Impressions from TERENO-OZCAR International Conference 2023

TERENO-OZCAR International Conference 2023: Posters


Tuesday Poster 26.09.2023


Haoliang Luo - UMR 7619 METIS, Paris, France
Advances and benefits of capillary bundle models: up-scaling approach for predicting electrical conductivity of frozen porous media


Markus Köhli - Heidelberg University, Germany
Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensing - precision soil moisture measurements at the hectare scale


Marie-Noëlle Pons - Université de Lorraine, CNRS, LRG
Spectroscopic analysis of DOM in waters – what is easy and what is not?


Marit Hendrickx - KU Leuven
Autocorrelation in Soil Moisture Sensor Measurement Errors: A Mechanistic Error Modelling Approach


Lasse Hertle - Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ
A Practical Approach to Correcting the Incoming Flux Variation for Cosmic Ray Neutron Sensing


Felix Nieberding - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Playing in the sandbox: An experimental set-up for comparison of soil moisture profile sensors


Sylvain Pasquet - Sorbonne Université
Using light-weight and autonomous nodal arrays to improve seismic data collection capabilities in steep and rugged-terrain critical zone observatories


Cosimo Brogi - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Fostering the understanding of sub-footprint hetero- geneity in Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensing – challenges of irrigation monitoring


Claudia Voigt - Department of Biology and Geology, University of Almería
The First Continuous Field Record of 17O-excess of Atmospheric Water Vapor: Insights into Local and Regional Atmospheric Processes at a French Medi- terranean Forest Site


Nolwenn Lesparre - Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, EOST, ENGEES
Measuring electrical self-potential in a spruce forest to observe the water exchanges in the subsurface-vegeta- tion-atmosphere continuum


Buse Onay - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Scientific Discovery in Earth Science Using Deep Learning Technologies


Aram Kalhori - GFZ German Center for Geosciences
Developing temporal phases of GHG emissions in a rewetted peatland site in Germany using long-term ecosystem carbon flux measurements


Farnaz Sharghi - University of Maragheh
Evaluating the long-term relationships between soil water content and evapotranspiration in different soil orders of Iran


Poster Bauer et al
Felix Maximilian Bauer - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
The Selhausen Minirhizotron Facilities: A Unique Set-Up to Investigate Subsoil Processes within the Soil-Plant Continuum


Jannis Groh - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Using a network of networks for high-frequency multi- depth soil moisture observations to infer spatial and temporal drivers of subsurface preferential flow


Poster Wendling et al
Valentin Wendling - HSM, Univ Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, IMT Mines Alès, Alès, France
Monitoring global changes and water management strategies in Mediterranean mountain environments: hydro-socio-eco-meteorological observations in the Cévennes Mountains (Southeast France)


Olga Tertychna - Institute of Agroecology and Environmental Management of NAAS, Kyiv, Ukraine
Environmental monitoring as a method of environmental quality management


Poster Braud et al
Isabelle Braud - OZCAR-RI, INRAE
Critical analysis of the eLTER France compliance with the Whole System Approach concept of eLTER Research Infrastructure


Alix Toulier - Université de La Réunion
The Critical Zone observatory of Réunion island (France): a multidisciplinary observatory of the tropical Critical Zone in a basaltic volcanic setting


Poster Ferraris et al
Stefano Ferraris - DIST Politecnico and Università of Turin, Italy
Complementarity of academic Critical Zone Observatories with Water Authority measurements


Laurent Gourdol - Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Short high-accuracy tritium data time series for assessing groundwater mean transit times and storages in the vadose and saturated zones of the Luxembourg Sand- stone aquifer


Christophe Hissler - Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Opening questions on identifying water sources to trees: application of a multi tracer approach


Poster Belleflamme et al
Alexandre Belleflamme - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Evolution of the subsurface water storage under drought conditions at catchment scale in central Europe with the hydrological model ParFlow/CLM


Agnès Rivière - Mines Paris PSL
How Groundwater Models Can Benefit from Near-Surface Seismic Data?


