Boussinesq Lecture 2016

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 11.00 – 18.00 h
Speaker: prof. Gabriel Katul, Duke University
Location: Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB), Brussel, Belgium
Subject: Evaporation and transpiration
Other speakers: Dr. Miriam Coenders (TU Delft) and Dr. Diego Miralles (VU Amsterdam/Ghent University)

Note that the Boussinesq Lecture is preceded by the 2016 PhD meeting of the Boussinesq Center, including a poster session during lunch.

Please register by sending an email to Tamara Schalkx and indicate whether you will attend the PhD-meeting (then we will have lunch for you).


10.55 Opening PhD event with coffee and tea (also non-PhD students are more then welcome to attend the PhD-event)
11.00 Tadesse Alemayehu (VU Brussel): Mapping ET in a data scarce tropical basin using MODIS and GLDAS dataset
11.15 Robin van der Schalie (VU Amsterdam): tba
11.30 Joeri van Engelen (Utrecht Univ.): Hypersaline groundwater intrusion in the Quarternary aquifer of the Nile Delta
11.45 Remko Nijzink (TU Delft): Constraining models with remote sensing; a collaborative experiment
12.00 Ricardo Teixeira de Silva (Wageningen Univ.): Soil moisture functions and threats for Urban Planning and decision making in a changing world
12.15 Yang Lu (TU Delft): Estimating surface heat fluxes by assimilating land surface temperature and soil moisture data
12.30  Vincent Odongo (UT Twente): Evapotranspiration controls in a tropical Ramsar Lake Basin

12.45 Lunch for PhD event attendees

13.30 Introduction by chairman
13.40 Gabriel Katul (Duke University): Evapotranspiration: From the kinetic theory tot the limits of plant life
14.40 Coffee break
15.00 Miriam Coenders (TU Delft): Unraveling the evaporation process; DTS and stable water isotopes
15.45 Diego Miralles (VU Amsterdam/Ghent University): On the role of evaporation during droughts and heatwaves
16.30 Closure and drinks

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