Program of National Modeling Seminar 20.11.2023, Kallahti, Helsinki

Seminar venue: Kulttuurikeskus ja kokoushotelli Sofia
Kallvikinniementie 35
00980 Helsinki

See full program with abstracts here (pdf)

09:00 – 09:15  Coffee and welcoming words

09:15 – 09:45  Invited Keynote talk

Cintia Uvo “Presenting the Digital Waters flagship – DIWA”

09:45 – 10:15  Invited Keynote talk

Samuli Junttila “Environmental thresholds for drought- and heat-related tree mortality”

10:15 – 10:30 Poster introductions

10:30 – 11:30  Session 1: Subsurface hydrology

Jari-Pekka Nousu: Modelling spatiotemporal soil moisture dynamics in a subarctic catchment

Pihla Bergholm: Restoring groundwater levels in an aquifer with the help of groundwater flow  modeling 

Anna Autio: On the functioning of control tile drainage systems in a mineral agricultural field – lessons learned from simulations and observation; a case study of Tyrnävä 

Mika Tähtikarhu: Hydrology from nano- to country-scale: a compilation of studies shows the role of the  scales and their links with green transition in agricultural systems 

11:30 – 13:15  Lunch and poster session

13:15 – 14:15 Session 2: Tree- to ecosystem fluxes

Dan Kou: Modeling carbon fluxes from diverse terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in a boreal landscape (Kaamanen) of Northern Finland

Hui Tang: Implementing frost hardening and mortality through plant hydraulics in CLM5.0-FATES

Teemu Hölttä: Is boreal trees’ growth limited by carbon sink activities? — Implications of coupled  semi-mechanistic models of stomata behaviour and cambial growth  

Charlotte Angove: Synchronies between leaf water heavy isotope modelling and ecosystem-level  evapotranspiration 

14:15 – 14:35  Seminar questionnaire summary and discussion

Summary of participants’ opinions on models and green transition

14:35 – 14:50  Coffee break

14:50 – 15:35  Session 3: Urban water and carbon

Emil Nyman: Combining novel methods for comprehensive storm water management, planning and communication

Carla Maria Di Natale: Climate change adaptation using low impact development for stormwater management in a Nordic catchment

Minttu Havu: Modeling CO2 uptake of urban green in a warming Nordic city

15:35 – 16:20  Session 4: Freshwater

Erik van Rooijen: Modelling of river bank erosion in cold-climate regions 

Marta Fregona: A simple model for predicting ice timing and thickness in lakes  

Katri Rankinen: Quantification of the effect of environmental changes on the brownification of Lake  Kukkia in southern Finland 

16:20 – 16:30  Final words

17:30 – 20:00  Dinner at Ravintola Fregatti (at own cost, location:

Contact information:

Jari-Pekka Nousu tel. 029 532 2996,
Samuli Launiainen tel. 029 532 5323,