Joint Poster Session Advances in Understanding Land–Atmosphere Interactions (Posters)

Tuesday, 8 January 2019: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Hall 4 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Hydrology; and the 32nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Joseph A. Santanello, NASA GSFC, Hydrological Sciences Laboratory (617), Greenbelt, MD; Paul A. Dirmeyer, COLA, Fairfax, VA; Yunyan Zhang, LLNL, PLS/AEED/CPRM, Livermore, CA and Dan Li, Boston Univ., Earth and Environment, Boston, MA

Land-atmosphere (L-A) interactions are a key component of the global climate system. Water, energy, and carbon transfer between the land surface and planetary boundary layer (PBL) have important impacts on weather and climate variability, predictability, and extremes such as drought. This session focuses on land-atmosphere interactions and characterization of water, energy, and carbon cycle fluxes, and subsequent feedbacks and coupling between the surface and PBL. In particular, the impacts of soil moisture and evapotranspiration on PBL, cloud, and precipitation development remain a challenge to quantify across a range of scales. We invite observation, satellite, and model-based studies of land-atmosphere interactions, particularly at the process-level, and their applications in weather and climate modeling and predictability.  In particular, we emphasize studies that utilize satellite observations and remote sensing for L-A studies.

A Large Eddy Simulation Study on the Transition of the Convective to Stable Boundary Layers
Song-Lak Kang, Gangneung-Wonju National Univ., Gangneung, Korea, Republic of (South)

The Hydroclimate Impacts of Human-Induced Soil Degradation
Sonali McDermid, New York Univ., New York, NY; and M. Puma, T. Hengl, B. Cook, and J. Sanderman

A Study on the Characteristics of the Coherent Structure of Turbulence in a Semi-Arid Area
Jianhua Zhao Sr., Lanzhou Institute of Arid Meteorology, China Meteorological Administration, Lanzhou, China

How Climate Change Is Intensifying U.S. Heatwaves during Droughts in CESM1
Linyin Cheng, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; and M. Hoerling, Z. Liu, and J. Eischeid

Exploring Relationships between the Land Surface and Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation Patterns over Southeastern South America
Carolina A. Bieri, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana−Champaign at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and D. Chug and F. Dominguez

Poster 430 will also be presented as 8B.2A

Observed Changes in West Virginia’s Land Use, Forest Species Composition, and Climate
Evan J. Kutta, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV; and J. A. Hubbart

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Impact of Coincidental Precipitation on the Accuracy of SMAP Soil Moisture Retrievals
Andreas Colliander, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and A. Berg, T. Jackson, M. H. Cosh, T. Caldwell, H. McNairn, J. Martinez-Fernandez, J. Walker, and S. H. Yueh

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