When the dust had settled after the Fall Meeting abstract deadline on September 10, a new record was set: 4,604 abstracts had been received for the San Francisco meeting. This is a 12% increase over last year, making the 1992 meeting the largest AGU meeting ever held!

This follows the success of the AGU Spring Meeting in Montreal, which also broke records for the number of presentations and attendees at the annual spring event. We expect 6,000 people to attend this year's Fall Meeting, to be held December 7–11. There will be 400 scientific sessions as well as 120 exhibitors on hand.