JORGE A. RAMÍREZ

Associate Professor

Water Resources, Hydrologic and Environmental Science

Civil Engineering Department

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1372

Phone: (970)491-7621

FAX: (970) 491-7727

e-mail: ramirez@engr.colostate.edu

 

 

ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich

Water Resources Management, Hydrology and Hydrogeology - Postgraduate Studies Program

Module: Introduction to Climatology, Hydrometeorology and Large Scale Hydrology

Schedule  

Lecture: Large Scale Hydrology

Objectives:

The lecture is expected to (1) present the land perspective on the surface-atmosphere interactions, (2) discuss the characteristics and use of large scale hydrological models, and (3) present hydrological issues in large scale coupling.

Outline:

  • statistical-dynamical models: We will review the basic concepts of statistical-dynamical approaches to the problem of incorporating sub-grid scale variability in physically-based land surface hydrology parameterizations and models.
  • introduction to land surface hydrology parameterizations in modeling: We will introduce the most commonly used land surface hydrology parameterizations in the context of mesoscale and global scale coupled climate models
  • biosphere-atmosphere interactions: theory and modeling: We will present fundamental concepts of thermodynamic and hydrodynamic feedbacks between the land surface and the atmosphere
  • land perspective on surface-atmosphere connections and feedbacks: We will review fundamental aspects of continental scale water dynamics with special attention to its variability and to how this variability interacts with the nature of the land surface-atmosphere feedbacks
Lecture Information Sheet  
Reading Material
Derived Distribution Approach Continental Scale Dynamics of Soil Moisture: Kochendorfer and Ramirez
Land Surface Hydrology Coupling: Johnson et al Continental Scale Dynamics of Soil Moisture: Entekhabi et al
Land Surface Hydrology Coupling: Ramirez and Senarath Regional Evapotranspiration: Hobbins, Ramirez and Brown(1)
Land Surface Hydrology Coupling: Entekhabi and Eagleson Regional Evapotranspiration: Hobbins, Ramirez and Brown(2)
One Dimensional Climate Model and Land Surface Atmosphere Interactions Regional Evapotranspiration: Hobbins, Ramirez and Brown(3)
  Evaporation Concepts