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  Information - CL017 Land-atmosphere coupling in past, present and future climate (co-listed in AS, BG & HS)

Event Information
Land-atmosphere coupling is a key aspect of the climate system, but a difficult issue to investigate due to the scarcity of relevant observations, the complexity of the underlying feedbacks and interactions, as well as the wide range of scales that it involves. The aim of this session is to bring together studies investigating land-atmosphere coupling from various perspectives, i.e. for past, present or future climate, using observational, diagnostic or modeling approaches, and on scales ranging from local to global.

We encourage in particular the following topics for contributions:
(i) Process analyses of the governing mechanisms underlying land-atmosphere coupling
(ii) Land-atmosphere feedbacks involving radiation, soil moisture, vegetation, and/or snow
(iii) Role of boundary layer processes in land-atmosphere coupling
(iv) Validation studies intercomparing model and observational data (i.e. Fluxnet)
(v) Soil moisture and snow initialization for seasonal forecasting
(vi) Relevance of land-atmosphere coupling for the occurrence of extreme events (in particular, droughts and heatwaves)
(vii) Role of land-atmosphere interactions for climate-change predictions

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Alan K. Betts, Atmospheric Research, Pittsford, Vermont, USA
"Understanding hydrometeorology using global models and surface observations"

Martin Claussen, MPI-Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
"Holocene land cover - atmosphere coupling"


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