PNW Climate Science Conference Agenda with Abstracts and Presentations

June 15-16, 2010

June 15
0830
Opening Remarks
Andrew Fountain (PSU-host) 7 mins- Welcome, meeting organization, local information Presentation
Phil Mote (OCCRI-host) 13 mins-Welcome, National Climate Science Overview
0850
Session 1: Climate and GHG in the Pacific NW
Regional Climate Model results in the Pacific Northwest and the Upper Columbia Basin; Trevor Q. Murdock and Gerd Bürger Abstract Presentation
0905
On the Diagnosis of Summertime Rainfall Events in Eastern Oregon and Washington; N.A. Bond, A.M. Chiodi, N.K. Larkin and J. Barbour Abstract Presentation
0920
Climate Change and Heavy Precipitation in the Western US from Regional Climate Models; Eric P Salathé Jr Abstract Presentation
0935
Break
0955
Session 2: Greenhouse Gases
Methane, Nitrous oxide, and Nitric oxide Fluxes from Douglas-fir Forests in the Oregon Coast Range; Erickson, Heather E., and Steven S. Perakis Abstract Presentation
1010
Measurements of carbon dioxide in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region; Andrew Rice and Greg Bostrom Abstract Presentation
1025
Trace Gas Fluxes from an Irrigated Soil under Vegetable Cropping Systems in Eastern Washington; H.P. Collins, S. Hailie-Mariam, S. Higgins, D. Granatstein and C. Kruger Abstract Presentation
1040
Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest; Chad Kruger, Georgine Yorgey, Shulin Chen, Harold Collins, Chris Feise, Craig Frear, David Granatstein, Stewart Higgins, David Huggins, and Craig MacConnell Abstract Presentation
1055
Session 3: State/Federal Climate-Change Activities
Federal Agency Activities-Tom Armstrong (DOI) and others
1155
State-Level Efforts, WA-Spencer Reeder; OR-Jim Rue
1215
Lunch
1345
Session 4: Ocean-Climate
A climatology of summer northerly winds on the Pacific Northwest coastline from hourly to multidecadal timescales; James A. Johnstone Abstract Presentation
1400
The past and future of coastal and open ocean upwelling in the NE Pacific; Todd Mitchell, Nate Mantua, and Eric Salathe Abstract Presentation
1415
The relative roles of increasing storminess and sea level rise on evolving the frequency and magnitude of coastal hazards in the US Pacific Northwest; Peter Ruggiero, Paul D. Komar and Jonathan C. Allan Abstract Presentation
1430
Remotely-Sensed Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) of Northeastern Pacific Coastal Zones; Meredith C. Payne, Deborah A. Reusser, Henry Lee II and Cheryl A. Brown Abstract Presentation
1445
SLAMM Modeling of Yaquina Estuary, Central Oregon Coast; Rebecca Loiselle, Deborah Reusser, Henry Lee II, Cheryl Brown, Patrick Clinton and Chris Janousek Abstract Presentation
1500
The Combined Effects of Ocean Acidification, Mixing, and Respiration on pH and Carbonate Saturation in an Urbanized Estuary; Richard A. Feely, Simone R. Alin, Jan Newton, Christopher L. Sabine, Mark Warner, Allan Devol Christopher Krembs, and Carol Maloy Abstract
1515
Predictive Relationships for Ocean Acidification Conditions in the Northern California Current System Using Oxygen and Temperature Data; Simone R.Alin, Richard A. Feely, Lauren W. Juranek, Bill Peterson, Jay Peterson, Mary Sue Brancato, Ed Bowlby, Christopher L. Sabine, Burke Hales, Debby Ianson Abstract
1530
Break
1600
Session 5: Ecosystems
Simulation of Terrestrial Ecosystem Dynamics, Past and Future: The Nested Scale Experiment (NeScE), A Mythical Beast; R.P. Neilson, J. Lenihan, D. Bachelet, R. Drapek, C. Daly, J. Wells, M. McGlinchy, B. Rogers, G. and Pinjuv, P. Gonzalez Abstract Presentation
1615
Potential Influence of Climate Change on an Endangered Spring-run Chinook Population; Jon Honea, Erin Rogers, Jeff Jorgensen and Michelle McClure Abstract Presentation
1630
Climate Change Impacts on Insect Outbreaks; Jeffrey A. Hicke Abstract
1645
Assessing the Sensitivities of Species and Ecosystems to Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest; Michael Case, Joshua Lawler, and Jorge Tomasevic, Elizabeth M. Gray, Jesse Langdon, and Brad McRae, J. Michael Scott, and Leona Svancara Abstract Presentation
1700
Climate and wildfire: an integration of vegetation, hydrology, and fire disturbance; Jeremy S. Littell, Richard Gwozdz and Donald McKenzie Abstract Presentation
1730
Posters With Refreshments
1830
Federal, Tribal, and State Government Roundtable: Successes and Opportunities for NW Regional CC Collaboration
1930
End
June 16
0830
Opening Remarks
0835
Regional Climate Prediction.net: cloud computing meets clouds; Philip Mote, Ahmed Salahuddin, Eric Salathé, Myles Allen and Richard Jones Presentation
0850
Session 1: Hydrology
