Terrestrial Water Cycle Seminar: Dr. Anni Reissell

iLEAPS International Project Office Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland

Abstract

The Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS) is an international interdisciplinary research program aimed at improved understanding of processes, interactions and feedbacks in the land-atmosphere interface affecting the Earth System. iLEAPS is one of the core projects of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP).

The scientific goal of iLEAPS is to provide understanding how interacting physical, chemical and biological processes transport and transform energy and matter through the land-atmosphere interface. iLEAPS research covers the basic processes that link surface-atmosphere exchange with vegetation/ecosystem processes on the one hand and with atmospheric dynamics, tropospheric chemistry and physical climate on the other.

To meet the objectives, iLEAPS integrates the knowledge and expertise from several fields, such as biology, chemistry, physics, meteorology, hydrology and ecology. The implementation is carried out by joint research activities that combine a variety of experimental and observational approaches, analytical methods and modeling techniques. The scientific requirements of iLEAPS essentially include combining in situ, boundary layer measurements, Earth Observations and ground-based remote sensing measurements with modeling.

This presentation includes selected recent scientific results from iLEAPS activities, and suggestions for future initiatives and collaboration in relation to Earth Observations.

* If you are interested in meeting with Anni on March 23, please contact Joseph Santanello.
 
** Coffee and refreshments will be served in Room A128 beginning at 3:00pm.