The Use of Humor in the Communication of Geophysical Science

Session ID#: 24607

Session Description:
The use of humor has been shown to be an effective mechanism for communicating science. Exemplars of this approach have successfully used humor to engage audiences across the geophysical sciences in understanding and appreciating of the intricacies of their science. We propose to bring together in a single session, a cross-section of talented communicators of researcher who can display how they incorporate humor in the effective communication of their science. Our session will bring together a cross-section of speakers from AGU’s sections/focus groups to feature their use of humor in the presentation of their science followed by a discussion by a panel of experts critiquing examples of the best and worst use of humor in the presentation.  We will ask each of the AGU section/focus group presidents to nominate the scientist from their community who is most notorious for, and effective in, their use of humor in communicating their research.
Primary Convener:  Robert Stabler Webb, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Convener:  Roger S Pulwarty, NOAA Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, Silver Spring, CO, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Josh K Willis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Paul R Weissman, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States
Cecile Penland, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
James W C White, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Richard B Alley, Pennsylvania State Univ, University Park, PA, United States
Joellen L Russell, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States

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