AGU Fall Meeting 2019

09.12 - 13.12.2019  
San Francisco, USA

The 2019 AGU Fall Meeting will be held in San Francisco, California, USA, from 9-13 December 2019.


Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco


The AGU 2019 Fall Meeting will mark another dynamic year of discovery in Earth and space science, and provide a special opportunity to share science with world leaders. As the largest Earth and space science gathering in the world, the Fall Meeting places you in the center of a global community of scientists drawn from myriad fields of study whose work protects the health and welfare of people worldwide, spurs innovation, and informs decisions that are critical to the sustainability of the Earth.


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Field trips

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PAGES presence at Booth 212, Tuesday 10 December

PAGES will have a presence, under the Future Earth banner, at the Belmont Forum and Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research booth, number 212, on Tuesday 10 December from 10:00-17:30.

Our Science Officer Sarah Eggleston looks forward to meeting you there. Drop by to say hello and see some of the research done by the PAGES community.

PAGES sessions

i. 2k Network: PP41A: Climate of the Common Era I and II (Session ID: 88802)
Conveners: Kevin J Anchukaitis, Kim M Cobb, Edward R Cook, and Jason E Smerdon

Thursday 12 December, 08:00-12:20, Moscone West - 2004, L2. Posters: 13:40-18:00 Moscone South - Poster Hall.

This session marks the 10th anniversary of the Climate of the Common Era session and highlights the last decade of research on all aspects of the climate of the last 2000 years. Contributions that synthesize the last decade of advances in our understanding of past climate during the Common Era are particularly welcome and encouraged. This session will focus on the progress that has been made in improving our understanding of the climate system through the development and analysis of new proxies and reconstructions, progress and challenges in data syntheses, advances in methodologies and proxy system modeling, and the newest generation of paleoclimate model simulations.

ii. C-PEAT: B22F - Understanding past, present, and future peatland responses to natural and anthropogenic drivers of change (Session ID: 87470)
Convener: Julie Loisel. Co-Conveners: Sarah A Finkelstein and Zicheng Yu

Tuesday 10 December, 10:20-12:20, Moscone West - 3001, L3. Posters: 13:40-18:00, Moscone South - Poster Hall.

Peatlands have played a key role in the global carbon cycle during the Holocene and previous interglacials/interstadials, as net long-term atmospheric sinks for carbon dioxide and substantial sources of methane. Recently, an increasing amount of observational, experimental, and modeling work has been put towards assessing the sensitivity of peatlands to changing climates and the fate of their large carbon stocks under warmer temperature regimes. There has been an effort to expand current knowledge to the tropics, sub-tropics, and temperate zones, where peatlands are abundant, and where humans are major drivers of change.

For this PAGES' C-PEAT working group session, we invite the broad peatland community to present their work on past, present, and future peatland responses to natural and anthropogenic disturbance, including but not limited to: lab and field experiments, synthesis work, flux measurements, peat-based paleoclimatic records or new peat-based proxy development, and process-based or large-scale simulations.

iii. PALSEA: PP23A - Centennial Session: 100 Years of Ice Sheet and Sea-level Science (Session ID: 88790)
Conveners: Tamara Pico, Benjamin Peter Horton, Alessio Rovere and Jacqueline Austermann

Tuesday 10 December, 13:40-18:00, Moscone West - 2006, L2. Posters: Wednesday 11 December, 08:00-12:20, Moscone South - Poster Hall.

Sea level and ice sheet science predates the foundation of the AGU. More than 2000 years ago, the Greek philosopher Strabo linked volcanic activity in the Mediterranean to land-level changes and periodic marine inundations. This community strives to determine the rates, mechanisms, and geographic variability of former sea levels, the sensitivity of ice sheets to climate change, the response of the solid Earth and gravity field to ice mass redistribution, and to constrain statistical and physical models used to project future sea-level rise, which hinges on an improved understanding of ice-sheet behavior in the geologic past.

We celebrate AGU’s centennial by highlighting the past 100 years of scientific achievement and to set our vision towards the next 100 years. As part of PALSEA (PALeo constraints on SEA level rise), a PAGES-INQUA working group, we seek abstracts that illustrate observations, analyses, and modeling of changes in sea level and ice volume.

iv. OC3: PP11A - Deep-Ocean Circulation Changes and Their Impacts (Session ID: 88814)
Primary Convener: Andreas Schmittner. Conveners: Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Lorraine E Lisiecki and Aixue Hu

Monday 9 December, 08:00-10:00, Moscone West - 2004, L2. Posters: 13:40-18:00, Moscone South - Poster Hall.

Fluctuations in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) have been implicated in past climate, ecosystem, and carbon cycle changes. The Southern Ocean and North Pacific may also have played important roles in past climate and carbon cycle variability. Yet quantitative reconstructions of deep ocean circulation remain challenging for both modern and past climates.

With recent community efforts focussing on estimating the modern and late Holocene AMOCs (UK RAPID/US AMOC) and reconstructing ocean circulation and carbon cycling (OC3) during the last deglaciation, here we invite modern oceanographers, paleoceanographers and modelers to assess the current understanding of deep ocean circulation changes and their impacts.