Alban de Lavenne - INRAE - Institut Agro, UMR SAS, Rennes
Comparative analysis of water storage dynamics for two OZCAR observatories using SAS functions and a GR conceptual hydrological model


Poster Hammoudeh et al
Suad Hammoudeh - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Experimental seasonal monitoring and forecasting of total subsurface water storage over Germany: The FZJ Water Resources Bulletin


Roland Bol - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Land use and land cover change effects on runoff in Rur Basin, Germany


Theresa Blume - GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences
Stress responses in the deep unsaturated zone: a forested catchment vulnerable to climate change


Daniel Rasche - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Exploring greater depths: Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensing as a tool for downhole soil moisture estimation


Lijie Zhang - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Revision of states and fluxes from an energy imbalance perspective in a coupled LES and land surface model


Poster Li et al
Yue Li - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Long term response and adaptation of farmland water, carbon and nitrogen cycles to climate change in arid regions


Poster Batsatsashvili et al
Maia Batsatsashvili1 - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Effect of forest restoration on greenhouse gas emissions from a small headwater stream, Eifel/Lower Rhine Valley (TERENO Network, Germany)


Fernand Baguket Eloundou - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Identifying Sources of Uncertainties in Simulated CLM5 Ensemble Simulations


Yikui Zhang - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Linking the atmospheric water cycle and land-atmos- phere coupling from fully coupled TSMP simulations through a novel atmospheric moisture analysis framework


Christophe Peugeot - HydroSciences Montpellier (HSM), Université de Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, IMT-Mines Alès
The possible perverse effects of water reservoirs for irrigation as a drought adaptation solution: a feedback loop analysis


Jean-Martial Cohard - University Grenoble Alpes
Micro-Wave scintillometry to measure evapotranspi- ration at landscape scale : Evaluation from two field campaigns





Wednesday Poster 27.09.2023


Jie Gu - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Controls on soil dissolved organic carbon along the 4000 km North-South forest transect in Eastern China


Thibault Lambert - INRAE - Institut Agro, UMR SAS, Rennes, France
Does nitrate regulate dissolved organic carbon mobilisa- tion in wetland soils and its export towards stream water in agricultural catchments?


Samuel Le Gall - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Co-cropping of wheat cultivars with contrasted root sys- tems: plot scale study to understanding the mechanisms underlying its resilience against environmental stresses


Jean Marcais - INRAE RiverLy
What control transit times versus Q relationships at the hillslope scale ? Implications for nitrate vs Q relationships


Simon Zitzmann - University of Augsburg, Institute of Geography
Elevation-dependent warming and its climatic drivers: A concerted field and modeling assessment for the Berchtesgaden National Park


Guillaume Peugnet - IPGP, IGN, Paris University, France
The impact of subsurface life on ghost-rock karstification processes and cave formation


Susanne Liebner - GFZ, Potsdam
Role of the microbiota for soil transformation processes in arid and semiarid regions under simulated humidity


Sylvian Kuppel - IRD Géosciences Environnement Toulouse
Disantengling hydrological and geochemical drivers of rock-water-plant interactions: a case study with a process-based modelling environment


Ivan Osorio-Leon - University of Rennes – CNRS, Géosciences Rennes, UMR 6118, Rennes
Mineral substrate and fluid redox conditions control cell density in attached biofilms: in-situ incubation experiments in deep groundwater


Antoine Sobaga - ENS
What impact do intense events have on aquifer recharge?


Poster Belfort et al
Benjamin Belfort - Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, ENGEES, Institut Terre et Environnement de Strasbourg, UMR 7063
Drought monitoring and modelling: the case of 2022 in a mid-mountain forested catchment


Vazken Andréassian - INRAE
Do piezometric levels impact catchment-scale rainfall yield?


Poster Casanova et al
Andrés Casanova - INRAE - Institut Agro, UMR SAS, Rennes, France
Spatial variability of C-N-P concentrations during the fragmentation and rewetting of an intermittent stream in a small temperate oceanic agricultural catchment


Clarissa Glaser - University of Bonn
Groundwater-surface water dynamics in a headwater stream: exploring the influence of varying streamflow using a multitracer approach


Martin Schrön - UFZ – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH
Neptoon – a Neutron Processing Tool for Python


Nikita Basargin - DLR – Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
Soil Moisture Estimation from Multi-dimensional SAR Data


Poster Moradi et al
Shirin Moradi - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Simulating soil moisture for sustainable irrigation: Integrating CLM-ParFlow model with multi-resolution data in the NRW domain


