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International Workshop on Data Assimilation in Terrestrial Systems

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The workshop is jointly organized by DAFOH (Data assimilation for operational hydrology and water management), HEPEX (Hydrological ensemble prediction experiments), DFG Research Unit FOR 2131, and DFG Transregio TR32.
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Sep 19, 2016 03:25 PM to Sep 21, 2016 03:25 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC200)
Bonn (Germany)
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The workshop will provide a platform for scientific exchange among researchers working on data assimilation methods and applications in terrestrial systems. Topics to be discussed are the development, improvement and evaluation of methodologies both in synthetic and real-world studies, and operational applications of data assimilation including real-time forecasting, control and management.

We invite participants interested in data assimilation developments and applications for the subsurface, land surface, and the atmosphere with the goal to analyze and/or predicts terrestrial water and heat energy cycles, rainfall-runoff processes, and biogeochemical cycles. Studies which involve multiple compartments of the terrestrial system are particularly welcome.


Scientific Questions:

  • What should be the design of a system, which allows to assimilate observations of slow and fast system variables in an integrated way?
  • What are effective methods to deal with observation and model biases?
  • How can we use data assimilation techniques to update both state variables and system parameters?
  • How can we use data assimilation systems to design effective observation systems?
  • How can we use data assimilation systems better for operational predictions and real-time control?


Organising Committee:

  • Harrie-Jan Hendricks Franssen
    (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
  • Clemens Simmer
    (University Bonn)
  • Jehan Rihani
    (University Bonn)
  • Stefan Kollet
    (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
  • Insa Neuweiler
    (University Hannover)
  • Felix Ament
    (University Hamburg)
  • Sabine Attinger
    (UFZ Halle / Leipzig)
  • Harald Kunstmann
  • Olaf Cirpka
    (University Tübingen)

Keynote Speakers:

  • Gabrielle de Lannoy
    (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Ahmed H. ElSheik
    (Heriot Watt University Edinburgh, UK)
  • Henrik Madsen
    (Danish Hydraulic Institute, Denmark)
  • Roland Potthast
    (German Meteorological Service)

Location: University of Bonn


The conference fee is 150€.
The fee will include coffee and snacks during the breaks, an ice breaker on Monday, and an evening dinner served on a ship cruising the Rhine in the vicinity of Bonn.

Important Dates:

  31 May 2016:   Deadline for abstract submission
  15 June 2016:   Decision on abstract acceptance
  30 August 2016:   Deadline for registration/payment


  • Data Assimilation for Operational Hydrology and Water Management
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