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AGU 2009 blogging #1 — getting ready

December 16, 2009

Although AGU 2009 is already half over I’m just getting ready for it! I’ve had an incredibly busy week with non-AGU obligations so tomorrow (Thursday) will be my first day at the conference. Unfortunately I missed a luncheon held for bloggers today, I’d be interested to hear how that was from others.

Several other geo-bloggers have been covering the conference (including AGU’s “official” blogDave’s Landslide Blog, Harmonic Tremors, Musings of a Life-Long Scholar, Active Margin, and Andrew at geology.about.com). See the blogroll for a bunch more. And the Twitter feed (using #AGU09 tag) is extremely active and highly recommended for keeping up with it all.

I hope you’ve paced yourself and are still hungry for what I think are some great sessions. This is how I will be spending my time at the meeting:

Thursday AM

EP41A (Moscone South) — Dynamics and Processes of Deltas, Fans, and Their Distributary Channels I (Posters)

EP42A (2008 Moscone West) — Computational Modeling of Landscape and Seascapes: Models, Data Sets, and Applications I (Oral) — specifically, I’m going to try and check out the following in this session:

  • EP42A-01: Modeling the complex dynamic interactions between surface processes, crustal deformation, and climate change (Braun et al.)
  • EP42A-05: Reconstructing the Waipaoa sedimentary systems at the LGM (Upton et al.)
  • EP42A-06: Community sediment-transport modeling system (CSTMS) (Sherwood et al.)
  • EP42A-08: Computational investigation of turbidity currents and river outflows (Meiburg et al.)

Thursday PM

EP43D (Moscone South) — Computational Modeling of Landscape and Seascapes: Models, Data Sets, and Applications II (Posters) — I will check out all, but hope to get some good discussions going about this one:

  • EP43D-0672: Flow dynamics and sediment entrainment in natural turbidity currents inferred from numerical modeling (Traer et al.)

EP43F (2008 Moscone West) — Dynamics and Processes of Deltas, Fans, and Their Distributary Channels I (Oral) — this whole session looks fantastic

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Friday AM

EP52A (2002 Moscone West) — Interpreting Allogenic and Autogenic Processes in the Stratigraphic Record I (Oral) — this session explores the interactions of external (or allogenic) forcings and intrinsic dynamics (or autogenic processes) on what is preserved in the stratigraphic record. I am giving a talk in this session that starts at 11:35am titled:

  • EP52A-06: High-frequency allogenic forcings on the Holocene stratigraphy of  Santa Monica Basin, California

Friday PM

EP53A (Moscone South) — Interpreting Allogenic and Autogenic Processes in the Stratigraphic Record II (Posters) — this is the companion poster session to the morning oral session and has a bunch of awesome stuff. I really hope people stick around until Friday afternoon to argue about discuss what is actually being recorded in the stratigraphic record.

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I’m excited … now I need to finish preparing my talk.

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