Geophysics and technology innovations for sustainable soil and water management

Saltfree is a project under the ARIMNet2 program, which focuses on geophysical methods for prevention of salinization in irrigated agricultural areas around the Mediterranean. In this workshop, we propose to discuss in a broader scope the use of innovative approaches and tools for tackling the important challenges of sustainable management of soil and water use. 

The impact of mountain waves in the atmosphere at local to global scale

Miguel Teixeira
University of Reading

Despite their relatively small scales, mountain waves have important impacts on atmospheric dynamics and physics. These impacts can be local, such as the generation of clear-air turbulence (CAT) by wave breaking, downslope windstorms and the formation of rotors in the lee of mountains or hills; or global, such as the deceleration of the mid-latitude circulation, the modulation of temperatures in polar regions, or ozone transport and depletion.