Public Release: 

2000 Spring Meeting: Sessions and abstracts online

American Geophysical Union

Note: For basic information on Spring Meeting, see AGU Release No. 00-03 of March 6, 2000. It may be accessed on the AGU web site at The names, numerical designations, dates, times, and room numbers of all Meeting sessions have been posted on the AGU web site at 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 papers and/or posters associated with that session. Clicking on the name of a particular paper will open the abstract for that paper, including name and contact information for the lead author.

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

Finding Abstracts of Interest to You

Reporters and public information officers may search for abstracts of particular interest to them, by looking up the Name of a scientist
Name of an institution (e.g., university, government agency)
Geographic location (e.g., city, state, or country)
Topic (e.g., volcano, Io, erosion)
These search parameters may be combined (e.g., papers on tsunamis by scientists in Japan). To access the search tool, go to Full instructions are included on that page.

Note: If searching for papers from a particular institution, it is often more effective to search by e-mail address, rather than 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), but all of their e-mail addresses will include "ucla." The search key word "Affiliation" covers both names of institutions and their locations (e.g., look for either University of Arizona or Tucson under Affiliation).

Press Conferences

We are in the process of organizing a series of press conferences related to significant scientific news that will be reported at the Meeting. In addition, a number of science policy press conferences will be keyed to sessions on relevant topics. Some of the latter will be of interest to political reporters and Washington bureau staffers who may not normally attend science meetings.

We anticipate sending an advisory containing a preliminary listing of press conferences on or about May 1. This will be followed around May 15 with an update, which will include the exact time for each press conference and the names and affiliations of participants.

Press Registration

Advance press registration is recommended, to avoid lines on the first day of the meeting. Instructions and eligibility requirements, along with a registration form, will be found in AGU Release No. 00-03 at To access the form directly, go to It may be returned online, by e-mail, fax, or through the post. It may also be taken to the meeting for on site registration. We expect to send Abstract books soon after May 9 to those press registrants who have requested them.


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