Preliminary Program : Poster Presentations

AWRA 2009 SPRING SPECIALTY CONFERENCE
Managing Water Resources Development in a Changing Climate

May 4 – 6, 2009
Anchorage, Alaska

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
Poster Session

Monday, May 4, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday, May 5, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

(Note: The Presenter of each paper/poster is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title. Co-authors are then listed in parentheses. Also: All session abstracts can be accessed using the Session Title link.)

Poster Session Abstracts

  1. Use of Winter Low–Flow Measurements and Open-Water Surveys to Characterize Surface-Groundwater Interaction – a Case Study from Southwestern Alaska - Robin Beebee, HDR Alaska Inc., Anchorage, AK
  2. North Slope Decision Support for Water Resources Planning and Management: Technological Aspects - Stephen Bourne, Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc., Tampa, FL (co-authors: Leslie Gowdish, Kelly Brumbelow, Amy Tidwell, William Schnabel)
  3. North Slope Decision Support for Water Resources Planning and Management: Institutional Aspects - Kelly Brumbelow, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (co-authors: Stephen Bourne, Amy Tidwell, William Schnabel)
  4. Thermal Stability of Permafrost Affected Soils - Rena Bryan, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK (co-authors: Chien-Lu Ping, Larry Hinzman)
  5. Estimating Hydrologic Change in an Area Underlain by Discontinuous Permafrost on the Seward Peninsula of Alaska - Robert C. Busey, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK (co-author: Larry D. Hinzman)
  6. Distributed Snow Modeling for Forecasting Tundra Travel and Driving Conditions - Sarah Byam, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK (co-author: Jessica Cherry)
  7. Watershed Scale Response to Climate Change: Clear Creek, Iowa - Daniel Christiansen, U.S. Geological Survey, Iowa City, IA 
  8. Defining Southern Appalachian Riparian Zone Width Using Structure and Function - Barton D. Clinton, USDA Forest Service, Otto, NC (co-authors: J.M. Vose, J.D. Knoepp, K.J. Elliott, B.K. Reynolds)
  9. Characterization of Soil Properties to Derive Pedo-Transfer Functions to Map Soil Moisture at a Regional Scale: A Comparative Study - Shanon Connelly, USF St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL (co-author: Barnali Dixon)
  10. Copper Runoff To San Francisco Bay From Brake Pad Wear Debris: A Modeling Assessment - Anthony S Donigian Jr., AQUA TERRA Consultants, Mountain View, CA (co-authors: Brian R Bicknell, Kirsten Sinclair Rosselot, Elizabeth A. Wolfram)
  11. Mapping River Changes Using Low Cost Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Huifang Dou, Utah State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., Logan, UT (co-authors: Yiding Han, Yangquan Chen)
  12. Fort Smith's use of an Alternate Water Supply in Response to a Significant Drought - Paul Easley, City of Fort Smith, AR
  13. Assessing Risk to Shoreline-Dependent Birds Due to Climate Change and Human Disturbances at Florida Military Installations - Richard Fischer, U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center, Vicksburg, MS (co-authors: Igor Linkov, Gregory Kiker, Resit Akçakaya, Lev Ginzburg)
  14. Water Level Changes in a Sub-Arctic Lake near Fairbanks, Alaska: Past, Present, and Future - John Fox, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
  15. Hydro-climatic Changes of the Yukon River Basin - Shaoqing Ge, WERC, Fairbanks, AK (co-authors: Daqing Yang, Douglas Kane)
  16. Improving Flow Measurement Accuracies in Water Systems - Bryan Heiner, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-author: Steven L. Barfuss)
  17. Cascading Effects of Landscape Modification on Microclimate, Energy and Water Usage - Indumathi Jeyachandran, Tennessee Tech University, Santa Clara, CA (co-authors:  Steven J Burian,. Eric R. Pardyjak)
  18. Regional Water Security, Contemporary Farm Landuse Trend, and Global Climate Change Impact in Northern Region of Alabama - Girma Kebede and Mezemir Wagaw, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL (co-authors:  T. Gabre, W. Tadesse, B. Bekele, T. Tsegaye)
  19. An ENSO-Based Wavelet Time Series Model for Nitrate Loads in the Little River Watershed - Victoria Keener, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (co-authors: James W. Jones, David D. Bosch, Richard Lowrance)
  20. Integrating Climate Change Impacts into Water Resources Planning - Anwar Khan, HDR Engineering, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL (co-authors: Lewis Hornung, Eli Brossell, Daryl Schneider)
