Session 7 Identifying and Monitoring the Effects of Agricultural Drought

Tuesday, 13 May 2014: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Bellmont A (Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center Hotel)
Host: 31st Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Martha C. Anderson, USDA/ARS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab, Beltsville, MD

Several recent studies suggest the occurrence of drought has increased globally. This theme would focus on recent advances in methods for identifying the onset of drought including “flash” droughts, quantifying drought characteristics (severity, duration, geographic extent, etc.), and monitoring its impacts over time through direct observation, numerical modeling, and remote sensing-based approaches.

3:30 PM
Large-scale reductions in gross primary productivity and evapotranspiration caused by the 2012 US drought
Sebastian Wolf, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; and D. D. Baldocchi, J. B. Fisher, and T. F. Keenan

4:00 PM
Water use demand for corn in northeastern South Dakota
Laura M. Edwards, South Dakota State University, Aberdeen, SD; and C. Hay and J. Kjaersgaard
4:30 PM
The Unique Value of Landsurface Temperature for Mapping Evapotranspiration and Drought
Martha C. Anderson, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD; and C. Hain, K. A. Semmens, J. A. Otkin, C. Cammalleri, W. P. Kustas, and F. Gao
4:45 PM
It is the timing of climatic extremes that determines their impact on carbon cycling
Hans Peter Schmid, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT/IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; and D. Dragoni, E. R. Brzostek, R. P. Phillips, A. F. Rahman, and M. Zeeman
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