Summer School

GEOframe Summer School 2022

Learn Soil-Plants-Atmosphere interactions with GEOframe
13 June 2022
14 June 2022
15 June 2022
16 June 2022
17 June 2022
16 May 2022
17 May 2022
18 May 2022
Target audience: 
University community
UniTrento students
Free – Registration required
Online – Registration required
Registration email: 
  • On site and Online - June13 - June 17, 2022
  • Online -  Installations May 16 - May 18, 2022

The  Earth’s  Critical  Zone  (CZ)  is  defined  as  the  heterogeneous,  near  surface  environment  in  which  complex  interactions involving rock, soil, water, air, and living organisms regulate the natural habitat and determine the availability of life-sustaining resources (National Research Council, 2001). Clear interest in studying the CZ is spurred on by ever-increasing pressure due to the growth in human population and climatic changes.

 Main topics will embrace the water flow (and heat transport) in porous media, the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, and inverse problems. The aim of the course is to enable participants to run their own simulations with the GEOframe tools prepared to simulate the critical zone. They are process-based (e.g. Fatichi et al, 2016) tools, whose ambition is to simulate the processes of infiltration, heat transport and evaporation and transpiration. The GSS2021 deals mainly with the 1D and 2D tools called WHETGEO (Water, Heat and Transport in GEOframe) 1D and 2D, GEO-ET (evaporation and transpiration in GEOframe) and GEOSPACE (Soil-Plants-Atmosphere Continuum Estimator in GEOframe). 

 Besides the lectures and the hands-on sessions, the Summer School is the occasion for discussion and experience exchange among senior scholars and young researchers.

Further information at the event site.

Scientific Committee and Leading Institutions:

  • Riccardo Rigon
  • Giuseppe Formetta
  • Niccolò Tubini
  • Concetta D’Amato
  • Marialaura Bancheri