I am excited to attend this year’s AGU in Washington D.C. and invite everyone to join our session (talks + posters) on preferential flows:

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 (16:00 – 18:00):
H34F Preferential Flows in Fractured Porous Media, Soils, and Rock–Soil Interfaces I

Thursday, 13 December 2018 (08:00 – 12:20):
H41O Preferential Flows in Fractured Porous Media, Soils, and Rock–Soil Interfaces II Posters

Two great invited speakers will join our session: Tetsu Tokunaga from Lawrence Berkely National Lab (USA) and Pierre Adler from Pierre and Marie Curie University (France).

The research of Tetsu has strongly contributed to the understanding of interface dynamics between porous media and preferential pathways (fractures) and fostered my interest in this topic during the beginning of my Ph.D. (despite the rather numerical path I have chosen since…). The work of Pierre and his book on „Fractured Porous Media“ and percolation dynamics are a great example for possible methodologies to understand large-scale flow processes along preferential flow domains and are a possible interface for small-scale observations to be integrated and unify different scale-dependent frameworks for unsaturated flows in highly heterogeneous media.

I will also present various results from our current work and will be happy to meet and discuss:

Thursday, 13 December 2018 (08:00 – 12:20):
H41O-2317 Investigation of gravity-driven infiltration instabilities in smooth and rough fractures using a massively parallel smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) model (Poster)

Thursday, 13 December 2018 (08:00 – 12:20):
H41O-2313 Experimental Study and Analytical Modeling of Preferential Flow and Partitioning Dynamics at Unsaturated Fracture Intersections

Friday, 14 December 2018 (11:35 – 11:50):
H52A-06 High-performance smoothed particle hydrodynamics modeling of variably-saturated gravity-driven infiltration dynamics along fractured preferential flow paths

Friday, 14 December 2018 (13:40 – 18:00):
H53L-1749 Quantification of groundwater recharge to a semi-arid Mediterranean karst aquifer via high-performance modeling of fully-integrated surface-subsurface, multi-continuum flow dynamics

See you in Washington!

AGU 2018