GC012:
Characterizing and managing risks of weather and climate extreme events in a changing world


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Session ID#: 22601

Session Description:
Characterizing and managing risks of weather and climate extreme events in a changing world is challenging. These risks are characterized not only by the severity of the impacts from extreme events but also by exposure and vulnerability. Several ways in managing the risks are: 1) reducing exposure and vulnerability; 2) increasing resilience to changing risks; 3) improving preparedness, response, and recovery practices; and 4) studying altered attributes of the coupled human-natural systems to incorporate them in planning and management decisions.

We seek presentations that include but not limited to emerging issues in the past and future changes in the weather and climate extreme events and their impacts on the risks, interactions of the extremes across scales, development of quantitative methods for assessing the risks, and introduction of preparedness and response practices for the disaster mitigation. We also encourage submission of abstracts studying attributions of the changing risks.

Primary Convener:  Sanjiv Kumar, Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn, AL, United States
Conveners:  Jonghun Kam, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States and Christopher Burton, Auburn University, Department of Geosciences, Auburn, AL, United States

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

1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1812 Drought [HYDROLOGY]
1821 Floods [HYDROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Richard J Murnane1, Simone Balog2, Stuart A Fraser1, Brenden Jongman1, Mathijs Van Ledden1, Emma Phillips1 and Alanna Simpson1, (1)Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, Washington DC, DC, United States
Jin Ding, ITP Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and Lan Cuo, Chinese Academcy of Sciences, Chao Yang District, China
Tara Walsh1, Thomas Layton2 and Jonathan Edward Mellor1, (1)University of Connecticut, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Storrs, CT, United States, (2)Eversource Energy, Berlin, CT, United States
Jordan V. Pino1, Steven M Quiring1, Seth Guikema2, Sara Shashaani2, Steve Linger3 and Scott Backhaus4, (1)Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)New City, NY, United States, (4)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Cameron W Wobus1, Ethan D Gutmann2, Russell Jones3, Matthew Rissing3, Naoki Mizukami4, Mark Lorie3, Hardee Mahoney3, Andrew Wood4, Dave Mills3 and Jeremy Martinich5, (1)Abt Associates Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Abt Associates, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)U.S. EPA - Climate Change Division, Washington, DC, United States
Ning Lin1, Eric Shullman2, Siyuan Xian2 and Kairui Feng2, (1)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)Princeton University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, United States
Jasenka Rakas, University of California Berkeley, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Berkeley, CA, United States, Milos Nikolic, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia and Aleksandar Bauranov, Urbanova Consulting, Belgrade, Serbia
Heather Lazrus1, James Done2 and Rebecca E Morss2, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Radley M Horton, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, Ethan Coffel, Columbia University in the City of New York, Palisades, NY, United States and Terence Randall Thompson, George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States