The AGU fall meeting is the largest geosciences conference in the world and you can see/feel from the first day: more than 3200 posters at the same time, somebody to regulate street crossing lights between Moscone Center buildings and signs everywhere.
The morning was pretty quiet as not everybody is arrived yet and not all the posters are displayed. Nice opportunity to discuss a bit more in depth with the early birds such as Jeff Crompton from Simon Fraser University about his work on the relationship between surge-type glaciers and the size of glacial sediment grain. Pretty cool stuff!
For my first presentation session I went to the second session on ocean-ice interactions specifically to listen to Anders Bjork on how he used historical aerial images to measure mass balance of Greenland Outlet glaciers. Very impressive!
Then a quick lunch with Jeff and Flavien Beaud (SFU too) before heading for my own poster session. During this 2-3 hours, I talked to a lot of interesting people including David Rounce, Matthias Huss and Jakob Steiner.
After a quick run across the street, I attended the presentation session on bed processes with an excellent talk (as usual) by Gwenn Flowers (SFU) about Jeff work.
And that was it for the day: time to crawl back to the hotel on my sore feet.