How the land resonates with the atmosphere: a manifesto for complexity in land models

Name of the Speaker:  Dr. Eleanor Blyth

Title of the Seminar:  How the land resonates with the atmosphere: a manifesto for complexity in land models

Date and Time: 24 April 2023 (Monday), 4:00pm

Online Platform: MS Teams (link to the video of the seminar)

About the Speaker: With over 30 years of academic research and land-surface model development at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford. Eleanor’s scientific expertise is the role of the land surface in climate, meteorology and hydrology, with specialist expertise in Evapotranspiration and Land-Atmosphere Interactions. She has a particular interest in the complex interactions of ecology and hydrology and the role of this interaction in regional carbon budgets of the region. She is known for developing understanding of the physics of land surface models. Especially, the 3 components of evapotranspiration: interception, transpiration and bare soil evaporation using observations and models and for innovative methods for evaluating Land-Atmosphere models.

She has held the following roles in international science committees:

  • Current Member of the JSC for WCRP.
  • Previous Editor for Land in the AGU Journal for Advances in Modelling Earth Systems (JAMES) (2018-2022)
  • Previous co-Chair of iLEAPS (2006 – 2020): integrated Ecosystem Land Atmosphere Process Study – a global research project of Future Earth
  • Previous Member of Science Steering Group of GEWEX (2006 – 2012): Global Energy and Water Exchange).

Abstract:  The land system responds to changes and drivers from the atmosphere in different ways around the planet. This is true of both the water and energy system as well as the carbon system. In this talk, we explore how this change can affect the weather and climate system and what that means in terms of how complex our models need to be.

Date(s) - 24/04/2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research (ICWaR) - IISc Bangalore