Presentations From Fifth Annual California Climate Change Research Conference

LIVE STREAMING VIDEOCAST of CONFERENCE (Available during conference.)
Please contact Video Streaming Services for connection problems at: 916-456-9601.

Conference presentations will be available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF files as soon as they are made available to the Web Team. You will need the free Acrobat Reader software to view.

Archived video of the conference will be available from Video Streaming Services Company for 60 days, after which video will be available from this page.

NOTE: SOME FILES MAY BE LARGE. Right click link to download (option click on Macintosh).



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2008

Date/Time Presentation Title
Presenter
9:20 - 9:30 a.m. CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY IN CALIFORNIA
Chair: Commissioner Art Rosenfeld (California Energy Commission)
9:30 - 9:50 a.m. Interface Between Climate Change Science and Policy in California
Commissioner James Boyd (California Energy Commission)
9:50 - 10:10 a.m. AB 32 and the Transformation of Transportation
Board Member Daniel Sperling (Air Resources Board and University of California, Davis)
10:10 - 10:30 a.m. Increasing California's Resiliency to Climate Change
Secretary Mike Chrisman (Resources Agency)
Note: No presentation to be posted.
10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Open forum and questions from the audience
10:50 - 11:05 a.m. BREAK
11:05 - 11:15 a.m. Conference Overview
Martha Krebs (California Energy Commission)
11:15 - 12 p.m. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: THE FUTURE OF ECOSYSTEMS UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE
Dr. Terry Root (Stanford University)
12 - 1:15 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK

CONCURRENT
SESSIONS

SESSION A

SESSION B

TOPIC REGIONAL CLIMATE PROJECTIONS FOR CALIFORNIA: INITIAL RESULTS
Chair: Guido Franco (California Energy Commission)
MEASUREMENT OF GHG IN AMBIENT AIR

Chair: Marla Mueller (California Energy Commission)
1:15 - 1:35 p.m. How Well Do Global Climate Models Simulate the Transport of Momentum, Heat and Moisture into the California Region?
Tom Wigley (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
Quantification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A NOAA Perspective
Arlyn Andrews (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
1:35 - 1:55 p.m. Regional/California Dynamic Model and Statistical Techniques: Climate Certainties and Uncertainties
Norm Miller (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
The CALGEM Project: Quantifying GHG Emissions from Central California
Marc Fischer (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
1:55 - 2:15 p.m. Anthropogenic Changes in California Hydroclimate, Snowpack, and Santa Ana Winds
Duane Waliser (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Species Associations of Common Pollutants and High GWP Gases in Southern California
Movie 1 (goes with presentation page 4) (mpg movie, 11.3 mb)
Movie 2 (MPG Movie, 12.4 mb)
Tony Van Curen (California Air Resources Board)
2:15 - 2:35 p.m. Fine Scale Modeling of Hydroclimate over California and the West
David Pierce (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
Using Isotope Measurements to Validate GHG Emission Inventories
Diane Pataki (University of California, Irvine)
2:35 - 24:55 p.m. Q & A Q & A
2:55 - 3:15 p.m. BREAK
TOPIC MITIGATION, IMPACTS, AND ADAPTATION STUDIES: ENERGY
Chair: Pat Perez (California Energy Commission)
INVENTORY METHODS
Chair: Webster Tasat (Air Resources Board)
3:15 - 3:35 p.m. Cooling Summer Daytime Temperatures In Coastal California During 1948-2005: Observations and Implications for Energy Demand
Robert Bornstein (San Jose State University)
California's Emissions of High-GWP GHGs and Approaches for Improved Inventory and Verification
Tao Zhan (Air Resources Board)
3:35 - 3:55 p.m. Impacts of Climate Change on Residential Electricity Consumption: Evidence From Billing Data
Max Auffhammer (University of California, Berkeley)
Vulcan: A Collaborative High-Resolution Process-Based U.S. Fossil Fuel CO2 Inventory Project
Kevin Gurney (Purdue University)
3:55 - 4:15 p.m. Impacts of Climate Change on Hydropower Generation in California: Different Perspectives from High and Low Elevation Systems
John Dracup (University of California, Berkeley)
A New Validated Model to Estimate GHG Emissions for Dairy Farms in California: Results and Application for Statewide Emission Estimates
Bill Salas (Applied Geosolutions, LLC)
4:15 - 4:35 p.m. Statewide Impacts of Climate Change on Hydroelectric Generation and Revenues in California
Kaveh Madani and Josue Medellin (University of California, Davis)
Landfill CH4 Emmissions in California: Developing an Improved Field-Validated Methodology for a Regional GHG Inventory
Jean Bogner (Landfills+ Inc. and University of Illinois at Chicago)
4:35 - 4:55 p.m. Q & A Q & A


