Dr. Georgianne Moore secures energy grant for TAMU Soltis Center

Dr. Georgianne Moore secured a Department of Energy grant of $872,000 for research at the TAMU Soltis Center in Costa Rica entitled: Improving Land-Surface Modeling of Evapotranspiration Processes in Tropical Forests. The project PI is Gretchen Miller (CVEN), and the other co-PI’s are Anthony Cahill (CVEN) and Ruby Leung (DOE PNNL). The overall goal of this project is to improve the modeling of fluxes of water vapor and carbon dioxide to and from tropical forests with a particular focus on transitions between wet and dry canopy conditions. Field data collected at the Soltis Center will be used to revise the Community Land Model (CLM) and model tropical forests and their interactions with rainfall using the improved CLM coupled with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model capable of resolving processes in mountainous forests.

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Dr. Georgianne Moore teaching at the TAMU Soltis Center in Costa Rica

Dr. Georgianne Moore teaching at the TAMU Soltis Center in Costa Rica