aguDr. Larry Hinzman, director of the International Arctic Research Center in Fairbanks, Alaska will be giving the 2009 Nye Lecture on December 15 2009 at 5 pm at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

Since the formation of AGU's Cryosphere Focus Group in 2002, Cryosphere has had an increasing presence at the Fall AGU meeting in San Francisco. One of the highlights of the Cryosphere Focus Group's program has been the Nye Lecture, traditionally held as close as possible to the Cryosphere Reception.

It is the first time that the Nye lecture will focus on permafrost and the IPA is happy to encourage its community to attend the lecture of Dr. Hinzman.

You will find more information on the 2009 Nye lecture on the following webpage: http://www.agu.org/focus_group/cryosphere/nye_2009.html