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Global Drylands Center events

Global Drylands Center events

Global Drylands Center events

Optimizing Urban Irrigation Schemes for the Trade-off between Energy and Water Consumption

Sustainability@ASU Global Drylands Center
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Zhihua Wang

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Irrigation of green spaces in cities helps to reduce thermal stress and building energy consumption in hot seasons, but requires an intricate balance between energy and water resource usage. In this study, a cutting-edge urban canopy model is applied to assess the impact of a variety of controlled irrigation schemes...

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Global Drylands Center Director Osvaldo Sala Speaks at "In the Green Room"

Global Drylands Center Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.MST

Osvaldo Sala

  • Director, Global Drylands Center

Director Sala is visiting, “In the Green Room”, a radio show dedicated to inspire and engage everyone towards a more sustainable way of living. Dr. Sala will be talking about the Global Drylands Center and how it will become a world leading institution in discovery and education working towards a...

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Second Gathering ASU-CICESE

Global Drylands Center
Thursday-Friday, November 9-10, 2017
8:30 a.m.

In an effort to fuel trans-border scientific collaboration, a group of fellow scientists from CICESE (Centro de investigación científica y de educación superior de Ensenada) visit ASU for the second ASU-CICESE gathering. This event, cross-sponsored by different centers and schools, tackles topics of interest for these two institutions embedded in...

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PhD Defense: Deep Percolation in Arid Piedmont Watersheds and its Sensitivity to Ecosystem Change

Global Drylands Center
Thursday, November 2, 2017
3:00 p.m.

Adam Schreiner-McGraw

  • PhD Candidate, School of Earth and Space Exploration

Abstract

Distributed model simulations quantified deep percolation produced during the streamflow generation process in a first-order watershed, and indicated that it plays a significant role in moderating the production of streamflow. Sensitivity analyses revealed that hillslope properties control the amount of rainfall necessary to initiate percolation while channel properties control the...

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Multiscale Spatial and Temporal Statistical Properties of Rainfall in Central Arizona

Global Drylands Center Sustainability@ASU
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Giuseppe Mascaro

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

The statistical properties of the rainfall regime in central Arizona were investigated using observations from the early 1980s of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County network, currently consisting of 310 gauges ranging in elevation from 220 to 2325 m MSL. A set of techniques was applied to analyze the...

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