#AGU20 Fall Meeting will be one of the world’s largest virtual scientific conferences, with exciting programming and events. This will be our most diverse, engaging and dynamic Fall Meeting to date.
#AGU20 is scheduled from 1-17 December to accommodate over a thousand hours of virtual content to minimize conflicts while maximizing global engagement. Scientific program content will be available on-demand, with pre-recorded oral presentations and virtual posters available for attendees to view and peruse outside of the scheduled live Q&A sessions during the meeting.
Wednesday 9 December – 04:50
An Earth Observation based workflow for tracking lithium movements in the Salar de Uyuni region, Bolivia
Cristian Rossi, Principal Earth Observation Specialist
The increasing global effort to overcome the reliance on fossil fuels is driving the demand for ‘green’ metals such as lithium. This study aims to develop a seamless and repeatable workflow to track the mass of lithium as it moves from its bedrock source in the watershed surrounding South American salt flats (“salars”) to the nucleus of the salar itself where it is concentrated in Li-rich brines. The area of interest is in and around the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, the largest salar in the world. We aim to create a watershed-scale to salar-scale understanding of how Li brine deposits develop, where the water and solute comes from, how the brines are created and how abstraction affects the mass balance within the salar.
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