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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.


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

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

Presentation (PDF)

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

Presentation (PDF)

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


Poster

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


Poster

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


Poster

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


Poster

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


Poster

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


Poster

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) Linkage Between Climate Change and Stormwater Management in the Raritan River Watershed


Poster

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


Poster

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) Carbon sequestration beneath the New Jersey continental shelf: An assessment of the geologic and socio-political aspects


Poster

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) Rutgers 4-H: Climate Change Programs


Poster

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) Sea-level changes on human times scales

Poster

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)

Sea-level changes on geological times scales

Poster

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


Poster

Gregory Mountain (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences), Jean-Noël Proust (CNRS, France) and the IODP Expedition 313 Scientific Party Rutgers' Role in the NJ Sea Level Transect: Probing 40 myrs of Earth history
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) Assessing the Importance of Basal Topography for Greenland Ice Sheet Margin Hydrology
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) Climate Change and Atlantic Surfclams: A Coupled System Study
David A. Robinson and Thomas W. Estilow (Global Snow Lab, Department of Geography) Hemispheric Snow Cover Extent Variability Poster
Alan Robock (Department of Environmental Sciences) Climatic Consequences of Nuclear Conflict: Nuclear Winter Still a Threat


Poster

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) Deep-Water Circulation and Climate Studies at Rutgers University
Lili Xia (Department of Environmental Sciences) and Alan Robock (Department of Environmental Sciences) Impacts of Nuclear War and Geoengineering on Agriculture
Irene Zager (Dept. of Geography), Laura C. Schneider (Dept. of Geography), John Rogan (Clark University) The effect of fragmentation on forest damage caused by hurricane Dean (2007) in the Mexican Yucatán
Daniel Zarrow, David A. Robinson and Mathieu Gerbush (Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist)

Tools for New Jersey weather and climate monitoring and analysis

Poster

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

Modeling land market responses to climate change in the coastal zone

Poster

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) A Detailed Tropical Sea Level Record Spanning the Younger Dryas Abrupt Cooling Event
Ross Alter (Department of Environmental Sciences) The Effects of Great Plains Irrigation on Precipitation Extremes in North America
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

Poster

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.

Climate-to-humans: A study of urbanized coastal environments, their economics and vulnerability to climate change.

 

Poster

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

Projected Changes in Heavy Precipitation over North America in CMIP5 Climate Model Simulations

Poster

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)

Response of the equatorial Pacific seasonal cycle to orbital forcing

Poster

Debjani Ghatak (Institute Marine and Coastal Sciences), James Miller (Institute Marine and Coastal Sciences) Implications for Arctic Amplification of Changes in the Strength of the Water Vapor Feedback
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) A Comparison of GHG Emissions of Biodiesel from Hazelnut Oil and Soybean Oil
Briavel Holcomb (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy) Delicious Ironies: Aerosmith plays the Revel Casino during Global Warming Tour!
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)

Effects of Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise on the Tuckerton Peninsula Salt Marsh System

Poster

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) NJ Sea Level Rise and Coastal Inundation Viewer
Melanie McDermott (Human Ecology), Sango Mahanty (Australian National University), Kate Schreckenberg (University of Southhampton) Examining Equity: a multidimensional framework for assessing equity in payments for ecosystem services
Janice McDonnell, Laura Bovitz, Carrie Ferraro (Rutgers University, Department of 4-H Youth Development) The Climate and Environmental Change Teen Summit
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)

Low-level wind, moisture, and precipitation relationships near the South Pacific Convergence Zone in CMIP5 models

Poster

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 Amplified Water Vapor Feedback at High Elevations during Winter
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) Large scale forcing through the Antarctic food web: Physical drivers of the interannual variability at Palmer Station, Antarctica
Asher Siebert (Department of Geography) and M. Neil Ward (Independent Scholar)

Exploring the frequency of hydroclimate extremes on the Niger River using Monte Carlo methods

Poster

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) Modeling climate change effects on spatiotemporal patterns of allergenic pollen emissions and airborne concentrations

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