Sessions on Natural Hazards and Land-Ocean-Atmospheric Interaction Processes at AGU Meeting

ISGS staff members Hong Wang, left, Yevgeniy Kontar, and Brandon Curry at the 2010 American Geophysical Union fall meeting Natural disasters in 2010 (the magnitude 7.0 Haiti earthquake on January 12 and the magnitude 8.8 Chile earthquake on February 27) increased Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) consideration of natural hazards, geophysics, and risk assessment in Illinois. Yevgeniy Kontar, of the ISGS, organized and conducted five scientific sessions in natural hazards and hydrology during the 2010 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, held on December 13-17, 2010.
Land-Ocean-Atmospheric Processes: Implication to Natural Hazards and the Global Carbon Cycle I
Land-Ocean-Atmospheric Processes: Implication to Natural Hazards and the Global Carbon Cycle II Posters
Natural Hazards General Contributions Posters
Groundwater Inputs to Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans I Posters
Groundwater Inputs to Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans II

These scientific sessions contributed to a better understanding of the physical phenomena behind natural hazards, disaster risk analysis, and the potential for triggered seismicity associated with geologic sequestration of CO2, which is important for Illinois. Scientific sessions organized by ISGS scientists promoted further research in an interdisciplinary framework focused on natural hazards, risk assessment, and reduction. Kontar was also a member of the AGU Fall 2010 Meeting Program Committee. He previously served as a member of the AGU Program Committee of the 2010 Meeting of the Americas in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.