Formal side meetings

i. C-PEAT: A joint TundraPEAT/C-PEAT side meeting will be held on Wednesday 11 December from 10:20 to 13:30 at Hotel Nikko (Monterey 1 Room). Lunch will be provided. Topics to be discussed include: (a) update of TundraPEAT and ICAAP project activities; (b) update of last century/acrotem data synthesis and modeling work; (c) new data synthesis efforts, etc. The agenda is still being developed. If you would like to attend or propose an agenda item, fill out this short Google form. Meeting space is limited to 30 participants. If you have questions, please contact Zicheng Yu: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ii. The OC3 working group will hold its final meeting after the AGU, on 14 December. All details here.

Informal meet-ups

i. 2k Network - Iso2k project: The Iso2k meet-up will take place over dinner on Thursday 12 December starting at 19:30. This will be a great chance for Iso2k'ers to chat in person. Fang Restaurant in Howard Street will be the venue, but final numbers are needed by 27 November. Please make your official RSVP using this form.

ii. PALSEA: Group leaders will host a mixer for the PALSEA AGU session and would love this to be a reunion for PALSEA members past and future! Join us on Wednesday 11 December from 19:00 onwards at Mikkeller Bar (34 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102). They will be sure to remind everyone at the session of this mixer as well.

iii. SISAL: SISAL members, and anyone working on speleothems, are invited to attend a dinner on Tuesday 10 December. Venue and time will be announced once numbers are know. If you would like to join, please contact Nick Scroxton: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Talks from SSC members and working group leaders/ECN representatives

Michael Evans (PAGES' Co-Chair): PP41A-02 - The PAGES 2k Network: Overview, Progress and Vision (Invited). Thursday 12 December, 08:30-08:45, Moscone West - 2004, L2.

Bronwen Konecky (PAGES 2k Network): PP22A-03 - Evaluation of triple oxygen isotopes in daily East African precipitation as a potential tracer of recycled continental moisture (Invited). Tuesday 10 December, 10:50-11:05, Moscone West - 2004, L2.

Kim Cobb (CoralHydro2k): a. Using paleoclimate to understand modern climate trends (Invited). Tuesday 10 December, 09:48-09:56, Moscone South - Hall D, Centennial Central.
b. PA32A-07 - Smart Sea Level Sensors for Emergency Planning and Response. Wednesday 11 December, 11:50-12:05, Moscone West - 2010, L2.
c. U24A-06 - Science for a warming world (Invited). Tuesday 10 December, 17:22-17:32, Moscone South - 303-304, L3.

Nick McKay (Iso2k): PP31A-07 - A new global multiproxy Holocene temperature database: a resource for model comparison and evaluation. Wednesday 11 December, 09:30-09:45, Moscone West - 2004, L2.

Angela Gallego-Sala (C-PEAT): B22F-01 - Planetary Drivers of Carbon Accumulation in Peatlands (Invited). Tuesday 10 December, 10:20-10:35, Moscone West - 3001, L3.

Dan Amrhein (DAPS): A31G-08 - Tropical Variability from the Last Glacial Maximum to Present. Wednesday 11 December, 09:45-10:00, Moscone West - 3002, L3.

Ayako Abe Ouchi (OC3): PP51B-03 - Unforced AMOC Oscillation in Glacial and Deglacial Climate. Friday 13 December, 08:30-08:45, Moscone West - 2004, L2.

Janne Repschlaeger (OC3): PP11A-02 - North Atlantic benthic δ13C and δ18O data from OC3 compilation reveal importance of H1 meltwater for deglacial deepwater stratification changes. Monday 9 December, 08:15-08:30, Moscone West - 2004, L2.

Bette Otto-Bliesner (QUIGS): PP41A-01 - A Retrospective on Common Era Modeling Efforts of the Past Two Decades and a Look into the Future (Invited). Thursday 12 December, 08:15-08:30, Moscone West - 2004, L2.

Andrea Dutton (QUIGS): PP24A-01 - Antarctic ice and Sangamon (Last Interglacial) sea level: What have we learned? Tuesday 10 December, 16:00-16:15, Moscone West - 2006, L2.

Caroline Quanbeck (QUIGS): PP24A-04 - Last Interglacial Reef Response and Sea-Level Change Inferred from the Stratigraphy of Fossil Reefs at Red Bluff, Western Australia. Tuesday 10 December, 16:45-17:00, Moscone West - 2006, L2.

Kevin Anchukaitis (VICS): A retrospective on 10 years of the Climate of the Common Era Session at AGU. Thursday 12 December, 08:00-08:15, Moscone West - 2004, L2.


Two active PAGES working group leaders will be honored.

Iso2k project leader Bronwen Konecky will receive the Nanne Weber Early Career Award in the Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Section.

PALSEA leader Jacqueline Austermann will receive the Jason Morgan Early Career Award in the Tectonophysics Section.

PAGES congratulates them both for this outstanding recognition of their work.

WCRP sessions

PAGES' scientific partner World Climate Research programme (WCRP) will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with the "WCRP Climate Science Week":

Access the full list of WCRP sessions at AGU, one of which is being convened by PMIP, which is endorsed by PAGES and WCRP: