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Rutgers Climate Symposium - November 2012

The Rutgers Climate Symposium
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The study of climate change is inherently interdisciplinary, cutting across the physical, ecological and social sciences, as well as policy, business, engineering, law and medicine.

KerryEmanuelThe purpose of this day-long symposium, sponsored by the Climate and Environmental Change Initiative in collaboration with the Initiative on

Climate and Society and the Rutgers Energy Institute, was to bridge departmental and school boundaries. It brought together Rutgers faculty, staff, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students to share and discuss their interests in climate research and to foster community among campuses (New Brunswick, Newark, Camden), as well as Rutgers laboratories and field stations. Symposium participants were

encouraged to prepare and present a poster of their scholarly research and interests. In addition to poster presentations by symposium participants, morning and afternoon keynotes were given by preeminent climate scholars.

Program Committee

Tony Broccoli, Department of Environmental Sciences
Bob Kopp, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences & Rutgers Energy Institute
Robin Leichenko, Department of Geography
Ben Lintner, Department of Environmental Sciences
Rachael Shwom, Department of Human Ecology
Jim Wright, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Agenda and Presentations

Morning Keynote Address
"Human Effects on Hurricanes: Observational Evidence and Projections for the Next Century"
Kerry Emanuel , Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

pdf Presentation (16.04 MB) (PDF)

Afternoon Keynote Address
"Climate Change and Global Inequality: Vulnerability, Responsibility, and Action"
J. Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies, Brown University

pdf Presentation (3.30 MB) (PDF)

Morning Poster Session

Authors Title (Abstract & Poster)
Mark Barnes (Geography Department) pdf Price and values of institutional climate resilience: A case study of environmental change decision-making for an urban mass transit agency (82 KB)


pdf Poster (1.37 MB)

Mira Berdahl (Department of Environmental Sciences), Alan Robock (Department of Environmental Sciences) pdf Simulation of Little Ice Age Initiation on Baffin Island Using Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project (PMIP3) Models (177 KB)


pdf Poster (1.27 MB)

Frank Louis Carle (Department of Entomology) pdf Dragonfly Distribution and Climate Change (7 KB)


document Poster (2 MB)

Allison Marquardt Collow and Mark Miller (Department of Environmental Sciences) pdf Controls upon the Diurnal Cycle of Clouds and Radiation in the Sahel Region of West Africa (7 KB)


pdf Poster (415 KB)

Thomas W. Collow (Department of Environmental Sciences) and Alan Robock (Department of Environmental Sciences) pdf Sensitivity of convective precipitation development over the Southern Great Plains to patterns of soil moisture (47 KB)


pdf Poster (3.87 MB)

Margaret Conroy (Ecology and Evolution) pdf Overview of the Actuaries Climate Change Index™ (ACCI™) and the Actuaries Climate Risk Index™(ACRI™) (7.99 MB)


pdf Poster (7.99 MB)

Nicole Del Monaco (student intern, Bioenvironmental Engineering), Christopher C. Obropta, PhD., P.E. (Department of Environmental Sciences), Jessica T.R. Brown, EIT (Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program) pdf Linkage Between Climate Change and Stormwater Management in the Raritan River Watershed (45 KB)


pdf Poster (749 KB)

Mathieu Gerbush, David A. Robinson and Daniel Zarrow (Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist) pdf Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist weather and climate monitoring networks (45 KB)


document Poster (1.14 MB)

Corie Hlavaty (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences), Robert Kopp (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences), Ken Miller (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences), Jim Browning (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences), Ying Reinfelder (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences), Gregory Mountain (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences), Brian Slater (Office of Oil and Gas, New York State Museum) document Carbon sequestration beneath the New Jersey continental shelf: An assessment of the geologic and socio-political aspects (13 KB)


document Poster (1.49 MB)

Rebecca Kalenak, Sharon Kinsey, Laura K. Bovitz, Janice McDonnell, Marissa Blodnik, Maggie McCann (All authors are affiliates of Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development) pdf Rutgers 4-H: Climate Change Programs (212 KB)


document Poster (3.07 MB)

Miller, K.G., Kopp, R.E. (both in Earth and Planetary Sciences), Horton, B.P., Psuty, N., (both in Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences), Lathrop, R. (Department of Environmental Sciences) pdf Sea-level changes on human times scales (53 KB)

pdf Poster (1.24 MB)

Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S., Browning, J.V., Wright, J.D., Kopp, R.E., Sugarman, P.J., Abdul, N., Mortlock, R., Fairbanks, R.G. (all Earth and Planetary Sciences), Horton, B.P., Rosenthal, Y., Woodard, S. (all Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences)

pdf Sea-level changes on geological times scales (55 KB)

pdf Poster (802 KB)

M. A. Miller and V.P. Ghate (Environmental Sciences Department, Rutgers University) pdf Measured and Modeled Cloud and Radiation Interactions over West Africa (26 KB)


document Poster (6.74 MB)

Gregory Mountain (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences), Jean-Noël Proust (CNRS, France) and the IODP Expedition 313 Scientific Party pdf Rutgers' Role in the NJ Sea Level Transect: Probing 40 myrs of Earth history (56 KB)
Samiah Moustafa (Department of Geography, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), Asa K. Rennermalm (Department of Geography, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), Laurence C. Smith (Department of Geography, University of California of Los Angeles) pdf Assessing the Importance of Basal Topography for Greenland Ice Sheet Margin Hydrology (58 KB)
Daphne Munroe (Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory), Sylvia Brandt (Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst), Carolyn Creed (Department of Human Ecology), Dale Haidvogel (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences), Eileen Hoffman (Center Coastal Physical Oceanography, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA), John Klinck (Center Coastal Physical Oceanography, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA), Roger Mann (Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA), Bonnie McCay (Department of Human Ecology), Janice McDonnell (4-H Extension), Eric N. Powell (Gulf Coast Research Lab., U. S. Mississippi), Cesar Marcelo Viteri Mejia (Univ. Of Massachusetts, Amherst), Peter Zhang (Institute of Marine and Coastal Science) pdf Climate Change and Atlantic Surfclams: A Coupled System Study (98 KB)
David A. Robinson and Thomas W. Estilow (Global Snow Lab, Department of Geography) pdf Hemispheric Snow Cover Extent Variability Poster (7.89 MB)
Alan Robock (Department of Environmental Sciences) pdf Climatic Consequences of Nuclear Conflict: Nuclear Winter Still a Threat (12 KB)


document Poster (1.19 MB)

Eric Sinsky (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences), Imtiaz Rangwala (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences) and James R. Miller (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences) Examining elevation sensitive warming in global climate models
James D. Wright (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences)  
Lili Xia (Department of Environmental Sciences) and Alan Robock (Department of Environmental Sciences) pdf Impacts of Nuclear War and Geoengineering on Agriculture (735 KB)
Irene Zager (Dept. of Geography), Laura C. Schneider (Dept. of Geography), John Rogan (Clark University) pdf The effect of fragmentation on forest damage caused by hurricane Dean (2007) in the Mexican Yucatán (1.98 MB)
Daniel Zarrow, David A. Robinson and Mathieu Gerbush (Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist)

pdf Tools for New Jersey weather and climate monitoring and analysis (34 KB)

pdf Poster (2.34 MB)

Haiyan Zhang (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy) and Clinton J. Andrews (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy)

pdf Modeling land market responses to climate change in the coastal zone (26 KB)

pdf Poster (1.72 MB)

Afternoon Poster Session

Authors Title (Abstract & Poster)
Nicole Abdul (Earth and Planetary Sciences), Richard Mortlock (Earth and Planetary Sciences), James Wright (Earth and Planetary Sciences) and Richard Fairbanks (Columbia University & Earth and Planetary Sciences) pdf A Detailed Tropical Sea Level Record Spanning the Younger Dryas Abrupt Cooling Event (67 KB)
Ross Alter (Department of Environmental Sciences) pdf The Effects of Great Plains Irrigation on Precipitation Extremes in North America (101 KB)
Jamie F. Caridad (Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program) and Kenneth W. Able (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences) Climate Change Impacts on Larval Fish Composition in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey

document Poster (1.47 MB)

Enrique Curchitser (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences), Frank Felder (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), Y.F. Reinfelder (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences), Nina Fefferman (Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources), Joseph Seneca (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), Nancy Mantell (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), Michael Lahr (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), Clint Andrews ((Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), Hilary Sigman (Department of Economics), Maria Teresa Alvarez-Martinez (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), Haiyan Zhang (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), Shankar Chandramowli (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), Will Irving (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), Anthony Broccoli (Department of Environmental Sciences), Dujuan Kang (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences), John Wilkin (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Julia Levin (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences) and Robert Kopp (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences).National Center for Atmospheric Research: Julio Bacmeister, Peter Lawrence, William Large, Bill Sacks.NOAA-NMFS/SWFC: Francisco Werner.

