Prof. David B. Goldstein, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Dr. R. Steven Nerem, Center for Space Research and Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Dr. William C. Feldman, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
The Consequences of Climate Change Across America: New Findings from the National Assessment
June 4, 10:00 A.M.
The National Assessment on the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change aims to understand United States vulnerabilities to climate change and develop ways to mitigate problems arising from changing regional climates. Government and university researchers focus on issues specific to their respective regions. New data on how climate change is affecting metropolitan areas, the Pacific Northwest, the Mid-Atlantic region, and the Southwest will be discussed at this session.
(Relates to Sessions U51A, U52A)
Dr. Patti Anderson, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (concentrating on parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina, and looking at drought, flooding, and extreme temperature and effects on water supply)
Dr. Holly C. Hartmann, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (researching climate variability and its impacts on the ranching industry and water supply in the Southwest)
Dr. Dennis P. Lettenmaier, JISAO Climate Impacts Group, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (investigating the Pacific Northwest and the influence of climate on the Columbia Basin, water cycles, and water resource m
Contact: Harvey Leifert
American Geophysical Union