Boussinesq Lecture 2014: Entekhabi

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 13.00 – 17.00 h
Speaker: prof. Dara Entekhabi, MIT, USA
Location: Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions in ‘De Kit’, Mauritskade 63, 1092AD Amsterdam
Subject: Earth observations and hydrology
Other speakers: Dr. Susan Steele-Dunne (Delft Univ. of Technology), Prof. Niko Verhoest (Ghent Univ.) and Dr. Rogier van de Velde (ITC, Univ. of Twente)

Note that the Boussinesq Lecture is preceded by the 2014 PhD meeting of the Boussinesq Center, including a poster session during lunch.

Please register by sending an email to Tamara Schalkx

09.00 Opening PhD event with coffee and tea for PhD students

09.15 Sija Stofberg (Wageningen Univ.): Hydraulic characterization of floating fen root mats
09.30 Arthur Lutz (Utrecht Univ.): Modeling the impacts of climate change in High Asia’s future water availability
09.45 Thomas Sweijen (Utrecht Univ.): Pore-scale modelling of swelling porous media; an application to superabsorbent polymers
10.00 Robin van der Schalie (VU Amsterdam): Applying the VUA LPRM soil moisture algorithm to SMOS observations; a case study in southeast Australia
10.15  Manuel Rios Gaona (Wageningen Univ.): The error in rainfall maps from telecommunication networks
10.30 coffee break
11.00 Honkai Gao (TU Delft): Ecosystem strategies to manage water supply
11.15  Jianzki Dong (TU Delft): Soil moisture determination through assimilation of temperature data
11.30 Aline Saraiva (Unesco-IHE): using tracers to develop holistic understanding of runoff generation in a large semi-arid basin in Southern Africa
11.45 Shaoning (ITC Twente): A new two-layer/multilayer algorithm for estimation effective soil temperature in microwave radiometry
12.00 Renée Hoogendoorn (AMS): AMS (Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions) and hydrology; future perspectives

12.15 Lunch for PhD students

13.00 Opening Boussinesq Lecture with coffee and tea
13.30 Introduction by chairman
13.40 Dara Entekhabi (MIT, USA): Earth observations and hydrology
14.40 Coffee break
15.00 Susan Steele-Dunne (Delft Univ. of Technology): Can we use radar to monitor vegetation water status?
15.30 Niko Verhoest (Ghent Univ.): Assimilation of coarse-scale SMOS observations in a hydrologic model
16.00 Rogier van de Velde (ITC, Univ. of Twente): Soil moisture observed from space validated on the ground
16.30 Closure by chairman
16.40 Drinks

During the whole day there will be te possibility to show posters, all coffee breaks are poster sessions