[unav_all] Natural Hazards sessions at AGU Fall Meeting
kreemer at unr.edu
Fri Jun 5 11:00:18 MDT 2009
We encourage you to submit session proposals to
the Natural Hazards focus group at the 2009 Fall Meeting. Deadline is June 12.
The newly formed Focus Group on Natural Hazards
fosters a focus within AGU on studies of
geophysical hazards, including droughts,
earthquakes, fires, floods, heat waves,
landslides, space weather, storms, tsunamis,
volcano eruptions, subglacial lake outbursts,
impact by near-Earth objects, and related events.
We particularly encourage topics that promote
fundamental research into the links between
extreme natural hazards and dynamic processes on
Earth and in space; real-time and long-term
monitoring of active Earth processes;
quantitative natural-hazard modeling; studying
predictability of natural extreme events, their
operational forecasting, and reducing predictive
uncertainties; and implementation of effective
strategies and designs for hazard mitigation and disaster management worldwide.
The Natural Hazards focus group overlaps with
many other AGU sections and particularly has
natural connections to Geodesy in terms of
techniques (GPS, InSAR, LIDAR) and applications
(earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, tsunamis, subsidence, weather, etc).
Some quick ideas for special sessions are:
- Geodetic Monitoring of Coastal Subsidence and Local Sea Level
- Geodetic Monitoring of Landslides
- Using Geodesy for Seismic Hazard Assessment
- Using Real-Time GPS towards Hazard Mitigation and Response
- Earthquake Early Warning
We'd be happy to discuss your ideas with you.
Please contact Corné Kreemer (kreemer at unr.edu)
and Matt King (m.a.king at ncl.ac.uk) when you are
not sure whether to submit your session to
Natural Hazards or Geodesy. In any case, you may
want to list the other section as co-sponsor.
The deadline for submitting session proposals is
June 12, and proposals should be submitted here:
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