PACLIM 2009 Talks and Posters

PACIFIC CLIMATE WORKSHOP
April 19-22, 2009; Asilomar State Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

AGENDA for the workshop.

ABSTRACTS of all talks and posters presented.

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PACLIM is a multidisciplinary workshop that broadly addresses the climatic phenomena occurring in the eastern Pacific Ocean and western North America. The purpose of the workshop is to understand climate effects in this region by bringing together specialists from diverse fields including physical, social, and biological sciences. Time scales from weather to the Quaternary are addressed in oral and poster presentations.

The theme of the 2009 PACLIM workshop addresses the strength and timing of atmospheric connections between the eastern North Pacific Ocean and western North America. The remainder of the meeting is devoted to a wide range of climate-related topics.

The atmosphere of the workshop is intentionally informal, and room and board are provided for many of the participants. This year, the workshop was organized by representatives of the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Forest Service. The funding and other sources of support come from several agencies both public and private:

The CALFED Bay-Delta Science Program: Cliff Daum
The Desert Research Institute: John Warwick
The U.S. Geological Survey Office of Global Change: Tom Armstrong and Virginia Burkett
The U.S. Geological Survey Office of Surface Water: Julie Kiang
The U.S. Naval Postgraduate School: Tom Murphree

TALKS

Anderson, L. - HOLOCENE HYDROCLIMATE OF THE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN: DECADE-TO- CENTURY-SCALE VARIABILITY FROM SMALL, CALCAREOUS ALPINE LAKES Lesleigh Anderson, Joseph G. Rosenbaum (both UGSG-Denver), Erik T. Brown (University of Minnesota-Duluth), Mark D. Shapley (Idaho State University)

Ault, T. - NORTHERN HEMISPHERE MODES OF VARIABILITY AND THE TIMING OF SPRING Toby R. Ault, Alison K. Macalady, Greg Pederson (all University of Arizona), Julio L. Betancourt (USGS, Tucson), and Mark D. Schwartz (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Barron, J.A. - MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL RECORDS ALONG THE PACIFIC COAST OF NORTH AMERICA REVEAL ENHANCED EXPRESSION OF ENSO CYCLES AFTER ~4,200 YEARS B.P. John A. Barron (USGS-Menlo Park)

Benson, L.V. - CLIMATE CHANGE AND CULTURAL RESPONSE IN THE PREHISTORIC AMERICAN SOUTHWEST Larry V. Benson (USGS-Boulder)

Berger, W.H. - DROUGHT IN THE WEST: ASPECTS OF HISTORY AND SCALE Wolfgang H. Berger (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

Bessey, C. - DECADE-SCALE TRENDS SHOWING PHYSICAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND ECONOMIC INTERCONNECTIONS IN CALIFORNIA FISHERIES, 1928-2004 Cindy Bessey (NOAA-Hawai'i), Samuel F. Herrick (NOAA-La Jolla), Torbjorn Lorentzen (Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research), Janet E. Mason, and Jerrold G. Norton* (NOAA-Pacific Grove)

Brunelle, A. - THE DYNAMIC NATURE OF DESERT WETLANDS- HOLOCENE CHANGES IN SEDIMENTATION AND FIRE REGIME ON THE ARIZONA/MEXICO BORDER Andrea Brunelle (University of Utah), Thomas Minckley (University of Wyoming), Shawn Blissett, Brenda Guzman (UNAM-Baja California), and Scott Starratt (USGS-Menlo Park)

Carter, V.A. - A RECORD OF PALEOENVIRONMENT AND FOREST DISTURBANCE FROM SOUTHEASTERN WYOMING Vachel A. Carter, Andrea Brunelle (both University of Utah), and Elliott Lips (Great Basin Earth Science)

Coats, R. - CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE TAHOE BASIN: TRENDS, IMPACTS AND DRIVERS Robert Coats (University of California-Davis)

Dana, G.L. - NEVADA INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE, EDUCATION, AND OUTREACH Gayle L. Dana, Nicholas Lancaster (both Desert Research Institute), Scott A. Mensing (University of Nevada-Reno), and Thomas Piechota (University of Nevada-Las Vegas)

Dean, W.E. - SEDIMENT GEOCHEMICAL RECORDS OF PRODUCTIVITY AND OXYGEN DEPLETION ALONG THE MARGIN OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA DURING THE PAST 60,000 YEARS: TELECONNECTIONS WITH THE GREENLAND ICE AND THE CARIACO BASIN Walter E. Dean (USGS-Denver)

