GC084:
Use of Earth Observations in Mitigating Major Environmental Challenges in South and Southeast Asia


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Session ID#: 25874

Session Description:
Growing population pressures, coupled with increased variability of floods and droughts are increasing the complexity of resource allocation and other environmental decision making in the South and Southeast Asia regions. This session focuses on basic and applied research efforts in the regions that incorporate Earth observations to generate tools, products, and services, to support the environmental decision making by governmental institutions, non-governmental agencies, and the general public.  The major challenges facing the region are particularly acute in food security and agriculture, water resources management, disaster risk reduction, and rapidly changing land use and ecosystems. Submissions are welcome from researchers and practitioners focusing on addressing these societal challenges for the South and Southeast Asia regions.
Primary Convener:  Walter Lee Ellenburg II, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States
Conveners:  Krishna Vadrevu, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, Birendra Bajracharya, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, MENRIS, Kathmandu, Nepal and Peeranan Towashiraporn, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Index Terms:

1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1632 Land cover change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1637 Regional climate change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Nathan Torbick1, William Salas1, Jiaguo Qi2 and Xiaodong Huang3, (1)Applied Geosolutions, LLC, Durham, NH, United States, (2)Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States, (3)Applied Geosolutions, Newmarket, NH, United States
Hongrun Ju1,2, Zengxiang Zhang1, Xiaoli Zhao1, Wenbin Wu3, Xiao Wang1 and Lijun Zuo1, (1)RADI Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Goegraphy, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (3)Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Benjamin F Zaitchik1, Debjani Ghatak2, Mir A Matin3, Faisal M. Qamer4, Bhupesh Adhikary5, Birendra Bajracharya6, Jim Nelson7, Sarva Pulla8 and Walter Lee Ellenburg8, (1)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, (2)IMCS, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (3)ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, (4)International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal, (5)International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal, (6)International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, MENRIS, Kathmandu, Nepal, (7)Brigham Young University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Provo, UT, United States, (8)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Shruti Khadka Mishra1, John Hayse2, Thomas Veselka3, Eugene Yan1, Rijan Bhakta Kayastha4, Kyle McDonald5, Nick Steiner6 and Kirk Lagory7, (1)Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, United States, (2)Agronne national laboratory, Lemont, IL, United States, (3)Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, United States, (4)Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal, (5)Reykjavik, Iceland, (6)The City College of New York, Earth and Atmospheric Science, New York, United States, (7)Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, United States
Senaka Bandara Basnayake1, Susantha Jayasinghe1, Chinaporn Meechaiya1, Kel Nicolas Markert2, Hyongki Lee3, Peeranan Towashiraporn4, Eric Anderson2 and Modurodoluwa Adeyinka Okeowo5, (1)Asian Disaster Perpardness Center, SERVIR-Mekong & Climate Resilience, Bangkok, Thailand, (2)University of Alabama, NASA/SERVIR Science Coordination Office, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)University of Houston, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Houston, TX, United States, (4)Asian Disaster Perpardness Center, SERVIR-Mekong & Geospatial Information, Bangkok, Thailand, (5)University of Houston, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Houston, TX, United States
Faisal M. Qamer1, Mir A Matin2, Nabin Kumar Yadav3, Birendra Bajracharya4, Benjamin F Zaitchik5, Walter Lee Ellenburg6, Timothy J Krupnik7 and Ghulam Hussain7, (1)International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal, (2)ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, (3)International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal, (4)International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, MENRIS, Kathmandu, Nepal, (5)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, (6)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (7)International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Susantha Jayasinghe1, Rishiraj Dutta2, Senaka Bandara Basnayake1, Stephanie L Granger3, Kostas Andreadis4, Narendra Das3, Kel Nicolas Markert5, Peter Guild Cutter6, Peeranan Towashiraporn7 and Eric Anderson5, (1)Asian Disaster Perpardness Center, SERVIR-Mekong & Climate Resilience, Bangkok, Thailand, (2)Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, SERVIR-Mekong & Climate Resilience, Bangkok, Thailand, (3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, United States, (5)NASA-SERVIR, Science Coordination Office, Huntsville, AL, United States, (6)Asian Disaster Prepapredness Center, Climate Chnage and Climate Risk Management, Bangkok, Thailand, (7)Asian Disaster Perpardness Center, SERVIR-Mekong & Geospatial Information, Bangkok, Thailand
Chi-Hung Chang1, Hyongki Lee1, Faisal Hossain2, Modurodoluwa Adeyinka Okeowo1, Senaka Bandara Basnayake3, Susantha Jayasinghe3, David S Saah4, Eric Anderson5 and Euiho Hwang6, (1)University of Houston, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Houston, TX, United States, (2)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Asian Disaster Perpardness Center, SERVIR-Mekong & Climate Resilience, Bangkok, Thailand, (4)Spatial Informatics Group, LLC, Pleasonton, CA, United States, (5)NASA-SERVIR, Science Coordination Office, Huntsville, AL, United States, (6)K-water institute, K-water, Water Resources Research Center, Daejeon, South Korea
