Synthesizing Empirical Results to Improve Predictions of Post-wildfire Runoff and Erosion Responses
25-31 August 2013, YMCA of the Rockies, Estate Park, Colorado USA
The purpose of this Chapman Conference is to bring together experts from the field of post-wildfire research, the meteorological and hydrological modeling field, other fields of related research, and young career scientists: (1) to address current priority research issues facing the post-wildfire community, and (2) to synthesize the existing empirical data in a quantitative manner that will improve or provide additional post-wildfire model components.
This Chapman Conference will be held at the conference center at the YMCA Camp of the Rockies in Estes Park from 25-31 August 2013. The priority research issues are grouped into the following five topic sessions:
Infiltration: Effects of soil properties on infiltration
Runoff: Linking precipitation and runoff
Soil and sediment erosion and transport
There will be invited talks and posters as well as contributed talks and posters over the course of five days so that there will be ample time for in-depth discussions oriented toward resolving issues (see attached file: Post-wildfire Schedue.pdf). Two optional half-day field trips are planned: 1) a transect of post-wildfire response domains in the area, and 2) a visit to the National Center for Atmospheric Research that will highlight some current research related to post-wildfire responses. In addition, an optional all-day field trip is planned to collect data on burn severity and soil hydraulic properties.