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FLUXNET Asilomar Modeling Workshop - Agenda

Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Avenue. Pacific Grove, CA, 93950
Phone: 001‐866-654-2878

February 11th, Wednesday

Overview of FLUXNET: Data, Results, Tools

0800 - 0830: Processes and Patterns to Reproduce in Models: General Results from FLUXNET. Dennis Baldocchi

0830 - 0900: Flux Data Characteristics: What are the Data? (how are they processed, uncertainties, ancillary data) Dario Papale

0900 - 0930: Pattern - oriented strategies for Model- Evaluation in Space and Time  Markus Reichstein

Strategies for Using Flux Data for Model Validation and Algorithm Develop: State of Modeling and Use for Flux data

0930 - 1000 : How FLUXNET data and Models work together to improve knowledge on the Carbon Cycle. Philippe Ciais

1000 - 1030: How FLUXNET data and Models work together to improve knowledge on the Land Surface Modeling, e.g albedo, bowen ratio, land use types and change, land - Atmosphere Feedbacks. Gordon Bonan

1100 - 1130: How FLUXNET data and Models work together to improve knowledge on the Remote Sensing, e.g surface temperature, LAI, fPAR, phenology. Steve Running

1130 - 1200: How FLUXNET data and Models can improve knowledge on the Water, evaporation at tower, grid, watershed and continental scales. Sonia Seneviratne

1330 - 1530: Plenary Discussion Baldocchi/Reichstein

Validating land surface models and Improving Process - Level Algorithms with longer datasets (5 - 10 years)… Identify Needs, Priorities, Potential Projects

Discussion Leaders

Water: Schulz/Amiro, Carbon: Luo/Law, Climate/Land Surface Interactions: Pearson/Kim

February 12th, Thursday

1000 - 1015: REFLEX project Report. Matthew Williams

1015 - 1030: Model - intercomparison activity in Japan/Asia Akihiko Ito

Validating and Improving land surface models with longer datasets (5 - 10 years): Follow-up

• Coupled Carbon, Water, Ecosystem Climate Models: Reality or Over Reaching; Can FLUXNET Help? Loustau/Williams/Abramowitz

  • Pros and cons in testing models against time series at towers vs functional relationships across gradients (climate, chronosequence, functional types)
  • Upscaling fluxes to grid - scale with data assimilation and remote sensing

1330 - 1500: Future composition of FLUXNET

What new science can modelers and experimentalists do together?: Perspective from Younger Scientists. Jung/Vinkollu/Zaelle

1530 - 1600: What new science can modelers and experimentalists do together? Perspectives for Senior Scientists. Running/Valentini/Ciais

1630 - 1700: Discussion Topic: Issues of sharing data, collaboration, credit, Access. Papale/Cook/Agarwal

February 13th, Friday

0830: Plenary Sessions Baldocchi/Reichstein/Papale

Planning Future Activities: Priorities, Questions, Execution, Resources

  • Role of FLUXNET in the GEOSS planning for global monitoring and Orbital Carbon Observatories

Data flow between Modelers and Experimentalists, a Two-Way Street

  • Submitting model runs to FLUXNET database
  • Opening the Database to Modelers