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Blanken, Peter David Professor

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Research

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  • Long-term Objective: To integrate water and carbon balance research toward furthering our understanding of their importance to climate change and its effect on people and their environment. Water Cycle: Evaporation, transpiration, canopy and stomatal conductance, soil moisture and temperature. Carbon Cycle: Net ecosystem exchange, photosynthesis, respiration. Spatial and Temporal Variations: Fine-scale mapping and visualization of vegetation canopies, soil moisture and temperature, energy and radiation fluxes, remote sensing and modeling of surface water and carbon cycles. Atmospheric Turbulence: Boundary layers, eddy diffusivities, wind profiles, turbulent flux footprints. Geographic Locations: North American Great Lakes, forests, rangelands, tundra, wetlands.

keywords

  • surface-atmosphere interactions, water and carbon cycling

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ATOC 3600 - Principles of Climate
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Describes the basic components of the climate system: the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and lithosphere. Investigates the basic physical processes that determine climate and link the components of the climate system. Covers the hydrological cycle and its role in climate, climate stability and global change. Recommended prerequisites: one semester of calculus and ATOC 1060 or ATOC 3300 or GEOG 3301 or GEOG 1001 or ATOC major. Same as GEOG 3601 and ENVS 3600.
  • ENVS 3600 - Principles of Climate
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Describes the basic components of the climate system: the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and lithosphere. Investigates the basic physical processes that determine climate and link the components of the climate system. Covers the hydrological cycle and its role in climate, climate stability and global change. Recommended prerequisites: one semester of calculus and ATOC 1060 or ATOC 3300 or GEOG 3301 or GEOG 1001. Same as GEOG 3601 and ATOC 3600.
  • ENVS 4201 - Biometeorology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces this interdisciplinary science, studying the interactions between atmospheric processes and living organisms (plants, animals, and humans). Discusses how organisms adapt to a changing environment. Uses a practical, problem-solving approach to explore these interactions. Same as GEOG 4201.
  • GEOG 3251 - Mountain Geography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Surveys mountain environments and their human use with illustrations from temperate and tropical mountain areas.
  • GEOG 3601 - Principles of Climate
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Describes the basic components of the climate system: the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and lithosphere. Investigates the basic physical processes that determine climate and link the components of the climate system. Covers the hydrological cycle and its role in climate, climate stability and global change. Recommended prerequisites: one semester of calculus and ATOC 1060 or ATOC 3300 or GEOG 3301 or GEOG 1001. Same as ATOC 3600 and ENVS 3600.
  • GEOG 4201 - Biometeorology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Interdisciplinary science, studying the interactions between atmospheric processes and living organisms (plants, animals, and humans). Discusses how organisms adapt to a changing environment. Uses a practical,problem-solving approach to explore these interactions. Same as ENVS 4201.

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