2018 AGU session EP028: Modeling the Critical Zone

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:15

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to an AGU session (48705) “EP028. Modeling the Critical Zone: Integrating Processes and Data Across Disciplines and Scales”. A full description is below.  The abstracts can be submitted at https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/preliminaryview.cgi/Session48705. The deadline for abstract submission is Aug 1st (midnight U.S. EST).

We look forward to your work and stimulating discussions. Please feel free to spread the word, and extend this invitation to your colleagues who may be interested. 


Li Li, Pennsylvania State University

Bhavna Arora, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany


Session ID: 48705
Session Title: EP028. Modeling the Critical Zone: Integrating Processes and Data Across Disciplines and Scales
Section/Focus Group: Earth and Planetary Surface Processes


Session Description:

The Critical Zone (CZ) is the Earth’s skin where climate, geology, ecosystems, and human activities converge. The evolution and function of the CZ are governed by multiple processes (e.g., meteorological, hydrological, pedological,  geochemical, geomorphological, and biological) over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. This session aims to showcase contributions that highlight recent model development and applications to develop a predictive understanding of CZ.  We invite abstracts that: 1) demonstrate the synergy between field experiments, observations and modeling efforts; 2) elucidate underlying processes at and across multiple scales; 3) reveal new understanding about the CZ response to changing climate and land use; and 4) synthesize data or test hypotheses across multiple study sites.  The session is intended to serve as an exploration of the breadth of CZ sciences and to facilitate comparison across different sites. We encourage submissions from modeling endeavors within and across disciplines.


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