Dr. Hipps Distinguished Scholar Seminar Flyer: Evapotranspiration - Measurements, Models, and Connections to Climate; Wednesday, April 18, 2018; 2:30-3:30PM; Reitz Union - Chamber

Dr. Larry Hipps: UF Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar

The UF Water Institute is hosting Dr. Larry Hipps as the April Distinguished Scholar Seminar speaker. Dr. Hipps is a professor in the Department of Plants, Soils and Climate at Utah State University. He is a biometeorologist, and his research group conducts research on meteorology and land-atmosphere exchange.

Please join us as Dr. Hipps presents Evapotranspiration: Measurements, Models and Connections to Climate. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 18, from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM in the J. Wayne Reitz Union Chamber.

If you are unable to attend, a video of the presentation will be uploaded to our website shortly after the seminar. For additional details, please contact UF Water Institute’s Carol Lippincott at calippincott@ufl.edu.

More information on the presentation can be found below.

Evapotranspiration: Measurements, Models and Connections to Climate
Evapotranspiration (ET) has very significant connections to water resources, hydrology, agriculture, ecology, and climate over many scales. Yet because of the complex biophysical nature of evapotranspiration, it remains a difficult process to measure, and especially to simulate or predict. State-of-the-art measurements and recent models of ET are presented. The limitations of more dated and empirical approaches will be noted. Recent advances in remote sensing-based models for spatial distribution of ET will be explored, including their strengths and limitations. Finally, an approach is proposed to simulate ET responses to temporal changes in climatic conditions.