Call for abstracts: Paleodust session at AGU Fall Meeting 2017
are pleased to invite you to the AGU Fall Meeting 2017 to be held
exceptionally in New Orleans this year, on December 11-15. We encourage
you to submit abstracts to the Session ID#: 25188 - Spatial and temporal
variability of dust emissions and transport: a reference framework from
paleodust archives, convened by Samuel Albani, Gisela Winckler and
session description reads as follow: "Mineral dust is a major component
of the global atmospheric aerosol load. Dust emissions are influenced
by climate change, and dust, in turn, can affect climate and
biogeochemical cycles. Spatial and temporal variability of dust
emissions and transport, as well as uncertainties in the particle size
distributions and size-dependent physical and chemical properties,
render dust an uncertain component of the climate system. Climate
archives constitute natural dust samplers, and preserve precious
information about past variability in the dust cycle. Under opportune
circumstances, climate archives provide us with quantitative
reconstructions of dust mass accumulation rates; when paired with
additional information, such as measurements of particle size
distributions they have a great potential for reconstructing the global
dust cycle. We invite contributions aimed at building up a quantitative
observational reference framework from paleodust archives, as well as
contributions from the modeling community with the potential to
constrain and validate Earth System Models."
you want to contribute to the scientific exchanges we will have, please
do not hesitate to submit your abstract before Wednesday 2 August 2017,
or better before Wednesday 26 July 2017 for an early submission. The session webpage, with the link for submissions, can be found here: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session25188/.
also your colleagues, friends, and students to attend and submit an
abstract! Colleagues interested in collaborating with the PAGES Working
Group on Dust Impact on Climate and Environment (DICE) are particularly
encouraged to submit an abstract. Sorry for any cross-posting.
Looking forward to meeting you next winter in New Orleans!