July 2019

1. AGU Abstracts Are Due 31 July! (Including for Invited, Centennial, and Named Lectures)

 AGU abstracts are due Wednesday, 31 July: https://www2.agu.org/en/Fall-Meeting/Pages/Submit-an-abstract. Note that some parts of the AGU submission website have changed, and it is good to confirm your log-in now instead of later.

Thanks to everyone who proposed sessions—Seismology members now have over 40 exciting sessions from which to choose! Descriptions of all of the Seismology sessions, including a late-breaking Ridgecrest earthquake session, are listed at Seismology session quick link.

Fall Meeting will be back in San Francisco this year, from 9 to 13 December. We look forward to seeing you there.


2. AGU Seismology Centennial Sessions

Bonus—these do not count against your AGU one-first-author limit. To celebrate 100 years of AGU, Fall Meeting 2019 will feature unique Centennial sessions that have been grouped as SWIRL sessions. All first authors may submit one standard contributed abstract and one abstract to a Centennial SWIRL session. Centennial SWIRL sessions in Seismology include the following:

S002 Centennial: One Hundred Years of Seismology

The goal of this session is to summarize important achievements in seismology over the past century, since the founding of AGU, and provide a forward looking vision of where the field of seismology is heading.


S003 Centennial: Forensic Seismology, Origins and Future

This session focuses on historical, current, and future geophysical contributions in the fields of forensic seismology, explosion monitoring, and global security. Abstracts giving historical context on the origins of forensic seismology, its influence on public policy related to global security, and the field's contributions to a broader scientific understanding within the fields of seismology and tectonics are welcome.


S004 Centennial: The Anisotropic Earth

This session aims to highlight the modern advances made in the application and methodology of the analysis of seismic anisotropy as a tool to better understand our planet. We encourage contributions spanning all depths from the inner core to the crust. We will look back at the field of seismic anisotropy as well as consider the future by emphasizing novel methods and modern advancements.


3. 100 Papers in Seismology for 100 Years of AGU

This initiative highlights the excellent, groundbreaking seismology research published in AGU journals or monographs over the past 100 years. It is to be a list that both honors and celebrates the contributions of the past and present and that reflects the diversity in people and of research within the current and future AGU membership. We have been uploading links to a set of three to four papers or monographs and have provided an exciting summer reading list. Weekly posts begin again in September. Help us reach 100 papers by Fall Meeting by contributing suggestions! Email suggestions to hdeshon@smu.edu.



4. AGU Celebrate 100 Grants

To help mark its Centennial, AGU is continuing to award Celebrate 100 grants up to $5,000 to reimburse the expenses of grassroots engagement activities that showcase the benefits of Earth and space science.



5. AGU Student Travel Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available to help support Fall Meeting travel for students. Deadline for the Fall Meeting general Student Travel Grant is 7 August. Check here for a list of all grants and scholarships:



6. Volunteer Opportunities


General volunteer opportunities—get involved!

Is your chair suggesting you get some external service? Are you feeling isolated and want to meet some other seismologists? Would you like to support your professional community? There are many volunteer opportunities in the Seismology section. If you are interested, please contact Anne Sheehan or Suzan van der Lee (email addresses below), and/or sign up via Volunteer Central: https://connect.agu.org/volunteeropportunities/volcentral.


Student Travel Grant reviewers

The Student Travel Grant program helps underrepresented students and those with financial need attend AGU Fall Meetings. The section still needs three volunteers to serve as reviewers for this year's solicitation. The review period will take place the last few weeks of August and requires a 2- to 4-hour commitment. Contact Heather DeShon (email address below) by 31 July to volunteer, or for further information.


Seismology section student representative

We are looking for a Ph.D. student in seismology to join our team of student representatives starting in 2020. This position involves being a voice for student interests and concerns within the section; helping to organize student events, such as the Fall Meeting student mixer; and attending a student breakfast and a meeting with the section officers at Fall Meeting. If you are a third- or fourth-year graduate student and would like to take on this job, please send Anne Sheehan and Suzan van der Lee (emails below) a short message describing your interest in the position.


Best regards,


Anne Sheehan (anne.sheehan@colorado.edu), President, Seismology Section, AGU

Suzan van der Lee (suzan@northwestern.edu), President-elect, Seismology Section, AGU

Heather DeShon (hdeshon@smu.edu), Secretary, Seismology Section, AGU

Doug Wiens, Past President, Seismology Section, AGU

Caroline Beghein and German Prieto, Program Committee

Neala Creasy, Fransiska Dannemann, and Yuchen Wang, Student Representatives


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