How Can Critical Zone Science Inform Hydroclimatic Prediction

Event Sponsor: 
Environmental Science Seminar
Start Date: 
Jun 14 2016 - 10:00am
Building/Room: 
Building 240/Room 4301
Location: 
Argonne National Laboratory
Speaker(s): 
Praveen Kumar
Speaker(s) Title: 
University of Illinois

Critical Zone science aims to discover how Earth's "living skin" is structured, evolves, and provides critical functions that sustain life. The structure and dynamics in this zone encompass the interaction and coevolution between biotic and abiotic constituents from instataneous to deep time. The advances in Critical Zone science achieved through a number of efforts, including observatories in the US and abroad, over a relative short period of time demonstrate deep linkages that have the potential to inform climate modeling approaches and prediction outcomes. In this talk I will describe some of the emerging Critical Zone science, how they go beyond prevailing scientific understanding, and their potential to inform hydroclimatic and weather modeling approaches and prediction.

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