pdf Climate-to-humans: A study of urbanized coastal environments, their economics and vulnerability to climate change. (12 KB)

 

pdf Poster (4.76 MB)

Anthony DeAngelis (Department of Environmental Sciences)and Anthony Broccoli (Department of Environmental Sciences)

pdf pdf Projected Changes in Heavy Precipitation over North America in CMIP5 Climate Model Simulations (9 KB)

pdf Poster (474 KB)

Michael P. Erb (Department of Environmental Sciences), Anthony J. Broccoli (Department of Environmental Sciences), Andrew T. Wittenberg (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University), and Gabriel A. Vecchi (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University)

pdfpdf Response of the equatorial Pacific seasonal cycle to orbital forcing (52 KB)

pdf Poster (1.24 MB)

Debjani Ghatak (Institute Marine and Coastal Sciences), James Miller (Institute Marine and Coastal Sciences) pdf Implications for Arctic Amplification of Changes in the Strength of the Water Vapor Feedback (8 KB)
Serpil Guran (Rutgers EcoComplex), Margaret Brennan-Tonetta (New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station), Thomas Molnar (Department of Plant Biology and Plant Pathology) & David Specca (Rutgers EcoComplex) pdf A Comparison of GHG Emissions of Biodiesel from Hazelnut Oil and Soybean Oil (86 KB)
Briavel Holcomb (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy) pdf Delicious Ironies: Aerosmith plays the Revel Casino during Global Warming Tour! (902 KB)
Michael J. Kennish (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences), Benjamin M. Fertig (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences), Gina Petruzzelli (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences), and Gregg P. Sakowicz (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences)

pdf pdf Effects of Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise on the Tuckerton Peninsula Salt Marsh System (149 KB)

pdf Poster (2.91 MB)

Richard Lathrop (Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Grant Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis), Lisa Auermuller (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve), Jim Trimble (Grant Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis), John Bognar (Grant Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis) pdf NJ Sea Level Rise and Coastal Inundation Viewer (178 KB)
Melanie McDermott (Human Ecology), Sango Mahanty (Australian National University), Kate Schreckenberg (University of Southhampton) pdfpdf Examining Equity: a multidimensional framework for assessing equity in payments for ecosystem services (7 KB) 
Janice McDonnell, Laura Bovitz, Carrie Ferraro (Rutgers University, Department of 4-H Youth Development) document The Climate and Environmental Change Teen Summit (76 KB)
R. A. Mortlock, N.A. Abdul, J.D. Wright (all Rutgers Univ., Dept. Earth & Planetary Sci.), L.Cao (Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta Ga.), R.G. Fairbanks (Rutgers Univ., Dept. Earth & Planetary Sci. and Columbia University) A Coral Based Reconstruction of Atmospheric ?14C through the Mystery Interval (17.5 to 14.5 kyr BP)
Matthew Niznik (Department of Environmental Sciences), Benjamin Lintner (Department of Environmental Sciences)

pdf  pdf Low-level wind, moisture, and precipitation relationships near the South Pacific Convergence Zone in CMIP5 models (44 KB)

pdf Poster (3.89 MB)

Imtiaz Rangwala (1,2), James R. Miller (1) and Joseph Barsugli (2): (1) Dept. of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, (2) Physical Sciences Division, NOAA-ESRL pdf Amplified Water Vapor Feedback at High Elevations during Winter (57 KB)
Grace K. Saba (Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences), Vincent S. Saba (NOAA NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center), William R. Fraser (Polar Oceans Research Group), Sharon E. Stammerjohn (University of Colorado Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research), Hugh W. Ducklow (Marine Biological Laboratory), Douglas G. Martinson (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory), Deborah K. Steinberg (Virginia Institute of Marine Science), and Oscar Schofield (Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences) pdf Large scale forcing through the Antarctic food web: Physical drivers of the interannual variability at Palmer Station, Antarctica (37 KB)
Asher Siebert (Department of Geography) and M. Neil Ward (Independent Scholar)

pdf Exploring the frequency of hydroclimate extremes on the Niger River using Monte Carlo methods (37 KB)

pdf Poster (925 KB)

Yong Zhang (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering), Leonard Bielory (Center for Environmental Prediction), Sastry Isukapalli (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute), Lai-yung Ruby Leung (Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA), Panos G. Georgopoulos (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute)

pdf Modeling climate change effects on spatiotemporal patterns of allergenic pollen emissions and airborne concentrations (26 KB)

 

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