Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative

 The 2004 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Session Description: The Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI) is an international large-scale, integrated, regional program of research focusing on the area of Northern Eurasia. The major NEESPI science question is: How do Northern Eurasia's terrestrial ecosystems dynamics interact with and alter the biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the Earth? We invite papers on all areas of NEESPI science, including biogeochemical cycles in Northern Eurasia, the surface energy budget and water cycle in Northern Eurasia, climate and terrestrial ecosystems interactions in Northern Eurasia (land cover and land use, atmospheric aerosols, soil, and, in particular, permafrost changes that affect and are being affected by climate and ecosystems changes), and tools to address the Northern Eurasia studies (history of observational systems in the region including field campaigns of the past, remote sensing, and modeling).

The Conveners for the special session are as follows:

Hank Shugart, Department of Environmental Sciences Box 400123, University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA, USA 22904-4123 +1 434-924-7642;

Pavel Groisman, UCAR Project Scientist at NCDC; National Climatic Data Center Federal Building, 151 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC, USA 28801 +1 828-271-4347

Alan Robock, Center for Environmental Prediction, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ, USA 08901-8551 +1-732-932-9478

Irina Sokolik, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology 311 Ferst Drive Atlanta, GA, USA 30332-0340 +1 404-894-6180