Annual Reports


A - Climatology and Modeling Section - Officers (A014)

2012 Annual Report

The Climatology and Modeling Section consists of 8 active communities:  Agroclimatology and Modeling, Biophysical Measurements and Sensors, Global Climate Change, Model Applications in Field Research, Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration, Sensor-based Water Management, and Soil-Plant-Water Relations.

The Climatology and Modeling section presented six symposiums at the 2012 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings in Cincinnati, OH Oct. 21-24, 2012.  The symposium titles, sponsoring community, and number of scheduled presenters were:

  • Satellites Serving Agriculture and the Environment: Honoring the Achievements of Paul Doraiswamy, Airborne and Satellite Remote Sensing Community, 12 presenters
  • Sensor-based Water Management: Sensors and Algorithms, Sensor-based Water Management Community, 12 presenters
  • Evapotranspiration: Monitoring, Modeling and Mapping at Point, Field, and Regional Scales, Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration, 12 presenters
  • Model Applications in Field Research, Model Applications in Field Research Community, 10 presenters
  • The AgMip Project: Comparison of Model Approaches to Simulation of Crop Response to Global Climate Change Effects of Carbon Dioxide, Water and Temperature, Global Climate Change Community, 11 presenters
  • Soil-Plant-Water Relations: Challenges in Model Selection, Parameterization, and Validation, 9 presenters.

The Biophysical Measurements and Sensors Community sponsored a unique poster session

  • Innovative Biophysical Instrumentation Design: An Original Instrumentation Show-and-Tell with Student Competition

with 8 participants.

In all, for the section, the 2012 meeting had 98 oral papers and 102 posters

Outside Activities

The Sensor-based Water Management Community co-sponsored the Joint Meeting of the Second International Soil Sensing Technology Conference, the Soil Physics Technical Committee Annual Meeting, and the ASA Sensor-based Water Management Community held in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 3-7, 2012.

Items Requiring Board Attention:

From what we have been told thus far, ARS will face similar, if not worse, travel restrictions that occurred for the 2012 meeting.

Members of the Committee:

Judy Tolk (Presiding Chair, Climatology and Modeling Section)
Claudia Wagner-Riddle (Vice Chair, Climatology and Modeling Section)
Robert Lascano (Board Rep., Climatology and Modeling Section)


Section and Community Business Meeting Minutes (PDF)

Prepared By:

Tolk, Judy A.