American Geophysical Union

American Geophysical Union

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The American Geophysical Union (or AGU) is a nonprofit organization of geophysicists, consisting of over 50,000 members from over 135 countries. AGU's activities are focused on the organization and dissemination of scientific information in the interdisciplinary and international field of geophysics. The geophysical sciences involve four fundamental areas: atmospheric and ocean sciences; solid-Earth sciences; hydrologic sciences; and space sciences.

The mission of the AGU is
  • to promote the scientific study of Earth and its environment in space and to disseminate the results to the public,
  • to promote cooperation among scientific organizations involved in geophysics and related disciplines,
  • to initiate and participate in geophysical research programs,
  • to advance the various geophysical disciplines through scientific discussion, publication, and dissemination of information.


History

The AGU was established in 1919 by the National Research Council and for more than 50 years operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the National Academy of Sciences. In 1972 AGU was incorporated in the District of Columbia and membership was opened to scientists and students worldwide.

Publications

AGU is the publisher of several scientific periodicals, including the weekly Eos newspaper and eighteen peer-reviewed research journals, most notably the Journal of Geophysical Research and Geophysical Research Letters. Many of the journals...
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