Research Theme: Soils & Sediments

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

Research concerned with the materials consisting of eroded or weathered rock, minerals, and organic matter that collect on the surface of the earth and are often transported by wind, water, or ice.


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Recent Publications

Robert S. Anderson, Rajaram, H., Suzanne Anderson 2019: Climate driven coevolution of weathering profiles and hillslope topography generates dramatic differences in critical zone architecture. Hydrological Processes, 33(1): 4-19. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.13307

Kang Wang, Jafarov, E., Irina Overeem, Romanovsky, V., Schaefer, K., Gary Clow, Urban, F., Cable, W., Mark Piper, Schwalm, C., Zhang, T., Kholodov, A., Sousanes, P., Loso, M., Hill, K. 2018: A synthesis dataset of permafrost-affected soil thermal conditions for Alaska, USA. Earth System Science Data, 10: 2311-2328. DOI: 10.5194/essd-10-2311-2018

Cao, B., Zhang, T., Peng, X., Mu, C., Wang, Q., Zheng, L., Kang Wang, Zhong, X. 2018: Thermal characteristics and recent changes of permafrost in the upper reaches of the Heihe River Basin, western China. Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres, 123(15): 7935-7949. DOI: 10.1029/2018JD028442

Blankinship, J. C., Berhe, A. A., Crow, S. E., Druhan, J. L., Heckman, K. A., Keiluweit, M., Lawrence, C. R., Marin-Spiotta, E., Plante, A. F., Rasmussen, C., Schadel, C., Schimel, J. P., Sierra, C. A., Thompson, A., Wagai, R, Will Wieder 2018: Improving understanding of soil organic matter dynamics by triangulating theories, measurements, and models. Biogeochemistry, 140(1): 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-018-0478-2

Soper, F. M., Sullivan, B. W., Nasto, M. K., Osborne, B. B., Bru, D., Balzotti, C. S., Taylor, P. G., Asner, G. P., Townsend, A. R., Philippot, L., Porder, S., Cory Cleveland 2018: Remotely sensed canopy nitrogen correlates with nitrous oxide emissions in a lowland tropical rainforest. Ecology, 99(9): 2080-2089. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2434

van der Meij, W. M., Arnaud Temme, Lin, H. S., Gerke, H. H., Sommer, M. 2018: On the role of hydrologic processes in soil and landscape evolution modeling: Concepts, complications and partial solutions. Earth-Science Reviews, 185: 1088-1106. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.09.001

Schadel, C., Koven, C. D., Lawrence, D. M., Celis, G., Garnello, A. J., Hutchings, J., Mauritz, M., Natali, S. M., Pegoraro, E., Rodenhizer, H., Salmon, V. G., Taylor, M. A., Webb, E. E., Will Wieder, Schuur, E. A. G. 2018: Divergent patterns of experimental and model-derived permafrost ecosystem carbon dynamics in response to Arctic warming. Environmental Research Letters, 13(10): article 105002. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aae0ff

Gifford H. Miller, Magee, J. W., Fogel, M. L., Wooller, M. J., Hesse, P. P., Spooner, N. A., Johnson, B. J., Wallis, L. 2018: Wolfe Creek Crater: A continuous sediment fill in the Australian Arid Zone records changes in monsoon strength through the Late Quaternary. Quaternary Science Reviews, 199: 108-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.07.019

Samia, J., Arnaud Temme, Bregt, A. K., Wallinga, J., Stuiver, J., Guzzetti, F., Ardizzone, F., Rossi, M. 2018: Implementing landslide path dependency in landslide susceptibility modelling. Landslides, 15(11): 2129-2144. DOI: 10.1007/s10346-018-1024-y

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