Geosystems and Hydrogeosystems





Geosystems and Hydrogeosystems

Geosystems and hydrogeosystems include complex coupled processes, interacting at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Understanding the geosphere (or planetsphere), as well as the hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere and biosphere as coupled systems requires both observational data and models. Supported by field or laboratory data, geosystem and hydrogeosystem models are conceptual, analog or mathematical representations of natural systems, providing critical insights into processes that are otherwise difficult to understand. This theme combines sessions on theoretical, observational or experimental research related to geosystems and hydrogeosystems, including dynamic earth systems, and coupled water-rock or groundwater-surface water and/or atmosphere systems.