CUAHSI Short Course Schedule

October 20-21, 2015
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

CUAHSI Short Course Begins

18:00 - 20:00 Welcome mixer / registration at TBD

Day 1: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Carbon Dynamics Research in the Soilscape and the Landscape

08:00 CUAHSI Short Course Begins
08:00 - 08:30

Participant introductions & Course overview

08:30 - 09:15

Introduction to key physical & biogeochemical processes affecting SOC redistribution in IMLs

Physicochemical, measurable SOC pools

The concept of the Enrichment Ratio (ER) to study SOC redistribution

09:15 - 09:30

Showcase the infield instruments via slides & operational video

ER instrument, RFID tags, Soil gas chamber, Aggregate Collection Device, VNIR, Drones and Infrared

09:30 - 10:00

Planning a field campaign for SOC studies: Practical issues and deployment strategies

“Dos and Don’ts”

10:00 - 10:20

Travel to Purdue University ACRE site

10:30 - 11:00

Walk through of the experimental set up, the preparatory tasks needed before, during, and after the experiment

11:00 - 14:00

Experimental run – We will have two multi-frequency simulators set up on either side of the hill (one in corn and one in bean).

Test two intensities I=30 mm/hr & I=60 mm/hr

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch will be provided during the experiments (in “true field-work fashion”)

14:00 - 14:30

Sample storage and site clean up

Methods to avoid sample destruction and cross contamination

14:30 - 15:00

Travel back to Purdue

15:00 - 15:20

Introduction to sample analysis and associated instrument

Use proxy samples from the sites to demo the process. Number of subsamples needed about 25-40.

Sample preparation techniques

15:20 - 16:00

Elemental analysis – the four “Ps”

Principles
Prep. of Samples
Potential pitfalls
Presentation of results

16:00 - 16:20

FTIR- the four “Ps”

Principles
Prep. of Samples
Potential pitfalls
Presentation of results

16:30 - 17:15

Data analysis and interpretation

17:15 - 18:00

Discussion of field experience

Day 2: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Carbon Dynamics Research in the Soilscape and the Landscape

08:00 - 08:30

Overview of carbon dynamics mechanisms

Litter incorporation
Respiration
Aggregate Stability

08:30 - 08:45

Travel to Purdue University ACRE site

08:45 - 09:45

Litter Incorporation using RFIDs

09:45 - 10:45

Respiration and microbial activity using a soil gas analyzer

10:45 - 12:30

Aggregate Stability tests

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch & final discussions

Unmanned aerial vehicles in IMLs

13:30 - 14:30

Current technology for remote monitoring with drones

14:30 - 15:30

Infield and in-stream applications to capture georeferenced imagery that can be used to assemble high-resolution scenes for topographic analysis

15:30 - 16:00

Travel back to Purdue

16:00 - 17:00

Learn how to use software that can construct a 3D topographic model based on the images for standard hydraulic flow analysis in a geographic information system (GIS)

17:00 - 18:00

Practice with the software

18:00 - 18:30

Final discussions

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