Delusina, I. - PALYNOLOGICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF CONDITIONS FOR THE FORMATION OF PEAT IN THE SACRAMENTO-SAN JOAQUIN DELTA, CALIFORNIA Irina Delusina (University of California-Davis)

Dodds, S.F. - NINETEENTH CENTURY PRECIPITATION VARIATIONS IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICA Stephanie F. Dodds (University of South Carolina)

Englebrecht, A. - 1600-YEAR LAKE LEVEL AND VEGETATION HISTORY OF ISLA ISABELA, GULF OF CALIFORNIA A.C. Englebrecht, B.L. Ingram, R. Byrne (all University of California-Berkeley), U. Kienel (GeoForschungsZentrum-Potsdam), and H. Böhnel (UNAM-Juriquilla)

Feakinis, S. - D/H RATIOS OF BIOMARKERS AS A TOOL FOR PALEOHYDROLOGY Sarah Feakins (University of Southern California)

Finney, B. - MAKING CONNECTIONS IN THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC: LAND AND SEA, NORTH AND SOUTH Bruce Finney (Idaho State University) and Jason Addison (University of Alaska)

Hallett, D. - EXPLORING THE SCALES OF FIRE HISTORY IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND POTENTIAL LINKS TO ENSO Douglas J. Hallett (Queen's University)

Johnstone, J. - SUMMER FOG VARIABILITY FROM HOURLY TO CENTURY SCALES IN THE COAST REDWOOD REGION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA James A. Johnstone and Todd E. Dawson (both University of California- Berkeley)

Kavanaugh, D. - EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE DISTRIBUTIONS OF PREDATORY GROUND-BEETLES OF GENUS NEBRIA (INSECTA: COLEOPTERA: CARBIDAE) IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICA David Kavanaugh (California Academy of Sciences)

Kirby, M.E. - HOLOCENE MULTI-DECADAL-TO-CENTENNIAL SCALE HYDROLOGIC VARIABILITY IN LAKE ELSINORE, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Matthew E. Kirby (California State University-Fullerton), Steve P. Lund (University of Southern California), William P. Patterson (University of Saskatchewan), Michael A. Anderson (University of California-Riverside), Broxton W. Bird (University of Pittsburgh), Luissa Ivanovici, Pedro Monarrez, and Shauna Nielsen (all California State University-Fullerton)

Kusler, J.E. - A PALEOECOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF MEADOW SEDIMENTS FROM THE KLAMATH MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA Jennifer E. Kusler and James A. Wanket (both California State University-Sacramento)

Laws, J.M. - A CLIMATE OF STEWARDSHIP IN THE SIERRA NEVADA John Muir Laws (California Academy of Sciences)

Leavitt, S.W. - TREE-RING CARBON ISOTOPES IN THE U.S. SOUTHWEST: INFERENCE OF MOISTURE AND MONSOON Steven W. Leavitt, Connie A. Woodhouse, David M. Meko, and Ramzi Touchan (all University of Arizona)

Lund, S. - VARIABILITY BETWEEN WESTERN USA LAKES AND MARINE SEQUENCES: A 50,000-13,000-YEAR RECORD FROM PYRAMID LAKE Steve Lund (University of Southern California), Larry Benson (USGS-Boulder), Scott Mensing (University of Nevada-Reno), Joe Smoot (USGS-Reston), Joe Liddocoat (Barnard College), Robert Negrini (California State University-Bakersfield), and Martha Schwartz (University of Southern California)

Lundeen, Z. - COMPARISON OF MILLENNIAL TO SUB-MILLENNIAL SCALE ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS OF HOLOCENE HYDROCLIMATOLOGY FROM THE BEAR RIVER RANGE, SOUTHEAST IDAHO Zachary Lundeen and Andrea Brunelle (both University of Utah)

Malmon, D.V. - THE STRATIGRAPHIC RECORD OF THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER - POSSIBLE CLIMATE CONNECTIONS Daniel V. Malmon, Keith A. Howard (both USGS-Menlo Park), Peter M. Martin (USGS-San Diego), John P. McGeehin (USGS-Reston), Elmira Wan (USGS-Menlo Park), and Shannon Mahan (USGS-Denver)

Meko, D.M. - INFERRING MOISTURE-ANOMALY GRADIENTS FROM TREE RINGS David M. Meko (University of Arizona), David W. Stahle (University of Arkansas), and Troy A. Knight (University of Arizona)

Miller, D. M. - CHRONOLOGY OF PLUVIAL LAKE COYOTE, CALIFORNIA, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR 25,000 TO 10,000 CAL YR B.P. MOJAVE RIVER PALEOHYDROLOGY David M. Miller (USGS-Menlo Park), Stephanie L. Dudash (Montrose, CO), and John P. McGeehin (USGS-Reston)

