Join the Office of Climate Action for the Climate Action Group(CAG) Webinar series to learn more about the work CAGs are doing to achieve Rutgers’ climate action goals. Each month, presenters from a different CAG will share about their progress and plans. They will also respond to questions from the moderator and audience.
Presenter: Jon Carnegie, Executive Director, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
The Transportation Climate Action Group will reduce emissions associated with transportation by electrifying the entire fleet of university vehicles and promoting alternatives for commuters such as walking, biking, public transit, and electric vehicles.
About the Alliance The New Jersey Climate Change Alliance is a network of diverse organizations that share the goal of advancing science-informed climate change strategies at the state and local levels in New Jersey, both with regard to adapting to changing climate conditions and addressing the emissions that cause climate change.
This year, the New Jersey Climate Change Alliance’s annual convening focuses on integrated climate change solutions that:
Advance health equity
Promote social justice
Create vibrant communities
Encourage nature-based solutions
Fri, December 09
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Climate Change and Characteristics of Streamflow in High Mountain Asia
Changes in climate variables such as precipitation and temperature affect hydrological response of watersheds, water availability, and eventually, the socio-economic well-being of communities. The impact of climate change is more pronounced in mountain regions, especially those where glacier and snowmelt processes are important. High Mountain Asia (HMA) is one such region where the increase in temperature and corresponding changes in spatiotemporal variability and magnitude of precipitation impacts hydrologic processes and water resources significantly. In this work, we focus on investigating the effects of climate change on streamflow and other hydrologic fluxes, including snowmelt and ice melt over glacierized catchments in HMA. A distributed glacio-hydrological (HYMOD_DS) forced with statistically downscaled precipitation and temperature data derived from GFDL SPEAR CMIP6 are used for simulating future projections (2020-2100) of streamflow in different watersheds in HMA. The model simulations are used to quantify the impact of climate change at seasonal and decadal temporal scales. The regional dependence of climate change impact in HMA highlights the “hotspots” of future hydrologic changes and provides a map of future vulnerable regions, which is critical for making informed decisions on water resource management and other climate adaptation strategies.
Fri, December 09
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ice Sheet Surface Mass Balance and Hydrological Processes in the Polar Regions
The Rutgers Geology Museum will be celebrating the end of its 150th Anniversary year on Thursday, December 15th from 6:00 to 8:00PM. This fundraising event will include the unveiling of our newly restored Mosasaur painting, a meet and greet with the artist, a guest lecture about the science and anatomy of mosasaurs, and refreshments.
Cost: $40.00 per person, free for Sapphire and Emerald Level Members
Activities: Meet & Greet with Artist Jeanne Filler Scott, Rutgers Class of 1977 Guest Lecture by Amelia Zietlow, PhD Candidate at the American Museum of Natural History