Colleagues from EURAC in Bozen/Bolzano (Italy) have produced nice spatial visualisations of results originating from the HydroAlp and HiResAlp projects, within which the Biomet group is partner.
Today we have received notice that our grant proposal on “On the role of advection for the net carbon dioxide exchange of short-statured ecosystems in complex terrain” to the FWF will be funded – yippee!
On 18th March Georg attended the kick-off meeting of the HiResAlp project at Bozen/Bolzano. The project is coordinated by the Applied Remote Sensing group at EURAC and will investigate the water cycle of mountain ecosystems using a combination of remote sensing (in particular based on radar) and modelling.
Flux towers #4 and 5 operational! On 25 May 2012, Albin and Georg set up two urban flux towers in Bolzano/Bozen. These will measure latent and sensible heat fluxes within the frame of the Cooling town project. in particular we are interested in quantifying the degree to which plant-covered surfaces in urban areas are able to affect the partitioning between sensible and latent heat fluxes. Now all our turbulence equipment is somewhere out in the field – thanks to Mathias Rotach for lending us two krypton hygrometers!
We have received notice that our proposal to the FWF
“Fluxes of biogenic oxygenated volatile organic compounds between mountain grassland ecosystems and the atmosphere”
was approved and will be funded for the next three years with 300kEuro.