All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 267 158 14
PDF Downloads 102 54 10

The Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership: An Example of Science Applied to Societal Needs

Pavel Ya. Groisman
Search for other papers by Pavel Ya. Groisman in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Elizabeth A. Clark
Search for other papers by Elizabeth A. Clark in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Vladimir M. Kattsov
Search for other papers by Vladimir M. Kattsov in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Dennis P. Lettenmaier
Search for other papers by Dennis P. Lettenmaier in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Irina N. Sokolik
Search for other papers by Irina N. Sokolik in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Vladimir B. Aizen
Search for other papers by Vladimir B. Aizen in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Oliver Cartus
Search for other papers by Oliver Cartus in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Jiquan Chen
Search for other papers by Jiquan Chen in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Susan Conard
Search for other papers by Susan Conard in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
John Katzenberger
Search for other papers by John Katzenberger in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Olga Krankina
Search for other papers by Olga Krankina in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Jaakko Kukkonen
Search for other papers by Jaakko Kukkonen in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Toshinobu Machida
Search for other papers by Toshinobu Machida in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Shamil Maksyutov
Search for other papers by Shamil Maksyutov in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Dennis Ojima
Search for other papers by Dennis Ojima in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Jiaguo Qi
Search for other papers by Jiaguo Qi in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Vladimir E. Romanovsky
Search for other papers by Vladimir E. Romanovsky in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Maurizio Santoro
Search for other papers by Maurizio Santoro in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Christiane C. Schmullius
Search for other papers by Christiane C. Schmullius in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Alexander I. Shiklomanov
Search for other papers by Alexander I. Shiklomanov in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Kou Shimoyama
Search for other papers by Kou Shimoyama in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Herman H. Shugart
Search for other papers by Herman H. Shugart in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Jacquelyn K. Shuman
Search for other papers by Jacquelyn K. Shuman in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Mikhail A. Sofiev
Search for other papers by Mikhail A. Sofiev in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Anatoly I. Sukhinin
Search for other papers by Anatoly I. Sukhinin in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Charles Vörösmarty
Search for other papers by Charles Vörösmarty in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Donald Walker
Search for other papers by Donald Walker in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
, and
Eric F. Wood
Search for other papers by Eric F. Wood in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Full access

Northern Eurasia, the largest landmass in the northern extratropics, accounts for ~20% of the global land area. However, little is known about how the biogeochemical cycles, energy and water cycles, and human activities specific to this carbon-rich, cold region interact with global climate. A major concern is that changes in the distribution of land-based life, as well as its interactions with the environment, may lead to a self-reinforcing cycle of accelerated regional and global warming. With this as its motivation, the Northern Eurasian Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI) was formed in 2004 to better understand and quantify feedbacks between northern Eurasian and global climates. The first group of NEESPI projects has mostly focused on assembling regional databases, organizing improved environmental monitoring of the region, and studying individual environmental processes. That was a starting point to addressing emerging challenges in the region related to rapidly and simultaneously changing climate, environmental, and societal systems. More recently, the NEESPI research focus has been moving toward integrative studies, including the development of modeling capabilities to project the future state of climate, environment, and societies in the NEESPI domain. This effort will require a high level of integration of observation programs, process studies, and modeling across disciplines.

UCAR, NOAA/National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, St. Petersburg, Russia

Georgia Institute for Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

USDA Forest Service, Arlington, Virginia

Aspen Global Change Institute, Aspen, Colorado

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland

National Institute for Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, Washington, D.C.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska

Gamma Remote Sensing, Giimligen, Switzerland

University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Forest Institute, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Pavel Ya. Groisman, UCAR at NOAA/National Climatic Data Center, 151 Patton Avenue, Asheville, N C 28801 E-mail: pasha.groisman@noaa.gov

Northern Eurasia, the largest landmass in the northern extratropics, accounts for ~20% of the global land area. However, little is known about how the biogeochemical cycles, energy and water cycles, and human activities specific to this carbon-rich, cold region interact with global climate. A major concern is that changes in the distribution of land-based life, as well as its interactions with the environment, may lead to a self-reinforcing cycle of accelerated regional and global warming. With this as its motivation, the Northern Eurasian Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI) was formed in 2004 to better understand and quantify feedbacks between northern Eurasian and global climates. The first group of NEESPI projects has mostly focused on assembling regional databases, organizing improved environmental monitoring of the region, and studying individual environmental processes. That was a starting point to addressing emerging challenges in the region related to rapidly and simultaneously changing climate, environmental, and societal systems. More recently, the NEESPI research focus has been moving toward integrative studies, including the development of modeling capabilities to project the future state of climate, environment, and societies in the NEESPI domain. This effort will require a high level of integration of observation programs, process studies, and modeling across disciplines.

UCAR, NOAA/National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, St. Petersburg, Russia

Georgia Institute for Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

USDA Forest Service, Arlington, Virginia

Aspen Global Change Institute, Aspen, Colorado

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland

National Institute for Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, Washington, D.C.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska

Gamma Remote Sensing, Giimligen, Switzerland

University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Forest Institute, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Pavel Ya. Groisman, UCAR at NOAA/National Climatic Data Center, 151 Patton Avenue, Asheville, N C 28801 E-mail: pasha.groisman@noaa.gov
Save