GC34B:
Linking Downscaled Climate Variables to Extreme Events, Land Surface Hydrology, Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, and Human Health III


Session ID#: 10347

Session Description:
Downscaled climate variables are an essential tool for assessing the impacts of climate change on the local and regional level. They provide regional stakeholders and policy makers with robust information for developing future mitigation and adaptation strategies. The goal of this session is to bring together the climate community that produce downscaled products and the users of these datasets. In particular we are interested in, (1) studies of downscaled projections of regional climatology and extreme events; (2) discussion of the associated difficulties and uncertainties with different downscaling approaches as it applies to different geographical regions; (3) land surface hydrology, ecosystem, ecosystem services and human health applications that use downscaled climate variables as inputs, and (4) assessment of avenues for improving the coupling between regional climate models and application models.
Primary Conveners:  Muge Komurcu, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States
Conveners:  Srinath Krishnan, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States, Matt Huber, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States and Mark Pagani, Yale University, Department of Geology and Geophysics, New Haven, CT, United States
Chairs:  Muge Komurcu, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States and Srinath Krishnan, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Srinath Krishnan, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • NH - Natural Hazards
Index Terms:

0466 Modeling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1637 Regional climate change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1847 Modeling [HYDROLOGY]
4313 Extreme events [NATURAL HAZARDS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

David Keellings, University of Florida, Department of Geography, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States
Elfatih A B Eltahir, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and Jeremy S Pal, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Matt Huber1, Jonathan R Buzan1, Muge Komurcu1, Srinath Krishnan2 and Emma McCabe1, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, (2)Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States
Radley M Horton, Columbia University/NASA GISS, New York, NY, United States, Christopher M Little, Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lexington, Lexington, MA, United States and Ethan Coffel, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States
Srinath Krishnan, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States and Matt Huber, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States
Joshua S Fu1, Jian Sun1 and Yang Gao2, (1)University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United States, (2)Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States
Mukesh Dev Bhattarai1, Silvia Secchi1 and Justin T Schoof2, (1)Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, United States, (2)Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, United States
Wilfred M Wollheim1, Nihar R Samal1, Zaixing Zhou1, Shantar Zuidema1, Robert James Stewart1 and Madeleine Mineau2, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States