Climate and Environmental Change in the Northeastern United States I

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Climate Specialty Group, Water Resources Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Stones Throw 1 - Granite, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Jonathan Winter, Francis Magilligan
Chairs: Jonathan Winter

Call for Submissions

Preliminary ideas or questions can be directed to Jonathan Winter ( or Frank Magilligan ( Interested participants should email a copy of their abstract and program identification number (PIN) to Jonathan Winter by Thursday, October 25.


The Northeast is home to a densely populated urban corridor, over 14,000 dams, a diverse agricultural sector, unique ecosystems, and the 2019 AAG Annual Meeting. This paper session will explore changes in climate, hydrology, geomorphology, and land use over the Northeast driven by local to global processes and their societal impacts. The Northeast provides an important crucible to investigate the causes of – and responses to – climate and environmental change: the most recent National Climate Assessment shows a dramatic increase in extreme precipitation events over the past fifty years and projections of future increases in precipitation and temperature; the USGS has documented earlier ice out dates for regional lakes and major shifts in the timing and magnitude of floods; snowfall totals are diminishing; hurricanes Irene and Sandy have left an enduring footprint on the social and physical landscape; dams are being removed; and sea levels are rising at rates 3-4 times greater than the global average.

We seek papers that address the impacts of, or social and institutional adaptation to, climate change, land use change, and other anthropogenic drivers within and across the greater Northeast landscape. Topics include, but are not limited to, climate change or watershed modeling, field studies of geomorphic adjustments to floods or sea level rise, infrastructure effects on ecological functioning, biogeochemical cycling, urban impacts on riverine systems, wetland processes and conservation, implications of energy development, modeling or measuring land cover change, and institutions of environmental management.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Elizabeth Burakowski*, University of New Hampshire, Danielle Grogan, University of New Hampshire, Cameron Wake, University of New Hampshire, Historical and Future Climate in the Northeastern United States, 1980-2099 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Alexandra Contosta*, University of New Hampshire, Elizabeth Burakowski, University of New Hampshire, Danielle Grogan, University of New Hampshire, Historical and Future Changes in the Length of the Vernal Window in the Northeastern United States 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Jonathan Winter*, Dartmouth College, Huanping Huang, Dartmouth College, Erich Osterberg, Dartmouth College, Mechanisms of Abrupt Extreme Precipitation Change Over the Northeastern United States 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Natalie Teale*, Rutgers University, Temporal Analysis of Atmospheric Moisture Pathways in the Northeastern United States 20 9:00 AM
Presenter Christina Callahan*, University of Delaware, Daniel Leathers, University of Delaware, A Climatology of Tropical Weather Systems Affecting the Mid-Atlantic Region of North America and Associated Hazards from 1851 to Present 20 9:20 AM

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