IMPORTANT: The general abstract submission site is now closed. View sessions and abstracts submitted by the 6 August deadline. Letters of notification regarding abstracts submitted by 6 August will be distributed in early October 2014. The online program will also be posted in early October 2014.

Abstract Content

  • Abstracts must focus on scientific results or their application related to the session’s topic. The Program Committee may decline to consider abstracts with other focus.
  • Final decisions regarding placement of individual papers rests with the Program Committee.
  • The abstract title is limited to 300 characters and the abstract text is limited to 2000 characters. The 2000 character limit includes punctuation, but not spacing.
  • LaTeX is supported. Special characters are also available in the abstract management system.


  • The AGU First Author Rule does not apply for this session; all authors of previous abstract submissions for the 2014 Fall Meeting may submit an abstract relevant to this session.
  • The person submitting the abstract will automatically be the First Author. This cannot be modified. The First Author will receive all communications regarding their abstract.
  • The First Author, including invited authors, MUST be an AGU member.
  • Your AGU membership fee for 2014 must be paid in order to be recognized as a member in the abstract submission system. If paying by credit card you will have immediate access to the abstract submission system to submit your abstract.
  • A research team may be referenced during the submission process in the Title of Team field, in lieu of adding the names of individual team members.


  • A flat fee of $65 (USD) will be charged for each regular submission.
  • A flat fee of $35 (USD)  will be charged for each student submission.
  • There is no fee for persons residing in Qualifying Low and Lower Middle Income Countries.
  • The abstract submission fee is a non-refundable processing fee, and not based on approval of your abstract submission or attendance at the Fall Meeting.
  • The only method of payment accepted for abstract fees is by credit card.
  • Submissions can be edited after submission and prior to the abstract submission deadline.
  • The abstract submission fee does not register you for the meeting. Separate registration fees apply. All presenters must register for Fall Meeting. Fall Meeting registration will be open in the summer.

Oral and Poster Presentations

  • Oral presentations cannot be requested. These are assigned by the session conveners and Program Committee based on the total number of submissions received.
  • Poster presentations may be requested. These requests will be honored by the conveners and Program Committee. Posters are a valuable mechanism for communicating your research. Poster presenters will also have the opportunity to upload their poster and accompanying videos on the Fall Meeting ePoster site prior to the meeting.
  • Submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation to give a presentation in the designated manner assigned. It also grants AGU permission to publish the abstract.
  • To make either an oral or a poster presentation, the presenter must be listed on an abstract at the time of electronic publication. An individual cannot present someone else’s paper, if their name is not listed as an author on the abstract.

Invited Authors

  • A First Author may NOT be an Invited Author or Presenter on an abstract submitted to a session which they are convening.
  • Invited Authors are not guaranteed an oral presentation.
  • Invited Authors do not receive discounted abstract fees, registration fees, or travel reimbursement.