PSD Researchers Participate in EGU General Assembly


April 16, 2007

Researchers from the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division, will participate in the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2007 in Vienna, Austria, 15–20 April 2007. This international forum brings together geoscientists from Europe and the rest of the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space Sciences. William Neff is the convener of a session on "Boundary Layers in High Latitudes: Observations and Modeling," and co-convener of the session on "Snow Dynamics and Snow-Atmosphere Exchange over Greenland and Antarctica." In addition he will present a poster entitled "Arguments for Improvements in the Surface Observing Network over the Interior of Antarctica," and give an oral presentation entitled "An Overview of the Effect of Boundary Layer Processes on Surface NO Concentrations During ANTCI." Christopher Fairall will give an oral presentation entitled "An Analysis of Turbulent and Radiative Flux Gradient Relationships in the Highly Stable Polar Surface Layer." Taneil Uttal give an oral presentation entitled "Establishing a New Climate Observatory in Tiksi, Russia."

Background:
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) was founded in 2002 as a merger of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) and the European Union of Geosciences (EUG). It is a professional interdisciplinary association devoted to the promotion of the sciences of the Earth and its environment and of planetary and space sciences, and cooperation between scientists.

Significance:
Participation in professional organizations encourages research and communication of new theories and techniques. It is also a means for fostering cooperation and collaboration between national and international organizations. The research being presented at this conference supports the NOAA mission goal of understanding climate variability and change to enhance society's ability to plan and respond.

Contact: Barb DeLuisi