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Research Theme: Human Dimensions

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

Research that addresses the effects of humans on the environment through their actions, behavior, beliefs, and use of land and resources; and how people are affected by the environment: health, natural hazards and disasters, and resources. Archaeological research is included in this category.

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Rounce, D. R., Alton C. Byers, Byers, E. A., McKinney, D. C., 2017: Brief communication: Observations of a glacier outburst flood from Lhotse Glacier, Everest area, Nepal. The Cryosphere, 11: 443-449. DOI: 10.5194/tc-11-443-2017

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

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

Johnson, C. N., Alroy, J., Beeton, N. J., Bird, M. I., Brook, B. W., Cooper, A., Gillespie, R., Herrando-Perez, S., Jacobs, Z., Gifford H. Miller, Prideaux, G. J., Roberts, R. G., Rodriguez-Rey, M., Saltre, F., Turney, C. S. M., Bradshaw, C. J. A., 2016: What caused extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna of Sahul?. Proceedings of the Royal Society B—Biological Sciences, 283(1824): article 20152399. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2399

Balestrini, R., Delconte, C. A., Sacchi, E., Wilson, A. M., Mark Williams, Cristofanelli, P., Putero, D., 2016: Wet deposition at the base of Mt Everest: Seasonal evolution of the chemistry and isotopic composition. Atmospheric Environment, 146(SI): 100-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.08.056

Alfredo, K., Montalto, F. A., Timothy Bartrand, T., Tsegay Wolde-Georgis, Lall, U., 2016: Using a participatory stakeholder process to plan water development in Koraro, Ethiopia. Water, 8(7): 275. DOI: 10.3390/w8070275

Thomas, B. F., Famiglietti, J. S., Landerer, F. W., Wiese, D. N., Noah P. Molotch, Argus, D. F., 2016: California groundwater drought characterization using GRACE. Journal of Hydrology, in review.

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