H024:
Blue and Green Water in Cold Mountains: Changes in Climate, Hydrologic Regimes, Extreme Events, and Ecological Responses





Session ID#: 29418

Session Description:
In cold mountainous watersheds, winter precipitation stored as snow and ice is released during the growing season as meltwater runoff. Snowpack and glacial reservoirs thus modulate the amount and timing of water availability for natural and human systems, impacting evapotranspiration, streamflow regime and extremes, growing season length, crop production, and aquatic habitat. Warmer winters may shift precipitation phase and snowmelt energy, affecting hydrologic extremes, meltwater hydrographs, and soil recharge dynamics, with consequences for water management, rain-on-snow flood risk, ecosystem services, and food-energy-water systems. This session examines how mountain ecohydrology evolves with environmental change, with specific interest in (1) key interactions between biota, climate, snow/ice, and water, (2) the frequency and severity of hydrologic extremes, and (3) precipitation phase shifts. We invite contributions addressing linkages between environmental change and cryospheric, hydrologic, and ecologic processes in mountain systems.
Primary Convener:  Mark S Raleigh, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Yonas B Dibike, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Watershed Hydrology and Ecology Research Division, Victoria, BC, Canada, Mohammad Sohrabi, Univercity of California Merced, Merced, CA, United States and Rajesh Shrestha, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Watershed Hydrology and Ecology, Victoria, BC, Canada
Co-Organized with:
Hydrology, Cryosphere, and Global Environmental Change

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

0736 Snow [CRYOSPHERE]
0736 Snow [CRYOSPHERE]
1621 Cryospheric change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1621 Cryospheric change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1813 Eco-hydrology [HYDROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Yonas B Dibike, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Watershed Hydrology and Ecology Research Division, Victoria, BC, Canada, Hyung-Il Eum, Alberta Environment and Parks, Environmental Monitoring and Science Division, Calgary, AB, Canada and Terry D Prowse, Environment and climate change Canada, Watershed Hydrology and Ecology Research Division, Victoria, BC, Canada
John W Pomeroy1, Kabir Rasouli2, Xing Fang2, Paul H Whitfield2, Danny G Marks3 and J. Richard Janowicz4, (1)University of Saskatchewan, Centre for Hydrology, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (2)University of Saskatchewan, Centre for Hydrology, Canmore, AB, Canada, (3)USDA Agriculture Research Serv, Boise, ID, United States, (4)Yukon Environment Water Resources Branch, Whitehorse, YT, Canada
Charles H Luce, USDA Forest Service, Boise, ID, United States and Abigail Lute, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Tsutomu Yamanaka, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan and Rei Sato, Univ. of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
Eylon Shamir1, Rebecca Kaliff1, Rochelle Graham2, Kai S Lepley3, David M Meko3 and Ramzi Touchan3, (1)Hydrologic Research Center, San Diego, CA, United States, (2)Hydrologic Reseach Center, San Diego, CA, United States, (3)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Yuyan Zhou1,2, Yi-Jun Xu2, Jianhua Wang Dr.1, Xiao Weihua1 and Ya Huang1,3, (1)China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Department of Water Resources, Beijing, China, (2)Louisiana State University, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (3)Guangxi University, Nanning, China
Keith Steven Jennings1,2, Taylor Scott Winchell1, Ben Livneh1,3 and Noah P Molotch4,5, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)University of Colorado at Boulder, Geography / INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Adrian Adam Harpold, University of Nevada Reno, Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Reno, NV, United States, Michael D Dettinger, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Seshadri Rajagopal, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, United States
Keith N Musselman1, Kyoko Ikeda2, Michael J Barlage2, Flavio Lehner1, Changhai Liu2, Andrew James Newman3, Andreas F Prein1, Naoki Mizukami1, Ethan D Gutmann3, Martyn P Clark4 and Roy Rasmussen2, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Hydrometeorological Applications Program, Research Applications Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Haruko M Wainwright1, Trutner Sarah1, Erica R Siirila-Woodburn1, Michelle E Newcomer1, Kenneth Hurst Williams2, Susan S. Hubbard3, Brian Joseph Enquist4, Heidi Steltzer5 and Rosemary W H Carroll6, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States, (3)Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States, (4)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (5)Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, United States, (6)Desert Research Institute, Division of Hydrologic Sciences, Reno, NV, United States
Stephanie Redfern, Boulder, CO, United States; University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Ben Livneh, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Noah P Molotch, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Katherine Suding, University of Colorado, INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, United States, Jason Caufield Neff, University of Colorado at Boulder, Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States and Eve-Lyn S Hinckley, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Markus Schnorbus1, Brian Menounos2, Arelia T. Schoeneberg (Werner)3, Faron S Anslow1, Georg Jost4 and Robert Dan Moore5, (1)University of Victoria, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, Victoria, BC, Canada, (2)Univ Northen British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada, (3)Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, (4)BC Hydro, Burnaby, BC, Canada, (5)University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Rajesh R Shrestha, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Watershed Hydrology and Ecology Research Division, Victoria, BC, Canada and Alex J. Cannon, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Climate Data and Analysis Section, Climate Research Division, Victoria, BC, Canada
Mohammad Sohrabi1, Mohammad Safeeq2 and Martha H Conklin2, (1)University of California Merced, Siera Nevada Research Institute, Merced, CA, United States, (2)University of California Merced, Merced, CA, United States
Michelle E Newcomer1, Dipankar Dwivedi1, Jonathan Raberg1, Patricia M Fox2, Peter S Nico3, Haruko M Wainwright1, Mark E Conrad2, Markus Bill4, Nicholas Bouskill2, Kenneth Hurst Williams5, Susan Hubbard1 and Carl I Steefel1, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (4)Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berleley, CA, United States, (5)Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States
Katrina E Bennett1, Jorge Rolando Urrego-Blanco2, Alexandra K Jonko3, Julie A Vano4, Andrew James Newman5, Theodore J Bohn6 and Richard Stephen Middleton3, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Ning Sun1, Hongxiang Yan2 and Mark S Wigmosta1, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Hydrology Group, Richland, WA, United States
Carl Green, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, Andrew George Klein, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States and David M. Cairns, Texas A & M University, Geography, College Station, TX, United States
Stuart B Weiss, Creekside Center for Earth Observation, Menlo Park, CA, United States
David Millar1, Andy Parsekian2, Jason Mercer1, Brent E Ewers1, David Scott Mackay3, David G Williams4, David J Cooper5 and Michael J Ronayne6, (1)University of Wyoming, Botany, Laramie, WY, United States, (2)University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States, (3)University at Buffalo, Department of Geography, Buffalo, NY, United States, (4)Univ Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States, (5)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (6)Colorado State University, Department of Geosciences, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Andrew K Bliss, Colorado State University, Anthropology and Geography, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Brooke Stamper, Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Fort Collins, CO, United States

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