Return to Top

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2008

CONCURRENT
SESSIONS

SESSION A

SESSION B

TOPIC IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION STUDIES: PUBLIC HEALTH AND AIR QUALITY
Chair: Paul English (California Department of Public Health)
CARBON SEQUESTRATION
Chair: Doug Wickizer (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Climate Variability and California Low-Level Inversions
Sam Iacobellis (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
Accounting for Potential GHG Benefits from Improved Fuels Management Practices on Forested Lands
Sandra Brown (Winrock International)
8:50 - 9:10 a.m. Community Vulnerability Assessments: Implications for Adaptation Strategies
Helene Margolis (California Department of Public Health)
Carbon Sequestration Potential of the Sacramento Delta Wetlands
Roger Fujii (United States Geological Survey)
(No Presentation Available)   
9:10 - 9:30 a.m. Impact of Climate Change on Photochemical Air Pollution in Southern California
Robert Harley (University of California, Berkeley)
WESTCARB Geologic CO2 Sequestration Field Tests
John Henry Beyer (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
9:30 - 9:30 a.m. High Temperatures and Human Mortality and Morbidity in California
Bart Ostro (Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment)
Altering Seawater Chemistry to Mitigate CO2 and Ocean Acidification
Greg Rau (University of California, Santa Cruz)
9:50 - 10:10 a.m. Q & A Q & A
10:10 - 10:25 a.m. BREAK
TOPIC IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION STUDIES: WATER AND AGRICULTURE
Chair: John Andrew (California Department of Water Resources)
INFLUENCE OF LAND USE COVER AND CHANGE AND OTHER FACTORS ON REGIONAL CLIMATE
Chair: Reza Navai (California Department of Transportation)
10:25 - 10:45 a.m. Impact of Climate Change on San Joaquin Valley Water Supply and Potential Agricultural Adaptation Strategies
Larry Dale (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Black Carbon Measurements in the Mountains of California: Sources and Impacts
Odelle Hadley (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
10:45 - 11:05 a.m. Multi-Objective Policy Performance of the Delta with Sea Level Rise and Other Future Conditions
Jay Lund (University of California, Davis)
Global Cooling: Technologies to Increase World-wide Urban Albedos to offset CO2
Hashem Akbari (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
11:05 - 11:25 a.m. Potential for Adaptation to Climate Change in an Agricultural Landscape in the Central Valley of California
Louise Jackson (University of California, Davis)
The Effects of Irrigation on Past and Future Temperatures in the Central Valley
David Lobell (Stanford University)
11:25 - 11:45 a.m. Cascade: a Scenarios Analysis of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Ecosystem
David Schoellhamer (United States Geological Survey)
Measurements of Black Carbon and Ozone and Their Implied Climate Forcing in California
Short Flight Video (Windows Media, 17.4 mb)
Craig Corrigan (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
11:45 - 12 p.m. Q & A Q & A
12 - 12:25 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK

12:25 - 1:10 p.m. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: THE RISE OF GLOBAL SEA LEVELS
Dr. Stefan Rahmstorf (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)
Broadcast from Germany via WebEx
TOPIC IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION STUDIES: COASTAL RESOURCES
Chair: Leslie Lacko (San Francisco Conservation and Development Commission)
ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS IN THE 20TH CENTURY DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Chair: Armand G. Gonzales (California Department of Fish and Game)
1:15 - 1:35 p.m. Sea Level and Run-Up Projections Along the California Coast
Peter Bromirski (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
This presentation was removed at the presenters request.   
Climate Change and the Future of California's Endemic Flora
Scott Loarie (University of California, Berkeley)
1:35 - 1:55 p.m. Assessing Inundation Vulnerability Due to Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay
Noah Knowles (United States Geological Survey
Invasive Species and Climate Change
Doug Johnson (California Invasive Plant Council)
1:55 - 2:15 p.m. Recent Subsidence in Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta Revealed by Space-Based Geodesy
Ben Brooks (University of Hawaii)
Recent Findings from the Grinnell Resurvey Project: Changes in Avian and Mammal Diversity over the Past Century
Craig Moritz (University of California, Berkeley))
2:15 - 2:35 p.m. CALFED Science Program-Putting Climate into the Mix
Cliff Dahm (CALFED)
Uncertainty, Scale and Cost: Redesigning Conservation in the Face of Climate Change
Lee Hannah (Conservation International)
(No Presentation Available)   
2:35 - 2:50 p.m. Q & A Q & A
2:50 - 3:05 p.m. BREAK
TOPIC SOCIAL SCIENCES INFORMING CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY IN CALIFORNIA
Chair: Sarah Pittiglio (California Energy Commission)
POTENTIAL LARGE REGIONAL CLIMATE STUDIES FOR CALIFORNIA IN 2010
Chair: Dan Cayan (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
3:05 - 3:25 p.m. Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change: Research Priorities for California
Susanne Moser (University of California, Santa Cruz)
What Can Be Gained from Yet One More Major Field Study?
Eileen McCauley (California Air Resources Board) and Guido Franco (California Energy Commission)
3:25 - 3:45 p.m. Enabler or Obstructionist? Law and Climate Change Adaptation
Margaret R. Caldwell (Stanford University)
CalNex: Plans for a 2010 Climate Change and Air Quality Field Study in California
David Parrish (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
3:45 - 4:05 p.m. Social Science Insights on the Transition to Sustainability
Daniel Mazmanian (University of Southern California)
CalWater: An Experiment Addressing Scientific Uncertainties in Climate Projections of Water Supply and Flooding in California
Marty Ralph (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
4:05 - 4:20 p.m. Q & A Q & A
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. POSTER SESSION
Chair: Sarah Pittiglio (California Energy Commission)


