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A Genetic Algorithm Tool to Optimize Cities Computational Model
Yousef Khajavigodellou1, Yousef Khajavigodellou1, Nasrin Abdolghaderi Bookani2 and Halale Daraei3, (1)Lecturer, GIS, Los Angles, CA, United States(2)GIS Analysis, Tehran, Iran(3)GIS Analysis, Mahabad, Iran
AGU College of Fellows Town Hall Session
Beth Paredes, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Billy M Williams, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
AGU Data Fair: Author and Reviewer Data Management Best Practices
Shelley Stall, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Erin Robinson, Foundation for Earth Science, St. Louis, MO, United States
AGU Data Fair: Data Capacity Building – Equipping the Researcher with Tools that add and maintain the value of data throughout the Research Data Lifecycle.
Shelley Stall, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Erin Robinson, Foundation for Earth Science, St. Louis, MO, United States
AGU Data Fair: Data Planning
Shelley Stall, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Erin Robinson, Foundation for Earth Science, St. Louis, MO, United States
AGU Data Fair: Placeholder for Data Fair Keynote Speaker/Panel
Shelley Stall1, Erin Robinson2 and Brooks Hanson1, (1)American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States(2)Foundation for Earth Science, St. Louis, MO, United States
AGU Student & Early Career
Cheryl Enderlein, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States, Aisling M Dolan, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom, Annie Tamalavage, Texas A & M University, Oceanography, College Station, TX, United States, Kristie LLera, Southwest Research Inst, San Antonio, TX, United States, Catalina Oaida, UCLA, La, United States, Jasmine Crumsey, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, Tim H M van Emmerik, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, Melanie Harrison Okoro, NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States, Jenny Riker, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8, United Kingdom and Hans N Lechner, Michigan Technological Univers, Houghton, MI, United States
Advances in Hydrologic Science by Early Career Scientists: A Discussion of the Publishing Process
Megan R.M. Brown, University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Martyn P Clark, Hydrometeorological Applications Program, Research Applications Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Ciaran J Harman, Johns Hopkins University, Environmental Health and Engineering, Baltimore, MD, United States, Jessica D Lundquist, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Charles H Luce, USDA Forest Service, Research and Development, Boise, ID, United States, Terri S Hogue, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States, Kevin M Befus, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States and Caitlin R Rushlow, Idaho State University, Idaho Falls, ID, United States
AmeriFlux: Research Initiatives for Network Action
Margaret S Torn1, Deb Agarwal2, Sébastien Biraud1, Dennis D Baldocchi3, Dario Papale4, Danielle S Christianson1, Housen Chu1, Stephen Chan1, Sigrid Dengel1, Gilberto Pastorello5 and Daniel B Stover6, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States(2)LBNL, Berkeley, CA, United States(3)Univ California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States(4)ICOS Ecosystem Thematic Center, Viterbo, Italy(5)Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States(6)Department of Energy Germantown, Washington, DC, United States
Arctic Science for Stakeholders: evolving approaches
Sara Bowden, Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, Arlington, VA, United States, Martin O. Jeffries, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC, United States and Brendan Patrick Kelly, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Watsonville, CA, United States
Belmont Forum: Funding Transdisciplinary Science for a Sustainable Future
Erica Key, Belmont Forum, Paris, France, Susanna Ehlers, National Science Foundation, Geosciences, Alexandria, VA, United States and Barron Joseph Orr, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Big Data in the Classroom: Designing digital media tools and resources for diverse learners in K-12 contexts
Rachel Connolly, WGBH, PBS LearningMedia, Boston, MA, United States and Martin Storksdieck, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Coordinated Model Evaluation Capabilities (CMEC) for CMIP DECK and Historical simulations
Renu Joseph1, Renu Joseph1, Peter J Gleckler2, Forrest M. Hoffman3, William Drew Collins4, Dean Norman Williams2 and Gerald L Geernaert5, (1)Department of Energy Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States(2)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States(3)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States(4)Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States(5)Department of Energy Germantown, Washington, DC, United States
Coordination of Subduction Hazard Science
Terry A Plank, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Michael Manga, Univ of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, Joan S Gomberg, US Geological Survey, Seattle, WA, United States and Harold J Tobin, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Critical Zone Observatories: Platforms for Collaborative Science
Timothy S. White, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, William H McDowell, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States and Susan L Brantley, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Penn State, Univ. Pk, PA, United States
DOE’s Strategic Developments at the Terrestrial-Aquatic Interface
