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Research Theme: Atmosphere

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Atmosphere
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

Research that addresses what the atmosphere is made of and how it works as a system. It also looks at substances carried in air, like aerosols and dust, and air quality.

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Alia Lauren Khan, Dierssen, H., Schwarz, J. P., Schmitt, C., Chlus, A., Hermanson, M., Painter, T. H., Diane M. McKnight, 2017: Impacts of coal dust from an active mine on the spectral reflectance of Arctic surface snow in Svalbard, Norway. Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres, early online view. DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025757

Xu, K., Metzger, S., Desai, A. R., 2017: Upscaling tower-observed turbulent exchange at fine spatio-temporal resolution using environmental response functions. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 232: 10-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.07.019

Markle, B. R., Steig, E. J., Buizert, C., Schoenemann, S. W., Bitz, C. M., Fudge, T. J., Pedro, J. B., Ding, Q., Tyler Jones, James W. C. White, Sowers, T., 2017: Global atmospheric teleconnections during Dansgaard–Oeschger events. Nature Geoscience, 10: 36-40. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2848

Hallar, A. G., Noah P. Molotch, Hand, J. L., Livneh, B., McCubbin, I. B., Petersen, R., Michalsky, J., Lowenthal, D., Kunkel, K. E., 2017: Impacts of increasing aridity and wildfires on aerosol loading in the intermountain western US. Environmental Research Letters, 12(1): article 014006. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa510a

Kunwor, S., Starr, G., Henry Loescher, Staudhammer, C. L., 2017: Preserving the variance in imputed eddy-covariance measurements: Alternative methods for defensible gap filling. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 232: 635-649. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.10.018

Serrano-Ortiz, P., Sanchez-Canete, E. P., Olmo, F. J., Metzger, S., Perez-Priego, O., Carrara, A., Alados-Arboledas, L., Kowalski, A. S., 2016: Surface-parallel sensor orientation for assessing energy balance components on mountain slopes. Boundary-Layer Meterology, 158(3): 489-499. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-015-0099-4

Marklein, A. R., Winbourne, J. B., Enders, S. K., Gonzalez, D. J. X., van Huysen, T. L., Izquierdo, J. E., Light, D. R., Daniel Liptzin, Miller, K. E., Morford, S. L., Norton, R. A., Houlton, B. Z., 2016: Mineralization ratios of nitrogen and phosphorus from decomposing litter in temperate versus tropical forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25(3): 335-346. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12414

Smith, W. K., Reed, S. C., Cory Cleveland, Ballantyne, A. P., Anderegg, W. R. L., Will Wieder, Liu, Y. Y., Running, S. W., 2016: Large divergence of satellite and Earth system model estimates of global terrestrial CO2 fertilization. Nature Climate Change, 6(3): 306-310. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2879

Cynthia Nevison, Manizza, M., Keeling, R. F., Stephens, B. B., Bent, J. D., Dunne, J., Ilyina, T., Long, M., Resplandy, L., Tjiputra, J., Yukimoto, S., 2016: Evaluating CMIP5 ocean biogeochemistry and Southern Ocean carbon uptake using atmospheric potential oxygen: Present-day performance and future projection. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(5): 2077-2085. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL067584

Berkelhammer, M., Noone, D. C., Steen-Larsen, H. C., Bailey, A., Cox, C. J., O'Neill, M. S., Schneider, D., Steffen, K., James W. C. White, 2016: Surface-atmosphere decoupling limits accumulation at Summit, Greenland. Science Advances, 2(4): article e1501704. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501704

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