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PCIC Scientists Attend 46th Fall AGU Meeting

The American Geophysical Union had its 46th annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco, December 9th - 13th. With more than 22,000 scientists, science communicators, educators and students attending, this is the largest conference in the geophysical sciences. The meeting included focus sessions on computational methods for modeling and handling large amounts of data, characterizing uncertainty, research on dust and aerosols, soils, urban systems and individual topics that are too numerous to list, from science communication and stellar astrophysics to biogeochemistry. This event is an opportunity for PCIC researchers to share their research findings and expertise, as well as network and learn about cutting-edge work being done by other scientists at the forefront of the geophysical sciences.

PCIC scientists shared their research in both the poster sessions and the oral presentation sessions. Dr. Francis Zwiers, PCIC's Director, delivered a talk on recent advances in the detection and attribution of precipitation extremes. PCIC Hydrologist Dr. Rajesh Shresthra discussed his research on a dynamic hydrologic prediction system for the Fraser River Basin. Trevor Murdock, PCIC's Regional Climate Impacts Lead delivered a talk about the production of a set of statistically-downscaled climate projections for Canada. Katherine Pingree-Shippee will presented a poster on the representation of storm activity on Canadian coasts in commonly used global reanalysis products.