H43E:
Integrated Observations/Modeling of Water Cycle Extremes and Attribution of Changes in the Components of the Hydrological Cycle to Human Influences II Posters


Session ID#: 7834

Session Description:
Anthropogenic influence can alter the magnitude, variability, timing, frequency and other characteristics of the variables which constitute the hydrologic cycle. Analysis of this influence requires accurate observational records as well as climate and hydrologic simulations, and statistical models to separate the anthropogenic signal from internal variability. This session focuses on the improvements in understanding of human influence on the global and regional hydrologic cycle, advancements in the observed and simulated datasets used in attribution studies, and statistical approaches for the detection and attribution of anthropogenic influence. The session emphasizes climate and land use change and how they affect the patterns of precipitation, evapotranspiration, runoff, soil moisture, snow cover, snow water equivalent and their characteristics including timing, frequency, and magnitude. Studies which attribute recent hydroclimatic extreme events, in particular floods and droughts, to anthropogenic signals are strongly encouraged.
Primary Conveners:  Mohammad Reza Najafi, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Conveners:  Richard G Lawford, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States, Francis W Zwiers, University of Victoria, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, Victoria, BC, Canada and Paul Raymond Houser, George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States
Chairs:  Sushel Unninayar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Mohammad Reza Najafi, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
OSPA Liaisons:  Mohammad Reza Najafi, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • IN - Earth and Space Science Informatics
  • NH - Natural Hazards
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -
Index Terms:

1632 Land cover change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1655 Water cycles [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1803 Anthropogenic effects [HYDROLOGY]
3305 Climate change and variability [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Iman Mallakpour and Gabriele Villarini, University of Iowa, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Iowa City, IA, United States
Mohammad Azmi, PhD candidate, Civil Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, Christoph Rudiger, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Jeffrey P Walker, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Hiba Omrani1, Robert Vautard1, Nathalie Schaller2 and Myles Robert Allen3, (1)LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France, (2)University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, (3)University of Oxford, Physics, Oxford, United Kingdom
Melissa Masbruch, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, Christine Rumsey, Utah Water Science Center, West Valley City, UT, United States, Subhrendu Gangopadhyay, Bureau of Reclamation Denver, Denver, CO, United States, David Susong, USGS, Salt Lake City, UT, United States and Tom Pruitt, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, United States
Ruijie Zeng, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States and Ximing Cai, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urbana, IL, United States
William L Teng and Arif Albayrak, ADNET Systems Inc. Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Elisa Ragno, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States and Amir Aghakouchak, University of California Irvine, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States
Gonzalo Enrique Espinoza1, David K Arctur1, David R Maidment2 and William L Teng3, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (2)CRWR, Austin, TX, United States, (3)ADNET Systems Inc. Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Joyce Bosmans1, Ludovicus P Van Beek1, Edwin Sutanudjaja2 and Marc FP Bierkens3,4, (1)Utrecht University, Utrecht, 3584, Netherlands, (2)Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, (3)Deltares, Utrecht, Netherlands, (4)Utrecht University, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands
Batool Ashraf1,2, Amir Aghakouchak1, Amin Alizadeh3 and Mohammad Mousavi Baygi2, (1)University of California Irvine - The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)Ferdowsi University of Mashhad - Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Water Engineering Department, Mashhad, Iran, (3)Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Science and Water Engineering Department, Mashhad, Iran
Ernesto Hugo Berbery1, Christopher Hain2, Martha C. Anderson3, Xiwu Zhan4, Jicheng Liu4, Ralph R Ferraro5, Robert F Adler1 and Huan Wu6, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States, (3)USDA ARS, Pendleton, OR, United States, (4)NOAA-NESDIS, College Park, MD, United States, (5)Univ Maryland-ESSIC/CICS and NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD, United States, (6)ESSIC/NASA GSFC, College Park, MD, United States
Tom H Brikowski, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States
Juan Pablo Boisier, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Mohammad Reza Najafi, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, Francis W Zwiers, University of Victoria, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, Victoria, BC, Canada and Nathan P Gillett, CCCma, Victoria, BC, Canada
Anna Maria Åkesson1, Anders L E Worman1, Joakim Riml1 and Jan Seibert2, (1)KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, (2)University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Paul Raymond Houser and Ako Heidari, George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States
Richard G Lawford, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States, Sushel Unninayar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Dominique Berod, GEO Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland

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