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TERENO – A New Network of Terrestrial Observatories for Global Change Research

Bogena, Heye and Zacharias, Steffen and Kunstmann, Harald and Priesack, Eckart and Haschberger, Peter and Bens, Oliver and Vereecken, Harry and Pütz, Thomas and Dietrich, Peter and Papen, Hans and Schmid, Hans-Peter and Munch, Jean Charles and Hajnsek, Irena and Brauer, Achim (2010) TERENO – A New Network of Terrestrial Observatories for Global Change Research. Continents under Climate Change - Conference on the Occasion of the 200th Anniversary of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 21.-23.04.2010, Berlin.

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Abstract

Climate change and land use changes are the most important factors of Global Change which have to be managed by the society. Changes in terrestrial systems take place at different spatial and temporal scales. In order to address the challenges of Global Change, interdisciplinary research in terrestrial environmental science is of great importance. Therefore, long-term operated Global Change Observatories for scientific monitoring, analyzing and predicting state variables and fluxes within the different environmental compartments are of special importance. Terrestrial systems are extremely complex. Despite its complexity, the terrestrial component in most process-based climate and biosphere models is typically represented in a very conceptual and often rudimentary way. Remedying this deficiency is therefore one of the most important challenges in environmental and terrestrial research. Thus long-term operated Terrestrial Observatories are an important step towards a new quality in Global Change research. The infrastructure activity TERENO (Terrestrial Environmental Observatories), a research initiative of the Helmholtz Association, establishes a network of Terrestrial observatories in different sensitive and representative regions in cooperation with universities and national and international organisations. The observed terrestrial system consists of the subsurface environment, the land surface including the biosphere, the lower atmosphere and the anthroposphere. Hydrological units are used as the basic scaling units in a hierarchy of evolving scales and structures ranging from the local scale to the regional scale for multi-disciplinary process studies. Four Terrestrial Observatories in Germany are currently established: the Lower Rhine Valley/Eifel Observatory, the Harz/Central German Lowland Observatory, the Bavarian Alps/pre-Alps Observatory (consisting of the Ammer catchment, the long-term research stations Hoeglwald and Scheyern and the Northeastern Lowland Observatory.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:TERENO – A New Network of Terrestrial Observatories for Global Change Research
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Bogena, HeyeFZ Jülich
Zacharias, SteffenUFZ Leipzig
Kunstmann, HaraldIMK-IFU Garmisch
Priesack, EckartHelmholtz-Zentrum München
Haschberger, PeterUNSPECIFIED
Bens, OliverGFZ Potsdam
Vereecken, HarryFZ Jülich
Pütz, ThomasFZ Jülich
Dietrich, PeterUFZ Leipzig
Papen, HansIMK-IFU Garmisch
Schmid, Hans-PeterIMK-IFU Garmisch
Munch, Jean CharlesHelmholtz-Zentrum München
Hajnsek, IrenaUNSPECIFIED
Brauer, AchimGFZ Potsdam
Date:23 April 2010
Refereed publication:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:climate change, longterm observation, terrestrial ecosystems
Event Title:Continents under Climate Change - Conference on the Occasion of the 200th Anniversary of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Event Location:Berlin
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21.-23.04.2010
Organizer:Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Spektrometrische Verfahren und Konzepte der Fernerkundung (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Experimental Methods
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Peter Haschberger
Deposited On:26 May 2010 07:05
Last Modified:26 May 2010 07:05

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