Invitation To Submit An Abstract To “Impact of Land Use/Cover and Aerosol Changes on Mountain Weather and Climate” At The Fall AGU meeting (December 5-9, 2011

Please consider submitting an abstract to the session GC53 entitled

 “Impact of Land Use/Cover and Aerosol Changes on Mountain Weather and Climate” at the Fall AGU meeting (December 5-9, 2011) in San Francisco. 

For abstract submissions (Deadline: 4th August 2011), please visit: http://sites.agu.org/fallmeeting/

This session will feature invited presentations by Roni Avissar (University of Miami), Bill Cotton (Colorado State University) and William Lau (NASA).  A brief description of the session is as follows: GC53: Impact of Land Use/Cover and Aerosol Changes on Mountain Weather and Climate Sponsor: Global Environmental Change (GC)

Co-Sponsor(s): Atmospheric Sciences (A), Biogeosciences (B), Hydrology (H) Convener(s): Udaysankar Nair, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Dev Niyogi, Purdue University; Thomas Mölg, University of Innsbruck

Description: Mountain weather is often a major contributor to regional hydrology and hydroclimatic changes. While the changes in mountain climate are good indicators of the global climate trends, for accurate attribution regional forcing due to land use/cover change (LULC) and atmospheric aerosols also need to be assessed, which is complex and depends on both geography and the nature of the terrain. A number of field and simulation experiments are currently under way to understand these forcings. This session invites papers on a range of studies – process scale, impact assessments, synthesis, related to the LULC and atmospheric aerosols on terrain generated circulation, orographic cloud and precipitation formation.

Thank you

Udaysankar Nair (nair@nsstc.uah.edu)

Dev Niyogi (dniyogi@purdue.edu )

Thomas Mölg (thomas.moelg@uibk.ac.at)

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