B33H:
Urban Areas and Global Change II


Session ID#: 10245

Session Description:
Urban and exurban areas play an important role in local and global feedbacks to Earth system processes. Understanding these feedbacks requires expertise from different scientific fields. This session invites communities that conduct observations, use models, or compile data necessary to study biogeochemical interactions of human-land-atmosphere systems in urban and exurban areas. We encourage submissions from researchers who develop and deploy new measurement techniques and scaling methods in complex urban terrain. We welcome contributions from modeling groups that incorporate urban processes in models. Potential topics of this session include: energy budgets and greenhouse gases in urban areas; effects of urbanization on regional climate, air quality, biogeochemical cycles, and their implications for policy and urban planning.
Primary Convener:  Galina Churkina, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany
Conveners:  Diane E Pataki, University of Utah, Department of Biology, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, Johannes J Feddema, University of Kansas, Geography, Lawrence, KS, United States and Tim M Butler, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany
Chairs:  Galina Churkina1, Diane E Pataki2, Johannes J Feddema3 and Tim M Butler1, (1)Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany(2)University of Utah, Department of Biology, Salt Lake City, UT, United States(3)University of Kansas, Geography, Lawrence, KS, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Galina Churkina, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0315 Biosphere/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0345 Pollution: urban and regional [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0414 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0493 Urban systems [BIOGEOSCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Thomas H Whitlow, Cornell University, Section of Horticulture, School of Integrative Plant Science, Ithaca, NY, United States, Zheming Tong, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States and Zheming Tong
Ting Zhang, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
William Alan Harrison1, David J Lary1, Brian Nathan2 and Alec G Moore1, (1)University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States, (2)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States
Tao Wei, Peking University, Beijing, China, Junfeng Liu, Peking University, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Beijing, China and George A Ban-Weiss, University of Southern California, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Baojuan Zheng1, Kirsten de Beurs2, Braden Owsley3, Cole Philip Krehbiel4 and Geoffrey M Henebry1, (1)South Dakota State University, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Brookings, SD, United States, (2)University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States, (3)Texas State University, Geography, San Marcos, TX, United States, (4)Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence, Brookings, SD, United States
Brady S Hardiman1, Lucy Hutyra2, Jonathan Wang3, Conor Gately4, Jackie M. Getson3 and Mark A Friedl3, (1)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, (2)Boston University, Earth & Environment, Boston, MA, United States, (3)Boston University, Earth and Environment, Boston, MA, United States, (4)Harvard University, Boston, MA, United States
John C Lin1, Logan Mitchell1, Ryan Bares2, Daniel L Mendoza3, Benjamin Fasoli1, David R Bowling4, Maria A. Garcia5, Martin Buchert1, Diane E Pataki5, Erik Crosman3, John Horel3, Douglas Catharine1, Courtenay Strong2 and James R Ehleringer6, (1)University of Utah, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (2)University of Utah, Atmospheric Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (3)University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (4)University of Utah, School of Biological Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (5)University of Utah, Department of Biology, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (6)Univ Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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