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Reminder: 2008 AGU Meeting abstracts due this Wednesday

September 8, 2008

The deadline for submitting an abstract to the 2008 AGU meeting (Dec 15-19 in San Francisco, CA) is this Wednesday (September 10th). The annual meeting for the American Geophysical Union is the largest collection of Earth scientists in one spot every year.

A colleague and I are chairing a session that hopes to bring together both modelers and ‘observationalists’ of sedimentary systems into one session. It is a rather broad theme, so if your research is along these lines please consider submitting an abstract.

Here’s the session description from the AGU meeting website:

Natural and Experimental Depositional Landscapes and Stratigraphic Architecture: Bridging the Gap Between the Surface and Subsurface

This session aims to characterize net-depositional landscapes from natural systems and numerical/physical experiments in an effort to link surface form and process with the depositional record. Given the wide array of remote sensing techniques and available data sets, such as 3D seismic-reflection surveys, a primary objective is to discuss landscape evolution in both a forward and inverse sense. Forward-based research will focus on landscape geometry and kinematics with special emphasis on the linkages between the channel network structure, channel migration, and sediment routing, which are critical components for predicting the spatial distribution of deposition and erosion. Inverse-based research will focus on extracting time-integrated landscape evolution via the preserved depositional record (from subsurface and/or outcrop). Our hope is that overlap between forward and inverse methods, when layered on the broad range of spatial and temporal scales comprising the session, will provide a first step towards linking surface evolution under net-depositional conditions with patterns observed in the stratigraphic record.

You only have a couple days to get it in … get crackin’!!

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  1. September 8, 2008 9:00 am

    I discovered (while submitting my abstract this morning) that I couldn’t submit using Firefox. (It couldn’t look up my member number.)

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