AGU Fall Meeting - media advisory 3

10/26/04

Abstracts and sessions now online and searchable

Contents of this message

1. Abstracts and Sessions now Online and Searchable
2. Geophysics of Winemaking Field Trip: A Few Places Still Open
3. Press registration information (Repeated from Media Advisory 2)
4. Press registration form (Repeated from Media Advisory 2)
5. Who's Coming

Note: This message does not repeat information from Media Advisory 2. See: http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/prrl/prrl0434.html

Attention international science writers: Please see important U.S. visa information in Media Advisory 1, regardless of your country of citizenship: http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/prrl/prrl0431.html

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1. Sessions and Abstracts Online and Searchable

All 889 sessions and 10,625 abstracts for 2004 Fall Meeting have been posted on the AGU web site, with more to come for the late-breaking sessions on the recent Parkfield earthquake and Mount Saint Helens volcanic activity.

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A. Searching for Abstracts of Interest to You

The 10,625 Fall Meeting abstracts may be accessed by a search tool: http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm04/waisfm04adv.html

Reporters and public information officers may search for abstracts of particular interest to them, by looking up any the following parameters on the search tool above:

  • Name of a scientist
  • Name of an institution (e.g., university, government agency)
  • Geographic location (e.g., city, state, province, or country)
  • Topic (e.g., volcano, Io, iceberg)

    Up to three search parameters may be combined (e.g., presentations on tsunamis by NOAA scientists based in Hawaii). Full instructions are available from the search page.

    Hint: In searching for abstracts from a particular institution, it is often more effective to search by e-mail address than by the name of the institution. The latter may be written in different ways by various authors (e.g., UCLA; University of California, Los Angeles; Univ. of Cal. at Los Angeles; etc.), but all of their e-mail addresses will presumably include "ucla." The search category "Affiliation" covers both names of institutions and their locations (e.g., look for either McGill or Montreal under Affiliation).

    The CD-ROM and printed volume of abstracts for this meeting will be available in mid- to late November. They will be sent at that time to Press Room registrants who have requested them, while supplies last. (See Press Registration Form, below.) Copies in both formats will be available in the Press Room, as will the Program Book.

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    B. Finding Sessions at Joint Assembly

    The names, numerical designations, dates, times, and room numbers of all 889 sessions may be seen at: http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm04/fm04glan.shtml

    By clicking on the name of a Section (e.g., Hydrology, Atmospheric Science), all of the sessions under that Section's auspices will be displayed. Clicking on any of these sessions will open a list of oral presentations or posters associated with that session. Clicking on the name of a particular presentation will open its abstract, including name and contact information for the lead author.

    In view of the record breaking number of sessions and abstracts, some sessions will be held at the Marriott Hotel, 4th and Mission Streets, one block from Moscone. This includes all Union sessions. The online program grid and Program book clearly indicate which sessions are held at the Marriott. Those with "MCC" room numbers are at Moscone Convention Center West.

    Many sessions are jointly sponsored by two or more Sections. Union Sessions have the broadest interdisciplinary appeal.

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    2. Geophysics of Winemaking Field Trip: A Few Places Still Open

    A few places remain available for the 12 December field trip to the Napa Valley to study the geophysics of winemaking. Once they are allocated, we will maintain a wait list, so if you have signed up and your plans have subsequently changed, please let Harvey Leifert know as soon as possible: hleifert@agu.org

    Full information on the field trip can be found in Media Advisory 2: http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/prrl/prrl0434.html#2

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    3. Press registration information (Repeated from Media Advisory 2)

    Press registrants receive a badge that provides access to any of the scientific sessions of the meeting, as well as to the Press Room and Briefing Room. No one will be admitted without a valid badge.

    Eligibility for press registration is limited to the following persons:

  • Working press employed by bona fide news media: must present a press card, business card, or letter of introduction from an editor of a recognized publication.

  • Freelance science writers: must present a current membership card from NASW, a regional affiliate of NASW, CSWA, ISWA, or SEJ; or evidence of by-lined work pertaining to science intended for the general public and published in 2003 or 2004; or a letter from the editor of a recognized publication assigning you to cover Fall Meeting.

  • Public information officers of scientific societies, educational institutions, and government agencies: must present a business card.

    Note: Representatives of publishing houses, for-profit corporations, and the business side of news media must register at the main registration desk at the meeting and pay the appropriate fees, regardless of possession of any of the above documents. They are not accredited as Press at the meeting.