Declining Stream flow Trends in the Pacific Northwest United States; Charles Luce and Zachary Holden Abstract Presentation
0905
Present and future streamflow of the Upper Columbia River; Gerd Bürger, T. Q. Murdock, A. Werner and J. Schulla Abstract Presentation
0920
Modelling 2050s climate impacts to streamflow and snowpack in British Columbia watersheds; Katrina E. Bennett, Markus Schnorbus and Arelia T. Werner Abstract Presentation
0935
Impacts of climate variability and change on water temperature in an urbanizing Oregon basin; Heejun Chang and Ken Lawler Abstract Presentation
0950
Projections of 21st Century changes in water temperature and shifts in extreme streamflows for the Skagit and Pend Orielle Watersheds; Ingrid Tohver, Alan Hamlet and Amy Snover Abstract Presentation
1005
Break
1030
Potential Changes in Oregon Groundwater Hydrology Resulting from Projected Future Climate; Marshall Gannett, U.S. Geological Survey Abstract
1045
Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources of the Columbia River Basin; John J. Vaccaro and Marijke van Heeswijk Abstract Presentation
1100
The rapid retreat of glaciers in the Pacific NW; Andrew G. Fountain Abstract Presentation
1115
Observations of increasing peak flows, greater sediment inputs and channel response in glacial rivers of Western Washington: Signs of what is to come? Paul Kennard, Tim Abbe, Beth Copeland, and Scott Beason Abstract Presentation
1130
Responding to Evolving Stakeholder Needs for 21st Century Hydrologic Scenarios: An Overview of the Columbia Basin Climate Change Scenarios Project; Alan F. Hamlet, Marketa McGuire Elsner and Guillaume Mauger Abstract Presentation
1145
Session 2: Ecosystems
Climate-driven changes in fire area burned affect biomass and productivity in forests of Washington, USA. Crystal L. Raymond, Don McKenzie Abstract Presentation
1200
Response of an old-growth forest in the Pacific Northwest to climate variability over 10 years; Matthias Falk, M. Schroeder, S. Wharton, and K. T. Paw U Abstract Presentation
1215
Carbon Storage and Dependency on Climate-Nitrogen Interactions in Pacific Northwest Douglas-fir Forests; Steven Perakis Abstract
1230
Lunch
1345
Sessions 2: Ecosystems (cont)
Dryland Agriculture’s Impact on Soil Carbon Sequestration in the Pacific Northwest; Tabitha Brown and David Huggins Abstract Presentation
1400
Evaluation of the potential for climate change mitigation by agriculture in the US Pacific Northwest; Claudio O. Stockle, Stewart Higgins, Usama Zaher, Dave Huggins, R. Nelson and Harold Collins Abstract Presentation
1415
Session 3: Human Systems and Management
Preparing Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change in Oregon; Stacy Vynne, Roger Hamilton, Bob Doppelt Abstract Presentation
1430
Preparing Human and Natural Communities for Climate Change – Common Themes, Local Differences, and Needed Tools; Marni Koopman Abstract Presentation
1445
Modeling the Potential for Surprise in Coupled Human and Natural Systems Under Future Climate Change, Population Growth and Wildfire Hazard in the Willamette Valley Ecoregion; Bart R. Johnson, Robert G. Ribe, David W. Hulse, John P. Bolte, Scott D. Bridgham, Timothy Sheehan, Max Nielson-Pincus, Gabriel I. Yospin, Alan A. Ager, Jane A. Kertis and Dominique Bachelet Abstract Presentation
1500
The Water Utility Climate Alliance – Applications to the Pacific Northwest Municipal Water Provider and Research Community; Lorna Stickel and Paul Fleming Abstract Presentation
1515
Preparing Our Pacific Northwest Transportation Systems for the Effects of Climate Change; Ashley R. Haire, Miguel A. Figliozzi, Lindsay Walker and John MacArthur Abstract Presentation
1530
Break
1550
Adapting Natural Resource Management To Climate Change: The Olympic Case Study; Jessica E. Halofsky and David L. Peterson Abstract Presentation
1605
Managing for resilience in the coastal zone – climate change adaptation and ecosystem services; Jan L. Cassin, Kate Engel Abstract
1620
Streamflow Response to Climate in the Klamath Basin Region; Tim Mayer Abstract Presentation
1635
Incorporating Climate Change into Water Supply and Demand Forecasting: The Office of Columbia River’s 2011 Water Supply and Demand Forecast; Rick Roeder and Kiran J. Chinnayakanahalli Abstract Presentation
1650
Climate Change Considerations for Columbia River Treaty Review; Seshu Vaddey Abstract Presentation
1705
Water Allocation Policy in the Climate Change Era: the Columbia Basin Example; Rachael Paschal Osborn Abstract Presentation
1720
Climate Change and IPAT: Can technology alone get us there? Ronald B. Mitchell Abstract Presentation
1735
Closing Remarks and End