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AGU Fall Meeting 2010 – Let the Show Begin

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From Stuttgart via Zurich we made it to San Francisco. San Francisco greeted us with spectacular colours on the sky during sunset. There’s more people here than last year, now up to about 19 000 people!

Sven at his poster

Sven at his poster

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Moscone South on the morning of the first day at AGU 2010

Here are three take-home points from day one (more detailed notes in opml here)

  • very nice poster session in the morning! Geophysics and hydraulic conductivity, Mariotte bottle with a twist;
  • I learned in the lecture by Charles C. Eriksen about the state of the art of measuring in the oceans;
  • slightly disappointed by presentation sessions in the afternoon
  • great talk by Julia Slingo, scientific director of the UK Met Office on “Society’s Growing Vulnerability to Natural Hazards and Implications for Geophysics Research”. Favourite quote on the volcano-eruption in iceland:

we haven’t done a full risk assessment, because we have never looked at the effects that unfavourable weather conditions might have on a not so unusual eruption.

  • great social media soiree with lots of enthusiastic folks! Great inspiration!

Written by Claus

December 14th, 2010 at 8:12 am

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