Themed Joint Session 9 Innovative Water Cycle Observations

Tuesday, 24 January 2017: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
602 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 31st Conference on Hydrology; the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; and the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface )
David Gochis, NCAR, Boulder, CO
Sanmei Li, George Mason Univ., Geography, Fairfax, VA; Tilden P. Meyers, NOAA/OAR/ARL/ATDD, Oak Ridge, TN; Thomas H. Painter, JPL, Pasadena, CA and Jeffrey Deems, NSIDC, Boulder, CO

Themed session: The 2016 AMS Annual Meeting Theme is entitled 'Observations Lead the Way'. This theme recognizes that many of our scientific advances in atmospheric and related sciences are founded on collection and analysis of new, innovative observations. In keeping with this theme a special session entitled "Innovative Water Cycle Observations" is being coordinated to highlight emerging observational capabilities making their way into hydrometeorological practice. Contributions from those conducting innovative measurements of terrestrial hydrologic variable such as soil moisture, snowpack, runoff, groundwater, streamflow, inundation and others are sought. Also encouraged are submissions describing new and planned instrumentation networks that stem either from recent field campaigns or new operational networks as such networks provide a backbone for advances predictive sciences. For more information please contact the session organizer, David Gochis (

4:30 PM
The ICESat-2 Inland Water Height Data Product
Michael F. Jasinski, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and J. D. Stoll, C. D. Arp, C. M. Birkett, K. M. Brunt, C. C. Carabajal, M. Carroll, W. B. Cook, D. J. Harding, C. A. Hiemstra, B. M. Jones, T. Markus, T. Neumann, and T. M. Pavelsky
4:45 PM
Innovative Remote Sensors for Streamflow Measurement
Daniel J. Wasielewski, CIMMS, Norman, OK; and J. J. Gourley and J. W. Fulton
5:15 PM
Use of Cosmic-ray Soil Moisture Observing System (COSMOS) to Verify and Improve Land Surface Model Output
Laura Clemente-Harding, ERDC, Alexandria, VA; and A. Fisher, M. Lewis, C. Smith, C. Wayant, and J. B. Eylander
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