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Call for Papers: "Quantifying Heterogeneity of Landscapes and Ecosystems in Earth System Models" at AGU (USA)

Last modified July 16, 2012 08:46 expired

We are writing to call your attention to a special session at the AGU Fall Meeting titled, “Quantifying Heterogeneity of Landscapes and Ecosystems in Earth System Models”.

We are writing to call your attention to a special session at the AGU Fall Meeting titled, “Quantifying Heterogeneity of Landscapes and Ecosystems in Earth System Models”. This session will highlight approaches for up- and down-scaling /in situ/ measurements, remote sensing observations, and heterogeneous biogeophysical characteristics; parameterizing processes in models at various spatial and temporal scales; and model-inspired sampling methodologies in threatened and vulnerable ecosystems.

Please consider submitting a contributed abstract to this session. The deadline for abstract submissions is August 8, 2012. For abstract policy information, see <http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/scientific-program/abstract-submission-policies/>

B052: Quantifying Heterogeneity of Landscapes and Ecosystems in Earth System Models

Co-conveners: Forrest M. Hoffman (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and Joel C. Rowland (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Representing landscape heterogeneity and processes in models at varying degrees of complexity across multiple scales poses significant challenges. Financial and logistical constraints limit the spatial and temporal extents of observations in poorly-understood terrestrial ecosystems. These challenges call for optimal sampling strategies, scale-aware parameterizations, and quantitative scaling methods capturing heterogeneous landscape complexities. This session focuses on approaches for scaling observations for use in models, representing surface and subsurface properties and geomorphological processes, and modeling of terrestrial ecosystems in a changing climate, especially in tropical and high-latitude regions.

<http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/session-search/single/quantifying-heterogeneity-of-landscapes-and-ecosystems-in-earth-system-models/>

Please feel free to forward this message to others who might be interested in participating in this session. We hope to see you in San Francisco in December!

Forrest and Joel

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