DSSS: How do Porous Terrestrial Surfaces Control Evaporation into the Atmosphere?
- Who: Dani Or, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)
- What: Download the Flyer (pdf)
- Where: Building 66 Auditorium
- When: 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, September 13, 2013
- Why: About the Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series
Dani Or is a professor of Soil and Terrestrial Environmental Physics and Director of the Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems (ITES) in the Department of Environmental Systems Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in Switzerland. His research focuses on mass and energy transport in porous media, on mechanics of abrupt landslides and avalanches, and on linking physical processes and biological activity in porous media. Dr. Or has authored over 180 refereed publications, co-authored a book, and over 270 proceeding papers and abstracts. Dr. Or is the outgoing Editor in Chief of the Vadose Zone Journal, recipient of the Kirkham Soil Physics Award (2001), 2004 Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America, chair of the 2008 Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport (Oxford, UK), and 2010 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He is the 2013 Birdsall-Dreiss distinguished lecturer, and the recipient of the 2013 Helmholtz International Fellow Award. For more information visit: http://www.step.ethz.ch/people/scientific-staff/dani-or