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Training workshop on OLAM-SOIL
Convener: Dani Or  | Co-Conveners: Robert Walko , Harry Vereecken , Michael Young , Kris Van Looy 
Sun, 08 Apr, 09:00–18:00

OLAM is a state-of-the-art global model that features local mesh refinement and a full set of physical processes (e.g., dynamics, radiative transfer and precipitation) designed for global, mesoscale, and microscale land and atmosphere simulations. Soil and groundwater capabilities of OLAM are being revised in a project called: OLAM-SOIL. Zooming capabilities and handling of soil and subsurface processes makes OLAM-SOIL an ideal tool for regional studies centering on soil processes (e.g., irrigation water management, future crops, etc.). The OLAM-SOIL project was conceived in collaboration with GEWEX-SOILWAT initiative and the International Soil Modeling Consortium (ISMC)
The OLAM-SOIL course aims at instructing young modelers in the model platform code, with the goal to foster new development and improvement of the model platform, which is a collaboration between University of Miami, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH); International Soil Reference and Information Centre and ETH Zurich.

Topics and Instructors:
• Soil-centered representation of large-scale land-atmosphere interactions - Dr.Robert Walko
• Hydrological fluxes in large-scale land surface modeling – Dr. Stefan Kollet
• Vegetation dynamics in land-atmosphere representations – Dr. Simone Fatichi
• Global multi-layer soil data (Soilgrids) – Dr. Tom Hengl

demonstrations and hands-on examples (instructions for model pre-uploading will be provided to preregistered participants)