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Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions

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Upcoming Research Forum:

10th MICMoR Research Forum | May 11, 2017
KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Keynote Talk
Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel (Faculty of Economics, LMU München & Ifo Center for Energy, Climate and Exhaustible Resources)
"Climate policy from a global perspective - A look at costs, benefits and post-paris challenges"

Abstract:
Wherever decisions have to be made under scarcity, economists aim to determine the costs and benefits associated with these decisions. While this may be (relatively) uncomlicated where individual investment decisions are concerned, estimating the costs and benefits of climate protection are unsurprisingly a thousand fold more complex.
Following a brief introduction to the current state of global climate policy and challenges related to reaching the 1.5°C target, this talk offers a first take on the principles and difficulties involved in putting a monetary value on climate protection efforts. These difficulties result in vastly diverging cost and benefit estimations. Studies have, for example, put the social costs of emitting a ton of carbon in the range from scarcely US$ 7 to an astonishing US$ 2400. While both values are, admittedly, outliers, they reflect very well the magnitude to which cost estimates depend on methodology, assumptions and calibration.

Progress reports by MICMoR Fellows

Karl Voglmeier:
N2O emissions from pasture: how important are small scale emissions?

Michael Weber:
Using terrestrial LiDAR-data to monitor snow cover and to improve hydrological modelling on the Zugspitzplatt.

Steven Hill:
Monitoring structural forest parameters using multi-source remote sensing data.

Felix Wiß:
How regional air quality is affected by volatile organic compounds emitted from bioenergy plants.

Birgitta Putzenlechner:
How to reduce sampling bias of 2-flux FAPAR measurements in forest ecosystems - a comparison between Graswang/Bavaria and Peace River/Canada.

Sofía Calvo Rodríguez:
Spatial variability of greenhouse gas emissions in a pre-alpine Bavarian grassland.

David Gampe:
Comparison of available gridded precipitation data sets over an Alpine catchment.

Jamie Smidt:
Land-atmosphere exchange of CO2 in Bavarian agricultural landscapes.

Oscar Molina:
Impact of the hydrological cycle on the eastern part of Colombia due to climate change.

 

Past Research Forum:

9th MICMoR Research Forum | November 9, 2016
KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Keynote Talk
Dr. Christian Zang (TU München, Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions)
"Tree growth and climate: what tree-rings tell us about drought tolerance"

Special Presentation by former MICMoR Scientist
Dr. Michael Leuchner (Springer Verlag, Dordrecht):
Publishing scientific books with Springer Nature

Progress reports by MICMoR Fellows

Cornelius Hald:
Large Eddy Simulation with WRF: Model setup, results and evaluation

Mohsen Soltani:
Spatiotemporal varability of water and energy fluxes: TERENO-prealpine hydrometeorological data analysis and inverse modeling with GEOtop and PEST

Ye Yuan:
Data selection and data filtering techniques for GAW mountain stations in Europe

Anudari Batsaikhan:
Estimation of grassland phenology along altitudinal gradient using remote sensing

Kayla Stan:
Projecting tropical dry forest changes in Costa Rica using LCC, climate, and ecosystem services modelling

Lingxiao Wang:
Characterizing permafrost landscape features using object-based classification of TerraSAR-X imagery

Stephan Jung:
Differences in group 5 allergen content between pollen from major grass species and -sorts

Chante' Vines:
Using footprint analysis to determine microsite patch contribution to methane flux from a heterogeneous wetland
 
 

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