Agenda and Presentations from the 2017 meeting are available at
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In our continuing effort to stay abreast of recent observations concerning trace gases, aerosols, radiation, ozone, and climate forcing and to provide a forum in which these observations can be relayed and discussed, we will be presenting the ESRL monitoring and research results of the past year. The meeting is not limited to ESRL reports and includes observations related to these themes by both independent and cooperative investigators, and other national and international programs. We welcome your active participation at this annual conference.
The 45th Global Monitoring Annual Conference will be held May 23-24, 2017.
For oral presenters, the conference sessions follow standard AGU format (15 minutes per presentation). The 15 minutes is broken down into 12 minutes for the speaker and 3 minutes for Q&A with the audience. The time schedule will be strictly adhered to, please plan accordingly and limit your presentation to roughly 12-14 slides.
For poster presenters, poster space is restricted to 4ft x 4ft (48in x 48in). Please print your poster to fit within the allocated space. GMD will print posters for foreign participants: please email your poster files at least a week prior to the meeting.
For poster presenters, we will collect posters from you at the check-in table beginning at the start of the conference. Please deliver posters to this table by the end of the lunch break on Tuesday, May 23th for the poster session that afternoon. Poster space is restricted to 4ft x 4ft (48in x 48in). Please print your poster to fit within the allocated space. GMD will print posters for foreign participants: please email your poster files at least a week prior to the meeting.
Please also join GMD Staff for the ESRL Global Monitoring Annual Conference "Ice Breaker". The reception will be on Monday, May 22 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. The Ice Breaker is at Backcountry Pizza & Tap House, 2319 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302. All attendees and family members are invited! Transport will be available, if needed.
Shuttle bus service will be provided between several hotels and the NOAA building where the conference is held. There will also be shuttle service to the Ice Breaker reception from the hotels.
This year's keynote address will be given by Dr. Richard Alley from Penn State University.
Dr. Richard Alley (PhD 1987, Geology, Wisconsin) is Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Penn State. He studies the great ice sheets to help predict future changes in climate and sea level, and has conducted three field seasons in Antarctica, eight in Greenland, and three in Alaska. He has been honored for research (including election to the US National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society), teaching, and service. Dr. Alley participated in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize), and has provided requested advice to numerous government officials in multiple administrations including a US Vice President, the President's Science Advisor, and committees and individual members of the US Senate and House of Representatives. He has authored or coauthored over 270 refereed scientific papers. He was presenter for the PBS TV miniseries on climate and energy Earth: The Operators’ Manual, and author of the book. His popular account of climate change and ice cores, The Two-Mile Time Machine, was Phi Beta Kappa’s science book of the year. Dr. Alley is happily married with two grown daughters, two stay-at-home cats, a bicycle, and a pair of soccer cleats.
2017 Conference Book of Abstracts
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