Large River Fluxes from the Local to Global Scales

Session ID#: 23119

Session Description:
Large river basins, extending from headwater sources, through the river system, to lakes, estuaries and coastal seas, are key components of the global (bio)geochemical cycles that couple the atmosphere, continents and oceans.  Fluxes of water, carbon, nutrients and sediment through river systems respond to, and are altered by, global change, both at geological time scales and in the present under anthropogenic forcing (e.g. floodplain dynamics can affect river fluxes episodically as well through storage and release). Goal of this session is to highlight latest advances and tools for assessing the state and functioning of large river systems, their component fluxes, and the degree to which they have been and will continue to be impacted by human activities. We invite contributions focused on modeling, remote sensing, and observational results, from local to global scales, which increase our understanding of the type, magnitude and patterns of change observed along large river systems.
Primary Convener:  Sagy Cohen, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Conveners:  Albert Kettner, University of Colorado at Boulder, CSDMS/INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, United States, Christopher R Hackney, University of Hull, Hull, HU6, United Kingdom and John Harrison, Washington State University Vancouver, School of the Environment, Vancouver, WA, United States

  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Stephen E Darby, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom, Frances Dunn, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, Robert J Nicholls, University of Southampton, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom, Sagy Cohen, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, United States and Christiane Zarfl, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Center for Applied Geosciences, Tübingen, Germany
Andrew B Carr1, Mark Trigg1, Raphael Tshimanga2, Jeffrey C Neal3, Duncan Borman1, Mark W Smith1, Gode Bola2, Pierre Kabuya4, Catherine A Mushie5 and Cedric L Tschumbu6, (1)University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, (2)University of Kinshasa, Dept. Natural Resources Management, Kinshasa, Congo, (3)University of Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences, Bristol, United Kingdom, (4)Rhodes University, Institute for Water Research, Grahamstown, South Africa, (5)University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, (6)Régies des voies fluviales, Kinshasa, Congo
Ellen Wohl, Colorado State University Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Battin Tom, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland and Niels Hovius, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
Bryn Stewart, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States and Li Li, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University Park, PA, United States
Amanda C Henck Schmidt1, Paul R Bierman2, Veronica Sosa-Gonzalez2, Thomas B Neilson2, Dylan Hunter Rood3, Joe Martin1 and Marcus Hill4, (1)Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, United States, (2)University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States, (3)Imperial College London, London, SW7, United Kingdom, (4)Oberlin College, Geology, Oberlin, OH, United States
Indra SEKHAR Sen, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Department of Earth Sciences, Kanpur, India, Venkataraman Lakshmi, Univ South Carolina, Columbia, SC, United States and Gayatri Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Earth Sciences, Kanpur, India
Julian Leyland, University of Southampton, Geography and Environment, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom, Steve E Darby, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom and Sagy Cohen, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, United States
Krista Lyn Jankowski, Tulane University, Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States, Zhixiong Shen, Coastal Carolina University, Department of Marine Science, Conway, SC, United States, Torbjorn E Tornqvist, Tulane University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States, Elena Steponaitis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and Brad E Rosenheim, USF, St Petersburg, FL, United States
James Eugene Pizzuto, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, Katherine Skalak, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States and Diana L Karwan, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Gang Sun Kim1, Sle-gee Lee1, Chul-Hee Lim1, Wona Lee2, Somin Yoo3, Sea Jin Kim4, Seongbong Heo1 and Woo-Kyun Lee5, (1)Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)Charmouth, Dorset,, United Kingdom, (3)Korea University, seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), (4)Seoul, NULL, South Korea, (5)Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
Laura Veronica Alvarez, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Geography and Environmental Sustainability, Norman, OK, United States and Paul Grams, US Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Lauriane Vilmin1, Arthur Beusen1,2, José Mogollón1 and Lex Bouwman1,2, (1)Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, (2)Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the Hague, Netherlands
Bjorn Nyberg and William Helland-Hansen, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Xiangyu Luo, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States, Yang Hong, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States, Xiaohui Lei, State Key Laboratory of simulation and regulation of water cycle in River Basin, China Institute of Hydropower and Water Resources, Beijing, China, L. Ruby Leung, PNNL / Climate Physics, Richland, WA, United States, Hong-Yi Li, Montana State University, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Bozeman, MT, United States and Augusto Getirana, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States

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