GEWEX- INARCH

The International Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology

September 9, 2017
by mia801
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3rd INARCH Workshop to be held at Schneefernerhaus

Dear INARCH community,

We are happy to invite you to the Third International Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology (INARCH) workshop, which will be held on February 8th and 9th 2018 at the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus on Zugspitze, Germany.

The workshop will address four research themes:

  • Snow Hydrology
  • Glacier Hydrology
  • Alpine Measurements including Remote Sensing
  • Climate Models and Downscaling for Mountains

Each theme will be addressed by a keynote speaker and followed by a moderated discussion. These guided discussions will be supplemented by topical poster sessions with a fast oral introduction to each poster.

Schneefernerhaus is an active research station in a spectacular alpine location. It has overnight accommodation for 51 people, modern meeting rooms and food services. It is anticipated that we will need to share rooms.

The complete program, registration, abstract submission and more detailed information with be available in a few weeks.

The Third INARCH Workshop Organising Committee
Matthias Bernhardt
Georg Kaser
John Pomeroy
Chris DeBeer

August 14, 2017
by mia801
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INARCH Secretariat Expands

INARCH is pleased to announce the following additions to its secretariat:

  • Dr Matthias Bernhardt of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), (Vienna, Austria) has agreed to serve as co-chair of INARCH.  Dr Bernhardt is organizing our meeting in Germany for Feb 2018 (details to follow).
  • Dr Francesca Pellicciotti of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich, Switzerland) has joined the INARCH Scientific Steering Group.
  • Dr Chris DeBeer of the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Canada) will contribute to INARCH as part-time Science Manager.  Chris is Science Manager for the GEWEX Changing Cold Regions Network and the U of S’s Global Water Futures initiative: his experience, insight and assistance will be of great help to INARCH.

August 14, 2017
by mia801
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Masaki Hayashi to give Darcy Lectures on Mountain Groundwater

Each year, the U.S. National Ground Water Association (NGWA) selects a groundwater scientist to tour the world as the Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer.

The NGWA has recently announced that in 2018 this prestigious post will be filled by INARCH member Professor Masaki Hayashi, of the University of Calgary, who will focus on groundwater in alpine environments.

If you would be interested in hosting a Darcy Lecture at your university or research institute, please submit a request form to NGWA using the link above.

August 14, 2017
by mia801
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INARCH Proposes Mountain Hydrology Session at 2018 GEWEX Open Science Conference

INARCH has proposed a session on mountain hydrology at next year’s GEWEX Open Science Conference, which will be held in the Canadian Rockies in early May 2018.

The session is titled Observing and modelling the mountain water cycle using alpine research catchments.

More information is available on the GEWEX web-site.

November 1, 2016
by mia801
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2nd Annual Workshop Report Published

Details of the second annual INARCH workshop, kindly hosted by the Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de Géophysique de l’Environnement (LGGE) at the University of Grenoble in France from 17th to 19th October 2016, have now been posted on the INARCH website.

The material available includes the full programme, together with abstracts and presentation content, as well as a photo gallery covering the main workshop sessions and the field trip to the massifs of Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles Rouges and other points of local hydrological interest. As a first step to absorbing this veritable cornucopia of information, please follow this link.

August 24, 2016
by mia801
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ESSD Special Issue on Mountain Hydrometeorology Data

Dr John Pomeroy (University of Saskatchewan) and Danny Marks (U.S. Agricultural Research Service) are guest-editing a special issue of Earth System Science Data, covering Hydrometeorological data from mountain and alpine research catchments.

The aims of the issue are as follows:

This ESSD special issue responds to an international need to improve the understanding and modelling of mountain snow and ice hydrological processes.

Data sets contributed to the special issue should support and promote research on the effects of mountain snowpacks and glaciers on water supply as well as study of variations in energy and water exchange amongst different high-altitude regions.

This initiative arises from a new GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel cross-cut project – the International Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology (INARCH).

The guest editors invite contributions of openly available detailed meteorological and hydrological observational archives from long-term research catchments at high temporal resolution (at least 5 years of continuous data with hourly sampling intervals for meteorological data, daily precipitation and streamflow, and regular snow and/or glacier mass balance surveys) in well-instrumented mountain regions around the world.

Contributors and researchers will use this mountain hydrology data publication special issue for the benefit of global alpine hydrological research.

More detail on the submission process is available here. The final deadline is 30 September 2017.

For additional information please contact Drs Pomeroy or Marks.

June 13, 2016
by mia801
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INARCH at CORDEX 2016

INARCH was well represented at WCRP’s International Conference on Regional Climate – CORDEX 2016 in Stockholm over 17-20 May 2016, by Richard Essery (UK), Ethan Gutmann (USA) and Kabir Rasouli (Canada).

An overall INARCH presentation by Richard Essery and co-authored by J Pomeroy (Canada), E Gutmann (USA), V. Vionnet (France) and A Winstral (Switzerland) reviewed current thinking on observations and downscaling for alpine hydrological modelling. The presentation is available as a PDF (2.5 Mb).

More information about the meeting is available here.