From December 11-15, 2017, the Third Pole Environment (TPE) program held a session entitled “Third Pole Environment under Global Changes” at the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in New Orleans. This session was convened by TPE Co-chairs, Prof. Tandong Yao, Prof. Lonnie Thompson and Prof. Volker Mosbrugger, together with Prof. Fan Zhang.
The session received 44 abstracts, and consisted of two oral presentation sessions and one poster session. In this session, Prof. Yongkang Xue from UCLA was invited to give a lecture on“Spring Soil Temperature Anomalies over Tibetan Plateau and Summer Droughts/Floods in East Asia”. Scientists from China, U.S., Norway, the Netherlands, Japan, France, Germany, Nepal and India joined the discussion throughout the session.
TPE sessions like this are crucial platforms for the TPE program to promote its voice worldwide as AGU is known as one of the world’s most influential geoscience gathering.
TPE Session on AGU 2017 Fall Meeting