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Mini-Symposium and training course on New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling

Mini-Symposium and training course on New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling

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A mini-symposium and short training course on ‘New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling’ was held May 20-26, 2018 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA. The mini-symposium and short training course were organized by ECOSS professor Yiqi Luo and Research Associate Lifen Jiang and focused on new theory on land carbon storage dynamics; matrix representations of land carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles; a unified diagnostic system for full understanding of uncertainty sources; carbon cycle data assimilation system for both flux- and pool-based data; and semi-analytic spin-up for computational efficiency.

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The mini-symposium attracted 80 participants from all over the world. The trainees not only learned simplicity in coding, diagnostic capability, and computational efficiency for carbon cycle models, but also enjoyed one-day hiking in the Grand Canyon and networking among the attendees.