Daniel B Stover, Department of Energy Germantown, Washington, DC, United States, Vanessa L Bailey, Battelle PNNL J4-18, Richland, WA, United States, Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Env Research Ctr, Edgewater, MD, United States and Joel C Rowland, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) Town Hall
Samuel A Soule, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Bruce M Howe, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States
Diversity and Inclusion in Earth and Space Science:  Issues, Opportunities, and the Role for AGU
Billy M Williams, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and David E Harwell, American Geophysical Union, Talent Pool, Washington, DC, United States
Drone Applications
Heather Nalley, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Judith E. Dalie, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
Earth Science in Real Time with the Planet SmallSat Constellation
Joseph Mascaro1, Sarah Whiting Cooley2, Samapriya Roy3, Bas Altena4, Matthew McCabe5 and Elizabeth Douglas1, (1)Planet Labs, San Francisco, CA, United States(2)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States(3)Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States(4)University of Oslo, Department of Geosciences, Oslo, Norway(5)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
EarthScope Science and Synthesis
Jeffrey Todd Freymueller1, Jeffrey Todd Freymueller1 and Maggie Benoit2, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States(2)National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States
Expanding the StraboSpot Digital Data System for Structural Geology and Tectonics to Petrology and Sedimentary Geology Field Data, and Natural and Experimental Microstructures
Julie Newman, Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, Julie Newman, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States, Marjorie A Chan, Univ Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, Philip A Skemer, Washington University St Louis, Saint Louis, MO, United States, Basil Tikoff, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States and J. Douglas Walker, University of Kansas, Geology, Lawrence, KS, United States
FACET: Investigating feedbacks among climate, erosion, and tectonics via U.S.-Taiwan collaborations
Brian Yanites, Indiana University Bloomington, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Bloomington, IN, United States, Eric Kirby, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States and Jian-Cheng Lee, Academia Sinica, Institute of Earth Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan
Gulf of Mexico Restoration and Science Programs – Coordinating Science and Comprehensive Understanding
Maggie Walser, National Academy of Science, Washington, DC, United States, Maggie Walser, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, United States, TBD TBD, NOAA Restore Act Science Program, Stennis, United States, TBD TBD, Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, Ocean Springs, United States and TBD TBD, RESTORE Council, New Orleans, United States
How are NASA and NOAA progressing in opening up options for obtaining Earth Science and Operational Earth Observation Measurements from Non-Governmental Small Satellite sources?
Christine K Bonniksen1, Christina Moats-Xavier2, Michael H Freilich1 and Kate Becker3, (1)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States(2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States(3)NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Introducing a U.S.-based Research Coordination Network for Blue Carbon
James Robert Holmquist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Edgewater, Edgewater, MD, United States, Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Env Research Ctr, Edgewater, MD, United States, Emily Pidgeon, Conservation International, Arlington, VA, United States, Jianwu Tang, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Kevin D Kroeger, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Lisamarie Windham-Myers, United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, United States
NASA Earth Science Division Town Hall
Jack A Kaye1, Michael H Freilich1, Sandra Cauffman1, Eric Ianson1, Lawrence Friedl1, Patricia A Jacobberger-Jellison1 and Robert Bauer2, (1)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States(2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Earth Science Technology Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States
NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 Mission Applications – Preparing for Launch: 2018
Sabrina Delgado Arias2, Sabrina Delgado Arias2, Molly E Brown3, Vanessa M Escobar2, Michael F Jasinski4, Frederick S Policelli2, Tom Neumann2 and Thortsen Markus2, (1)Sigma Space Corporation, Lanham, MD, United States(2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States(3)University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States(4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, HSL, Greenbelt, MD, United States
NASA Operation IceBridge Open Town Hall Meeting
Nathan T Kurtz1, Joseph A MacGregor2, Eric J Rignot3, Thomas P Wagner4 and Thorsten Markus1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States(2)Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States(3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States(4)NASA, Washington DC, United States
NASA Planetary Science Division Town Hall
James L Green, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and James L Green, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD)Tailoring Guidance for implementation of “Class D” missions. NASA “Class D”  missions are nominally projects with a higher informed risk posture and lower management oversight.
