Cryospheric science studies the portion of the Earth's surface where water is in a solid form, usually snow or ice. This includes ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, freshwater ice, snow, and frozen ground (or permafrost). The Cryosphere Focus Group has over 1000 members with primary AGU affiliation. The Focus Group is managed by an Executive Committee, who are in regular communication over email and meet once per year during the Fall meeting. Read More

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Are you a cryospheric scientist currently in school or within 10 years of your PhD?
If so, we would like to invite you to the Early Career, Early Entry event at AGU. This event is designed to help our AGU Cryosphere early career members network with program managers, senior scientists, and their peers in an informal and relatively small setting. The event is Tuesday, 12 December 2017 from 6:15-6:45 P.M. in the Earnest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO), Second Floor, Room 295-296. After the event, everyone can walk over to the Cryosphere reception at Mardi Gras World and keep the party going!

Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions about the event.

Thank you,
Ellyn Enderlin & Ryan Webb
Early Career Representatives
AGU Cryosphere Focus Group
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