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The 48th Annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

14 - 18 December 2015, San Francisco, USA

Thanks to the support of the Graduate School of Geosciences, Aljona Blöcker, Oliver Hartkorn and Anne Schreiner from the Space Physics group and Juliane Adrian from the Applied Geophysics group were able to join the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, USA, from 14th to 18th December 2015. 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 and enhanced our knowledge beyond our scientific field of interest.


Our personal impressions of the conference:



The attendance at the AGU Fall Meeting 2015 was the first time that I joined a large international conference. So this was the first opportunity to present my scientific work on the poster „2D Inversion of DCR and Time Domain IP data: an example from ore exploration“ to a broader audience. Besides the personal communication with other international attendees during my own poster session the AGU Fall Meeting provides the opportunity to widen the personal scientific horizon due to a wider geoscientific sprectrum than smaller geophysical conferences. It was a great experience.




It was the second time that I attended the AGU. I gave a talk about “Modelling Europa's interaction with Jupiter's magnetosphere: Influence of plumes in Europa's atmosphere on the plasma environment“ and received positive feedback.

To talk about my research gave me the possibility to get in contact with other scientists, who were interested and also involved in research on Europa's plasma interaction. Visiting posters and talks of  other scientists was very helpful for me to get new input for my own studies.



The 'AGU Fall Meeting 2015' was a great event. I presented my poster about the atmosphere/ionosphere system of Jupiter's moon Callisto. My work definitely benefited from the discussions with other researchers. Further, I had a very important meeting with two co-authors of my paper, which is going to be submitted soon. Among a lot of interesting talks that I listened to during the fall meeting week, I was mostly impressed by talks on the recent research results of the Pluto mission 'New Horizon'.



I presented my current research on the dissipation process in solar wind turbulence in the 'Nonlinear Phenomena: Scaling, Waves and Turbulence'  poster session.

I had interesting conversations with experts in solar wind turbulence and other nonlinear phenomena and discussed several issues of my recent research with them.

For me, the most interesting talks besides the turbulence talks dealt with the first results from the New Horizons mission, which is the first spacecraft to explore the dwarf planet Pluto.


We would like to thank the GSGS for the opportunity to participate in this large international conference.


Juliane Adrian¹
PhD thesis: Development of a 2D inversion algorithm for direct current resistivity (DCR) and time-domain IP (TDIP) data using the Finite Element method on an unstructured mesh

Aljona Blöcker¹
PhD thesis: Magnetohydrodynamic Model of Europa's Interaction with Jupiter's Magnetosphere

Oliver Hartkorn¹
PhD thesis: Modeling Callisto's Ionosphere: Insight in Callisto's Atmosphere

Anne Schreiner
PhD thesis: Dissipation Range of Solar Wind Turbulence

¹PhD student, Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology