Research Topics Include:
Comment on Atmospheric carbon isotope signatures in phytolith occluded carbon, Carter, JA, Quaternary International, this volume." Quaternary International 193 (2009): 30-31."
Quantifying errors in trace species transport modeling." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105 (2008): 19617-19621."
Analysis of self-describing gridded geoscience data with netCDF Operators (NCO)." Environmental Modelling & Software 23 (2008): 1338-1342."
2,000-year record of atmospheric methyl bromide from a South Pole ice core." Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 113 (2008)."
Scaling properties of common statistical operators for gridded datasets." International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications 21 (2007): 485-498."
Lifetimes and time scales in atmospheric chemistry." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society a-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences 365 (2007): 1705-1726."
Eddy Correlation Air/Sea Flux Measurements of Trace Gases Using Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ioonization Mass Spectrometry In Earth System Science. Vol. Ph.D. Irvine: University of California, Irvine, 2007.
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|Trumbore / Czimczik Research Group||
The focus of my research is the cycling of carbon and nitrogen in the terrestrial biosphere. I am particularly interested in understanding how climate change and alterations in land use and management as well as in the frequencies of disturbances (i.e. drought, fire) affect the allocation and residence time of carbon and nitrogen in soils and perennial plants. And, how changes in terrestrial ecosystems feed back to the climate system, e.g. by constraining future levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
|Prather Modeling Lab||
The Prather Modeling Lab focuses on simulation of the physical, chemical and biological processes that determine atmospheric composition and development of (1) detailed numerical models of photochemistry and atmospheric radiation and (2) global chemical transport models that describe ozone and other trace gases.
|Saltzman / Aydin Research Group||
The oceans produce a diverse array of trace gases that affect the chemistry of the atmosphere and the climate system. The Saltzman / Aydin Research Group’s goal is to understand what controls the production, emissions, and atmospheric chemistry of oceanic trace gases. Eric Saltzman, Murat Aydin, and their team develop trace gas detectors, collect field data from islands and ships and use computer models to simulate natural processes. The group is also interested in the history of trace gas/climate interactions.
|Zender Research Group||
The Zender Research Group studies the microphysics of trace gas, aerosol, and surface interactions with Earth's radiative, thermodynamic, and chemical processes. Charles Zender and his team develop and refine the representation of these processes to improve climate prediction. Model simulations, combined with lab, field, and satellite data, help them predict and attribute features of climate and climate change. Current research includes mineral dust and carbonaceous aerosols, snow lifecycle and albedo, aerosol impacts on ocean biogeochemistry, wind-driven surface energy/mass exchange, climate-disease links, and super-dooper-big-scale data analysis. The team's aerosol, radiative transfer, and data processing models are freely available and are used by geoscientists world-wide.
|Biosphere-Atmosphere-Human Interaction Research Group (Kim)||
Saewung Kim's Biosphere-Atmosphere-Human Interaction Research Group conducts research on how biosphere-atmosphere-human interactions are affecting tropospheric oxidation capacity. The lab’s main research activities are deploying gas phase atmospheric constituents monitoring instrumentation to the field to constrain tropospheric oxidation capacity.