Land-Atmosphere Interactions and Biosphere-Boundary Layer Feedbacks

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Session ID#: 24392

Session Description:
Interactions and feedbacks at the soil-vegetation-atmospheric boundary layer interface crucially affect biological, chemical, and physical ecosystem processes such as surface-energy partitioning, evapotranspiration, and the exchange of atmospheric trace gases. These processes in turn impact boundary-layer structures and growth, clouds, and convective development. An improved understanding of these feedbacks can help reduce uncertainties associated with global energy and water cycles, land-management, and the climate system. This session is open to theoretical, experimental, remote sensing, and modeling studies in land-atmosphere interactions across natural and managed ecosystems, from the local to regional scale. We appreciate contributions explore the role of both vegetation and atmosphere in modulating energy and matte exchange within the coupled surface-atmosphere system. Of special interest are novel approaches that fuse observations and models or that capture land-atmosphere feedbacks the across multiple spatial and temporal scales.
Primary Convener:  Tobias Gerken, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States
Conveners:  Heping Liu, Washington State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pullman, WA, United States and Angela Jean Rigden, Boston University, Earth and Environment, Boston, MA, United States
Co-Organized with:
Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, and Hydrology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Atul Saini, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Alexander Graf and Patrizia Ney, Agrosphere (IBG-3), Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Juelich, Germany
Konstantin Kröniger, Frederik De Roo, Sadiq Huq, Peter Brugger and Matthias Mauder, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Kathryn M Docherty1, Kristina M Lemmer2, Kenneth D Domingue2, Allison M Spring3, Thomas V Kerber2 and Margaret M Mooney2, (1)Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, United States, (2)Western Michigan University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Kalamazoo, MI, United States, (3)Western Michigan University, Department of Biological Sciences, Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Tim H M van Emmerik1, Susan C Steele-Dunne1, Pierre Gentine2, Rafael S Oliveira3 and Nick Van De Giesen4, (1)Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, (2)Columbia University, New York, NY, United States, (3)University of Campinas, Plant Biology, Campinas, Brazil, (4)Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft, Netherlands
Patrizia Ney1, Alexander Graf1, Clemens Druee2, Odilia Esser1, Anne Klosterhalfen1, Veronika Valler3, Katharina Pick1 and Harry Vereecken1, (1)Agrosphere (IBG-3), Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Juelich, Germany, (2)University of Trier, Department of Environmental Meteorology, Trier, Germany, (3)Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland