TERENO Workshop: The drought year 2018 - Insights from the TERENO Observatories

This year's TERENO workshop deals with the drought year 2018.

Polder Zarnekow im Untersuchungsgebiet TERENO (Foto: M. Zöllner, GFZ).

During the two-day workshop, TERENO personnel together with national and international cooperation partners focus on the regional impacts of the extremely dry year 2018.

TERENO is a network of Earth observatories spanning across Germany from the North German lowlands to the Bavarian Alps. The main aim is to catalogue the longterm ecological, social and economic impact of global change at a regional level.

All people interested in this particular topic and TERENO activities in general are invited to attend the workshop.

Contact to indicate your participation and for further information.


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Programme (PDF)



Wednesday 11.09.2019

09:00 - 09:15 Reinhard Hüttl (GFZ): Welcome
09:15 - 09:45 Harry Vereecken (FZJ): TERENO Status report 2019
09:45 - 10:15 Frank Kaspar (DWD): title to be announced
10:15 - 10:45 Jaana Bäck (University of Helsinki): title to be announced

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break in the Foyer

11:15 - 11:45 Dani Or (ETH Zürich): Characteristics of surface evaporation – local and global perspectives
11:45 - 12:15 Alexander Knohl (Uni Göttingen): Effects of land-use change on land-atmosphere exchange processes in Indonesia
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch at the GFZ canteen
13:15 - 13:45 Luis Samaniego & Andreas Marx (UFZ): The coevolution of heat waves and soil moisture droughts: past, present, future
13:45 - 14:15 Rüdiger Glaser (Uni Freiburg): The year 2018 in a long-term perspective derived from documentary data
14:15 - 14:45 Christopher Conrad (Uni Halle-Wittenberg): Application oriented monitoring of agrarian ecosystems and localization of droughts - a question of data integration

14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break in the Foyer

15:15 - 15:45 Daniel Balanzategui (GFZ): Intra-seasonal wood growth and tree water use at the TERENO-NE temperate forest observatory
15:45 - 16:15 Heye Bogena (FZJ): Land-atmosphere flux feedbacks to the drought 2018 as observed at Eddy-covariance sites
16:15 - 16:45 Andreas Marx (UFZ): The new HGF Climate Initiative
16:45 - 17:15 Ralf Kiese (KIT): Impact of Climate Change on grassland water, carbon, and nitrogen cycling in the TERENO Pre-Alpine Observatory
17:15 - 19:00 Poster Session & Icebreaker

Thursday 12.09.2019

09:00 - 11:30 Parallel Workshops
Workshop 1: The extreme year 2018 and its impact on the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere-Continuum
Workshop 2: Linking TERENO with MOSES, DigEarth and ESM

Coffee Break on demand in the Foyer

11:30 - 12:30 Reporting from Parallel Workshops and Final discussion
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch at the GFZ canteen

End of official TERENO WS Program

13:30 - AB-SSC Meeting
19:00 AB-SSC Dinner location to be advised

Friday 13.09.2019

08:30 - app. 16:00 AB-SSC Excursion to Lindenberg Meteorological Observatory - Richard Assmann Observatory (MOL-RAO)

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