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American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

12 - 16 December 2016, San Francisco, USA

The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest international conference for Earth and space science with more than 24,000 attendees from all over the world. Through participating in this meeting, we gained insights about the latest science an enhanced our knowledge beyond our scientific field of interest.


Anne: I presentated my current research on the dissipation process in solar wind turbulence in the 'Energy dissipation and Particle Energization in Turbulent Plasmas' poster session.
I had interesting conversations with experts in solar wind turbulence and discussed several issues of my recent research with them. These discussions will be very helpful when writing my dissertation.
For me, the most interesting talks besides the turbulence talks dealt with the first results from the Juno mission, which is a new spacecraft to explore the origin and evolution of Jupiter.


Oliver: The conference was very useful to learn a lot about recent research projects in space science. I presented a study about the atmosphere of the Jovian moon Callisto, in which we explin how the source of this atmosphere can be determined by combining numerical simulations and observations. This study has been used to succesfully get observation time of the Hubble Space Telescope. I could use the conference to discuss details of the upcoming observations and our expectations with the other investigators. Moreover, I attended several sessions regarding Mars and the MAVEN mission since I am supervising a Master's thesis dealing with the solar wind interaction of the Martian atmosphere.


We would like to thank the GSGS and the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology for the opportunity to participate in this large international conference for the third time.


Anne Schreiner
PhD student

Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology

PhD project: Dissipation in Solar Wind Turbulence
Poster title: Model for Reduced Power Spectra of Critically Balanced Solar Wind Turbulence with Damping by Kinetic Alfvén Waves
Session title: Energy Dissipation and Particle Energization in Turbulent Plasmas

Oliver Hartkorn
PhD student

Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology

PhD project: Modeling Callisto's ionosphere in order to constrain Callisto's atmosphere and interior
Poster title: What generates Callisto's atmosphere? Indications from calculations of ionospheric electron densities and airglow
Session title: Planetary Atmospheres and Evolution