Winter Weather Whiplash: Developing Indices of Extreme Winter Weather Variability and Socio-Ecological Responses

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Award Year: 
2017
Principal Investigator: 
Alix Contosta, University of New Hampshire
Nora Casson, University of Winnipeg
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The goal of the proposed Pursuit is to use northeastern North America as a test bed for developing a suite of winter weather whiplash indices and associated physical, ecological, biogeochemical, and socioeconomic response metrics to determine the extent to which winter weather whiplash events have cascading impacts on ecosystems and their services. This Pursuit will assemble a diverse and interdisciplinary group of collaborators from private and public institutions across the United States and Canada to devise a novel understanding of how past and future winter climate change will broadly impact coupled natural human systems in seasonally snow covered areas globally.

Participants: 
Sarah J. Nelson, University of Maine
Mindy S Crandall, University of Maine
Anita Morzillo, University of Connecticut
John Campbell, US Forest Service
Elizabeth Burakowski, University of New Hampshire
David Andrew Lutz, Dartmouth College
Catherine Eimers, Trent University
Irena Creed, University of Saskatchewan
Sarah Garlick, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation
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