Conferences - Seminars

  Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:15 - 13:00 GR A3 32

EESS Special event - talk on "Coupling between the water and carbon cycles: implications for future predictions"

By Dr Pierre Gentine, professor, Gentine Lab, Earth and Environmental Engineering Dept, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science, Columbia University, New York, USA - visiting professor @ ETHZ

The continental carbon and water cycle are intimately coupled through plant stomata. I will demonstrate that this has widespread implications for the prediction of future water cycle and dryness changes and also for the carbon cycle based on modeling experiments. I will then discuss model deficiencies in particular in terms of precipitation and plant water stress and potential ways forward using remote sensing, physical models and machine learning.

Short biography:
Pierre Gentine is Associate Professor at Columbia University, currently on sabbatical at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on the continental hydrologic cycle including: land-atmosphere interactions, ecohydrology, remote sensing, boundary layer and convection. Pierre Gentine has won the NSF CAREER, DOE Early Career and NASA New Investigator program awards, as well as the AMS Meisinger award (2016) and AGU Global Environmental Changes early career award (2017).

Organization EESS - IIE "Special Event"

Contact Prof. Alexis Berne, Andrea Rinaldo and Fernando Porte Agel, IIE

Accessibility General public

Admittance Free