LANDMATE at the EGU 2020

LANDMATE Irrigation

Sprinkler irrigation. © pixabay.com/feraugustodesign

In order to investigate the effects of irrigation on the regional climate, Christina develops parameterizations for the coupled regional atmosphere-biosphere model system REMO-iMOVE. The different irrigation methods, applied in modern agriculture, require different treatment of surface as well as soil processes in the model. Christina focuses on surface and sprinkler irrigation as well as on flooding of paddy rice. With high-resolution simulations on convection-permitting scales the irrigation parameterizations will be tested for Northern Italy and the impact of irrigation on the regional climate processes will be analyzed. Furthermore, challenges and cooperation opportunities were discussed.

The EGU 2020 provided with its online format an easily accessible platform for exchange with scientists at different career levels from all over the world.

LANDMATE Irrigation graphic

Water distribution of the planned irrigation parameterizations a) surface irrigation, b) sprinkler irrigation, c) flooding. © Asmus, C.

The abstract of the presentation Asmus, C., Hoffmann, P., Rechid, D., and Böhner, J.: Modeling the effects and feedbacks of irrigation on the regional climate in Northern Italy, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-8913, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-8913, 2020.


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