AgMIP at AGU 2016

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By Yurong Yu

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2016 brings together the Earth and space science community from across the globe for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research. The technical program includes presentations on new and cutting-edge science, much of which has not yet been published. The meeting sessions are held at San Francisco, California, from 12 to 16, December.

AgMIP will organize two sessions this year on December 16. The sessions, “Improving the Simulation of Climate Impacts on Agriculture: AgMIP and Related Research I Posters & II,” (Session I & Session II) will include presentations and posters on the topics of “climate change and variability,” “agricultural systems,” “impacts of global change” and “land/atmosphere interactions.” Twenty-seven papers in total will be presented in these two sessions.

One of the invited abstracts, “AgMIP 1.5°C Assessment: Mitigation and Adaptation at Coordinated Global and Regional Scales,” authored by Cynthia Rosenzweig, introduces 1.5°C Coordinated Global and Regional Integrated Assessments of Climate Change and Food Security and how it will lead to more consistent results and messages for stakeholders, policymakers, and the scientific community. CGRA builds upon existing AgMIP research groups and regional programs, with new protocols for cross-scale and cross-disciplinary linkages to ensure the propagation of expert judgment and consistent assumptions.

The AgMIP Town Hall will be held on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. In the town hall, Jonathan Winter, Bruno Basso and Sonali Prabhat McDermid from AgMIP will present their efforts linking the climate, crop, livestock, nutrition, and economics communities to produce the next generation of climate impact assessments for the agricultural sector. These presentations will engage the AGU community by providing an overview of AgMIP, soliciting feedback on the AgMIP 1.5°C protocols and other research plans, and identifying opportunities for participants to become involved in AgMIP.

See below for a list of AgMIP related activity at AGU:

Abstract PA11E-02 Data Science Challenges at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water, Shashi Shekhar, Monday, 12 December 2016 08:15 – 08:30 Moscone South – 104

Town Hall TH25G The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Town Hall, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 18:15 – 19:15 Moscone West – 2016

Abstract NH32A-04 Understanding the Reach of Agricultural Impacts from Climate Extremes in the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), Alexander C Ruane, Wednesday, 14 December 2016 10:20 – 12:20 Moscone South – 308

Abstract GC31B-1123 Carbon-climate-human interactions in an integrated human-Earth system model, Katherine V Calvin, Wednesday, 14 December 2016 08:00 – 12:20 Moscone South – Poster Hall

Abstract GC31F-1166 Quantifying the importance of model-to-model variability in integrated assessments of 21st century climate, Ben P Bond-Lamberty, Wednesday, 14 December 2016 08:00 – 12:20 Moscone South – Poster Hall

Session GC51A Improving the Simulation of Climate Impacts on Agriculture: AgMIP and Related Research I Posters, Friday, 16 December 2016 08:00 – 12:20 Moscone South – Poster Hall

Session GC53F Improving the Simulation of Climate Impacts on Agriculture: AgMIP and Related Research II Friday, 16 December 2016 13:40 – 15:40 Moscone West – 3003

Abstract GC53F-08 New AgMIP Scenarios: Impacts of Volcanic Eruptions, Geoengineering, or Nuclear War on Agriculture, Alan Robock, Friday, 16 December 2016 15:25 – 15:40 Moscone West – 3003

Abstract GC53F-01 AgMIP 1.5°C Assessment: Mitigation and Adaptation at Coordinated Global and Regional Scales, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Friday, 16 December 2016 13:40 – 13:55 Moscone West – 3003

Abstract GC53F-07 Uncertainties in Integrated Climate Change Impact Assessments by Sub-setting GCMs Based on Annual as well as Crop Growing Period under Rice Based Farming System of Indo-Gangetic Plains of India, Subash Nataraja Pillai, Friday, 16 December 2016 15:10 – 15:25 Moscone West – 3003

Abstract GC51G-01 Past and future weather-induced risk in crop production, Joshua Wright Elliott, Friday, 16 December 2016 08:05 – 08:20 Moscone West – 3005

Abstract GC51A-1134 Validation on wheat response to irrigation, CO2 and nitrogen fertilization in the Community Land Model, Yawing Lu, Friday, 16 December 2016 08:00 – 12:20 Moscone South – Poster Hall

Abstract GC53F-05 The Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture: New Damage Functions from a Meta-Analsis and the GGCMI, Frances Claire Moore, Friday, 16 December 2016 14:40 – 14:55 Moscone West – 3003