RAL Seminar Series - Hydrologic Interactions Across Multiple Scales: Stressors, Thresholds, and Responses

Speaker:   Dr. Ben Livneh, Research Associate

                Western Water Assessment (WWA)

                Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

                University of Colorado-Boulder

Date:        Friday, February 7, 2014

Time:        3:30pm

Place:        FL 2 - Room 1001

Abstract:

A common challenge in making skillful hydrologic predictions is 
obtaining representative observations to drive and parameterize 
models that simulate key processes. This presentation addresses that 
challenge in three contexts. The first part of the presentation 
focuses on the development of a large-scale hydrometeorological data 
set, including important assumptions and potential applications. The 
second part of the presentation will focus on catchment-scale 
hydrology and issues related to acquiring reliable estimates of 
distributed precipitation at fine-scales (~100m) – comparing more 
traditional methods with a novel, satellite-based approach. Finally, 
a catchment scale analysis will explore hydrologic impacts of recent 
forest mortality and dust-on-snow events within the Upper Colorado 
River Basin, through the implementation of quasi-dynamic land cover 
and alternative snow albedo parameterizations.
Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
No
Announcement Timing: 
February 6, 2014 to February 8, 2014