EAPS Features at AGU's fall meeting 2022

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The 2022 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting is continuing with a hybrid model, allowing participants to join either remotely or in-person in Chicago, IL. The conference, which attracts scientists from around the world to discuss the latest in geoscience research, will take place from December 12-16. In addition to all the presentations and talks from representatives of MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), two faculty members are participating in additional activities: Vice President for Research Maria Zuber will be a part of the Union Session Fostering International Research and Collaboration in 2023 and Beyond on Monday, 12/12, and Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography Raffaele Ferrari will be delivering this year’s Harold Sverdrup Lecture, titled Our Evolving Understanding of Ocean Turbulence on Tuesday, 12/13. Below is a schedule of some of the EAPS research being presented.

All times are listed in CST.

See the full schedule here.

Monday, December 12th

Union Session

16:45 – 18:15 Maria Zuber, Fostering International Research and Collaboration in 2023 and Beyond (U16A)


9:22 - 9:32 Daniel Ortega-Arroyo, Deformation on the Microscale: Quantifying Source Parameters and Localized Heating during High-pressure Failure in the Laboratory (MR12A-03)

10:02 - 10:12 Tiange Xing, Characterizing Transient Brittle Creep by Ultrasonic Pulsing (MR12A-07)

11:33 - 11:43 Shujuan Mao, Groundwater Fluctuations: 4D Constraints From Passive Seismic Interferometry (S13B-04)

14:58 - 15:09 Meghana Ranganathan, Meltwater generation in ice stream shear margins: case study in Antarctic ice streams (C15A-02)

16:47 - 16:58 Quindan Zhu, Estimate of OH trends over one decade in North American cities (A16A-01)

16:55 - 17:05 Sandeep Chinta, Sensitivity Analysis and Uncertainty Quantification of E3SM Methane model using Machine Learning (B16D-02)

17:09 - 17:20 Emmie Le Roy, Impact of climate variability and change on the ozone response to NOx emissions reductions (A16A-03)

17:15 - 17:25 Jae Deok Kim, A Magnetotelluric Study of Crustal Thinning and Mantle Upwelling Beneath New England (DI16A-04)

17:27 - 17:37 Julia Wilcots, Neoproterozoic Dolomites Preserve Primary Clumped Isotope Temperatures (PP16A-05)


9:00 - 12:30

Patrick Beaudry, Multiple Sulfur Isotope Insights on the Tectonic Evolution of the 4.02–2.94 Ga Acasta Gneiss Complex (DI12B-0004)

Enrico Milanese, Heterogeneous Coseismic Stress State Describes Off-fault Fractures Orientation in the 2019 Ridgecrest Sequence (T12D-0115)

Argen Smith, Quantifying the Climate Change Driven Air Quality Health Impacts on Indigenous Communities in the United States (GH12A-0451)


14:45 - 18:15

Neosha Narayanan, Simulation and Analysis of Deformation and Stability in Antarctic Ice Shelves (C15D-0619)

Les Armstrong, Exploring the Potential of Storing Hydrogen in Undeground Salt Caverns in the U.S. (H15S-1018)

Yudong Sun, Buttressing Effect and Disintegration of the Landfast Sea Ice Pack in the Larsen B Embayment, Antarctic Peninsula (C15D-0624)



Tuesday, December 13th

Harold Sverdrup Lecture

11:10 – 12:10 Raffaele Ferrari, Our Evolving Understanding of Ocean Turbulence (OS23B-01)


11:20 - 11:30 Hilary Chang, Determining shallow structure beneath the dense LASSO array to improve ground motion prediction and source-parameter estimation (S23B-03)

15:31 - 15:42 C. Adam SchlosserQuantifying the Compounding, Co-Existing Nature and Inequities of Physical and Transition Risks Across the United States (GC25E-05)

15:35 - 15:45 Miraflor Santos,Mapping the Sun and its Irradiance in Extreme Ultraviolet from any Viewpoint with an End-to-End ML Pipeline (IN25A-06)

18:00 - 18:10 Caue Borlina, Obtaining High-resolution Holocene Paleomagnetic Records from Speleothems using Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) Microscopy (GP26A-08)


9:00 - 12:30

Mila Lubeck, Applications of GNSS to Lithium-ion Battery Waste Management: Preliminary Analysis Towards Identifying Potential Lithium-ion Battery Waste Locations (GC22G-0670)

Zhendong Zhang, Seismic evidence for a 1000-km mantle discontinuity under the Pacific (DI22B-0017)