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    4. Press Registration Form (Repeated from Media Advisory 2)

    The Press Registration Form is set up for online submission, but includes a link to a version that can be printed out and faxed or mailed. Go to: http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm04/?pageRequest=media

    The last day for advance press registration is 3 December. You may also register onsite in the Press Room (Room 2024).

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    5. Who's coming

    The following persons have registered as of the date of this message. If you believe you have registered but are not listed, please resubmit the form in Part 4, above.

    Jerry Adler, Newsweek
    Mario Aguilera, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    Andrew Alden, About.com
    Jonathan Amos, BBC News Interactive
    James Bela, Freelance
    Molly Bentley, BBC World Service
    Phil Berardelli, United Press International
    Linda Billings, SETI Institute
    John Blackstone, CBS News
    Henry Bortman, Astrobiology Magazine
    Robert Roy Britt, SPACE.com
    Doug Brusa, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
    Mirella Bucci, Freelance
    Bill Cannon, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Kenneth Chang, New York Times
    Glennda Chui, San Jose Mercury News
    Cindy Clark, Scripps Communications Office
    Robert Cowen, Christian Science Monitor
    John Cox, Freelance
    Matthew Fordahl, Associated Press
    Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University
    Leslie Gordon, U.S. Geological Survey
    Rob Gutro, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Tara Hicks, SOEST / University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Bob Horn, KPIX-TV
    Robert Irion, ScienceNOW
    Jeff Kanipe, Freelance
    Dick Kerr, Science
    John Krist, Ventura County Star
    Dawn Levy, Stanford News Service
    Nancy Light, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
    Emilie Lorditch, Discoveries & Breakthroughs
    Rick Lovett, Freelance
    Merry Maisel, Texas Advanced Computing Center
    Carolina Martinez, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Betsy Mason, Contra Costa Times
    Barbara McConnell, National Geographic Magazine
    Debbie Meyer, MBARI-Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
    Barbara Moran, NOVA WGBH-TV
    Mary Beth Murrill, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    J. Madeleine Nash, Time
    Jan Null, San Jose Mercury News
    Sid Perkins, Science News
    David Perlman, San Francisco Chronicle
    Charles Petit, U.S. News & World Report
    Horst Rademacher, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
    Krishna Ramanujan, NASA Earth Science News Team
    Christina Reed, Freelance
    Donald Robertson, Astronomy Now
    Linda Rowan, Science
    Tony Russomanno, KPIX-TV - CBS News
    James Sahli, NASA Sun Earth Connection
    Mark Shwartz, Stanford News Service
    Megan Sever, Geotimes
    Alan Stahler, KVMR-FM
    Michael Starobin, NASA-TV
    Adam Tanner, Reuters
    Marijke Unger, NSIDC/CIRES/University of Colorado
    John VanDecar, Nature
    Joe Verrengia, Associated Press
    Potter Wickware, Freelance
    Alexandra Witze, Dallas Morning News
    Kathleen Wong, California Wild
    Laura Wright, OnEarth Magazine
    Margie Wylie, Newhouse News Service

    Field trip participants (in order of sign-up)

    Megan Sever, Geotimes
    Sid Perkins, Science News
    Margie Wylie, Newhouse News Service
    Marijke Unger, NSIDC/CIRES/University of Colorado
    Andrew Alden, About.com
    Glennda Chui, San Jose Mercury News
    David Perlman, San Francisco Chronicle
    Alexandra Witze, Dallas Morning News
    Jeff Kanipe, Freelance
    Robert Cowen, Christian Science Monitor
    J. Madeleine Nash, Time
    Mirella Bucci, Freelance
    Christina Reed, Freelance
    Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University
    Emilie Lorditch, Discoveries & Breakthroughs
    Barbara McConnell, National Geographic Magazine
    Dawn Levy, Stanford News Service
    Henry Bortman, Astrobiology Magazine
    Horst Rademacher, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
    Bill Cannon, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Kenneth Chang, New York Times
    Nancy Light, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
    Molly Bentley, BBC World Service
    John Cox, Freelance
    Merry Maisel, Texas Advanced Computing Center
    Alan Stahler, KVMR-FM
    Betsy Mason, Contra Costa Times
    Potter Wickware, Freelance
    Laura Wright, OnEarth Magazine
    Jerry Adler, Newsweek
    Rick Lovett, Freelance
    Leslie Gordon, U.S. Geological Survey
    James Bela, Freelance
    Kathleen Wong, California Wild

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