WEATHER AND CLIMATE STUDIES OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEST session seeks papers that examine changes, impacts, perspectives, variability, and case studies in weather and climate as manifest across the North American Rocky Mountain West.
This session is aligned with the AAG 2020 theme The Changing North American Continent.
Present in this interdisciplinary, regional geography session and meet others with interests in meteorology / climatology and a passion for the North American Rocky Mountain West.
Email your AAG PIN, paper title, and abstract to Brandon Vogt ( email@example.com ) by Friday, November 18, 2019.
Brandon J. Vogt, PhD
Associate Professor & Graduate Director
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Aligned with the AAG 2020 theme 'The Changing North American Continent,' these three sessions present papers that examine changes, impacts, perspectives, variability, and case studies in WEATHER and CLIMATE as manifest across the NORTH AMERICAN ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEST. Meteorological elements (temperature, moisture, wind, and pressure) interact at micro-to-synoptic spatial scales and weather-to-climatological temporal scales with basins, mountain ranges, plateaus, urban areas, and the endless array of terrain features that define this region. Documenting these atmosphere / landscape interactions and understanding their sensitivities to change are geographical problems that impact, sometimes in profound ways, the core elements of physical, societal, and human-environmental systems, including health, ecosystems, air quality, food, water / cryosphere, energy, climate, droughts, floods, erosion, extreme weather events, excessive heat, wildland fire, recreation, and transportation. Session I focuses on historical Western climatologies, Colorado snowpack, and Colorado mountain meteorology; Session II focuses on fire regimes in Alaska, glacial ice loss in Wyoming, and climate change in New Mexico and Colorado, and session III focuses on climate change, drought, and deserts in California.
|Presenter||Erik Smith*, Kent State University, Trends in atmospheric circulation patterns across North America||15||8:40 AM|
|Presenter||Cary Mock*, University of South Carolina, Historical Climatology, Weather Experiences, and 1849 Overland Trail Emigrants in the Rocky Mountains||15||8:55 AM|
|Presenter||Jase Bernhardt*, Hofstra University, Mining Weather and Climate Data from the Diary of a Forty- Niner||15||9:10 AM|
|Presenter||Chris Hancock*, University of Denver, Changes to Colorado’s Alpine Snowpack and Snowmelt Hydrology||15||9:25 AM|
|Presenter||Brandon Vogt*, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado’s Terrain-Tied Meteorology: Start Early and Bring a Camera, a Helmet, Shorts, and a Parka||15||9:40 AM|
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