Adele Anderson, Freshening of the Iceland Basin: Clues from the Grand Banks? (OS22C-0905)

Alex Miller, Effects of Snow Conditions on Antarctic Air-Dropped Penetrator (C22F-0824)

14:45 - 18:15

David Smith, Can We Constrain the Structure Under Large Basins from Gravity? (P25F-2177)

Jodie Ream, Magnetic gradiometry techniques developed for the Psyche Magnetometry Investigation (P25D-2137)

Online poster discussions

8:30 - 8:40 Eduardo Lima, High-Resolution Paleomagnetic Analysis of a Detrital-Rich Portuguese Speleothem Using Magnetic Microscopy (GP21B-04)

8:40 - 8:50 Vanessa Sun, Bringing Solar and Wind Energy Closer: A Comparison of Datasets (GC21E-05)


Wednesday, December 14th


9:50 - 10:00 Malcom White, Seismotectonic Evolution and Geothermal Energy Production in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field (S32B-06)

10:00 - 10:10 Susana Hoyos, Differentiation of the Angrite Parent Body: implications of a moon-sized planetesimal in the early Solar System (DI32A-07)

11:00 - 11:15 Ben Weiss, Understanding the Origin and Evolution Iron-Rich Worlds from Spacecraft Exploration of Asteroid (16) Psyche (P33B-01)

11:15 - 11:30 Saverio Cambioni, New ALMA Maps of the Thermal inertia and Dielectric Constant of Asteroid (16) Psyche (P33B-02)

11:20 - 11:30 Joshua Murray, A Sedimentary Sink for Mars’ Early Carbon (P33A-03)

11:20 - 11:30 Maryam Alghannam, The effect of fluid pressurization on energy partitioning during the earthquake cycle (S33A-03)

11:50 - 12:00 Rona Oran, Expected particle radiation around magnetized small bodies and implications to mission design (P33B-05)

16:37 - 16:47 Mariya Galochkina, Sr-U thermometry captures ocean temperatures and corrects for Sr/Ca vital effects in a slow-growing Atlantic coral (PP36A-06)

17:20 - 17:30 Glenn LiuPhysical Insights from the Prediction of Atlantic Multidecadal Variability using Explainable Deep Neural Networks (OS36A-04)

17:25 - 17:35 M. Geogdzhayeva, Extreme Event Projection for a Changing Chaotic Attractor (NG36A-05)

17:41 - 17:52 Ali Sarhadi, Climate change is increasing the risk of compound flooding by tropical cyclones in New York City (NH36A-06)

17:50 - 18:00 Benjamin Weiss, Orienting Rock Cores on Mars Drilled by the Perseverance Rover for Martian Paleomagnetism Studies (GP36A-07)


9:00 - 12:30 

Joanna MillsteinTime-dependent Strain-rate Fields Forecast Rift Propagation: Case Study on the Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica (C32C-0853)

Justin LinickMapping of Traveling Velocity Waves over Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, with Sentinel-1 (C32E-0886)

Brent Minchew,Continuous high spatial and temporal resolution remote sensing observations will allow rapid learning of physics from data (C32E-0881)

Brent MinchewObservations of Wave Propagation on Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica, Illuminate the Mechanics of Slip at the Bed (C32E-0888)

Grace O'Niel, Generation and Maintenance of Negative Saturation Potential Vorticity in the Midlatitudes (A32D-1443)

Elias Mansbach, Size Ranges of Magnetic Domain States in Tetrataenite and Implications for Past and Future Paleomagnetic Studies (GP32A-0347)

14:45 - 18:15

Simone Silvestri, A WENO-based Vector Invariant advection scheme for Implicit Ocean LES (SY35B-0654)


Thursday, December 15th


9:25 - 9:35 Jinshi Chen, Cross-shore Roller Transformation over Barred Bathymetries (OS42A-03)

9:52 - 10:02 Shawn Wang, Drivers of Decadal Rainfall Variability in Mainland Southeast Asia: Insights from Tree-Ring Reconstructions and the Last Millennium Ensemble (PP42C-06)

10:10 - 10:20 Qian Li, Global Climate Impacts of Greenland and Antarctic Glacial Melt: A Comparative Study (A42H-08)

11:00 - 11:14 Wanying Kang, On icy satellites, size controls the ice geometry (P43A-01)

12:05 - 12:15 Lluís Saló Salgado, Fault Zone CO2 Migration Hazard during Large-Scale Geologic Carbon Storage in the Miocene Section, Gulf of Mexico (U43A-06)

