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GCRG awarded NSF grant towards the annual budget of CH4 emissions from tundra ecosystem across a latitudinal gradient

GCRG was awarded a grant by the US National Science Foundation for the proposal, “Methane loss from the Arctic: towards an annual budget of CH4 emissions from tundra ecosystem across a latitudinal gradient” (PI: Donatella Zona). In this research project we will measure CO2 and CH4 fluxes across a latitudinal transect in the arctic tundra . . . → Read More: GCRG awarded NSF grant towards the annual budget of CH4 emissions from tundra ecosystem across a latitudinal gradient

Assessing the spatial variability in peak season CO 2 exchange characteristics across the Arctic tundra using a light response curve parameterization

Assessing the spatial variability in peak season CO 2 exchange characteristics across the Arctic tundra using a light response curve parameterization.

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Dr. Ochel was identified as some of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters”

Oechel was ranked as a top influencer in the category of Agricultural Sciences for his long standing work on climate change as a plant eco-physiologist and systems ecologist.

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Expanding Spatial and Temporal Coverage of Arctic CH4 and CO2 Fluxes

Expanding Spatial and Temporal Coverage of Arctic CH4 and CO2 Fluxes

AGU Fall Meeting 2013 Presented at American Geophysical Union, 9-13th of December,2013, San Francisco, California. Authors: Patrick Murphy, Walter Oechel, Virginie Moreaux, Salvatore Losacco, Donatella Zona.

Carbon storage and exchange in Arctic ecosystems is the subject of intensive study focused on determining rates, . . . → Read More: Expanding Spatial and Temporal Coverage of Arctic CH4 and CO2 Fluxes

The effects of elevated CO2, climate variability, and fire on the functioning of the chaparral of Southern California

The effects of elevated CO2, climate variability, and fire on the functioning of the chaparral of Southern California

Presented at MEDECOS XII Conference, July 6-9, 2011, Los Angeles, CA.

Oechel, Walter1,2, Alessandra Rossi1, Patrick Murphy1, John Kim3, Tom Bell1, Hongyan Luo4, David Lipson5

1Global Change Research Group, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA . . . → Read More: The effects of elevated CO2, climate variability, and fire on the functioning of the chaparral of Southern California

Air-sea CO2 exchange of beach and near-coastal waters of the Chukchi Sea near Barrow, Alaska

Authors: Ikawa, H.; Oechel, WC Source: CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH  Volume: 31   Issue: 13   Pages: 1357-1364   DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2011.05.012   Published: SEP 1 2011

Abstract: Partial pressure of CO2 in equilibrium with sample water (pCO2) for the coastal water in the Chukchi Sea was continuously observed in summer, 2008. Average daily CO2 flux calculated from the pCO2 and gas transfer coefficients ranged from -0.144 to -0.0701 g C . . . → Read More: Air-sea CO2 exchange of beach and near-coastal waters of the Chukchi Sea near Barrow, Alaska

GCRG on LI-COR NewsLine: Measure Methane Where it Matters: Part II, Barrow, Alaska

“Although many scientists agree that the current warming trend is likely to continue, it is unknown whether a warmer climate will turn the Arctic Coastal Plain from a sink to a source of greenhouse gases…. Cove Sturtevant and Dr. Walt Oechel from San Diego State University in California are addressing some of these questions . . . → Read More: GCRG on LI-COR NewsLine: Measure Methane Where it Matters: Part II, Barrow, Alaska

Impacts of Conversion and Drainage of Tropical Peat Forests on Carbon Fluxes to Atmosphere and Water

Indonesia has the largest tropical peats, ranging from 18 to 27 million hectares. It is estimated that about 12 million hectares of these peats have been disturbed and substantially drained in order to lower water table depths which are required for agricultural uses (i.e. rice paddy, industrial pulp, and recently oil palm plantation). Drained . . . → Read More: Impacts of Conversion and Drainage of Tropical Peat Forests on Carbon Fluxes to Atmosphere and Water

Seasonal and Inter-Annual Controls on CO2 Flux in Arctic Alaska

The Arctic landscape holds massive potential to affect the global carbon balance. Soils of the northern permafrost region account for approximately 50 percent of the estimated global below-ground organic carbon pool. The total soil organic carbon in the first 3 m in northern circumpolar permafrost, excluding yedoma, is ca.1024 PgC. Under a projected warmer . . . → Read More: Seasonal and Inter-Annual Controls on CO2 Flux in Arctic Alaska

GCRG Awarded DOE Grant to Operate Arctic Carbon Flux Towers

GCRG was awarded a grant by the US Department of Energy for the proposal, “Seasonal and Inter-Annual Controls on CO2 Flux in Arctic Alaska” (PI: Walt Oechel). The grant will allow GCRG to operate eddy covariance flux towers at Barrow, Atqasuk and Ivotuk for the next 3 years.

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