Climate and Environmental Change in the Northeastern United States II

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Climate Specialty Group, Water Resources Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 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 Timothy Hawkins*, Shippensburg University, The impact of future climate variability on the hydrology of the Delaware River Basin 20 9:55 AM
Presenter John Callahan*, University of Delaware, Delaware Geological Survey, Changes in tidal datums and seasonal distribution of water levels in coastal Delaware 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Michal Zahorik*, University of New Hampshire, Catherine M. Ashcraft, University of New Hampshire, Land Conservation Priorities in New Hampshire's Municipalities: A Non-Structural Approach to Flood Risk Management 20 10:35 AM
Presenter Peter Spellane*, New York City College of Technology, Soydan Alihan Polat, Studio M+, Newtown Creek and nearby East River waterfront: impacts of 21st century weather on former industrial production sites in New York harbor 20 10:55 AM

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