16:55 - 17:05 Yudong Sun, Fault Roughness Promotes Re-rupturing and Back Propagation (T46A-02)

17:05 - 17:15 Samuel Birch, Detecting Coastal Landforms on Titan (P46B-03)

17:55 - 18:05 Una Schneck, Sediment Entrainment by Waves and Tides on Titan (P46B-08)


9:00 - 12:30

Grace O'Neil, Modeling Traveling Waves in Glaciers: Case Study on Sermeq Kujalleq, Greenland (C42D-1046)

Herve Rezeau, Sulfur isotope fractionation during arc crust formation and differentiation: Evidence from the Talkeetna island arc, south-central Alaska (V42G-0138)

14:45 - 18:15

Tong Bai, Characterization of Acoustic Emissions during Transient Creep Deformation due to Brittle Creep using Geometric-Mean Reverse-Time Migration (MR45B-0071)

Matej PecMicroscopic Defect Dynamics of a Brittle-to-Ductile transition (MR45B-0081)

Joshua Murray, Ophiolite-derived Clays Enhance Organic Carbon Burial (EP45C-1666)

Philip TuckmanEvolution of Convective Energy and Inhibition before Instances of Large CAPE (A45K-1987)

Zhendong Zhang, Shallow ice-sheet composite structure revealed by seismic imaging near the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Camp (NS45B-0328)

Stephanie ElkinsCharacterizing Seasonal Variation in Airborne Measurements of Dimethyl Sulfide in the San Joaquin Valley of California (A45J-1967)

Brynnydd Hamilton, Inverting benthic foraminiferal records for Little Ice Age surface climate evolution (PP45D-1180)

Bauyrzhan PrimkulovPost-breakthrough evolution of viscous fingers (H45M-1546)

Online only

13:50 - 13:55 Max Filter, Lessons Learned From Quantifying the Propagation of Traveling Waves on Columbia Glacier, Alaska (C44B-02)



Friday, December 16th

Town Halls

12:45 – 13:45 Matej Pec is the primary contact for the Town Hall Cyberinfrastructure Tools for Microscopy and Experimental Rock Deformation Data (TH53I). Ulrich Mok will also be presenting.


9:00 - 9:10 Eric DealShear stress based models of bedrock river hydraulic geometry and long river profiles (EP52A-01)

9:22 - 9:32 Susana Hoyos, Using Ultrasound Probes to study magma mush compaction: Effects of particle shape and particle interactions in an analog system (MR52A-03)

9:50 - 10:00 Wanying KangConvective plume and tracer transport under the geysers on Enceladus (P52B-06)

11:00 - 11:10 Lucy Sandoe, Lake levels in California using GNSS inversion with horizontal regularization (G53A-01)

11:15 - 11:25 Tong BoIncreased Momentum Loss by Secondary Circulation and Flow Separation in Estuarine Meanders (OS53B-02)

14:55 - 15:05 Ruben Juanes4D computed tomography of granular force chains (H55H-02)

16:56 - 17:04 Bryan Riel, Variational Inference of Ice Shelf Rheology with Physics-Informed Machine Learning (C56A-02)

17:28 - 17:38 Brenna BoehmanSelective Preservation of Terrestrial Organic Carbon in the Guianas Mudbanks Offshore the Amazon River (EP56B-05)

17:58 - 18:08 Taylor Perron, Intentional Creation of Carbon-Rich Dark Earth Soils in the Ancient Amazon (EP56B-08)

18:00 - 18:10 Jonathan LinTropospheric Influence on Stratospheric Tropical Upwelling (A56F-08)


9:00 - 12:30

Aviva IntveldUnderstanding Hydrochemical Data Through a Geological Context in the Anchor River Watershed, Kenai Peninsula Lowlands, Alaska (H52P-0683)

Olivia Norman, Evaluating Simulations of Secondary Inorganic Aerosols Using a Suite of Aircraft Campaigns (A52K-1105)

14:45 - 18:15

Samantha ClevengerQuantifying carbon export and remineralization during a spring bloom using 238U-234Th disequilibrium in the EXPORTS Program (OS55D-0536)

Zachary MolitorTesting Models of Conjugate Faulting in the Late Paleozoic New England Appalachian Orogen (T55B-0068)

Madankui Tao, Spatial Variability in Formaldehyde and Nitrogen Dioxide Diurnal Cycles in the NYC Area (A55K-1245)

Online Only

8:35 - 8:40 Yu Liu, Increase in global and East Asia Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) emissions inferred from atmospheric observations (A51K-08)