Talk: Verification of Ensemble Land Surface Simulations using earth observation and in-situ data

We invite you to a talk by our guest Dr Hyungjung Kim entitled

Verification of Ensemble Land Surface Simulations using earth observation and in-situ data. 

Time and place: Friday 6 March, 14:00, Seminarraum 122

ABSTRACT
: Despite the advancements in models and observations during decades, large-scale land surface simulations are still struggling with uncertainties originating from various sources. Therefore, it is asked to diagnose the current status of state-of-the-art models and input observations, and to evaluate simulations of various spatiotemporal scales in a component-wise comparison using a broad set of independent observations. In the third phase of Global Soil Wetness Project (GSWP3), it is proposed to investigate the long-term changes of the interactions between the components of energy-water-carbon cycles with extensive data and model verifications in ensemble land simulations. Here, it will be presented some lessons learned through the preliminary experiments of the GSWP3.

CV: Dr Hyungjung Kim obtained the BSc and MSc degrees in atmospheric sciences at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. After obtaining his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Tokyo, he worked as a researcher at the University of California Center for Hydrologic Modeling, Irvine. Currently he is assistant profressor at the University of Tokyo. His work focuses on the validation of land surface models and earth observation products of the global water cycle.

03.03.2015
Category: Remote Sensing, Announcements