mail:

SPA - Solar and Heliospheric Physics (SH) Nancy Crooker, Center for Space Physics, Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 USA Tel: +1-978-443-8559 Fax: +1-617-353-6463 E-mail:

Study of Earth's Deep Interior (DI) - Peter Shearer, University of California, San Diego, IGPP 0225, La Jolla CA 92093-0225 USA Tel: +1-858-534-2260 Fax: +1-858-534-5332 E-mail:

Tectonophysics (T) Ray Russo, Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 USA Tel: +1-847-491-7383 Fax: +1-847-491-8060 E-mail:

Tectonophysics (T) Garrett Ito, Co-Chair, Dept. of Geology, University of California, One Shields Ave. Davis CA, 95616, USA Tel: +1-530-752-6808 Fax: +1-530-752-0951 E-mail: Web site: Tel: 530-752-6808 E-mail:

Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology (V) Don Dingwell Institut für Mineralogie, Petrologie and Geochemie (IMPG) LMU-Muenchen Theresienstr. 41/III 80333 Muenchen, Germany Tel: +49 (0) 89-2394-4250 Fax: +49 (0) 89-2394-4176 E-mail:

Atmospheric and Space Electricity (AE) Vladimir A. Rakov ,University of Florida Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 553 Engineering Building 33 Gainesville, FL 32611-6130 USA Tel: +1-352-392-4242 Fax: +1-352-392-8381 E-mail:

Education and Human Resources (ED) Stephanie Ann Stockman, NASA/GSFC, Code 921, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA Tel: 301-614-6457 Fax: +1-301-614-6522 Home: +1-301-927-2758 E-mail:

Nonlinear Geophysics Committee (NG) Bruce D. Malamud, Department of Geography, King's College, London Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom Tel: 44-207-848-2466 Fax: 44-207-848-2287 E-mail: Bruce@Malamud.Com

Public Affairs (PA) Dr. Jack D. Fellows, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000 USA Tel: +1-303- 497-8655 Fax: +1-303-497-8638 E-mail:

History of Geophysics Committee (HGC) Susan Weiler, Chair, Biology Department, Whiman College, Walla Walla, WA
99362 USA  Tel: +1-509-527-5948; Fax: +1-509-527-5961;

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology (PL) Larry C. Peterson, RSMAS - University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Florida 33149 USA Tel: +1-305-361-4692 Fax: +1-305-361-4632 E-mail:

Snow, Ice and Permafrost (SIP) Shawn Marshall, Department of Geography University of Calgary, ES 404, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1NA Canada Tel: 403-220-4884 E-mail:

Mineral and Rock Physics (MRP) Thomas Duffy Princeton University Dept Geosciences Princeton, NJ 08544-3074 Tel: +1609-258-6769 Fax: +1-403-282-6561

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