This event is over.
Please join us Thursday, March 16, 2023 for our Winter Seminar Series with our guest speaker: Ying Fan Reinfelder. A special thanks to Professor Alex Konings for bringing this speaker to us for this seminar.
DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
SEMINAR SERIES WINTER 2023
12:00 - 1:20pm
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Ying Fan Reinfelder, Ph.D
Professor at Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
"Hydrologic Continuity and the Depth of Infiltration"
The depth of the Earth’s upper crust that is regularly wetted by infiltrating precipitation delimits the habitable zone for soil and plant life and the reactive zone for biogeochemical processes on land. How deep is this hydrologically and biogeochemically activated depth across the land? And how it might have changed through time or may change in the future? This talk attempts to quantify the present-day global and seasonal structures of this depth and to explore external drivers and internal feedbacks, raising more questions than providing answers.
Ying Fan Reinfelder is a hydrologist attempting to understand hydrologic functions in the Earth system, through global synthesis of observations and simple models.