Thanks to funding by the Austria-Israel Academic Network Innsbruck (AIANI), Dan Yakir from the Weizman Institute is visiting us this month as a guest professor.
Dan will be giving a lecture in the Institutes seminar series on Monday 19 June 16:30 (HS A, Sternwartestr. 15) talking about “Forest-climate interactions: Perspectives from the semi-arid region“.
thanks to Mario for the picture!
In between two meetings in France, Jay Arnone (DRI, Reno, NV, USA) was visiting us to work on the MGCF flux data set, which since our 2008 paper in GCB has grown to a length of 12 years and promises lots of new insights into inter-annual variability of desert carbon cycling.
This week we hosted a mini-workshop funded by the COST action OPTIMISE to develop a web-based tool that merges flux footprint modeling using the approach by Kljun et al. (2015) with an unsupervised land cover classification using Sentinel-2 and Bing data to devise optimal sensor placement for linking flux measurements with proximal sensing.
(from left to right: Enrico, Tarek, Natascha and Georg)
Mallick K., Jarvis A., Wohlfahrt G., Kiely G., Hirano T., Miyata A., Yamamoto S., Hoffmann L. (2015) Components of near-surface energy balance derived from satellite soundings – Part 1: Net available energy. Biogeosciences 12,433-451, doi: 10.5194/bg-12-433-2015.
Today Genki Katata, presently visiting scientist at KIT Garmisch-Partenkirchen, visited us to discuss about modelling grassland carbon and energy fluxes. The picture shows Genki (second on left) and part of the Biomet group enjoing lunch after an exhausting discussion about Bayesian calibration, parameter equifinality and other complicated stuff.