B052: Multi-Scale and Integrated Sensing for Watershed Science

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San Francisco, CA
United States
Start Date: 
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 10:00 to Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 01:00

American Geophysical Union

Session ID# 8983 Description: Gaining a predictive understanding of dynamic ecosystem and hydrological processes in watersheds involves complex surface and subsurface hydrology, biogeochemistry, and vegetation dynamics. Heterogeneous properties and responses are needed in sufficiently detailed spatial and temporal resolution. However, properties and responses must be averaged, translated, and/or upscaled to integrate over the entire watershed or watersheds. While there has been some progress towards developing multi-scale approaches to understand and predict watershed-scale behavior, the community still struggles to extrapolate knowledge beyond the point scale. However, advances in technology and interdisciplinary cooperation are changing this trend. This session  invites experimental designs that take advantage of multi-scale measurements, at scales ranging from point-scale automated sensors to integrated remote sensing capabilities, to facilitate understanding of terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric processes within and beyond single watersheds. We encourage speakers to highlight new capabilities to transform and integrate measures of physical, chemical, and biological processes over multiple scales.

GC - Global Environmental Change
H - Hydrology
IN - Earth and Space Science Informatics
Index Terms:

0466 Modeling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1879 Watershed [HYDROLOGY]
1972 Sensor web [INFORMATICS]
1980 Spatial analysis and representation [INFORMATICS]

Primary Convener:  Melanie A Mayes, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Conveners:  Yarom Polsky1, Panos G Datskos1 and Stan D Wullschleger2, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States(2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States