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About Atmospheric Sciences

The Atmospheric Sciences Section studies the physics, chemistry, and dynamics of the atmosphere, particularly the two layers closest to Earth’s surface, the stratosphere and troposphere. These layers are crucial to life because they regulate the planetary surface temperature, play an integral role in the world’s water cycle, and screen the planet from high-energy radiation.

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AGU has implemented an incentive program to increase AGU member donations and at the same time increase AGU's support of the sections. AS supports monetary awards for the AS Early Career Awardees and travel to the AGU Fall meeting for AS students and early career members, especially those from developing countries.



Early Career Event: Improving Field Work Culture Coffee Hour 

Early career scientists - the AGU Atmospheric Science Early Career Committee and Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee are hosting an informal discussion of how to improve fieldwork culture on Tuesday, June 29th from 4:30-5:30PM ET. We will introduce tools and steps that the individual can take to be active allies during field campaigns, and practice applying those tools to real-life scenarios that have occurred in the field.

Conducting field work can be a once-in-a-lifetime, formative experience for students and early career atmospheric scientists. Unfortunately, it is also where verbal and physical harassment and discrimination are experienced, particularly by more junior scientists, at startlingly high rates (Clancy et al. 2014). Still, rising awareness of these issues is leading to a growth in resources outlining meaningful steps to prevent such behavior in the field. For these reasons, the AGU Atmospheric Science Early Career Committee will hold an informal discussion of how to improve fieldwork culture. We will introduce tools and steps that the individual can take to be active allies during field campaigns, and practice applying those tools to real-life scenarios that have occurred in the field. The information and experiences shared in this webinar will be synthesized as part of a white paper examining the state of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion for early career atmospheric scientists. 

Questions and comments can be directed to Melissa Breeden, melissa.breeden@noaa.gov. Registration can be found here.

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