161 Grand Challenges in Modeling Soil Processes/Long-Term Observatories: II

Poster Session
SSSA Division: Soil Physics and Hydrology
Soil is a critical life-supporting compartment of the biosphere. Soil models have long played an important role in quantifying and predicting soil processes and ecosystem services. However, a new generation of soil models based on a systems approach comprising physical, chemical and biological processes is needed to address knowledge gaps. This symposium  deals with challenges and perspectives in modeling soil processes. We welcome contributions that address major scientific gaps in describing soil processes, inter-compare soil models, evaluate model uncertainty, discuss data requirements, and link soil with other process models such as climate, land surface, ecological, crop and contaminant models.

Scientific advances in research of soil-plant-atmosphere interactions demand strong integration of monitoring, modeling, and scaling. In recent years, several terrestrial observatories have been implemented, e.g., the Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) and National Ecology Observatory networks (NEON) in the U.S., the Hydrological Observatory (HOBE) in Denmark, the Heihe Hydrological Observatory in China, the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network in Australia (TERN), and the Terrestrial Environmental Observatory network (TERENO) in Germany. This symposium will focus on long-term terrestrial observatories and how data obtained from such networks can support the understanding and prediction of the response of terrestrial systems to changing environmental conditions.

Monday, November 16, 2015: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Exhibit Hall BC

Markus Flury , Andrea Schnepf , Jirka Simunek and Dani Or
Andrea Schnepf , Jirka Simunek , Dani Or , Heye Bogena and Jon Chorover
Poster #1506
Establishing an International Soil Modelling Consortium.
Andrea Schnepf, Research Center Juelich; Jan Vanderborght, Forschungszentrum J├╝lich; Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
Poster Presentation
  • Poster_SSSA2015_Schnepf_.pdf (1.1 MB)
  • Poster #1507
    A Drought Index Designed for Field-Scale Water Management.
    Daejun Kim, Kyung Hee University; Soo-ock Kim, National Center for Agro-Meteorology; Jin-Hee Kim, Kyunghee University; Jin I. Yun, Kyung Hee University
    Poster Presentation
  • Kim_poster.jpg.pdf (2.9 MB)
  • Poster #1508
    Poster #1509
    Evaluation of Atriplex Halimus Germination on Saline Soil Substrates Under Semi-Arid Environment Using a Combination of Germination, Climate and Hydrological Models.
    Mandana Shaygan, University of Queensland; Thomas Baumgartl, University of Queensland; Sven Arnold, University of Queensland; Lucy Reading, University of Queensland
    Poster #1510
    Modeling Transient Soil Moisture Dichotomies Arising from Anthropogenic Land Cover Alterations.
    Andres Patrignani, Kansas State University; Tyson E. Ochsner, Oklahoma State University
    Poster #1511
    Towards a High Resolution Soil Moisture Map of Oklahoma.
    Jason Patton, Oklahoma State University; Tyson E. Ochsner, Oklahoma State University; Andres Patrignani, Kansas State University; Jingnuo Dong, Oklahoma State University; Matthew Haffner, Oklahoma State University
    Poster #1512
    Precision Irrigation System Designs That Reduce Energy and Irrigation Water Use By Soil Water Retention Technology.
    Alvin J.M. Smucker, Michigan State University; Andrey K. Guber, Michigan State University; Kalyanmoy Deb, Michigan State University; Mahdi Ibrahim Aoda, University of Baghdad
    Poster #1513
    A Comparison of PRISM and Cfsr Precipitation Data Effects on Calibration and Uncertainty of SWAT Models.
    David E. Radcliffe, University of Georgia-Athens; Rajith Mukundan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Poster Presentation
  • Radcliffe pdf.pdf (1.0 MB)
  • Poster #1514
    Evaluating Performance of Artificial Capillary Barriers to Improve Root Zone Conditions Using Hydrus.
    Arunee Wongkaew, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology; Hirotaka Saito, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology; Mitsuha Miyake, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology; Mitsuhiro Inoue, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University; Haruyuki Fujimaki, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University
    Poster #1515
    Importance of Characterization of Soil Properties and Spatial Distribution in Watershed Modeling.
    Claudio O. Stockle, Washington State University; Fidel Maureira, Washington State University; Nicole K Ward, University of Idaho; Matt Yourek, University of Idaho; Matteo Poggio, Washington State University; Erin Brooks, University of Idaho
    Poster #1516
    A Whole-Soil Modeling Approach for Field Capacity Assessment.
    Quirijn de Jong van Lier, University of Sao Paulo; Ole Wendroth, University of Kentucky
    Poster Presentation
  • Poster ASA2015.pdf (682.7 kB)
  • Poster #1517
    Determining Near-Surface Heat Flux Density Using Modeled Soil Thermal Conductivity.
    Xiaoyang Peng, China Agricultural University; Yili Lu, China Agricultural University; Joshua Heitman, North Carolina State University; Robert Horton, Iowa State University; Tusheng Ren, China Agricultural University
    Poster Presentation
  • ACS 2015 meeting poster (Peng et al.).pdf (1.7 MB)
  • Poster #1518
    Estimating Water Use in a Semi-Arid Montane Ecosystem Using a Soil Moisture Network and Numerical Modeling.
    Scott B. Jones, Utah State University; Ling Lu, Utah State University; Larry Hipps, Utah State University
    Poster #1519