University of Catania, Italy
CNR Institute of Biometeorology Bologna, Italy
Anna Dalla Marta
University of Firenze, Italy
The comprehension of the exchange mechanisms of water, carbon dioxide and heat through the soil-plant-atmosphere system is fundamental to understand the mass and energy budget in agricultural and forest contexts. An understanding of the mass and energy fluxes in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum is a major challenge due to the complexity of the processes involved and the heterogeneity of the land surface.
The session is open to a wide range of new studies in micrometeorology, with focus on the analysis and the quantification of the dynamic interactions between air, vegetation and land surface. Contributions on the atmospheric transport and near-surface exchange of momentum, energy, and mass in natural landscapes are welcomed. The interest spans an entire spectrum of scales from turbulent eddies to inter annual variability of carbon dioxide and water fluxes of ecosystems. Of special interest are comparisons of experimental data, parametrizations and models by including trace gas fluxes as well as water, carbon dioxide and other GHG fluxes. Specific focus is given to outstanding problems in land surface boundary layer descriptions such as complex terrain and energy balance closure.
We welcome contributions that:
- assess the quality of micrometeorological measurements;
- present new measurement techniques;
- show novel findings on surface layer theory and parametrization at the local scale;
- compare mass and energy fluxes estimates obtained with different in situ measurement methods, or compare in situ measurements and modeled or remotely sensed fluxes;
- upscale point measurements to larger scales;
- analyze mass and energy fluxes trends for long time series and spatial patterns.
Prof. Simona Consoli, PhD in environmental hydronomy. Associate professor at UNICT. Associate Editor of Agricultural Water Management, Elsevier. Field editor “micrometeorology” for the Italian Journal of Agrometeorology.
Main research focus: energy balance, micrometeorological techniques, satellite remote sensing, deficit irrigation techniques application, wastewater reuse in agriculture.
Author of more than 100 papers mainly published on scientific journals. Principal investigator of several national and international projects.
Dr. Anna Dalla Marta, PhD in Soil Science and Climatology. Assistant professor at UNIFI. Field Editor of the Italian Journal of Agrometeorology and member of the Editorial Board of the Italian Journal of Agronomy.
Main research focuses on agronomy and agricultural meteorology, sustainable production (LCA, nutrient balance, GHGs emission) and precision agriculture and irrigation.
She collaborates to numerous national and international projects concerning modelling of crop production, assessment of impacts of climate and climate variability on crop yield and quality, precision farming and water management. She is author of more than 50 scientific papers on peer-reviewed international journals.
Prof. Federica Rossi. Senior Researcher National Research Council - Institute of Biometeorology, Bologna. President Global Federation of Agrometeorological Societies. Vice President Italian Society Agrometeorology, Ex-officio VP Commission Agricultural Meteorology WMO. National rappresentative ISHS. Member of the Council Accademia dei Georgofili, member of the Cluster AgroFood Council.
Main research focus on climate smart agriculture, micrometeorology and ecophysiological applications, sustainable use of resources for agrifood processes.
She collaborates with many national and international projects, several of them as principal investigator.
She is author/coauthor of about 100 papers and book chapters, and she acts as a reviewer of several journal and EU projects.