Conférence de Andrew Sturman



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le 27 mai 2011 à 11h, en salle de conf du CAREN (RDC bât 14B, campus de Beaulieu), l'équipe COSTEL invite Andrew Sturman (University of Canterbury, NZ) pour une conférence intitulée

le 27 mai 2011 à 11h, en salle de conf du CAREN (RDC bât 14B, campus de Beaulieu), l'équipe COSTEL invite Andrew Sturman (University of Canterbury, NZ) pour une conférence intitulée Application of mesoscale meteorology and climatology to agricultural problems in New Zealand Présentation : Research in mesoscale meteorology and climatology is becoming increasingly important for the solution of real-world problems, such as in air pollution, development of renewable energy resources, and in agriculture. This is because of advances in both knowledge about mesoscale processes and phenomena and the technological tools used to study them. In this presentation, examples will be provided of work in agricultural meteorology and climatology conducted by the atmospheric research group at the University of Canterbury. Current projects include optimal location of vineyards, frost forecasting, climate variability in vineyard areas, greenhouse gas emissions by farm animals, and wild fires in rural areas. The range of techniques used to address such problems include 3D mesoscale atmospheric numerical models, field data collection (using automatic weather stations, temperature loggers, sensors for measuring surface heat, gas and moisture exchange, vertical profilers such as SODAR, etc.), statistical and other analytical tools, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).In addition to providing examples of this research, areas of future collaborative work with colleagues at Rennes are also briefly mentioned. Contact : Andrew STURMAN (University of Canterbury, NZ) Contact OSUR : Hervé QUENOL (Equipe COSTEL)