Omar Marigo - Universite Cheikh Anta Diop
Spatio-temporal Analysis of Surface and Root Zone Soil Moisture Derived from SMAP and SMOS Microwave Satellite Data Using in-situ Measurements in Senegal


Jordan Bates - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Evapotranspiration Estimates Evaluated in Comparison with TERENO Eddy Covariance Measurements


Rahul Raj - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Retrieval of high-resolution Leaf Area Index maps from PlanetScope data


Chala Chimdessa Goshel - Sinana Agricultural Research Center
GIS based identification of water harvesting potential area in the Bale lowlandof south eastern Ethiopia


Yohannes Ginting - University of Bonn, Institute of Geosciences, Department of Meteorology
Comparison of the gross primary productivity of the FLUXNET towers and remote sensing based models in Borneo island, Southeast Asia


Amande Roque-Bernard - IPGP/CNRS
Suspended sediment transport in small and steep catchments


Rajina Bajracharya - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Modelling nitrogen and soil water balance with AgroC-N to aid biomass productivity at erosion-affected arable sites along a hummocky landscape


Thanh Quynh Duong - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Modeling carbon and nitrogen turnover in groundwater along a hill slope transect


Poster Fang et al
Fang Li - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Assimilation of data from groundwater and cosmic-ray neutron soil moisture sensor networks into the inte- grated Terrestrial System Modeling Platform TSMP – The Rur catchment case study


Poster Avila et al
Leandro Avila - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Probabilistic water reservoir operation using implicit stochastic optimization and vine copula functions


Poster Strebel et al
Lukas Strebel - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Assimilation of in-situ soil water content and leaf area index to improve evapotranspiration prediction for European forest sites


Akokponhoue Bertrand - National Institute of Water (INE), University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin)
Contribution of geoinformatics and geophysics in the prospection of groundwater reservoirs in hard-rock areas


Elodie Robert - CNRS/LETG
Characterization of the E. coli environment in surface waters of West Africa


Christine Vallet-Coulomb - Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, IRD, INRAE, CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence
Monitoring the isotopic composition (17O-excess, d-excess and d18O) of precipitation in Northern Benin: insights on climate variations


Diego Chavez-Espinoza - Aix-Marseille Univ., CNRS - IRD - INRAE - CEREGE
Large-scale tracer-aided hydrological modeling of West African basin


Mathias Tidjani - Université Catholique de Louvain, Earth and Life Institute (ELI)
Systematic synthesis of knowledge relating to the hydro- logical functioning of inlands valleys in tropical Africa


Jan Bliefernicht - Uni Augsburg
Exploring and Closing the Energy Balance of Eddy Covariance Measurements along a Land Use Gradient in the West African Sudanian Savanna







TERENO-OZCAR International Conference 2023: Sessions


Tuesday Sessions 26.09.2023


Dörthe Tetzlaff, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Enhancing monitoring and modelling of water storage dynamics

Kevin Bishop, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala

The complementary power of extensive environmental monitoring programs and intensively instrumented observatories for supporting the “green transition” to Agenda 2030

Marie-Elodie Perga, University Lausanne

Building upon multiple-scale observatories to delineate the sources and mechanisms of CO2 emissions from lakes

Daniela Vanella, Università degli Studi di Catania

Electrical resistivity applications for supporting precision agriculture: a promising approach also for environmental monitoring?


Session: Innovative sensing and analysis methods for environmental research

Sonia Akter, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Assessing the accuracy of root-zone soil moisture prediction from gamma radiation monitoring data

Nurit Agam, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Water dynamics in dry soils – using relative humidity sensors to measure water vapor adsorption in desert soils

Martin Schrön, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH

Spatiotemporal soil moisture monitoring with cosmic rays in TERENO, Central Germany

Luca Stevanato, Finapp srl

Self-referenced Cosmic Rays Neutron Sensing probes based on contextual muons detection

Patrick Davies, KNUST

Optimal Temporal Filtering of the Cosmic-Ray Neutron Signal to Reduce Soil Moisture Uncertainty

Francis E. Oussou, Federal University of Technology Akure

Improving the depth-to-bedrock maps for groundwater-to-atmosphere modeling in Africa

