Research

Research Theme: Land Surface

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

How land is shaped and changed over time is the subject of this research. It seeks to understand why landscapes look and operate as they do, describe the processes that create landforms, and predict future changes.

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Von Voigtlander, J., Clark, M. K., Zekkos, D., Greenwood, W. W., Suzanne AndersonRobert S. Anderson, Godt, J. W. 2018: Strong variation in weathering of layered rock maintains hillslope-scale strength under high precipitation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(6): 1183-1194. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4290

Pelletier, J. D., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Gutierrez-Jurado, H., Eve-Lyn HinckleyIstanbulluoglu, E., McGuire, L. A., Niu, G.-Y, Poulos, M. J., Rasmussen, C., Richardson, P., Swetnam, T. L., Tucker, G. E. 2018: Which way do you lean? Using slope aspect variations to understand Critical Zone processes and feedbacks. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(5): 1133-1154. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4306

van der Velde, I. R., Miller, J. B., van der Volen, M. K., Tans, P. P., Bruce H. VaughnJames W. C. White, Schaefer, K., Peters, W. 2018: The CarbonTracker Data Assimilation System for CO2 and δ13C (CTDAS-C13 v1.0): Retrieving information on land–atmosphere exchange processes. Geoscientific Model Development, 11(1): 283-304. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-11-283-2018

Sean P. Burns, Sean C. Swenson, Will Wieder, David M. Lawrence, Gordon B. Bonan, John Knowles, Peter D. Blanken 2018: A comparison of the diel cycle of modeled and measured latent heat flux during the warm season in a Colorado subalpine forest. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10(3): 617-651. DOI: 10.1002/2017MS001248

Bendixen, M., Iversen, L. L., Björk, A. A., Elberling, B., Westergaard-Nielsen, A., Irina OvereemKaty Barnhart, Khan, S. A., Box, J. E., Abermann, J., Langley, K., Kroon, A. 2017: Delta progradation in Greenland driven by glacial mass loss. Nature, 550: 101-104. DOI: 10.1038/nature23873

Zhang, H., Kirby, E., Pitlick, J., Robert S. Anderson, Zhang, P. 2017: Characterizing the transient geomorphic response to base-level fall in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research—Earth Surface, 122(2): 546-572. DOI: 10.1002/2015JF003715

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