Drought Research in the Anthropocene

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Climate Specialty Group, Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group, Water Resources Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2020
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM
Room: Director's Row I, Sheraton, Plaza Building, Lobby Level
Organizers: Woonsup Choi
Chairs: Woonsup Choi

Description

Droughts conventionally have been regarded as a ‘natural’ disaster triggered by a lack of precipitation over an extended time period. However, there is increasing awareness that droughts are induced and/or modified by human activities such as irrigation, land cover change, water transfer, etc. This paper session intends to provide a forum for researchers who study droughts in the context of significant human activities. The session invites both theoretical and empirical papers in a wide range of topics including but not limited to:
 Research framework and direction
 Methods to identify human impacts on droughts
 Drought propagation over time and space
 Case studies at various temporal and geographical scales
 Application/development of new technology and data for drought research

The session is sponsored by Climate Specialty Group, Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group and Water Resources Specialty Group.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Diane Stanitski*, NOAA Global Monitoring Division, Boulder, John Augustine, NOAA Global Monitoring Division, Boulder, Kathleen Lantz, NOAA GMD / Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Gary Hodges, NOAA GMD / Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Christian Herrera, NOAA GMD / Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Laura Riihimaki, NOAA GMD / Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, NOAA Surface Radiation and Energy Budget Networks for Improved Products and Applications 15 1:30 PM
Presenter Mbongowo Mbuh*, University of North Dakota, Seasonal variability of soil moisture and drought conditions in the mid-continental United States from 1978 – 2018 using Apache Spark 15 1:45 PM
Presenter Xinyuan Wei*, University of Maine, Daniel Hayes, University of Maine, The patterns of boreal forest carbon fluxes in response to drought changed by temporal scales 15 2:00 PM
Presenter Jacqueline Rogers*, Santa Clara University, Iris T Stewart, Santa Clara University, Anne Graham, Santa Clara University, Water security under severe drought and climate change: Disparate impacts of the recent severe drought on environmental flows and water supplies in Central California 15 2:15 PM
Presenter Woonsup Choi*, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Susan A. Borchardt, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Increasing Asynchrony between Meteorological and Hydrological Droughts in Wisconsin 15 2:30 PM

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