NG012:
Urban and geophysical system Interactions: Did we learn from Katrina and other events?





Session ID#: 26708

Session Description:
This co-organized session will investigate the complex and bidirectional interactions between urban and geophysical systems. Urban systems with their complex mobility, energy and communications networks are a major driver of climate change, and will be crucial both for mitigation and for adaptation. At the same time, most the infrastructure and wealth is concentrated in cities. Katrina and other catastrophic events remind us that many cities are under geophysical threats potentially exacerbated by climate change. Did we really learn from from these events? How far did we shift from traditional resources and risks management to integrated environmental monitoring and responses over a wide range of space-time scales to both ongoing geophysical changes and urbanisation processes? How do we intend to increase the city’s resilience? What are the scientific deadlocks and challenges?
Primary Convener:  Daniel J M Schertzer, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, HM&Co, Champs-sur-Marne, France
Conveners:  Amir AghaKouchak, University of California Irvine, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States, Jeffrey B Basara, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States and Upmanu Lall, Columbia University, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, New York, NY, United States
Co-Organized with:
Nonlinear Geophysics, Hydrology, and Natural Hazards

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • NH - Natural Hazards
Index Terms:

1803 Anthropogenic effects [HYDROLOGY]
3305 Climate change and variability [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
4327 Resilience [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4425 Critical phenomena [NONLINEAR GEOPHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Lele Shu, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering, University Park, PA, United States and Christopher Duffy, Penn State University, University Park, PA, United States
Bernice Rosenzweig, Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY, United States, Timon McPhearson, Eugene Lang College, The New School, New York, NY, United States and Emma J Rosi, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, United States
Flavio Dobran, GVES, Naples, DC, Italy
Yongwon Seo1, Junshik Hwang2 and Youjeong Kwon2, (1)Yeungnam University, Civil Engineering, Gyeongsan, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)Yeungnam University, Civil Engineering, Gyeongsan, South Korea
Pierre-Antoine Versini, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia and Daniel J M Schertzer, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, HM&Co, Champs-sur-Marne, France
Lucas Charbonnier, Pierre-Antoine Versini, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia and Daniel J M Schertzer, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, HM&Co, Champs-sur-Marne, France
Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, U. Paris Est, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, HM&Co, Marne-la-Vallee,, France and Daniel J M Schertzer, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, HM&Co, Champs-sur-Marne, France
Emeline Comby, University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France, Yves-François Le Lay, Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon, Lyon, France and Hervé Piegay, CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France
James Elsner, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Tyler Fricker, Florida State University, Geography, Tallahassee, FL, United States