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Land-climate interactions from models and observations: Implications from past to future climate
Convener: Wim Thiery  | Co-Conveners: Adriaan J. (Ryan) Teuling , Sonia Seneviratne , Philippe Ciais , Andrea Alessandri , Gianpaolo Balsamo , Diego G. Miralles 
 / Fri, 28 Apr, 08:30–12:00
 / Attendance Fri, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Land-climate interactions play a key role in the climate system, but are difficult to investigate due to the scarcity of relevant observations, the complexity of the underlying mechanisms and the wide range of scales that they involve. At the same time, human activity increasingly influences these interactions through land management practices and greenhouse gas emissions. This session aims to bring together studies investigating land-climate interactions from various angles, including meteorological, hydrological, biophysical, biogeochemical, and ecosystem perspectives. We encourage contributions investigating the connections between land states (e.g. soil moisture, soil temperature, vegetation state, surface albedo, snow or frozen soil,...) and various other aspects of the climate system (e.g. the water, energy and carbon cycles, persistence and memory effects, boundary-layer processes and the occurrence and impacts of climate extremes,...). We welcome studies using observational (e.g. FLUXNET), diagnostic or modelling approaches to analyse this interplay under past, present or future climate conditions and at scales ranging from local to global.