Author Archives: Miriam Coenders

EGU2013 Call for abstracts: HS1.3 The Budyko framework under environmental changes

Convener: Zhentao Cong
Co-Conveners: Miriam Coenders-Gerrits, Maik Renner, Stan Schymanski, Randall Donohue

The Budyko framework allows estimation of actual evapotranspiration based on the balance between the supply of water and energy (they are usually represented by precipitation and potential evaporation). It is a steady state model and has been widely used to examine the terrestrial water budget at decadal and catchment scales. For its simplicity, the model is extremely powerful with model performance similar to that of complex hydrological models (when applied at the appropriate scales).

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Het beste drinkwater, ook nog in 2050

“Drinkwater raakt op: rivieren straks te vuil om nog te zuiveren” kopte de Telegraaf op de voorpagina op woensdag 3 oktober naar aanleiding van het RIVM/Deltares rapport over de effecten van klimaatverandering op de waterkwaliteit bij innamepunten voor drinkwater. Vier Delftse onderzoekers (TU Delft en UNESCO-IHE) menen dat het zo’n vaart niet zal lopen. Het rapport houdt volgens hen te weinig rekening met de héle watercyclus en met de Nederlandse innovatiekracht op het gebied van drinkwater- en afvalwaterzuivering. Wij hebben in Nederland het beste kraanwater ter wereld, ook nog in 2050.

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Paper of Tsiko et al. published in PCE

The paper by Tatenda Tsiko et al. is now published in Physics and Chemistry of the Earth.

Tsiko, C.T., Makurira, H., Gerrits, A.M.J., and Savenije, H.H.G. (2012): Measuring forest floor and canopy interception in a savannah ecosystem, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol. 47-48, 122-127

Paper by Sutanto et al. published in HESS

The paper by Samuel Sutanto is now published in HESS:

Sutanto, S.J., Wenninger, J., Coenders-Gerrits, A.M.J., and Uhlenbrook, S. (2012): Partitioning of evaporation into transpiration, soil evaporation and interception: a comparison between isotope measurements and a HYDRUS-1D model, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 2605-2616. + corrigendum

New commentary published in Global Change Biology

I am happy to announce the publication of our commentary in Global Change Biology:

The importance of proper hydrology in the forest cover-water yield debate: commentary on Ellison et al. (2012) Global Change Biology, 18, 806–820 by Ruud J. van der Ent, A. Miriam J. Coenders-Gerrits, Revekka Nikoli, Hubert H. G. Savenije

New paper in HESSD: The effect of spatial throughfall patterns on soil moisture patterns at the hillslope scale

Please feel free to discuss our newest paper in HESSD:

Coenders-Gerrits, A.M.J., Hopp, L., Savenije, H.H.G., and Pfister, L. (2012): The effect of spatial throughfall patterns on soil moisture patterns at the hillslope scale, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 9, 8625-8663.

New paper in HESSD: Partitioning of evaporation into transpiration, soil evaporation and interception: a combination of hydrometric measurements and stable isotope analyses

Please feel free to discuss newest paper of Samuel Sutanto et al. in HESSD:

Sutanto, S.J., Wenninger, J., Coenders-Gerrits, A.M.J., and Uhlenbrook, S. (2012): Partitioning of evaporation into transpiration, soil evaporation and interception: a combination of hydrometric measurements and stable isotope analyses, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 9, 3657–3690.

PDF is not generated (LaTeX=>PS=>PDF) in TeXnicCenter

(often occurring problem with TUD-installation)

When using the build mode ‘Latex=>PS=>PDF’ and there is no PDF generated, but there is a .DVI-file and a .PS-file generated, TeXnicCenter is not able to convert a PS-file to a PDF-file. Likely, your build-settings are wrong.

  • Go to tab BUILD, then DEFINE OUTPUT PROFILES and select the profile “LaTeX=>PS=>PDF”.
  • Go to tab POSTPROCESSOR and click “Ghostscript (ps2pdf). In the Executable line write the location of ghostscript (e.g. C:\Program Files\GS\gs8.64\bin\gswin32c.exe). [if Ghostscript is not installed, first install it :)]

TeXnicCenter crashes when using JabRef

An annoying bug: when you have JabRef open and then start TeXnicCenter and try to run your code with a reference to your JabRef-database, TeXnicCenter crashes. I did not find any solution for it, but at least it helps to first open TeXnicCenter and then open JabRef. Don’t ask me why, but it often helps.

According to the bug-report it has to do with the link to your bib-file: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3042060&group_id=36323&atid=416430

See also: http://www.latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=371&p=1782

Arduino workshop “Build your own water sensor”

For the course “Measuring for water” (part of the minor “De Delta Denker“) thirty 3rd year Bachelor students had to develop their own sensor to measure something related to water. They used Arduino to control and process the data from the sensors. After one day getting acquainted with Arduino the students started to think about their own sensor. After three days of developing, constructing, and testing they came up with a wide variety of instruments. Tipping buckets, psychrometers to measure humidity, turbidity sensors, salt concentration meters, discharge meters, water level meters, were all developed in a short period of time. Below a short photo impression of the sensors.

See also the blog post of Rolf Hut: “Gecontroleerd klooien is een goede les” (in Dutch)

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