286 Modeling Energy and Mass Transfer Processes at the Soil-Atmospheric Interface Oral

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Physics and Hydrology
Soil is arguably the most critical life-supporting compartment of the biosphere, providing numerous ecosystem services from habitat for biodiversity, to food production and key biogeochemical cycles. Soils regulate and support water, mass and energy fluxes between the land surface, the vegetation, the atmosphere, and the deep subsurface, and although major progress in soil models has occurred in the last decades, models of soil processes is not well integrated between disciplines. There is a need to improve exchange of knowledge and experience amongst the different disciplines in soil science and to reach out to other Earth science communities who study land-atmospheric interactions. In this session, we seek contributions that focus on numerical approaches for simulating energy and mass transfer in very near-surface soil environments and the atmosphere. Results of experiments that can be used to support model testing and model intercomparison are also sought.

Approved for 2.5 SW CEUs

Tuesday, November 8, 2016: 1:30 PM-4:20 PM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 127 B

Scott B. Jones , Tissa Illangasekare and Michael H. Young
Michael H. Young and Andrew Trautz
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Hydrus Modeling of Coupled Water, Vapor and Energy in Soils and at the Soil-Atmosphere Interface.
Jirka Simunek, University of California-Riverside; Keith L. Bristow, CSIRO; Hirotaka Saito, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology
2:30 PM
The Efficiency of Trenches As Runoff Water Harvesting Systems and the Role of Their Design in Minimizing Water Losses.
Pedro R. Berliner, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Gennady Carmi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Solomon Leake, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Nurit Agam, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
Effect of Soil Data Source and Complexity on Soil Water and Energy Flux Simulation By the Noah-MP LSM.
Yohannes Tadesse Yimam, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Cristine L.S. Morgan, Texas A&M University; Michael Barlage, National Center for Atmospheric Research; David Gochis, NCAR; Nathaniel Chaney, Princeton University; Bright Dornblaser, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; Martha Anderson, USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory; Christopher Hain, University of Maryland
3:30 PM
Evaporation from a Shallow Water Table: Diurnal Dynamics of Water and Heat at the Surface of Drying Sand.
Shmuel Assouline, Agricultural Research Organization of Israel; Scott Tyler, University of Nevada Reno; John Selker, Oregon State University; Ivan Lunati, UNIL – University of Lausanne; Chad W. Higgins, Oregon State University; Marc B. Parlange, The University of British Columbia
4:10 PM
Concluding Remarks
4:20 PM