Session 10 Local and Regional Response in the Water Cycle Due to Urbanization

Thursday, 11 January 2018: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
Room 18B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 32nd Conference on Hydrology
Bradford Johnson, The Univ. of Georgia, Department of Geography, Athens, GA; Kristie J. Franz, Iowa State Univ., Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Ames, IA and Neil Debbage, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Political Science and Geography, San Antonio, TX

Urban climate literature consistently suggests that cities impact the water cycle through modifications in evapotranspiration, precipitation, and surface runoff processes. These impacts extend beyond the urban core into adjacent suburban, exurban, and rural areas. This session seeks to highlight emerging research that focuses on quantitative analysis of observations and numerical simulations surrounding hydrometeorological response to urbanization on the local and regional scale. Advancements in urban climate theory and research-to-application methods related to the water cycle are also welcome.

8:30 AM
Quantifying the Relative Contributions of the Physical Mechanisms Responsible for the Atlanta 2009 Flood
Neil Debbage, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; and J. M. Shepherd
8:45 AM
Spatiotemporal Rainfall Patterns Around Atlanta, Georgia, and Possible Relationships to Urban Land Cover
Jordan T. McLeod, Southeast Regional Climate Center, Chapel Hill, NC; and J. M. Shepherd and C. E. Konrad
9:00 AM
Hydrological Determinants of Temperature Extremes in Cities
Elie Bou-Zeid, Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ; and J. Yang
9:15 AM
A WRF Model-Based Sensitivity Analysis of Urbanization on Winter Precipitation Type
Bradford Johnson, The Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and J. M. Shepherd
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