>> Special Address by Prof. Donna Strickland, 2018 Nobel in Physics Laureate, University of Waterloo, Canada <<< 12:50  15:50  20:50     Concluding Remarks, Next Steps & Farewell Raj Pandya, American Geophysical Union, USA (5 min) Tom Baer, GEMM Steering Chair and Stanford University, USA (5 min) 13:00  16:00  21:00     Adjourn Session I: Measuring Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Resources and Coastal Ecology Climate change potentially will have tremendous impacts on freshwater resources and hydrosphere oceanic and freshwater ecology. New technologies are improving our ability to forecast these impacts and help guide policies for mitigation and adaptation. The session will focus on new technologies for monitoring subsurface freshwater resources; estimating the impact of climate change on freshwater resources using usage data and economic forecast; and measuring and modeling environmental change in the ocean and coastal regions using the ARGO platform. Session II: Special Challenges Measuring the Impact of Climate Change in the Arctic In the face of accelerating climate change and socioeconomic development in the Arctic, major Canadian research programs such as ArcticNet and Sentinel North are developing and deploying new technologies and novel transdisciplinary approaches to better measure and prepare for environmental changes at multiple scales—from microbes to ecosystems—toward sustainable health and development. The session will highlight new technologies and approaches used to monitor the state and properties of the cryosphere, terrestrial and marine ecosystems and geosystems, ecosystem services and infrastructure in the rapidly changing Arctic regions. Invited panelists will include experts from Canadian universities, government, and northern organizations. Session III: Quantifying GHG Emissions in Urban Environments Urban environments are responsible for over 70% of the world-wide GHG emissions.  Currently these emissions are not actively measured in the vast majority of cities despite international agreements for reducing emissions over the next few decades. Arrays of GHG detectors combined with atmospheric circulation models may provide estimates of GHG emissions with accuracies approaching 10%; however it is unclear this approach will work in all climate settings and in varying urban environments. The session will focus on advances in low-cost accurate GHG measurement instruments; the status of applying inverse design methods using atmospheric circulation models to estimate emission sources from real time measurements in urban environment; and discuss whether we have the instrumentation for verifying regions and cities’ compliance with emission reduction agreements."/> AGU Fall Meeting 2020
AGU Fall Meeting 2020