C028:
Recent advances in understanding the high-mountain water cycle





Session ID#: 24287

Session Description:
High-mountain catchments play an important water supplying role and are sensitive to climate change. Yet the monitoring and modelling of such regions remains a challenge, due to poor accessibility, limited data availability and the lack of numerical models that address key cryospheric and hydrological processes in sufficient physical detail. This session brings together studies that focus on integrating observations, remote sensing and numerical models with the aim to understand present and future glacio-, hydro- and meteorological processes in mountainous regions. It focuses on advances in understanding high-altitude meteorology, feedbacks between the cryosphere and atmosphere, glacier and snow dynamics, climate change impacts and the associated hydrological response. The session welcomes in particular  studies that: i) link results from atmospheric modelling to the high-altitude water cycle, (ii) advance the process understanding of glaciers, snow and the hydrological cycle, (iv) quantify hydro-meteorological extremes, and (v) assess impacts of climate change using process-based modelling.
Primary Convener:  Walter W. Immerzeel, Utrecht University, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands
Conveners:  Joseph M Shea, University of Saskatchewan, Centre for Hydrology, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Sarah Emily Collier, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada and Jakob F Steiner, Utrecht University, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands
Index Terms:

0720 Glaciers [CRYOSPHERE]
0736 Snow [CRYOSPHERE]
0744 Rivers [CRYOSPHERE]
0798 Modeling [CRYOSPHERE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Dirk Scherler, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany and David L Egholm, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Remco de Kok1, Obbe Tuinenburg2, Pleun Bonekamp1 and Walter W. Immerzeel1, (1)Utrecht University, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands, (2)Utrecht University, Copernicus Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands
Duncan J Quincey1, Bryn P Hubbard2, Megan J Klaar1, Evan S Miles1, Katie Miles2, Ann V Rowan3, Owen King1 and Cameron S Watson1, (1)University of Leeds, School of Geography, Leeds, United Kingdom, (2)Aberystwyth University, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, (3)University of Sheffield, Department of Geography, Sheffield, United Kingdom
David Rounce1, Owen King2, Michael McCarthy2, David E Shean3 and Franco Salerno4, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (2)NERC British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (3)University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (4)CNR, water research institute, Brugherio, Italy
Anthony A Arendt1, Paul Houser2, Sarah B Kapnick3, Jeffrey S Kargel4, Dalia Kirschbaum5, Sujay Kumar6, Steven A Margulis7, Kyle C McDonald8, Batuhan Osmanoglu5, Thomas H Painter9, Bruce H Raup10, Summer Rupper11, Si-Chee Tsay12, Isabella Velicogna9 and NASA High Mountain Asia Team, (1)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, United States, (3)Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (4)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (8)CUNY City College of New York, Earth and Atmospheric Science, New York, NY, United States, (9)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (10)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (11)University of Utah, Department of Geography, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (12)NASA, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Pierre Chevallier1, Judith Eeckman2, Santosh Nepal3, François Delclaux1, Patrick Wagnon4, Fanny Brun5 and Devesh Koirala6, (1)IRD Institute for Research and Development, Laboratoire HydroSciences, Montpellier, France, (2)CNRS, Laboratoire HydroSciences, Montpellier, France, (3)ICIMOD, Associate Coordinator - Koshi Basin Initiative; Water and Air, Kathmandu, Nepal, (4)IRD Institute for Research and Development, Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement, Grenoble, France, (5)Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement, Grenoble, France, (6)Nepalese Academy of Sciences and Technology, Kathmandu, Nepal
Anna Chesnokova, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, QC, Canada and Michel Baraer, Ecole de Technologie Superieur, Montreal, QC, Canada
Maxime Litt, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, Jakob F Steiner, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Emmy Stigter, Utrecht University, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands, Marc FP Bierkens, Deltares, Utrecht, Netherlands, Joseph M Shea, ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, Joseph Shea, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada and Walter W. Immerzeel, Utrecht University, Physical Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands
Robin Lee Glas1, Laura Lautz1, Jeffrey M McKenzie2, Robert Moucha1 and Bryan G Mark3, (1)Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United States, (2)McGill University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada, (3)OSU-Byrd Polar Rsrch Ctr, Columbus, OH, United States
Emily Potter1,2, Andrew Orr2 and Ian Willis1, (1)Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (2)NERC British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Camilla Francesca Brunello1,2, Christoff Andermann1, Gerhard Helle1, Francesco Comiti2, Giustino Tonon2 and Niels Hovius1,3, (1)Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (2)Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy, (3)University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Melissa Linares, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Marco Tedesco, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States; NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, Steven A Margulis, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Gonzalo Cortés, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Xavier Fettweis, University of Liège, Geography, Liège, Belgium
Francesca Pellicciotti, Northumbria University, Department of Geography, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom and Pascal Buri, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland
Pascal Buri, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland, Jakob F Steiner, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, Evan S Miles, University of Leeds, School of Geography, Leeds, United Kingdom, Silvan Ragettli, Hydrosolutions, Zurich, Switzerland; ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland and Francesca Pellicciotti, Northumbria University, Department of Geography, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Karl Rittger1, Richard L Armstrong2, Ned Bair3, Adina Racoviteanu1, Mary J. Brodzik2, Alice Frances Hill2, Alana M Wilson4, Alia L Khan5, Joan M Ramage6, Siri-Jodha S Khalsa1, Andrew Barrett1, Bruce H Raup7 and Thomas H Painter8, (1)National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH, United States, (4)Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Colorado University Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Lehigh Univ, Erwinna, PA, United States, (7)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Katalyn Voss1, Oliver Chadwick1, Bodo Bookhagen2 and Dirk Sachse3, (1)University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (2)University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, (3)GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
Si-Chee Tsay1, Kyu-Myong Kim1, William K-M Lau2, Teppei J Yasunari3, Sarith P P Mahanama4, Randal D Koster5 and Arlindo daSilva1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States, (3)GESTAR/USRA--NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Ahmad Waqas and Athar H., COMSATS Institute of Information Techonolgy, Department of Meteorology, Islamabad, Pakistan
Isabella Velicogna, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, Geruo A, University of California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States, Enrico Ciraci, University California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, Danielle S Grogan, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Richard B Lammers, University of New Hampshire, Earth Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, United States

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