Author instructions

Plenary talk instructions (ION standards)

Please Consider the Following Guidelines When Preparing Your Presentation:
 Your presentation should be in 16:9 (wide screen) or 4:3 format.
 Your presentation should include the problem you are solving and any necessary background.
 Do not overload your visuals.  Due to the large size of some session rooms we strongly encourage your visuals remain both simple and neat.
 Text should be in 24 and 36-point type, large enough to be seen fifty feet away by persons with twenty-twenty vision.
 Your visuals should illustrate your main points, use simple graphics to communicate ideas, and act as a general summary of your written paper.  (DO NOT PROJECT PAGES OF TYPE!)  Most speakers find that one visual per minute of presentation time (excluding title slides) works well.


Poster instructions (AGU standards)

     Poster should not be larger than A0 (33.1'' × 46.8'') in portrait

 The presentation must cover the material as cited in the abstract.
 Place the title of your paper prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper.
 Highlight the authors’ names and contact information in case the viewer is interested in more information.
 Prepare diagrams or charts legibly in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 2 meters.
 Paragraph and figure captions should be at least in a 24-point font (0.9 cm height) and headers at least in a 36-point font (1.2 cm height). Be creative by using different font sizes, styles, and colors.
 When working with graphs or charts, use different colors and textures/symbols for each line or bar. A serif font (e.g., Times) is often easier for reading main text, and a non-serif font (e.g., Arial or Helvetica) is more legible for headers and figure labels.
 Organize the presentation so it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory.
 Use squares, rectangles, circles, etc., to group similar ideas. Avoid cluttering your poster with too much text. Label different elements as I, II, III; or 1, 2, 3; or A, B, C; making it easier for a viewer to follow your display.