Randel Haverkamp
Laboratoire d'Etude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement (LTHE)
BP 53
38041 Grenoble Cedex 9
France
Tel: +33 4 76 82 50 57
Fax: +33 4 76 82 52 86
e-mail: randel.haverkamp@hmg.inpg.fr


Randel Haverkamp received his engineering degree in soil physics and his M.Sc. degree in irrigation from the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands) and a Ph.D. degree from the University Joseph Fourier (Grenoble, France; 1983). From 1971-1972 he was employed jointly by the F.A.O. and the Hydraulic State Department of Mexico (Secretaria de Recursos Hidraulicos, Jefetura de irrigacion y control de rios). In 1973 he joined the Department of Fluid Mechanics of the University Joseph Fourier (Grenoble) as research scientist. In 1976 he entered CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique) as researcher and became Directeur de Recherche at CNRS in 1995. Actually he is head of the department of Vadose Zone Hydrology of the Laboratoire d'Etude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement (LTHE). His fields of interest are in theoretical and applied research in vadose zone hydrology, soil physics and heat and mass transfer problems in the continuum soil-plant-atmosphere; numerical and analytical model applications to hydrology at watershed scale.

Smettem, K.R., Bristow, K.L., Ross, P.J., Haverkamp, R., Cook, S.E., and Johnson, A.K.L., 1994, Trends in water balance modelling at field scale using Richards equation, In Trends in Hydrology, Ed. Marland, C., Australian Institution of Engineers, 383-402.

Bouraoui, F., Vachaud, G., Haverkamp, R., and Normand, B., 1998a, A physical approach for surface-subsurface water transport modeling in agricultural watersheds, Journal of Hydrology, 203 (1), 75-88.

Haverkamp, R., Bouraoui, F., Zammit, C., Angulo-Jaramillo, R., 1998b, Movement of soil moisture in the unsaturated zone, In Groundwater Engineering Handbook, Ed. Delleur, J.W., CRC press, Boca Raton, Fl., USA, ISBN 0-8493-2, chapter 5, 5.1-5.50.

Haverkamp, R., Parlange, J.-Y., Cuenca, R., Ross, P.J., Steenhuis, T.S., 1998c, Scaling of the Richards equation and its application to watershed modeling, In Scale invariance and scale dependence in Hydrology, Ed. Sposito G., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, chapter 7, 190-223.

Parlange, J.-Y., Steenhuis, T.S., Haverkamp, R., Barry, D.A., Culligan-Hensley, P.J., Hogarth, W.L., and Parlange, M.B., 1988d, Soil properties and water movement, In Vadose zone hydrology, cutting across disciplines, Eds. Parlange, M.B., and Hopmans, J., Oxford Press (in press).

Role in the SMOS mission:

Randel Haverkamp will be co-ordinator of the hydrology group. He will focus his activities on the problem of surface flux desaggregation from the MIRAS spatial scale (20x20 km) to sub-grid scales.