Return to Top

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008

CONCURRENT
SESSIONS

SESSION A

SESSION B

TOPIC THE BIOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CALIFORNIA (BICCCA)
Project Chair: Kurt Malchow (California Resources Agency)
LONG-TERM LOW CARBON TECHNOLOGY PATHWAYS FOR CALIFORNIA
Chair: Andrew Altevogt (California Environmental Protection Agency)
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Overview
Terry Root (Stanford University)
Compliance Responsibility and Allowance Allocation in a CO2 Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program for the Electricity Sector in California
Karen Palmer (Resources for the Future)
8:45 - 9:05 a.m. Quaternary Fossils from Northern California Reveal Mammalian Response to Climatic Change
Jessica L. Blois (Stanford University)
Long-Term Potential for Energy Efficiency in California Buildings and Industry
Eric Masanet (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
9:05 - 9:25 a.m. Elevational Shifts in Breeding Bird Distributions over a 26-Year Period in a Southern California Desert Region
Lori Hargrove (University of California, Riverside)
Impact of Different Transportation Fuels and Technologies in the Natural Gas and Electricity System of California
Alan Lamont (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
9:25 - 9:45 a.m. Climate Change Impacts on the Biological Productivity of the Coastal Ocean
Jeffrey Dorman (University of California, Berkeley)
Routes to Carbon-Neutral Transportation Fuels Derived from Solar Energy: The Helios Project
Elaine Chandler (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
9:45 - 10:05 a.m. Managing Grassland Biodiversity Into an Uncertain Future
Blake Suttle (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Fire and Carbon: The Role of Forests and Other Terrestrial Ecosystems in California
Max Moritz (University of California, Berkeley)
10:05 - 10:20 a.m. Q & A Q & A
10:10 - 10:20 a.m. BREAK
TOPIC POTENTIAL SECTORAL ECONOMIC IMPACTS
Chair: Alan Sanstad (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE DETECTION AND ATTRIBUTION STUDIES
Chair: Joe O'Hagan (California Energy Commission)
10:35 - 10:55 a.m. Mapping Vulnerability to Wildfire: Property Losses and Suppression Costs
Anthony Westerling (Sierra Nevada Research Institute)
Can We Detect Climate Change in Western Hydroclimate?
Hugo Hidalgo (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
10:55 - 11:20 a.m. Economic Impacts of Climate Change on California Agriculture
Charles Kolstad (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Human-Induced Temperature Changes in the Mountainous Western United States
Celine Bonfils (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
11:20 - 11:40 a.m. Estimating the Potential Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Southern California Beaches
Linwood Pendleton (Coastal Ocean Values Center/University of California, Los Angeles)
Observed Changes in Vegetation Patterns in California
James Thorne (UC Davis)
11:40 - 12:00 a.m. Assessing the Costs of Sea-Level Rise Along the California Coast and In San Francisco Bay
Peter Gleick (Pacific Institute)
No Presentaiton Available   
Including Model Quality Information in Detection and Attribution Studies: One Model, One Vote?
Ben Santer (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Please note that this presentation will not be posted on the website at the presenter's request!
12 - 12:15 p.m. Q & A Q & A
12:15 - 1:10 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK

1:10 - 2:10 p.m. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION - WHAT SHOULD CALIFORNIA DO?
Dr. Michael Hanemann (University of California, Berkeley) and
Dr. Dan Cayan (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
TOPIC MODELS FOR IMPROVING CLIMATE RESILIENCY
Chair: Darren Bouton, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
2:15 - 2:25 p.m. Opening Remarks and Introductions
Darren Bouton
No Presentation Available   
2:25 - 2:35 p.m. The Key Vulnerabilities and Risks of Climate Change
Steve Schneider (Professor, Stanford University)
2:35 - 2:45 p.m. California Water and Climate Change Adaptation
Lester Snow (Director, CA Department of Water Resources)
No Presentation Available   
2:45 - 2:55 p.m. Climate Change: Adaptation Challenges and Prospects for California
Louise Bedsworth (Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California)
2:55 - 3:05 p.m. Adaptation Planning for Local Governments
Gary Cook (Deputy Director, ICLEI U.S.A.)
3:05 - 3:15 p.m. Climate Change and Investment Strategies
Ian Noble, Climate Change Advisor, The World Bank
3:15 - 3:25 p.m. The Climate Change Resilience Initiative
Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio (Senior Research Associate, Rockefeller Foundation)Darren Bouton
3:25 - 4:00 p.m. Panel Questions and Answers
4:00 - 4:10 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS


Return to Top