Daniel Schulz, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Plant functional type-specific and temporally resolved evapotranspiration partitioning using water stable isotopologues

Inge Wiekenkamp, GFZ German Center for Geosciences

Airborne eddy covariance for estimating regional turbulent matter and energy fluxes in NE Germany

Antoine Lucas, IPGP/CNRS

Mapping Critical Zone biomass and surface roughness with a backpack LiDAR

Ulrike Werban, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH

Direct push-color sensing and geophysical mapping – a combined approach to investigate floodplain structures

Marie-Noëlle Pons, Université de Lorraine

Effect of clear-cutting on the dissolved organic matter in the Wüstebach catchment

Christoff Andermann, Université Rennes

Automated high resolution water sampler


Session: Measuring and modelling water storage dynamics

Jayson Gabriel Pinza, University of Antwerp

Sandy soil compaction and influence to hydrologic balance: insight from 1D soil water flow modeling of experimental setups

Jordy Salmon-Monviola, INRAE - Institut Agro, UMR SAS

Improving the internal hydrological consistency of a process-based solute transport model by simultaneous calibration of stream concentration and water flow

Julien Ackerer, IGE grenoble & OZCAR RI

Integrated and ecohydrological modeling of the water cycle in three contrasting long term observatories (OZCAR network, France)

Aniket Gupta, University of Grenoble Alpes

Modeling global warming impacts on Rain/snow partitioning, water path, and residence time in a mid-elevation mountain catchment

Mathilde de Fleury, Université Toulouse

Hydrological regime of Sahelian small water bodies from combined Sentinel-2 MSI and Sentinel-3 SRAL data

Olga Dombrowski, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Assessing the impact of irrigation on water storage dynamics in a Mediterranean catchment using land surface modelling

Fabrice Rodriguez, Campus Nantes - Univ Gustave Eiffel

What happens to rainfall in urban areas? Dual monitoring and modelling approach in a small urban catchment in Nantes, France


Session: Long-term environmental observation for understanding the Earth system in the Anthropocene

Paolo Nasta, University of Naples

Exploring soil water dynamics in the Alento hydrological observatory

Xiao Lu, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Analysis of Scale-dependent Spatial Correlations of Actual Evapotranspiration Measured by Lysimeters

Laura Nadolski, Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena

Revealing Carbon Dynamics from Long-Term Observational Data in a Mediterranean Savanna Ecosystem with Different Fertilization Treatments

Jannis Groh, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Do we know our soil‘s water cycle well?

Gerhard Helle, GFZ German Center for Geosciences

Differentiated response of pine and oak to air quality changes and recent drought in rural Northeastern Germany

Wolfgang Korres, Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)

The International Soil Moisture Network (ISMN): Ensuring a permanent service for delivering long-term, in situ soil moisture data



Wednesday Sessions 27.09.2023


Cathy Hohenegger, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg

Representation of the water cycle and its coupling to the land surface in a kilometre-scale Earth System Model

Jantienne Baartman, Wageningen University

Modelling the dynamics of sediment and associated substances across temporal and spatial scales

Julian Klaus, University of Bonn

Groundwater-surface water interactions as driver for streamflow dynamics: Insights from an experimental headwater catchment

Daniella Rempe, University of Texas at Austin

Observing interactions between tree roots, minerals, and fluids in a shale critical zone and implications for weathering and landscape evolution


Session: Biogeochemical processes at the soil and catchment scale

Valentine Rollot, Université Paris Cité

Microbial biofilms structure and manganese (bio)cycling: from field to lab studies

David Uhlig, Freie Universität Berlin

Imbalances in dissolved elemental export fluxes disclose “hidden” Critical Zone pathways

Nicolaus van Zweel, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

On previously unseen flowlines and their potential significance for understanding concentration-discharge patterns in headwater streams

Claudia Schütze, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH

Temporal and spatial pattern of riverine greenhouse gas emissions in a large temperate river

Andreas Musolff, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH

High-frequency concentration-discharge relationships of nitrate and dissolved organic carbon reveal altered nutrient mobilization during forest dieback

Qiqi Wang, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Deforestation alters dissolved organic carbon and sulphate dynamics in a mountainous headwater catchments-a wavelet analysis

