AGU Fall Meeting is the most influential event in the world dedicated to the advancement of Earth and space sciences. Every year, AGU Fall Meeting unites the Earth and space science community to share findings, connect like-minded scientists from around the world, and advance our profession and shared passion for the impact of science.
AGU Fall Meeting 2022 will be held in Chicago and online everywhere 12 – 16 December 2022. More than 25,000 attendees from more than 100 countries will convene to explore how Science Leads the Future. We will welcome a diverse community of scientists, students, journalists, policymakers, educators and organizations who are working toward a world where scientific discovery leads to scientific solutions, and where our global collaborations and partnerships can carry us into a sustainable future.
In the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting 2022 we are organizing a session devoted to mountainous critical zones (CZs). Our main goal of organizing this session is to bring together researchers and scientists with diverse backgrounds and experiences to advance the understanding of mountainous CZs through observations and numerical experiments. We would appreciate any presentations (talks or posters) that are related to mountainous CZ processes.
For more details on the Mountainous Critical Zones please check out their website and the sessions!
If you are interested in presenting on these Mountainous Critical Zones please see the details below for submission:
H027 – Advancing understanding of mountainous critical zones through observations and experiments
Globally, mountainous critical zones (CZs) provide important water and ecosystem services to downstream valley fill aquifers. However, a thorough understanding of surface and subsurface water quality and quantity and their relation to ecosystem services is presently not available. Lack of high-density observations of hydrologic fluxes, environmental tracers, water chemistry, and mineral weathering rates in mountainous regions further contribute to this knowledge gap. Here, we solicit presentations that address important research questions related to mountainous CZs such as: (i) what are the spatio-temporal variability of mountain flow paths? (ii) how to estimate the depth of active groundwater circulation zone?; and (iii) what are the potential consequences of climate warming, extreme weather events, and wildfires on groundwater recharge and discharge processes and water quality? Therefore, this session is intended to bring together researchers and scientists with diverse backgrounds and experiences to advance the understanding of mountainous CZs through observations and numerical experiments.