AGU precipitation student presentation award

Calling all undergraduate and graduate students presenting at AGU! The Precipitation Technical Committee has secured funds to award five $200 awards to outstanding student presentations (oral or poster) occurring during precipitation-related Hydrology sessions at the 2021 AGU Fall Meeting. If you’d like to participate, please fill out the application at the following link prior to November 22. Note that this is separate from the Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA), for which all AGU student presenters are eligible to opt-in.

Here is the short link to the form:


Precipitation challenges knowledge because of its variability at all scales and its evolving interactions with the water, energy, and carbon cycles under a changing climate. It is a key hydrologic flux driving the atmospheric and surface storage, movement, and quality of water. Precipitation not only is the primary source of freshwater, it is also a major driver of natural hazards, and a major component of uncertainty in weather predictions and climate projections.

The AGU Precipitation Technical Committee gathers expertise in hydrology, atmospheric sciences, remote sensing and mathematics to address critical gaps in our knowledge of precipitation:

  1. Process changes at convective and orographic scales,

  2. Consistent observations for accurate estimation and prediction on a global scale at sufficiently high spatial and temporal resolution,

  3. Snowfall, and

  4. Closure of the water balance from headwater catchments to continental-scale river basins.

Key science questions addressed by sessions proposed for the upcoming Fall meeting are:

  • How do precipitation processes and regimes interact with the Earth’s water storages from local to global scales?

  • How well do current observations and model predictions capture precipitation variability to meet application needs and effectively monitor the water cycle in remote regions?

How do local and regional societies and ecosystems respond to precipitation variability?

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Twitter: @AGUPrecip
Instagram: @AGU_precipitation

October 2021:
Precip Folks: Dr. Yoonjin Lee

October 2021:

Science highlights:
The Inland Maintenance and Re-intensification of Tropical Storm Bill (2015) Part 2: Precipitation Microphysics, Hydrometeorology, Brauer et al.


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