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Attending the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

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Several of our scientists are attending the 2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting from Monday, December 11, through Friday, December 15, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting brings together the Earth and space science community for discussions on emerging trends and the latest research. And, it offers a mix of more than 20,000 oral and poster presentations, a broad range of general sessions, and an exhibit hall with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing new and relevant research tools and services.

If you can’t make it to the AGU Fall Meeting, check out the free on-demand access to live-streamed and recorded on-demand videos. You can browse all the available sessions to see which ones you’d like to view. And, read on below to learn more about some of the latest research, products, and services that our scientists are highlighting at the meeting.

Follow #AGU17 and #NCEIatAGU on social media for more updates on the AGU Fall Meeting and our contributions to it.

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective

NOAA and the American Meteorological Society will be releasing the “Explaining Extreme Events of 2016 from a Climate Perspective” report, published as a special edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. This sixth edition continues to provide evidence of whether or not human-caused climate change is playing a role in individual extreme events around the world. Our scientists will be participating in a press conference regarding the findings during the AGU Fall Meeting, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. Central Time (12:30 p.m. Eastern Time) on Wednesday, December 13. You can view the press conference via a live webstream at that time.

Preserving and Providing Access to Data

NCEI maintains one of the most significant archives of environmental information on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. Every month, we archive over 26 terabytes of data from more than 130 observing platforms. And, we provide access to this extensive array of data through several outlets and in a variety of formats. We regularly evaluate and update both our archive and access methods to ensure we’re providing you with the highest-quality data through the best means possible.

Check out our AGU talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about how NCEI preserves and provides access to a treasure trove of environmental data.

Observing Earth from Space

More than a dozen NOAA-operated satellites, along with others in the international community, are currently observing our planet and providing us with vast quantities of data every day. NCEI maintains vast archives of data from the complex sensors and instruments onboard these satellites, which take highly accurate measurements of Earth and our space environment. Together, all of these data provide us with a more complete understanding of our ever-changing planet.

Check out our AGU talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about NCEI’s archives of environmental satellite data and the research they support.

Assessing Our Environment and Its Impacts on Our Lives

With environmental data experts on staff, NCEI regularly supports the development of scientific assessments. Our scientists often serve as lead authors, editors, and contributors to reports like the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s recent Climate Science Special Report. NCEI also supports the development of assessments through the Technical Support Unit (TSU), which is housed at our headquarters location in Asheville, North Carolina. Members of the TSU—many of whom work with our partner, the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites–North Carolina—help pull together the knowledge of experts from multiple U.S. agencies to create scientifically accurate, consistent, and clearly communicated reports.

Check out our AGU talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about our scientific environmental assessments.

NCEI Talks, Posters, and Presentations

Monday, December 11

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Wednesday, December 13

Thursday, December 14

Friday, December 15

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