83rd Annual

Joint Session 8: Role of vegetation and land cover/land use in the water cycle (Joint with the Symposium on Observing and Understanding the Variability of Water in Weather and Climate and the 17th Conference on Hydrology)

Thursday, 13 February 2003: 8:30 AM-12:15 PM
Organizer:  Roger Pielke Sr., Colorado State University
  8:30 AM
Observing and deriving land cover properties and vegetation dynamics for use in weather and climate models (Invited Presentation)
Mark A. Friedl, Boston University, Boston, MA; and X. Zhang and E. Tsvetsinskaya


Poster PDF (126.5 kB)
  9:00 AM
Land use and seasonal green vegetation cover of the Conterminous USA for use in numerical weather models
Kevin P. Gallo, NOAA/NESDIS and EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD; and T. Owen and B. Reed

Poster PDF (108.0 kB)
  9:15 AM
An evaluation of using real-time, satellite-derived vegetation fraction in the Eta model
David J. Stensrud, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and N. P. Kurkowski and M. E. Baldwin

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)
  9:30 AM
Role Of The Vegetation In Climate And Hydrological Cycle (Invited Presentation)
Pavel Kabat, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands

  10:00 AM
Impact of Deforestation on Precipitation
Somnath Baidya Roy, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and S. W. Pacala and C. P. Weaver

  10:15 AM
The impact of fractional vegetation cover and leaf area index on warm season precipitation variability in global ensemble simulations
Michael Barlage, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and X. Zeng


Poster PDF (2.1 MB)
  10:30 AM
Representation of the effects sub-grid scale topography and landuse on the simulation of surface climate and hydrology
Filippo Giorgi, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy; and J. Pal, R. Francisco, and A. Hildebrant

  10:45 AM
Oral Briefings: 12 Minute Presentation Summarizing Posters in Session JP5

  11:00 AM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break