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


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.
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Dr. Ben Livneh

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 3:30pm