Miller, T. - MICROCHARCOAL CONCENTRATIONS ANALYSES TO RECONSTRUCT WILDFIRE HISTORY Tracie Miller, Rob Negrini, Peter Wigand (all California State University-Bakersfield), Dallas Rhodes (Georgia Southern University)

Morris, J. - A PALYNOLOGICAL CALIBRATION STUDY OF SPRUCE BEETLE EPIDEMICS FROM THE HIGH PLATEAUS OF UTAH Jesse Morris and Andrea Brunelle (both University of Utah)

Negrini, R. - A 200,000-YEAR RECORD OF LAKE-LEVEL CHANGE FROM THE CARRIZO PLAIN, CENTRAL COASTAL CALIFORNIA Rob Negrini, Tracie Miller, Randy Stephenson, Raquel Ramirez, Jason Leiran, Peter Wigand (all California State University-Bakersfield), Dallas Rhodes (Georgia Southern University), and Thomas Algeo (University of Cincinnati)

Pelto, M. - RESPONSE OF NORTH CASCADE GLACIERS TO CLIMATE CHANGE, METHODS FOR FORECASTING THEIR MASS BALANCE AND SURVIVAL Mauri S. Pelto (Nichols College)

Porinchu, D.F. - INCORPORATION HIGH-RESOLUTION QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATES OF JULY AIR TEMPERATURE IN SIMULATING THE DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF A SIERRA NEVADA GLACIER DURING THE YOUNGER DRYAS David F. Porinchu (Ohio State University) and Mitchell A. Plummer (Idaho National Laboratory)

Prouty, N.G. - DECADAL VARIABILITY IN GROUNDWATER AS RECORDED IN A CORAL PROXY RECORD FROM MOLOKA'I, HAWAI'I Nancy G. Prouty and Mike E. Field (USGS-Santa Cruz)

Ray, C. - EVIDENCE FOR RECENT EFFECTS OF CLIMATE ON THE RAPIDLY SHRINKING DISTRIBUTION OF THE AMERICAN PIKA Chris Ray (University of Colorado), Erik A. Beever (USGS-Anchorage), Philip W. Mote (University of Washington), Jennifer L. Wilkening (University of Colorado), and Peter F. Brussard (University of Nevada-Reno)

Redmond, K. - THE WEATHER AND CLIMATE OF PACLIM YEAR 2008-2009 Kelly Redmond (WRCC)

Reheis, M.C. - LATE PLEISTOCENE SHORELINE FLUCTUATIONS OF LAKE MANIX, MOJAVE DESERT: PALEOCLIMATE IMPLICATIONS Marith C. Reheis (USGS-Denver), David M. Miller (USGS-Menlo Park), and John P. McGeehin (USGS-Reston)

Reidy, L. - A PALEOCLIMATE CHANGE RECORD FROM BIG SODA LAKE, NORTHWEST NEVADA Liam Reidy and Roger Byrne (University of California-Berkeley)

Reinemann, S.A. - A MULTI-PROXY RECONSTRUCTION OF HOLOCENE PALEOCLIMATE CONDITIONS IN THE GREAT BASIN, UNITED STATES Scott A. Reinemann, David F. Porinchu (both Ohio State University), and Amy M. Bloom (Illinois State University)

Rhode, D. - HOLOCENE VEGETATION HISTORY IN NORTHWEST COLORADO AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING: NEW RESULTS FROM PACKRAT MIDDENS AND POLLEN CORES David Rhode (Desert Research Institute) and Lisbeth A. Louderback (University of Washington)

Roach, L.D. - LAKE SEDIMENT D/H RATIOS: A POTENTIAL TRACER FOR DECADAL SCALE HYDROCLIMATE VARIABILITY IN THE SIERRA NEVADA Lydia D. Roach, Daniel C. Cayan (both Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Alex L. Sessions (California Institute of Technology), Christopher D. Charles (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) , and R. Scott Anderson (Northern Arizona University)

Roos, Maurice - WY 2009: WILL THERE BE ENOUGH WATER FOR CALIFORNIA? Maurice Roos (CA DWR)

Sahoo, G.B. - VULNERABILITY OF LAKE TAHOE (CALIFORNIA-NEVADA) MIXING PATTERNS TO CLIMATE CHANGE Goloka B. Sahoo, S.G. Schladow, J.E. Reuter, and Robert Coats (all University of California-Davis)

St. Jacques, J.-M. - WESTERN CANADIAN INTERIOR STREAMFLOW TIME SERIES: TRENDS AND VARIABILITY Jeannine-Marie St. Jacques, David J. Sauchyn, (both University of Regina), and Jodi Axelson (Pacific Forestry Centre)

