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Call for Abstracts: Two Sessions at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting

The 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, dubbed the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world, is scheduled to be held on 14-18 December 2015, in San Francisco, USA.

Among the numerous scientific sessions during the event, two specific sessions entitled “New Perspectives in Land Ecosystem and Atmosphere Processes Research” and “BVOC Chemistry: Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns”, respectively, currently invite researchers to join the sessions by submitting abstracts of related work.

About the Sessions

New Perspectives in Land Ecosystem and Atmosphere Processes Research

This session will include research on integrated land ecosystem – atmosphere processes including studies sponsored by IGBP-iLEAPS as well as other relevant research. Topics of interest include:

  • Land-atmosphere exchange of reactive and long-lived compounds.
  • Transfer of material and energy in the soil-canopy-boundary layer system.
  • Measurements and modeling such as long-term monitoring results and intensive integrated regional studies.
  • Key interactions and feedbacks in the Earth System.
  • Teleconnections in the land surface-vegetation-water-atmosphere system.
  • Approaches for evaluating and improving methodologies for global networking of observational platforms.
  • Dynamic global vegetation models.

Primary Convener: Alex B Guenther, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Conveners: Hans Christen Hansson, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; Nurmira Zhamangulova, Nanjing University, iLEAPS IPO, Nanjing, China; and Eleanor Blyth, NERC Natural Environment Research Council, Swindon, United Kingdom

BVOC Chemistry: Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns

This session invites presentations that highlight best practice in combining laboratory experiments, in-situ measurements and modelling. Papers that cover one of the following are welcome:

  • Tropospheric reactions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (bVOCs) in governing air quality and climate.
  • Multi-faceted research on processes involved in the oxidation of bVOCs and their reaction products.
  • Atmospheric lifetime of compounds that depend primarily on their reactivity with atmospheric oxidants (e.g., hydroxyl radical, and hence the formation of aerosol and ozone).
  • Strategic studies on present failure of models to simulate atmospheric concentrations of air quality and climate-relevant species, particularly at low-NOx.

Primary Convener: Kirsti Ashworth, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Conveners: Vinayak Sinha, IISER Mohali, Manauli Po, India; and William C. Porter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States

Submit an Abstract

The deadline for abstract submissions to the saiscientific sessions is on 5 August 2015, EDT/03:59 +1 GMT.

To submit an abstract: Submit an Abstract

For full guidelines in submitting an abstract: Guidelines