Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Assessing Ability to Forecast Geomorphic System Responses to Climate and Land-Use Changes

Meeting of Working Group on the Forecasting of Landscape Responses to Climate and Land-Use Changes; Tucson, Arizona; 24–28 September 2013



As the global community faces the effects of ongoing and future climate and land-use changes (C&LUC), geoscientists are called to action to assess the risks associated with such changes, assist with forecasts of future Earth states, quantify hazards to life, and suggest reasonable adaptation strategies. Earth surface scientists have developed conceptual and mathematical models for how geomorphic systems, including those associated with natural hazards that put trillions of dollars in infrastructure and tens of millions of lives at risk, will respond to and give feedback on C&LUC.