  21. El Nino, La Nina, and the Variability of Precipitation and Precipitation Effectiveness in Korea - Gwangseob Kim, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea (co-author: Kun Yeun Han)
  22. Analysis of the Spatial and Temporal Variability of Soil Moisture in Korea - Gwangseob Kim, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea (co-author: JongPil Kim)
  23. Hydrology And Water Operations Modeling for Climate Change Risk Assessment in California’s Southern Central Valley - Michael Kiparsky, Energy and Resources Group, University of Californa Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (co-authors: William Collins, David Groves, Michael Hanemann, Brian Joyce, David Purkey, Charles Young)
  24. Sediment Flux and Changing Lake Bathymetry in the Pro-glacial Mendenhall Lake/River System - Nick Korzen, UAS ENVS program, Juneau, AK (co-authors: Cathy Connor, Eran Hood, Sonia Nagorski)
  25. Rainfall and Runoff Variation Under Climate Change In Korea - Hyun-Han Kwon, Korea Institute of Construction Technology, Goyang-Si, Korea (co-authors: Byun-Sik Kim , Seok-Young Yoon, Bokyung Kim)
  26. A Weather State Based Downscaling of the Precipitation for Climate Change Scenarios in Korea - Hyun-Han Kwon, Korea Institute of Construction Technology, Goyang-Si, Korea (co-authors: Young-Il Moon, Tae-Suk Oh, Jang-Won Moon)
  27. Glacial Influences on Water Resources of the Eklutna Basin - Ann Marie Larquier, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK (co-authors: Michael G. Loso, Chris Larsen, Louis Sass)
  28. Comparison of Streamflow Generation Processes in Two Forested Watersheds Based on the Variable-Source-Area Concept - Shyue-cherng Liaw, Dept. of Geography, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan (co-author: Jeen-lian Hwong, Yung-Chung Chuang)
  29. Application of a GIS-based Model to Simulate Soil Moisture and Stream Runoff in Mountainous Watersheds - Shyue-cherng Liaw, Dept. of Geography, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan (co-author: Yung-Chung Chuang)
  30. Development of an Index for Flood Risk Assessment - Kwang-Suop Lim, Korea Institute of Construction Technology, Goyang-Si, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea (co-authors: Lee, Dong-Ryul, Choi, Si-Jung )
  31. Modeling the Effect of Land-Use Change as Well as Soil and Water Management Practices on Water and Sediment Flux in the Mara River Basin - Liya Mango, Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-authors: A. Melesse, M. McClain, J. Onsted, D. Gann)
  32. The Effects of Surface Water Quality and Microfiltration Membrane Charge Characteristics on Membrane Fouling - Erin McDonald, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Fairbanks, AK (co-author: Silke Schiewer)
  33. The Role of Climate Change in Alaskan Bluff Erosion: Kenai Case Study - David Broadfoot, Tetra Tech, Inc., Portland, OR (co-authors: Christy Miller, Krey Price)
  34. Estimating Percent Surface-Water Area Using Intermediate Resolution Satellite Imagery - Jennifer Rover, U.S. Geological Survey, Sioux Falls, SD (co-authors: Bruce Wylie, Lei Ji)
  35. A Shared Vision Modeling Framework for Water Resources Management Under Climatic Uncertainty - Jae Ryu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (co-authors: Ray Supalla, Cody Knutson, Xun-Hong Chen, Richard Palmer)
  36. Effects of postglacial succession on stream water quality and chemistry in Glacier Bay, Southeastern Alaska - Nickolas Schlosstein, University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK (co-authors: Eran Hood, Sonia Nagorski)
  37. Water Resources Variability as a Result of Changing Climate: A Case Study in the Lake Tana Basin, Blue Nile Ethiopia - Shimelis Setegn, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden (co-authors: Assefa M. Melesse, Bijan Dargahi, Ragahavan Srinivasan)
  38. North Slope Decision Support for Water Resources Planning and Management: Water Science Aspects - Amy Tidwell, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK (co-authors: Kelly Brumbelow, Stephen Bourne, William Schnabel, Erica Betts)
  39. Remotely Sensed Precipitation Data for Hydrologic Applications from a Spectrum of Climatic Regimes - Kenneth Tobin, Center for Earth and Environmental Studies, Laredo, TX (co-author:  Marvin Bennett)
  40. Hydro-Climatological Variability in the Chilean Andes Mountains - Jose Vergara, Buentiempo Ltda., Santiado, Rm, Chile
  41. An Overview of Watershed Responses from Across the United States to Climate Change - Roland Viger, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO (co-authors: Lauren E. Hay, Steven L. Markstrom)
  42. Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project Update - Daqing Yang, Water Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK (co-authors: Barry Goodison, Vladimir Ryabinin, Konrad Steffen, Tony Worby )