Cluster B - B05



Towards a dynamic representation of irrigation in land surface models

Prof. Dr. Stefan Siebert
University of Göttingen  |    +49 551 39-24359  |    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



B05 will systematically collect spatial data providing the extent of irrigated crops in specific years for the Europe / Eurasia modeling domain and evaluate relationships with simulated crop specific irrigation requirement. The goal is to develop a dynamic representation of the extent of irrigated crops and to compare irrigation water use simulated with dynamic irrigated crop shares to those obtained with static crop shares. Improved implementation of irrigation water use will help to better quantify human impacts on the water cycle and on energy fluxes, in particular in dry years, and thus considerably contribute to the CRC’s key objectives.



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