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ISMC News 8 Sep. 2021

Working Groups + WCSS22 + Special Issue + Community Portrait + Featured Paper
Welcome back from summer!

ISMC Working Groups

Working groups have taken up momentum: Working Group meetings took place before and during summer. Summary and link to working group meetings can be found at the website or from the WG chairs. Awesome to see these works growing into major projects!
Please, contact the WG Chairs for reference.
World Congress of Soil Science: WCSS22 in Glasgow
The WCSS has been held quadrennially since 1927 as a scientific meeting in the field of soil science.
Submit to your abstract to the largest international soil science conference 
ISMC Session 37: Modelling soil processes from ped to global scale 
Modelling soil processes aims to advance prediction capabilities across a range of soil related processes including biogeochemical cycles, hydrologic cycle, erosion, solute transport, catchment response functions, land-atmosphere interaction and land-climate feedbacks.
Abstract Submission by 31st Oct. 202
Each session in IUSS Division 2 sponsors two early career travel awards!

Special Issue in Big Earth Data

Special Issue short of one additional paper!

Community portrait

The Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) champions the importance of human infrastructure for effective collaboration in STEM. We provide training and support for the people who make scientific collaborations succeed at scale - and we also research the impact of these emerging roles. Find out more about us on our website: CSCCE Community Profiles provide a snapshot of scientific communities. The data for these profiles were collected by surveying scientific community managers as part of a research project conducted by CSCCE staff.

Featured Paper: Reanalysis in Earth System Science: Toward Terrestrial Ecosystem Reanalysis

R. Baatz, H. J. Hendricks Franssen, E. Euskirchen, D. Sihi, M. Dietze, S. Ciavatta, K. Fennel, H. Beck, G. De Lannoy, V. R. N. Pauwels, A. Raiho, C. Montzka, M. Williams, U. Mishra, C. Poppe, S. Zacharias, A. Lausch, L. Samaniego, K. Van Looy, H. Bogena, M. Adamescu, M. Mirtl, A. Fox, K. Goergen, B. S. Naz, Y. Zeng, H. Vereecken
A reanalysis is a physically consistent set of optimally merged simulated model states and historical observational data, using data assimilation. High computational costs for modeled processes and assimilation algorithms has led to Earth system specific reanalysis products for the atmosphere, the ocean and the land separately. Recent developments include the advanced uncertainty quantification and the generation of biogeochemical reanalysis for land and ocean. Here, we review atmospheric and oceanic reanalyzes, and more in detail biogeochemical ocean and terrestrial reanalyzes. In particular, we identify land surface, hydrologic and carbon cycle reanalyzes which are nowadays produced in targeted projects for very specific purposes. Although a future joint reanalysis of land surface, hydrologic, and carbon processes represents an analysis of important ecosystem variables, biotic ecosystem variables are assimilated only to a very limited extent. Continuous data sets of ecosystem variables are needed to explore biotic-abiotic interactions and the response of ecosystems to global change. Based on the review of existing achievements, we identify five major steps required to develop terrestrial ecosystem reanalysis to deliver continuous data streams on ecosystem dynamics.
Figure: Concepts of existing reanalysis approaches relative to earth system compartments and physical (water and energy) and biogeochemical ecosystem cycles (water, energy, nutrients, and carbon). Reanalyzes at process level beyond individual compartments is weak, hence remains a scientific challenge.
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