[CRYOLIST] AGU Session: Societal Impacts of Global Cryosphere Change and Associated Mitigation and Adaptation Policies

Ian Bolliger bolliger at berkeley.edu
Thu Jul 12 10:40:27 PDT 2018


Hi all,

If you have research that relates to impacts of cryosphere change (seasonal
snow, glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice, etc.) or adaptation to these changes,
please consider submitting to our session! We intend for this session to be
attended by researchers and policymakers alike, and encourage submissions
that range from physical to policy sciences.

*Note*: This session is co-organized between Cryosphere and Public Affairs
sections and, as such, enjoys an exception to the AGU abstract submission
limit. This means that* you may submit an abstract to this session and
still be able to submit a maximum of one invited and one contributed, or
two invited, abstracts to other sessions.*

*Session description:* Melting sea ice, retreating glaciers and ice sheets,
thawing permafrost, vegetation cover change, and diminishing seasonal
snowpacks are realities of the next century. Although the impacts of these
changes on water quantity/quality, human welfare, and the economy are not
well characterized, physical modeling and monitoring of these processes has
improved in the past decade, and policy measures are being developed to
mitigate and adapt to these changes. For example, coastal infrastructure
projects are helping communities adapt to rising sea levels as global ice
retreats, and water management system operators are developing new methods
for measuring and adapting to change as seasonal snowmelt advances and
becomes more variable. This session invites contributions to (a) measuring
and understanding the societal impacts of cryosphere changes, (b) exploring
policy options for mitigating or adapting to these changes, and (c)
facilitating the translation of scientific results in the cryosphere
sciences to relevant decision-makers.


Sincerely,

Ian Bolliger, UC Berkeley
Joanna Carey, Babson College
Shad O'Neel, USGS
McKenzie Skiles, University of Utah


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