Joint Poster Session 6 Land-Atmosphere Interactions Posters

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Hosts: (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology; and the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Randal D. Koster, NASA/GSFC, Hydrological Sciences Branch, Greenbelt, MD; Yongkang Xue, University of California, Geography, Los Angeles, CA and Steven M. Quiring, Texas A&M University, Department of Geography, College Station, TX

Land-climate interactions play a key role in the climate system. The land’s role in the climate system – its impact on atmospheric means and variability across a broad range of timescales, ranging from hours to centuries, for past, present, and future climates – has been the subject of much recent exploratory research. The meteorological, hydrological, biophysical, biogeochemical, ecosystem processes and the boundary-layer processes that underlie the connections between climate and soil moisture, soil temperature, vegetation, snow, and frozen soil, however, are not yet fully understood. The scarcity of relevant observations, the complexity of the underlying processes and feedbacks, and the wide range of scales involved make the necessary investigations challenging. This session focuses on (1) interfaces between climate, ecosystems, and the land branches of the energy, water, and carbon cycles and the impact of land processes on climate variability and change as well as on extreme events (such as droughts and flooding); (2) dynamic, physical, and biogeochemical mechanisms by which the land surface (e.g., soil moisture and temperature, albedo, snow, frozen soil, vegetation) influences atmospheric processes and climate; (3) predictability associated with land-surface/atmosphere/ocean interaction and land initialization; (4) impacts of land-cover and land use change on climate; (5) land-climate interactions in the context of climate variability and change, and (6) application and analyses of large scale field data and observational networks (such as FLUXNET) for land/atmosphere studies.. Please contact the program organizer, Mike Ek ( for additional information.

The dynamic diagnosis on developing mechanism of two low vortex snowstorm processes in Liaoning in early 2015
yan qi Jr., Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CAMS), Shenyang, China; and M. wen Jr.

Development of a Coordinated National Soil Moisture Network: A Pilot Study
Steven M. Quiring, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and J. M. Lucido, L. A. Winslow, T. W. Ford, P. B. Baruah, J. Verdin, R. S. Pulwarty, and M. L. Strobel

Evaluation of Long-term Soil Moisture Proxies in the U.S. Great Plains
Shanshui Yuan, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and S. M. Quiring

Integrated Cropland and Grassland Flux Tower Observation Sites over Grazinglands for Quantifying Surface-Atmosphere Exchange
Hayden R. Mahan, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Y. Zhou, R. Bajgain, J. B. Basara, X. Xiao, P. Wagle, P. Starks, J. Steiner, and B. Northup

Satellite remote sensing observations of land-atmosphere interactions for understanding drought mechanisms
Joshua Roundy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; and J. A. Santanello Jr.

NOAA/CMA High Resolution Real Time Analysis for Severe Weather Warnings
Qianhong Tang, CMA, Beijing, China; and Y. Xie and X. Tan

Soil Moisture Prediction in the Soil, Vegetation and Snow (SVS) Scheme
Nasim Alavi, EC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and S. Bélair, V. Fortin, S. Zhang, S. Z. Husain, M. Carrera, and M. Abrahamowicz

Stem-root flow effect on land-atmosphere interaction
Tzu-Hsien Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; and J. P. Chen

Estimating water surface energy balance from a single depth temperature measurement
Jiachuan Yang, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and Z. H. Wang, Q. Li, N. Vercauteren, E. Bou-Zeid, and M. B. Parlange

Analysis of seasonal snowpack simulations in the southern Rocky Mountains
Logan Karsten, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado; and A. Dugger, D. J. Gochis, and M. Barlage

The influence of canopy architecture on the effective surface roughness of vineyards
Joseph G. Alfieri, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD; and W. P. Kustas, F. Gao, J. H. Prueger, and L. E. Hipps

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