AGU 2002 Fall Meeting



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AGU Booth

Friday, December 6, through Tuesday, December 10, 8:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M., Moscone Convention Center, Hall D

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 annual meetings. Also, news releases about research presented at the meeting are made available to reporters in the press room.

The press room will be open Friday, 6 December, through Tuesday, 10 December, 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. daily, in Room 111 of the Moscone Convention Center. To reach the press room during the meeting, call +1-415-905-1007.

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 Harvey Leifert, Manager, Public Information, AGU, 2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA, Tel: +1-202-777-7507, Fax: +1-202-328-0566, E-mail:

Members of the press, refer to Press Info for further details.

Child Care

Friday, 6 December, through Tuesday, 10 December, 8:00 A.M.–5:30 P.M., Moscone Center

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.


E-mail: Friday, 6 December, through Tuesday, 10 December, 7:30 A.M.–6:00 P.M., Moscone Center, Halls C and D

E-mail terminals providing secure Internet access will be provided in Hall D.

Wireless Internet access via the 802.11B (Wi-Fi) standard is available in Hall C. This network is made available for your convenience for checking e-mail and Web browsing. You will need to have your own computer with support for 802.11B (Wi-Fi) and be able to change some configuration settings. Your laptop must be equipped with a Wi-Fi or 802.11B wireless network card for PCs or an Airport card for Macintosh.

    Wireless configuration and features:
  • This is an Infrastructure type network. Please do not use Ad-Hoc, Demo, or Peer-Peer Mode.
  • Macintosh users, please do not enable Software Base Station; this will slow your access and possibly allow others access to your system.
  • Please do not use the "any" shortcut; there may be other wireless systems in the area and if you use "any" you may lose your connection.
  • IP numbers are assigned dynamically via DHCP server.
  • The Network Name is AVC (all capitalized), sometimes called the SSID or ESSID depending on your software.
  • Channel is 6
  • Speed selection should be 2 Mbps or AUTO
  • Encryption is Disabled
  • Speed of Internet access is a maximum of 1.5 Mbps. Your speed will vary with number of users, but should always exceed modem speeds.

The Wi-Fi network coverage is available only in Hall C. Power station areas will be available where you can plug in your laptop. Additional information will be available at the Facilities Desk in Hall C.

Message and Information Center

A message and information center will be available Thursday, 5 December, 4:00-6:30 P.M., and Friday, 6 December, through Tuesday, 10 December, 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. daily, Moscone Center, North Lower Lobby.

This is the central information center for the Fall Meeting. Anyone trying to contact meeting attendees should call +1-415-905-1000 or fax +1-415-905-1001. Telephone messages will be posted on message boards. Incoming faxes will be received and a message will be placed on the message boards for the recipient. Please plan to check these boards regularly in case other attendees are trying to reach you. Individuals cannot be paged. Outside of registration hours it is recommended that messages be left at the attendee's hotel.

Publication Resource Center  New at Fall Meeting 

Friday, December 6, through Tuesday, December 10, 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M, Moscone Center, Hall C

An opportunity for authors, reviewers, and readers to ask questions, provide comments, view the online subscription services, and try the online manuscript submission system. Changes have been made in response to member comments. Check out what is new and provide your input as to how AGU journals should evolve to meet your needs.

Meet the New Editor of Earth Interactions
Tuesday, 10 December, 10:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Talk with Jon Foley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, at the AGU Booth about the new direction AGU's first e-journal, Earth Interactions, is taking in Earth systems science.

Find out what file formats are needed for text and graphics. Explore the various publication options for color. Being prepared will speed the publication of your article.

Donor Circle Lounge

The Donor Circle Lounge offers a quiet atmosphere for Supporting Members and special AGU guests to start the morning, unwind in the afternoon, mingle, prepare for a presentation, and check e-mail. The Donor Circle Lounge is open Friday, 6 December, through Tuesday, 10 December, 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. daily, Moscone Center, Rooms 256-260. Continental breakfast is available in the morning and light refreshments are offered from noon until the Lounge closes for the day. There is ready access to telephones, computers, printers, the Internet, newspapers, and a message board.

Business Center

The Moscone Center provides business services including photocopying services, transparencies, fax transmission and receipt, overnight mail drop point, UPS, office supplies, and cellular telephone rental. The Business Center will be open each day of the meeting, 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby.

Coat Check

8:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M. daily, Moscone Center, North Lower Lobby. There is a charge of $2.00 per piece to check items.

Airport Transportation

Representatives from the SFO Airporter and Super Shuttle will be available at the Message and Information Center on Monday, 9 December, and Tuesday, 10 December, 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. to provide information and assistance with transportation needs to the San Francisco Airport. Discount coupons for the SFO Airporter (MS Word) and Super Shuttle (MS Excel) are also available.

First Aid

A registered nurse will be on-call during all meeting hours to provide basic first aid services and supply items such as Band-Aids, acetominophen, etc. The nurse's stations are located directly across from Moscone Center Rooms 105 and 124.

Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle service will be provided Friday, 6 December, through Tuesday, 10 December, 7:30-9:30 A.M. and 4:30-6:00 P.M. to and from all hotels, except the Marriott and Argent hotels. Schedules and pickup locations will be posted in all hotel lobbies and the Moscone Center. Taxis are also available and are reasonably priced.

Dining Reservations

Reservations Tonight! will provide a dining and entertainment reservations service throughout the meeting. Staff will offer menus, brochures, maps, events calendars, and shopping guides, as well as theatre and nightlife information. Reservations will be confirmed on the spot. For advance reservations and information, call or fax Reservations Tonight! at 800-392-DINE, or visit their website at

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 +1-202-777-7332 for more information on these services.

Fragrances: Please refrain from wearing scented products to the meeting in order to allow participation by persons handicapped by chemical sensitivities.

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