Duration: 02/2018 - 01/2021
Land surface hydrology acts at the interface between soil, vegetation, and atmosphere, and therefore impacts food production, water availability, and extreme events such as droughts and floods. The question whether or not land surface impacts on vegetation and near-surface weather are intensifying in the context of global warming is tackled by a multivariate approach and an integrated analysis of soil moisture, matric potential, gross primary production, evapotranspiration, temperature, and ancillary land surface data. Land-atmosphere interactions with respect to its short- and long-term variability, its potential changes with climate change, and identify past, present and future hot spot regions of land-climate feedbacks will be investigated.
Contact: Rene Orth