Annemarie Bäthge, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH

The influence of clear-cut on nutrient dynamics in the Wüstebach catchment (Eifel, Germany) – Preliminary results from a modelling study

Michael Rode, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH

Disentangling in-stream nitrate uptake pathways based on two-station high-frequency monitoring in high-order streams

Rémi Dupas, INRAE - Institut Agro, UMR SAS

Nitrate and phosphorus export dynamics during the extreme storm events of the future


Session: Water and biogeochemical cycles in Earth system models

Yves Godderis, Geosciences Environnement Toulouse, GET, CNRS, UMR5563

The role of the thickness of the regolith cover on the Earth climate stability

Filip Kiałka, Ecole Normale Supérieure & CNRS

Composite models of soil hydraulic properties for representing soil (de)compaction in land surface models

Liubov Poshyvailo-Strube, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Groundwater in terrestrial systems modelling: a new climatology of extreme heat events in Europe

Mehdi Rahmati, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Soil Moisture Memory Mitigates or Amplifies Drought Effects

Christophe Peugeot, HydroSciences Montpellier (Université de Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, IMTMines Alès)

A drought-triggered hydrological tipping point in the central Sahel: an attribution study using system dynamics modelling


Session: Extremes and the critical zone: Water and matter transport during floods and droughts, intermittent streams and processes at the groundwater-surface water interface

Ophélie Fischer, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Institut des Geosciences de l‘Environnement (IGE)

Study of the contribution of groundwater to floods in Mediterranean mountainous watershed

Cécile Delcourt, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Institut des Geosciences de l‘Environnement (IGE)

Fine sediments deposition and remobilisation processes in a mesoscale mountain catchment

Gareth Old, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Floods and droughts research infrastructure (FDRI): enabling the hydrological research community

Maxime Savatier, ANDRA

Monitoring large fluctuations of dissolved oxygen in intermittent streams with significant groundwater-surface interactions

Guilherme Emidio Horta Nogueira, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH

Combined Effects of Geological Heterogeneity and Discharge Events on Groundwater and Surface Water Mixing

Konstantina KatsanouI, HE Delft Institute for Water Education

Seasonal and spatial variations of physicochemical parameters in headwater catchments to define groundwater input – Wüstebach Catchment, Germany



Thursday Sessions 28.09.2023


Nick van de Giesen, Delft University of Technology

TEMBO Africa: Seven sensors, five products, three services

Frank Hagedorn, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Birmensdorf

Mountain ecosystems in a changing climate

Anna Balenzano, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, NaplesEarth

Observation data for high resolution soil moisture monitoring

Philippe Peylin, LSCE, Saint-Aubin

Land surface model parameters optimisation: where we are and new opportunities – Examples with the ORCHIDEE LSM

Francoise Genova, Observatoire de Strasbourg

Science data sharing – feedback from other communities: the case study of astronomy


Session: Biogeochemical processes at the soil and catchment scale

Ralf Kiese, KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Impact of climate and management on grassland yields in the pre-alpine region of South Germany

David Gateuille, EDYTEM – CNRS / Université Savoie Mont Blanc

Influence of hydrological regime on soil-to-river pollutant fluxes in alpine areas

Sylvain Kuppel, Géosciences Environnement Toulouse, University of Toulouse, CNRS - IRD - UPS - CNES

Snowmelt and groundwater in mountainous streams and plants: a modeling approach in a snowdominated catchment

Michael Dannenmann, KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

A review of the importance of mineral nitrogen cycling in the plant-soil-microbe system of permafrost-affected soils – changing the paradigm


Session: Novel methods for the integration and exploration of environmental data

Martin Abbrent, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH

Building Scalable Time Series Data Infrastructures: State-of-the-Art Solutions for Accessible and Interoperable Environmental Data

Sylvain Grellet, BRGM, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, Orléans

OneWater FAIR Data Platform: setting up a national FAIR water dataplatform and community

Ulrich Loup, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

A General Approach to Unbundle a Largely Monolithic Time-Series Management System

Hervé Squividant, Institut Agro / INRAE - UMR SAS Rennes

SOFAIR - A tool for publishing observation data within an ecosystem of interoperable services

