AGU Fall Meeting: The Role of Fire in the Earth System: Understanding Drivers, Feedbacks, and Interactions with the Land, Atmosphere, and Society

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

14-18 December 2015, San Francisco, USA

Proposed Session: “The Role of Fire in the Earth System: Understanding Drivers, Feedbacks, and Interactions with the Land, Atmosphere, and Society”

Call for abstracts: Session ID#: 7710

Session Description: Anthropogenic and natural fires are an important component of the Earth system. Geographic location, fuel type, seasonality and intensity of fire largely determine the direction and magnitude of feedbacks on the Earth system. The aim of this session is to explore links between fire, vegetation, climate and humans from the local to the global scale and determine how these interactions will change in a warming world. We encourage abstracts that explore the interactions of fires with the terrestrial biosphere and atmosphere using remote sensing, in situ observations, modeling, or an integrated approach with an emphasis on (1) impacts of fire on climate, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry and air quality, (2) the role of fires in the carbon cycle and ecosystem functioning, (3) the influence of humans on fire (and vice versa), and (4) the changing nature of fire over millennia, and predictions for the future.

Primary Conveners: Sander Veraverbeke, University of California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States

Conveners: Mick Tosca, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Daniel S Ward, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States and Brendan M Rogers, Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, United States

Chairs: Brendan M Rogers1, Daniel S Ward2, Sander Veraverbeke2 and Mick Tosca3, (1)Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, United States(2)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States(3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States

Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, and Natural Hazards

A – Atmospheric Sciences
B – Biogeosciences
NH – Natural Hazards

Index Terms:
0315 Biosphere/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0428 Carbon cycling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]
3390 Wildland fire model [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]


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