AGU Fall Meeting 2019 (San Francisco, 9th to 13th December 2019)

Dear Colleagues:

We would like to invite you to consider submitting an abstract to the AGU Fall Meeting 2019 (San Francisco, 9th to 13th December 2019), Section: Earth and Planetary Surface Processes, Session 76447:

“Climate Effects on Desiccation Cracking of Soils”

Session description:

Desiccation cracking is the crack development at the soil surface and subsequent propagation in depth as a result of shrinkage due to the reduction of the water content through constantly changing weather-driven processes. The desiccation of cohesive soils leads to undesirable impact on the mechanical, hydrological, thermal, and physico-chemical soil properties. For instance, desiccation cracking can lead to a decreased strength in cohesive soil which in turn can cause uneven settlement and failures. The cracking also results in a dramatic increase in the permeability of clayey soils, which is particularly problematic when clay is used as a liner and cap for both landfills and hazardous waste storage. Therefore, the understanding of climate effects on desiccation cracking is paramount to both safety, structural, and environmental issues..

The abstract submission site is now open and will close on Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT. This is a firm deadline and late submissions will not be accepted.

You can find more info about Session 76447 at:

Abstract submission at:

Please, distribute this call for abstracts to anyone who might be interested in this session. Thank you!

Session conveners:

Marta Miletic: – Auburn University.
Dunja Peric: – Kansas State University.
Marcelo Sanchez: – Texas A&M University.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts.

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