Christine K Bonniksen1, Gregory l Robinson2, Michael H Freilich1 and Jesse A Leitner3, (1)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States(2)NASA Headquarters, Science Mission Directorate, Washington, DC, United States(3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
NOAA Modeling Development Forum
Michael B Ek, NOAA NWS NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD, United States, Hendrik L Tolman, NOAA Washington DC, NOAA NWS NCEP/EMC, Washington, DC, United States and Vijay Tallapragada, National Centers For Environmental Prediction-Environmental Modeling Center, College Park, MD, United States
NSF Geosciences Town Hall
Margaret A Cavanaugh, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States, William E Easterling, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States and Melissa Lane, NSF Geosciences, Arlington, VA, United States
Observationally Driven Routine Large-Eddy Simulations: Enhancing Community Research through the DOE LASSO Project
William I Gustafson Jr, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division, Richland, WA, United States, Andrew Mark Vogelmann, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States and James Howard Mather II, PNNL, Richland, WA, United States
Permafrost Young Researchers: Future Directions in Permafrost Science
Daniel J. Vecellio, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, Joanne K. Heslop, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada and Oliver W Frauenfeld, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States
Policies on Scientific Integrity and Freedom in the Federal Government: A Discussion
Timia A Crisp McClain, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Gifford J Wong, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States
SOCCR-2: The 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report, a Sustained National Climate Assessment report encompassing North America and Surrounding Waters
Gyami Shrestha1, Gyami Shrestha1, Nancy Cavallaro2, Elisabeth K Larson3, Carolyn Olson4, Zhiliang Zhu5, Laura Lorenzoni6 and Daniel B Stover7, (1)US Carbon Cycle Science Program, Washington, DC, United States(2)USDA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States(3)NASA, Washington, DC, United States(4)USDA Washington DC, Chief Economist Office, Climate Change Program, Washington, DC, United States(5)USGS, Reston, VA, United States(6)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States(7)Department of Energy Germantown, Washington, DC, United States
Science on a Light Beam: NASA Space Communications and Navigation Program
John L LaBrecque, Global Geodetic Observing System, Nuthetal, Germany, Badri Younes, NASA Headquarters, Space Communications and Navigation- Program Manager, Washington, DC, United States, Phillip Liebrecht, NASA Headquarters, Space Communications and Navigation- Deputy Program Manager, Washington, DC, United States, Donald Cornwell, NASA Headquarters, Space Communications and Navigation, Washington, DC, United States, Gerald W Bawden, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and James Brian Garvin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions
Mary R Albert1, Mary R Albert1 and John W Goodge2, (1)Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, NH, United States(2)Univ Minnesota Duluth, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Duluth, MN, United States
Supporting Top Researchers from Anywhere in the World: Funding Opportunities from the European Research Council
David Krasa, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, David Krasa, European Research Council, Scientific Management Department, Brussels, Belgium and Heiner Igel, LMU Munich, Department of Earth Sciences, Munich, Germany
The 2017-2027 National Academies' Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space
Arthur Charo, National Research Council, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Waleed Abdalati, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States and William B Gail, Global Weather Corporation, Boulder, CO, United States
The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Town Hall
Cynthia Rosenzweig, Cynthia Rosenzweig and Alexander C Ruane, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States
The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM): Future opportunities and community needs in high-resolution topography
Roman A DiBiase1, Ramesh L Shrestha2 and Craig L Glennie2, (1)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States(2)National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, Houston, TX, United States
The Updated AGU Ethics Policy—Broader Impacts:  Why the Changes and How  They Apply to Me.
Randy Townsend, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Billy M Williams, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
Trials and Tribulations of Fluorescent Dissolved Organic Matter Chemical Interpretations: Converging Fluorescent Community Challenges
Juliana D'Andrilli1, Juliana D'Andrilli1, Fernando Rosario-Ortiz2 and Kathleen Murphy3, (1)Montana State University, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Bozeman, MT, United States(2)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States(3)Chalmers, Göteborg, Sweden
U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Interagency Working Group on Integrated Observations
Sally A McFarlane, Department of Energy Germantown, Germantown, MD, United States and Barry L Lefer, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
United States Group on Earth Observations (USGEO) Town Hall
Jason Gallo, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States, Lawrence Friedl, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and Timothy R Newman, USGS, Reston, VA, United States