Schimmelmann, A. - COFFIN-LID EFFECT OF CLAY-RICH FLOOD AND TURBIDITE LAYERS IN SEDIMENT FROM SANTA BARBARA BASIN, CALIFORNIA Arndt Schimmelmann (Indiana University)

Senter, A.E. - QUANTIFICATION OF LARGE WOOD RECRUITMENT RATE AND VOLUME TO FORESTED MOUNTAIN RIVER CHANNELS Anne E. Senter (University of California-Davis)

Sharpe, S.E. - COMPARISON OF ORBITAL PARAMETERS AND DEVILS HOLE NEVADA δ 18 O TIME SERIES DURING THE LAST FOUR GLACIAL CYCLES SUPPORTS INTERHEMISPHERIC CONCURRENCE Saxon E. Sharpe (Desert Research Institute)

Spittlehouse, D. - CLIMATEWNA - ACCESS TO HIGH SPATIAL RESOLUTION CLIMATE DATA FOR WESTERN NORTH AMERICA Dave Spittlehouse (British Columbia Ministry of Forestry and Range, Tongli Wang (University of British Columbia), Andreas Hamann, Michael Mbogga (both University of Alberta), and Trevor Murdock (University of Victoria)

Stewart, I. - RECENT TRENDS IN CALIFORNIA SNOWMELT RUNOFF Iris T. Stewart (Santa Clara University)

Street, J.H. - HYDROLOGIC VARIABILITY IN THE WESTERN SIERRA NEVADA SINCE THE LAST GLACIAL MAXIMUM FROM D/H RATIOS IN LEAF WAXES Joseph H. Street (University of California-Santa Cruz, Stanford University), Alex L. Sessions (California Institute of Technology) , R. Scott Anderson (Northern Arizona University), Jeffrey M. Welker (University of Alaska), and Adina Paytan (University of California-Santa Cruz)

Tingstad, A.H. - A ~13,000-YEAR RECORD OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE FROM THE NORTHWESTERN COLORADO RIVER BASIN INFERRED FROM DIATOMS Abbie H. Tingstad (University of California-Los Angeles), Katrina A. Moser (University of Western Ontario), and Glen M. MacDonald (University of California-Los Angeles)

Topalov, K. - STABLE HYDROGEN ISOTOPES IN BONE COLLAGEN AS A PALEOENVIRONMENTAL INDICATOR Katarina Topalov, Arndt Schimmelmann, David Polly, Peter E. Sauer (all Indiana University), and Mark Lowry (NOAA-La Jolla)

Verosub, K.L. - RATE OF GEOLOGIC SUBSIDENCE IN THE SACRAMENTO-SAN JOAQUIN DELTA, CALIFORNIA Kenneth L. Verosub, Irina Delusina, and Roy J. Shlemon (all University of California-Davis)

Wahl, D. - HOLOCENE CLIMATE VARIABILITY IN THE RUBY MOUNTAINS, NEVADA: A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE NORTH-CENTRAL GREAT BASIN David Wahl, Scott Starratt, Elmira Wan (all USGS-Menlo Park), Jim Wanket (California State University-Sacramento), Holly Olson, Thomas Lloyd-Davies (both USGS-Menlo Park), Jennifer Kusler (California State University-Sacramento)

Watt, J.H. - USING LAKE SEDIMENT CORES TO INVESTIGATE PAST MOUNTAIN PINE BEETLE OUTBREAKS Jennifer H. Watt, Andrea Brunelle (both University of Utah), and Barbara Bentz (USDA-Forest Service)

Weiss, S.B. - CLIMATE CHANGE AND SPECIES RESPONSES: GETTING DOWN TO THE CLIMATE NEAR THE GROUND Stuart B. Weiss (Creekside Center for Earth Observation)

Williams, A.P. - CLIMATIC CONTROLS ON SUMMERTIME FOG AND LOW STRATUS CLOUDINESS ALONG THE US WEST COAST A. Park Williams, Joel Michaelsen, and Christopher J. Still (all University of California-Santa Barbara)

Wise, E.K. - CLIMATIC RESPONSE OF THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - DESERT SOUTHWEST DIPOLE Erika K. Wise (University of Arizona)

Zimmerman, S. - MAPPING PATTERNS OF PAST DROUGHT IN CALIFORNIA: LATE HOLOCENE LAKE SEDIMENTS AS MODEL DIAGNOSTICS Susan Zimmerman, Tom Brown, and Tom Guilderson (all LLNL)