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AGU session EP-001- A Century of Outburst Flood Science

  • 1.  AGU session EP-001- A Century of Outburst Flood Science

    Posted 07-26-2023 07:12

    As you prepare AGU abstracts, please consider submitting to session EP-001 - A Century of Outburst Flood Science. We welcome abstracts on all aspects of outburst floods, including floods on Earth, Mars, and elsewhere. We also have two excellent invited speakers lined up: Sophie Norris (University of Victoria) and Susannah Morey (University of Washington).We hope to see you in San Francisco!Cheers,Isaac LarsenJim O'ConnorTim GoudgeGreta WellsSession description:In 1923 J Harlen Bretz published his first paper on the origin of the Channeled Scabland, proposing the outrageous hypothesis that an enormous flood inundated much of eastern Washington. The following century has seen, not only acceptance of Bretz's hypothesis, but tremendous growth in our understanding of the significant role outburst floods have played in shaping the surfaces of Earth and other planets. The study of outburst floods has, in turn, led to greater recognition of the geophysical hazards associated with such floods and generated hypotheses regarding links between large floods and climate change. In this session, we aim to highlight the state-of-the-art in outburst flood science as it stands a century after Bretz's initial work. We welcome contributions on all aspects of outburst floods, including geomorphology, hydrology, and hazards, floods on Earth and other planets, and connections between outburst floods and the Earth system.

    Greta Wells