OzEWEX Data Assimilation Working Group meeting

When: 20 February 2013

where: Monash University, Melbourne

Objective: Inaugural meeting of the OzEWEX DA working group, organised primarily as an opportunity to meet-and-greet fellow DA practitioners and learn about the latest activities in land surface remote sensing DA for waterenergy cycle science. The day will also serve as an opportunity to plan for a joint activity(ies) under the auspices of OzEWEX.

Contact Luigi Renzullo (Luigi.Renzullo@csiro.au)


8.30 – 9.00am Registration, coffee, tea, …

9.00 – 9.30am Welcome, introductions, outline of day’s event and workshop objectives




9.30 – 10.00 am Valentijn Pauwels: Estimation of catchment-averaged turbulent fluxes at the catchment scale using scintillometers: Opportunities and challenges

10:00 – 1020 am Imtiaz Dharssi: Towards a Kalman Filter based land surface data assimilation scheme for ACCESS

10.20 – 10.40 am Luigi Renzullo: Data Assimilation activities in AWRA

10.40 – 11.00 am Bio-break, refreshments

11.00 – 11.20 am Chris Rudiger: Satellite Earth Observations for Australia: present and future opportunities

11.20 – 11.40 am Rob Pipunic: Validating CABLE root-zone moisture resulting from AMSR-E near-surface moisture assimilation with online bias correction

11.40 – 12.00 pm Yi Liu: Using satellite based microwave observations to characterize land surface hydrology

12.15 – 1.30 pm Lunch (catered for)

1.30 – 1.50 pm Dongryeol Ryu: Time-lag-aware data assimilation schemes for rainfall-runoff modelling




1.50 – 2.00 pm Scene setting for rest of day. Priority areas of interest, working groups identified, scribes/rapporteur nominated.

2.00-3.00 pm Working groups scope out project (aims, scope of activity, leaders, funding needs?, timelines)

3.00 – 3.20 pm Bio-break, refreshments

3.20 – 4.00 pm Working groups report back

4.00 – 4.15 pm Discussion

4.15 – 4.45 pm Next steps

— developments of the projects/activities plans

— communication

— identifying interest/frequency of WG gatherings




6.45 pm Dinner: City … venue to be confirmed.


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