Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summer Update for the Sediment Experimentalists

Dear all,

Hope you are all having a great summer. To continue our Sediment Experimentalist community-building, here are two ways you can get to know more experimentalists. 

(1) Contribute to our AGU Session: EP002 Advances in Experimental Earth Surface Processes
(2) Put your laboratory on the Map!

(1) Contribute to our AGU Session: EP002 Advances in Experimental Earth Surface Processes

If you are attending the AGU Fall meeting, please participate in our session by submitting an abstract! We hope to be able to meet many of you there. 

In addition to highlighting exciting new physical experiments and methods, we will use this session will spur community conversations about collecting, sharing, and archiving experimental data and tools, and building collaborations between experimentalists, modelers, and theoreticians. 

Invited Speakers:
Leonard Sklar (San Francisco State University)
Stephen DeLong (Biosphere 2)
Jorge Abad (University of Pittsburgh)
Alessandro Cantelli (Shell Oil)

Physical experiments designed to clarify mechanisms and rates of Earth's surface evolution have contributed much to our understanding of Earth science. By highlighting recent progress, including new methods and techniques, we seek to create a venue to coalesce the community around current opportunities to share and develop resources for experimental science. Presentations and posters are sought from the wide range of surface process experiments where material transport plays a central role, especially those that integrate new and old datasets, use novel techniques for observations and data collection, develop reusable tools to analyze or share large datasets, or require cross-disciplinary communication.

(2) Put your laboratory on the Map!

Our Google Fusion Table is growing, but we want to see where other laboratory experiments are in progress. In particular, how about adding some non-U.S. facilities?

(Click map above for Google Map view)

The Fusion table was put together not only to list completed datasets, but also to serve as a resource for discovering other experiments and experimentalists. We encourage you to add an entry that briefly describes your lab or work in progress. You can read the Instructions for contributing or simply email or any one of us to help.

Another resource that you may want to know about and contribute to is Open Sediment Science, which maintains a list of Experimental Facilities for Geomorphology!

Happy experimenting,
Leslie Hsu
Wonsuck Kim
Brandon McElroy
Raleigh Martin

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