From observation to prediction in terrestrial systems
Climate and land use change are key factors influencing the terrestrial hydrological system which need to be managed by society in the coming decades. These changes act and provoke system reactions on different spatial and temporal scales, which result in immense challenges for environmental and hydrological research. Terrestrial environmental research has to tackle these challenges.
New approaches are needed to detect complex interaction and feedback mechanisms between the various compartments of the terrestrial system and to identify long-term trends in observed states and fluxes. Therefore, the development and implementation of large-scale, long-term, and integrated environmental research infrastructures has become more and more important during the last years across all scientific disciplines.
TERENO solicits contributions from scientists dealing with the integrated subsurface-land surface-atmosphere system from the micro to the meso-scale. Particularly interesting are studies applying novel sensing technologies for terrestrial systems; Methods and case studies for bridging the scale between management, model and observation scale; Coupled processes in soilplant-atmosphere systems; Data assimilation approaches for predicting states and fluxes in terrestrial systems.