GC045:
Integrated Human - Earth Systems Modeling for Vulnerability and Risk Assessment, Adaptation, and Resilience





Session ID#: 23589

Session Description:
Reliable science-based information for vulnerability and risk assessment, adaptation, and resilience requires integrated Human-Earth systems models. These models need to accommodate temporal and spatial scales ranging from short-term and local, to long-term and global. The development of models, and analysis of information from these models, requires engagement from many disciplines, including climate science, public policy, engineering, economics, sociology, psychology, communications, infrastructure design, and risk management. This integrated framework for Human-Earth system modeling and science-based knowledge development poses many challenges such as bringing together multiple models across multiple disciplines and engaging the required science, engineering, technology and communication experts, but also offers many opportunities for the these communities to join forces to respond to chronic problems and rapidly emerging needs with science-based actionable information. This session seeks to bring together efforts from the scientific community that seek to address these challenges and opportunities, in the spirit of science serving society.
Primary Convener:  Robert W Barron, University of Kansas, Department of Geology, Lawrence, KS, United States
Conveners:  Ghassem Asrar, Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States, Lawrence Buja, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Mary C Hill, University of Kansas, Department of Geology, Lawrence, KS, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Robert W Barron, University of Kansas, Department of Geology, Lawrence, KS, United States and Mary C Hill, USGS, Boulder, CO, United States
Benjamin Kofi Nyarko, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, Kwasi Appeaning-Addo, University of Ghana, Marine and Fisheries Sciences, Accra, Ghana and Barnabas Amisigo, Water Researh Institute, Accra, Ghana
Melissa R Allen1, Amy Rose2, Joshua R New2, Jiangye Yuan2, Olufemi Omitaomu2, Linda Sylvester2, Marcia L Branstetter2, Thomaz M Carvalhaes3, Matthew Seals2 and Anne Berres2, (1)Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (3)Taipei, Taiwan
Katherine V Calvin, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, Ben P Bond-Lamberty, Joint Global Change Research Institute at the University of Maryland, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, College Park, MD, United States, Andrew D Jones, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States, Xiaoying Shi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, Alan V Di Vittorio, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States and Peter E Thornton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Wondmagegn Yigzaw1, Hong-Yi Li1, L. Ruby Leung2, Mohamad Issa Hejazi3, Nathalie Voisin2, Robert Alden Payn1 and Yonas Demissie4, (1)Montana State University, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Bozeman, MT, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (3)Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States, (4)Washington State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Richland, WA, United States
Alejandro N Flores1, Kendra Elena Kaiser2, Amy Steimke1, Andrea Leonard1, Katelyn FitzGerald1, Shawn G Benner3, Kellie B Vache4, Vicken Hillis5, John Bolte6 and Bangshuai Han7, (1)Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States, (2)Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, (3)Boise State University, Department of Geosciences, Boise, ID, United States, (4)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)Boise State University, Human-Environment Systems, Boise, ID, United States, (6)Oregon State University, Biological and Ecological Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States, (7)Ball State University, Geography, Muncie, IN, United States
Mary C Hill, University of Kansas, Department of Geology, Lawrence, KS, United States, Anil Pahwa, Kansas State University, Electrical Engineering, Manhattan, KS, United States, Dan Rogers, Kansas State University, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Manhattan, KS, United States, Joshua K Roundy, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Robert W Barron, Moscow, Russia
C Michael Barton1, Gerald Charles Nelson2, Gregory E Tucker3, Allen Lee1, Cheryl Porter4,5, Isaac Ullah1, Eric Hutton6, Gerrit Hoogenboom7, Kimberly G Rogers8 and Calvin Pritchard1, (1)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Palisades, NY, United States, (5)Universityof Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States, (6)Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System, Boulder, CO, United States, (7)University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States, (8)Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
Alan E. Stewart, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
James Edmonds1,2, Gokul Iyer3, Katherine V Calvin2, Corinne Hartin2, Haewon C McJeon4 and Leon Clarke4, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, College Park, MD, United States, (4)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States
Adria Schwarber1, Corinne Hartin2 and Steven J Smith2, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States
John M. Balbus, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, United States, Thomas Kirsch, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, United States and Judith Mitrani-Reiser, National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg, MD, United States