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Title: BioEarth: Envisioning and developing a new regional earth system model to inform natural and agricultural resource management

Abstract

As managers of agricultural and natural resources are confronted with uncertainties in global change impacts, the complexities associated with the interconnected cycling of nitrogen, carbon, and water present daunting management challenges. Existing models provide detailed information on specific sub-systems (land, air, water, economics, etc). An increasing awareness of the unintended consequences of management decisions resulting from interconnectedness of these sub-systems, however, necessitates coupled regional earth system models (EaSMs). Decision makers’ needs and priorities can be integrated into the model design and development processes to enhance decision-making relevance and "usability" of EaSMs. BioEarth is a current research initiative with a focus on the U.S. Pacific Northwest region that explores the coupling of multiple stand-alone EaSMs to generate usable information for resource decision-making. Direct engagement between model developers and non-academic stakeholders involved in resource and environmental management decisions throughout the model development process is a critical component of this effort. BioEarth utilizes a "bottom-up" approach, upscaling a catchment-scale model to basin and regional scales, as opposed to the "top-down" approach of downscaling global models utilized by most other EaSM efforts. This paper describes the BioEarth initiative and highlights opportunities and challenges associated with coupling multiple stand-alone models to generate usable information formore » agricultural and natural resource decision-making.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1194277
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-96311
WN0219080
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Climatic Change, 129(3-4):555-571
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Climatic Change, 129(3-4):555-571
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bioEarth; biosphere; earth; agricultural; natural; resource; management; decisions

Citation Formats

Adam, J. C., Stephens, J. C., Chung, Serena, Brady, M. P., Evans, R. D., Kruger, C. E., Lamb, Brian K., Liu, M. L., Stockle, Claudio O., Vaughan, Joseph K., Rajagopalan, K., Harrison, John, Tague, C. L., Kalyanaraman, Anantharaman, Chen, Yong, Guenther, Alex B., Leung, F. Y., Leung, Lai-Yung R., Perleberg, A. B., Yoder, J., Allen, Elizabeth, Anderson, S., Chandrasekharan, B., Malek, K., Mullis, T., Miller, C., Nergui, T., Poinsatte, J., Reyes, J., Zhu, J., Choate, J. S., Jiang, X., Nelson, R., Yoon, Jin-Ho, Yorgey, G. G., Johnson, Kristen, Chinnayakanhalli, K. J., Hamlet, A. F., Nijssen, B., and Walden, Von. BioEarth: Envisioning and developing a new regional earth system model to inform natural and agricultural resource management. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1007/s10584-014-1115-2.
Adam, J. C., Stephens, J. C., Chung, Serena, Brady, M. P., Evans, R. D., Kruger, C. E., Lamb, Brian K., Liu, M. L., Stockle, Claudio O., Vaughan, Joseph K., Rajagopalan, K., Harrison, John, Tague, C. L., Kalyanaraman, Anantharaman, Chen, Yong, Guenther, Alex B., Leung, F. Y., Leung, Lai-Yung R., Perleberg, A. B., Yoder, J., Allen, Elizabeth, Anderson, S., Chandrasekharan, B., Malek, K., Mullis, T., Miller, C., Nergui, T., Poinsatte, J., Reyes, J., Zhu, J., Choate, J. S., Jiang, X., Nelson, R., Yoon, Jin-Ho, Yorgey, G. G., Johnson, Kristen, Chinnayakanhalli, K. J., Hamlet, A. F., Nijssen, B., & Walden, Von. BioEarth: Envisioning and developing a new regional earth system model to inform natural and agricultural resource management. United States. doi:10.1007/s10584-014-1115-2.
Adam, J. C., Stephens, J. C., Chung, Serena, Brady, M. P., Evans, R. D., Kruger, C. E., Lamb, Brian K., Liu, M. L., Stockle, Claudio O., Vaughan, Joseph K., Rajagopalan, K., Harrison, John, Tague, C. L., Kalyanaraman, Anantharaman, Chen, Yong, Guenther, Alex B., Leung, F. Y., Leung, Lai-Yung R., Perleberg, A. B., Yoder, J., Allen, Elizabeth, Anderson, S., Chandrasekharan, B., Malek, K., Mullis, T., Miller, C., Nergui, T., Poinsatte, J., Reyes, J., Zhu, J., Choate, J. S., Jiang, X., Nelson, R., Yoon, Jin-Ho, Yorgey, G. G., Johnson, Kristen, Chinnayakanhalli, K. J., Hamlet, A. F., Nijssen, B., and Walden, Von. Wed . "BioEarth: Envisioning and developing a new regional earth system model to inform natural and agricultural resource management". United States. doi:10.1007/s10584-014-1115-2.
@article{osti_1194277,
title = {BioEarth: Envisioning and developing a new regional earth system model to inform natural and agricultural resource management},
author = {Adam, J. C. and Stephens, J. C. and Chung, Serena and Brady, M. P. and Evans, R. D. and Kruger, C. E. and Lamb, Brian K. and Liu, M. L. and Stockle, Claudio O. and Vaughan, Joseph K. and Rajagopalan, K. and Harrison, John and Tague, C. L. and Kalyanaraman, Anantharaman and Chen, Yong and Guenther, Alex B. and Leung, F. Y. and Leung, Lai-Yung R. and Perleberg, A. B. and Yoder, J. and Allen, Elizabeth and Anderson, S. and Chandrasekharan, B. and Malek, K. and Mullis, T. and Miller, C. and Nergui, T. and Poinsatte, J. and Reyes, J. and Zhu, J. and Choate, J. S. and Jiang, X. and Nelson, R. and Yoon, Jin-Ho and Yorgey, G. G. and Johnson, Kristen and Chinnayakanhalli, K. J. and Hamlet, A. F. and Nijssen, B. and Walden, Von},
abstractNote = {As managers of agricultural and natural resources are confronted with uncertainties in global change impacts, the complexities associated with the interconnected cycling of nitrogen, carbon, and water present daunting management challenges. Existing models provide detailed information on specific sub-systems (land, air, water, economics, etc). An increasing awareness of the unintended consequences of management decisions resulting from interconnectedness of these sub-systems, however, necessitates coupled regional earth system models (EaSMs). Decision makers’ needs and priorities can be integrated into the model design and development processes to enhance decision-making relevance and "usability" of EaSMs. BioEarth is a current research initiative with a focus on the U.S. Pacific Northwest region that explores the coupling of multiple stand-alone EaSMs to generate usable information for resource decision-making. Direct engagement between model developers and non-academic stakeholders involved in resource and environmental management decisions throughout the model development process is a critical component of this effort. BioEarth utilizes a "bottom-up" approach, upscaling a catchment-scale model to basin and regional scales, as opposed to the "top-down" approach of downscaling global models utilized by most other EaSM efforts. This paper describes the BioEarth initiative and highlights opportunities and challenges associated with coupling multiple stand-alone models to generate usable information for agricultural and natural resource decision-making.},
doi = {10.1007/s10584-014-1115-2},
journal = {Climatic Change, 129(3-4):555-571},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
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