Harmonizing scale and process representation across the ecosystem of critical zone-oriented models and opportunities for cross-network synthesis

When: December 06, 2017

This webinar will be from 9-10 AM Mountain Time (MT)/5-6 pm Central European Time (CET) and you must register in advance.

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Critical Zone (CZ) science is motivated by questions that span spatiotemporal scales over multiple orders of magnitude. Only through interdisciplinary work, relying on multiple perspectives and the integration of a diversity of expertise, can CZ questions be addressed. Models used to examine CZ science mirror the diversity in expertise and reveal significant gaps in understanding and capabilities, and opportunities for synthesis. In this charrette we will facilitate a lively discussion about the spatiotemporal scales, process representation, and motivating science questions by modelers involved in the CZO, LTER, ISMC, and NEON communities. Specifically, we seek to identify previously unrealized opportunities for synthesizing understanding across modeling perspectives, gaps in understanding that require new approaches, expertise not currently captured by community members, and key observations within the CZO/LTER/ISMC/NEON networks that could support breakthroughs in near Earth surface modeling.

The charrette will begin with ‘lightning’ presentations from the following panelists, with plenty of time for discussion and comments led by Pamela Sullivan and Lejo Flores:

  • Ying Fan Reinfelder, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Rutgers 
  • Jack Brookshire, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Science, Montana State University  
  • More participants coming soon 

This will be the second in a series of charrettes (interactive webinars) on the topic of using observation networks to advance Earth system understanding. Charrettes will be held monthly from November - February in preparation for a cross-network international workshop to be held in Boulder, CO in February 2018.

If you have questions, please contact Samantha Weintraub.


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