Alexandra Tyukavina1, Peter Potapov1, Matthew Hansen1, Yamile Talero1, Svetlana Turubanova1, Jeffrey Pickering1, Amy Hudson Pickens1, Nguyen Hanh Quyen2 and Marija Spirovska Kono3, (1)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (2)Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Bangkok, Thailand, (3)SilvaCarbon Southeast Asia Program, Bangkok, Thailand
Thanapon Piman1, Jaap Schellekens2, Arjen Haag2, Gennadii Donchyts2, Chusit Apirumanekul1 and Kay Thwe Hlaing3, (1)Stockholm Enviroment Insititute, Asia Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, (2)Deltares, Delft, Netherlands, (3)Department of Geography, University of Yangon, Myanmar, Yangon, Myanmar
Xiaoyu GAO, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, China
Shreta Ghimire, Bhupesh Adhikary, Puppala S Praveen and Arnico K Panday, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal
Chusit Apirumanekul, Stockholm Environment Institute Asia Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, David R Purkey, Stockholm Environment Institute, Davis, CA, United States, Jayaram Pudashine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, Samaneh Seifollahi-Aghmiuni, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, Douglas Wang, Stockholm Environment Institute, York, United Kingdom, Poortinga Ate, Spatial Informatics Group, LLC, Alameda, CA, United States and Chinaporn Meechaiya, Asian Disaster Perpardness Center, SERVIR-Mekong & Climate Resilience, Bangkok, Thailand
Vitor Vieira Vasconcelos1, Chusit Apirumanekul2, Chayanis Krittasudthacheewa2 and Thanapon Piman3, (1)Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo André, Brazil, (2)Stockholm Environment Institute, Asia Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, (3)Stockholm Environment Institute, Asia Centre, Bangkok, BC, Thailand
Hammad Gilani, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States, Xiaoming Xu, University of Illinois, Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States and Atul K Jain, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States
Sangeeta Sarmah1, Gensuo Jia2, Anzhi Zhang2 and Mrinal Singha3, (1)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China
Mir A Matin1, Varun K Tiwari1, Faisal M. Qamer2, Nabin Kumar Yadav3, Walter Lee Ellenburg4, Birendra Bajracharya5, Krishna Vadrevu6, Begum Rabeya Rushi7, Noorullah Stanikzai8, Waheedullah Yusafi1 and Haqiq Rahmani1, (1)ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, (2)International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal, (3)International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal, (4)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, MENRIS, Kathmandu, Nepal, (6)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Earth Science Division, Huntsville, AL, United States, (7)NASA-SERVIR, Science Coordination Office, Huntsville, AL, United States, (8)Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock, Kabul, Afghanistan
Thailynn Munroe1, Eric Anderson2, Kel Nicolas Markert2 and Robert Griffin3, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)NASA-SERVIR, Science Coordination Office, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Department of Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States
Son V Nghiem1, Christopher Small2, Mark Z Jacobson3, G Robert Brakenridge4, Deborah Balk5, Alessandro Sorichetta6, Marco Masetti7, Andrea E Gaughan8, Forrest R. Stevens9, Adam Mathews10, Amy E Frazier10 and Narendra N Das1, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States, (4)CSDMS Facility, INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)CUNY Institute for Demographic Research, New York, NY, United States, (6)University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, (7)Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra “Ardito Desio”, Milan, Italy, (8)University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, United States, (9)University of Louisville, Geography and Geosciences, Louisville, KY, United States, (10)Oklahoma State University, Department of Geography, Stillwater, OK, United States
Grant Connette1, Qiongyu Huang2,3, Peter Leimgruber3 and Melissa Songer3, (1)Front Royal, VA, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Smithsonian Institution, Front Royal, VA, United States
Norm Jones1, Jim Nelson2, Sarva Pulla3, Daniel P Ames1, Michael Souffront1, Cedric H David4, Benjamin F Zaitchik5, Patrick N Gatlin3 and Mir A Matin6, (1)Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, United States, (2)Brigham Young University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Provo, UT, United States, (3)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, (6)ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal
Xiaoming Xu1, Atul K Jain1 and Katherine V Calvin2, (1)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (2)Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States
David Saah1, Karis Tenneson2, Quyun Nguyen Hanh3, Aekkapol Aekakkararungroj4, Khun San Aung3, Joshua Goldstein5, Peter Guild Cutter4, Paul Maus2, Kel Nicolas Markert6, Eric Anderson6, Walter Lee Ellenburg7, Poortinga Ate8, Africa Ixmucane Flores Cordova6, Krishna Vadrevu9, Peter Potapov10, Kittaphong Phongsapan3 and Farrukh Chishtie3, (1)University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2)USDA Forest Service, RSAC, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (3)SERVIR-Mekong, Bangkok, Thailand, (4)Asian Disaster Prepapredness Center, Climate Chnage and Climate Risk Management, Bangkok, Thailand, (5)US Forest Service - GTAC, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (6)NASA-SERVIR, Science Coordination Office, Huntsville, AL, United States, (7)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (8)Spatial Informatics Group, LLC, Alameda, CA, United States, (9)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Earth Science Division, Huntsville, AL, United States, (10)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States