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INTERESTED IN REMOTE SENSING OF RIVERDISCHARGE FROM SPACE?

or THE AGE SPECTRUM OF WATER DISCHARGE IN THELARGE RIVERS OF THE WORLD? Then come to Foz…

We would like to remind you  that you have until December 31st2004 to send your abstract to participate in Workshop W8 "VIIth IAHS Scientific Assembly April 3 to 9 2005 in Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil). The session, convened by John J. Gibson, Alain Pietroniro, Jeff J. McDonnell and Pradeep Aggarwal, is structured as an innovative forum for both specialized and inter-disciplinary research. More information on the meeting is available on the IAHS web site at http://iahs.info/  . Abstracts can be submitted electronically (Session W8) to: http://www.eventoweb.com.br/sa/sc/paper/ 

Multi-disciplinary approaches including tracer hydrology, remote sensing and integrated modeling are required to embrace the challenge of prediction in ungauged basins (PUB). Stable isotope tracers can often provide field-based assessments of variability in streamflow sources, flow pathways, groundwater-surface water interaction, residence times, evaporation-transpiration partitioning and precipitation-runoff processes. Remote sensing techniques likewise offer capability for defining basin morphology, surface state variables, precipitation and evapotranspiration heterogeneity, as well as recent advances that establish potential for measuring a wider range of dynamic processes such as riverine discharge. Integration of tracer and remote sensing information within GIS, GCM/RCMs, and hydrological models provides an enhanced perspective of the underlying causes of water cycle variability as well as serving as a diagnostic tool for evaluating parameterization schemes and model uncertainty. This workshop will endevour to illustrate the specific contributions of tracers and advanced technologies for defining predictability in regional and global water cycles.