Hot Droughts and Hotter Extremes: Investigating Changes in Extreme Events in Hydrology, Aquatic Biogeochemistry, and Ecosystems

Session ID#: 23658

Session Description:
Rapidly rising temperatures will increasingly change the character of extreme hydrologic events and associated disturbances of aquatic environments and natural ecosystems. The hot drought concept illustrates the perfect example—present and future droughts will have a more severe impact on hydrology, leading to differences in the disturbance of aquatic biogeochemical fluxes and associated vegetation when compared with past droughts of similar magnitude, due to the compounding effects of enhanced vapor pressure deficit and evaporative demand induced by warming temperatures. In this session, we invite submissions that investigate how increased warming is changing extreme events properties (e.g. magnitude, frequency, or duration) in hydrology including land surface climate feedbacks, and/or related disturbances of freshwater biogeochemistry and natural ecosystems. We welcome presentations that explore these changes in any terrestrial environment through the lens of hydrology, ecology, or aquatic biogeochemistry including those using observations (in-situ or remote sensing), experiments, and/or computational models.
Primary Convener:  Kurt Solander, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Conveners:  Martha A Scholl, USGS Headquarters, Reston, VA, United States, Hyungjun Kim, The University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science, Tokyo, Japan and Chonggang Xu, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, and Hydrology

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jonathan T Overpeck, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Bradley Hunt Udall, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Martha A Scholl, USGS Headquarters, Reston, VA, United States, Kathryn E Clark, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, Ashley Van Beusekom, US Forest Service San Juan, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, San Juan, PR, United States, James B Shanley, U.S. Geological Survey, Montpelier, VT, United States, Angel Torres-Sanchez, US Geological Survey, Guaynabo, PR, United States, Sheila F Murphy, US Geological Survey, Boulder, CO, United States and Grizelle Gonzalez, USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Rio Piedras, PR, United States
Charlotte Grossiord1, Arthur Gessler2, Sasha Reed3, Lee T Dickman1, Adam Collins1, Leonie Schönbeck2, Sanna Sevanto1, Alberto Vilagrosa4 and Nathan G McDowell1,5, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)WSL Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, (3)USGS, Moab, UT, United States, (4)Fundación CEAM, Alicante, Spain, (5)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, United States
Ali Sarhadi1, Michael Wiper2, Danielle E Touma3, María Concepción Ausín2 and Noah S Diffenbaugh4, (1)Earth System Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Departamento de Estadística, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Getafe, Spain, (3)Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States, (4)Department of Environmental Earth System Science and Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Linyin Cheng1, Martin P Hoerling1, Jon Eischeid1 and Zhiyong Liu2, (1)NOAA, ESRL, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Fort Collins, United States
Xuefeng Yu and Zhihai Kang, IEE Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an, China
Jared Bowden, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, Adam J Terando, US Geological Survey, Southeast Climate Science Center, Raleigh, NC, United States, Vasubandhu Misra, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Adrienne Wootten, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States
Robert Page, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, United States
Liang Wei1, Chonggang Xu1, Daniel J Johnson2, Hang Zhou3 and Nate McDowell4, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)University of Idaho, Department of Geography, Moscow, ID, United States, (4)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division, Riverdale, WA, United States
Kristin Strock, Dickinson College, Environmental Science, Carlisle, PA, United States and Jasmine E Saros, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States