Charly Coussot, Université Grenoble Alpes, IRD, CNRS, Météo-France, INRAE, OSUG

Theia/OZCAR Thesaurus: lessons learned on implementing the I-ADOPT framework, a new Research Data Alliance recommendation designed to facilitate interoperability between scientific variables from different controlled vocabularies

Sami Miaari, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

A machine learning framework to design basin specific drought indexes


Session: Challenges in understanding Critical Zone processes in Africa

Jean-Martial Cohard, Institute of Geosciences and Environment, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, IRD

AMMA-CATCH observatory: a portal for regionalizing eco-hydro-climatic observations in West Africa

Jan Bliefernicht, Augsburg University

Current Developments and Challenges in Operating an Environmental Research Observatory in the Sudan Savanna in West Africa – Ten Years of WASCAL

Souleymane Sy, Augsburg University

Land-based mitigation options for climate change in West Africa: Results from WRF-NoahMP-Hydro high-resolution simulations

Chloé Ollivier, HydroSciences Montpellier (HSM), Univ Montpellier

How to adapt critical zone observation strategies to the evolving challenges of the African continent?


Session: Remote sensing for improved analysis of soil-vegetation-atmosphere dynamics at the regional scale

Toni Schmidt, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH

Gridded Profile Soil Moisture through Artificial Intelligence

Thomas De Almeida, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, INRAE, CNRS

Mapping vegetation evolution in badlands in response to climate and erosion using aerial and satellite imagery

Nesrine Farhani, HydroSciences Montpellier (HSM), Univ Montpellier, CNRS, IRD

Estimation of evapotranspiration in Sahelian regions from space: review and uncertainty analysis

Thierry Pellarin, Institut des Géosciences de l‘Environnement (IGE)

Use of nadir altimetry data to evaluate a continental hyper-resolution simulation over West Africa

Quentin Beauclaire, TERRA, Gembloux AgroBioTech - Université de Liège

Mechanistic modelling of gross primary production (GPP) and latent heat flux (LE) using sun-induced fluorescence (SIF) observations in different water and light limitation conditions


Session: Model data fusion: Improving model prediction and process understanding

Simon De Cannière, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Parametrizing a water stress function in a crop growth model using a crop model coupled to a radiative transfer model

Marit Hendrickx, KU Leuven

Impact of Covariance of Soil Moisture Measurements on Inverse Estimation of Soil Water Balance Parameters and on Soil Moisture Predictions

Samira Sadat Soltani, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Multivariate data assimilation for improving subsurface storage estimates: A case study of The Upper Rhine Basin


Coupling soil erosion model and lake sediment records reveals the importance of Alpine erosion crisis in total sediment exports during the Holocene

Marcio Dos Reis Martins, Agroscope

Nitrous oxide emissions and N leaching from permanent grasslands in Western Europe: assessing the impact of management using DayCent

Hao Chen, Tianjin University

A data-driven framework for assembling multiple geoscientific models



TERENO-OZCAR International Conference 2023


Second TERENO-OZCAR International Conference 2023 in Bonn, Germany

In October 2021, we organized the first joint meeting of OZCAR, the French research infrastructure on “Observatoires de la Zone Critique” and TERENO, “Terrestrial Environmental Observatories” in Straßbourg, France. It was the first meeting of this kind in Europe aiming at bringing together scientists active in terrestrial system’s research. This meeting was extremely well received as the place to be where critical zone research in Europe meets.

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Following up on this success, it was decided to organize a second international joint meeting in Bonn, the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. The conference program covered 10 main subject areas – from fundamental questions on exchange processes between soil, vegetation and atmosphere, to the use of data and different approaches to long-term observation, to new measurement methods and modeling approaches. Some 170 researchers from about 20 countries attended the conference in Bonn and roughly, 50 additional participants attended the conference online. More than 80 oral presentations and 70 poster presentations brought participants up to date on the latest developments in Critical Zone research.

An excursion to the TERENO test site Wüstebach and a conference dinner on the Rhine cruise ship Moby Dick complemented the conference. In addition, Franco-German research and science cooperation and related funding and financing programs were presented and discussed at a special event hosted by Samuel Pujade-Renaud of the French Embassy in Germany.


You can find the program of the conference here.


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