GC018:
Climate-Hydrology-Human Interactions and Their Implications on Hydrological Extremes in a Changing Environment





Session ID#: 25743

Session Description:
Floods and droughts (and accompanying heat waves) are increasing rapidly, putting great stress on the resources and infrastructures in a changing environment. Such hydrological extremes are linked to multi-scale processes, e.g., global climate modes like ENSO, regional anomalies in atmospheric circulations and land surface conditions. Anthropogenic climate change and increasing exposure due to population growth and urbanization raise the risk of hydrological extremes significantly. Moreover, human water use brings a new dimension to the risk analysis, resulting in a grand challenge for the detection and attribution of the changing risk of hydrological extremes. Recent advances in remote sensing, climate-hydrology coupled modeling with human water use, and data assimilation, provide an unprecedented opportunity to tackle the grand challenge from a multidisciplinary perspective. This session welcomes contributions that address observations, mechanisms, modeling, prediction and projection of hydrological extremes and their risk, especially those linked to climate-hydrology-human interactions.
Primary Convener:  Xing Yuan, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Conveners:  Zong-Liang Yang, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Ming Pan, Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States and Niko Wanders, Utrecht University, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands

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

1631 Land/atmosphere interactions [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1655 Water cycles [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1812 Drought [HYDROLOGY]
1821 Floods [HYDROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Meixia Lv1, Zhuguo Ma1 and Xing Yuan2, (1)Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China, (2)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Yoshihide Wada, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria
Meizhao Lv, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Hui Lu, Tsinghua University, Department of Earth System Science, Beijing, China, Li Dan, IAP Insititute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and Kun Yang, Center for Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Cassia Smith, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, VI, United States, Guo Yu, University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Madison, WI, United States and Daniel Wright, University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Madison, WI, United States
Baoqing Zhang, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Feng Chen, China Meteorological Administration, Institute of Desert Meteorology, Ürümqi, China
Xing Yuan, Linying Wang and Miao Zhang, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Peng Ji, Key Laboratory of Regional Climate-Environment for Temperate East Asia, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and Xing Yuan, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Gabriel J Kooperman, University of Georgia, Department of Geography, Athens, GA, United States, Forrest M. Hoffman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, Charles Koven, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, Keith T Lindsay, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, Abigail L. S. Swann, University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States and James Tremper Randerson, Univ California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
Mengzhen Xu III and Xing Liu, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Zhangshuan Hou1, Huiying Ren1, Ning Sun1, L. Ruby Leung2, Ying Liu1, Andre M Coleman1, Richard Skaggs1 and Mark S Wigmosta1, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)PNNL / Climate Physics, Richland, WA, United States
Yang Jiao1, Xing Yuan1 and Dawen Yang2, (1)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)Tsinghua University, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Beijing, China
Xiao Zhang1, Nathalie Voisin2, Yifan Cheng3, Ryan J Niemeyer4, Bart Nijssen5, John R Yearsley5 and Tian Zhou1, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)PNNL, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, (4)University of Washington, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States, (5)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Zong-Liang Yang, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Wen-Ying Wu, University of Texas at Austin, Geological Sciences, Austin, TX, United States, Peirong Lin, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States and David R Maidment, CRWR, Austin, TX, United States
Katharina Schroeer, University of Graz, Graz, Austria and Mari R Tye, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Andreas Marx1, Rohini Kumar1, Stephan Thober1, Matthias Zink1, Niko Wanders2,3, Eric F Wood2, Ming Pan2, Justin Sheffield2,4 and Luis E. Samaniego1, (1)Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, (2)Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)Utrecht University, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands, (4)Southampton University, Southampton, United Kingdom
Rohini Kumar1, Oldrich Rakovec1, Ioannis Markonis2, Petr Maca2, Luis E. Samaniego1 and Martin Hanel2, (1)Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, (2)Czech University of Life Sciences, Department of Water Resources and Environmental Modelling, Prague, Czech Republic
Linying Wang, Xing Yuan and Zhenghui Xie, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Ila Chawla, Indian Institute of Science, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangalore, India; Purdue University, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States