H143:
Water for the Food Baskets of World; A Regional Hydroclimate Project Initiative for North America





Session ID#: 25842

Session Description:
Within the World Climate Research Programme the new Grand Challenge on Water Availability is focusing on water availability in the major food baskets of the world. Within North America the great plains and the California Central valley are two of the biggest food producing regions. This session brings together scientific studies and proposals to address the impact of climate change on water availability in Northern America. This impact is not just defined by water scarcity or natural redistribution of water in space and time but includes the strong human dimension (irrigitation, crop schemes, urbanization etc.) of the issue. The Global Energy and Water EXchanges (GEWEX) core project is promoting a collaborative cross agency effort involving a multitude of disciplines to study and tackle this problem preferably resulting in a  regional hydroclimate project as a concerted effort.
Primary Convener:  Petrus J van Oevelen, Universities Space Research Association Columbia, Columbia, MD, United States
Conveners:  Roy Rasmussen, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Jeffrey B Basara, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States and Ana Paula Barros, Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, Durham, NC, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • C - Cryosphere
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
Index Terms:

1833 Hydroclimatology [HYDROLOGY]
1843 Land/atmosphere interactions [HYDROLOGY]
3305 Climate change and variability [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3309 Climatology [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

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