The first international QUEST workshop will take place in Japan from June 9 – July 3, 2011.
Ruth Yanai will collaborate with Japanese researchers from Kyoto University, Kyushu University, and Tokyo University, sponsored by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
Yanai and American colleagues will be working with Naoko Tokuchi and Massaki Chiwa in a collaboration using data from the Wakayama Forest Research Station, which is a long-term study site monitored by the Field Science Education and Research Center of Kyoto University. The project will compare the sources of uncertainty in hydrologic outputs of water and solutes at Wakayama, Hubbard Brook, and Coweeta. The sources of uncertainty to be considered include the measurement of discharge rates and solute chemistry, the selection of models to estimate annual solute export, the measurement of catchment area, and spatial variation in replicated headwater catchments.
Workshop meetings will take place at 11 a.m. local time, 10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time, and will address topics defined by the sources of uncertainty listed above.
June 13 Compare sites (without uncertainty)
June 14 Discharge uncertainty
June 15 Model selection (define variables to include in predictive model)
June 16 Analytical uncertainty
June 20 Watershed delineation
June 23 Results: Analytical uncertainty
June 24 Results: Discharge uncertainty
June 27 Results: Watershed delineation
June 28 Results: Model selection
June 29 Results: Weekly vs. Monthly sampling
June 30 Final Results and plan for the future (just in case we didn't write the whole paper in 3 weeks)
Please join us on Skype, or join us in Japan! (Kyoto or Tokyo, depending on the date)
Scheduling is subject to change without notice, please check with Ruth Yanai firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.