UMD AOSC Seminar

Population and Climate Change:
Coupling Population Models with Earth System Models

Eugenia Kalnay(1), Matthias Ruth, Jorge Rivas, Ning Zeng,
Rachel Franklin, Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm,
Harald Rybka(1,2), and Jason Wong

[Speakers in bold: (1) University of Maryland;
(2) Also Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz under the Research Internship in Science and Engineering Program]

We review a few facts about population and climate change, the basic results and 30 year verifications of the 1972 Limits to Growth study, and propose that an Earth System used to study climate change should have a two-way coupled population/economy model to allow feedbacks between population and climate change. We review the basic elements of a proposed coupled Earth System/Population, and some preliminary results of a simple population model developed by Rybka and Wong during Rybka’s internship at UMD.

Septermber 2, 2010, Thursday

Seminar: 3:30-4:30pm

Computer and Space Sciences (CSS) Building, Auditorium (Room 2400)
Pre-seminar refreshment is served at 3:00pm in the adjoining Atrium

[Contact: Kayo Ide]
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AOSC 818. Frontiers in Atmosphere, Ocean, Climate, and Synoptic Meteorology Research