The main focus of our research group is to understand and quantify complex feedbacks in the atmosphere and Earth system. Specifically, we focus on the intersection of the atmosphere and biosphere, with the ultimate goal of accurately assessing regional climate forcings and feedbacks from biogenic (or natural) sources. This work strives to improve our understanding of vegetation, the natural world, and its intersections with humankind. We continually work to integrate these components into high-resolution models and compare with observations, with the ultimate goal of developing a comprehensive understanding of regional scale climate forcings and feedbacks.
The Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere GRC is finally here! Thanks to our US funding agencies (NSF, NASA and NOAA) for providing early career scientist support, and also to all the speakers and discussion leaders for a great conference.
Dr. Steiner participates in the GLISA Adaptation in the Great Lakes region Conference in Ann Arbor, and will be part of a panel discussion on June 25 titled "Projections and Downscaling Data."
Grad student Stacey Kawecki heads off to Boulder for the WRF User's Meeting. She will be presenting a poster on her work titled "The impact of pollution state on the direct and indirect aerosol effects on convective events in the Southern Great Plains."
Congratulations to graduate student Yang Li for passing the qualifying exam!
Welcome to new graduate student Matthew Wozniak! Matthew will be starting in the group this summer after completing his undergradate degree in Physics from Slippery Rock University.May 2014
Last call for GRC Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere registration! Applications will be accepted until June 1. Janne and I hope to see you in Spain!
Welcome to AOSS undergraduate and CoE SURE student Jordan Swift. Jordan will be working with postdoc Kirsti Ashworth this summer on the NSF canopy project and meteorological events that lead to clean and polluted conditions at the canopy field sites.
Congratulations to graduating Master's student Dori Mermelstein. She'll be around for the summer before moving on to a new job at Accenture. Dori has been with the group for a long time and we'll miss her!
The first semester of our CoE Multidisciplinary Design Program (MDP) project is wrapping up... stay posted for more progress on the maple-seed microdrone project!April 2014
April 7: Graduate students Alex Bryan and Stacey Kawecki present recent work at the Michigan Geophysical Union (MGU). Congratulations to Alex for winning the Student Choice award!
As a result of our US-Egypt collaboration grant, we have a new paper published on the simulation of ozone and aerosols over Cairo using the coupled regional chemistry-climate model RegCM-CHEM.March 2014
Registration for the Gordon Conference on Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere is now open. We will be accepting applications until June 1. Abstracts for Early Career Scientist oral presentations are due by April 15 to Thomas Karl (Thomas.Karl@uibk.ac.at).January 2014
Dr. Steiner is appointed as a new editor for JGR Atmospheres and will be covering papers on land-atmosphere interactions.
A new paper co-authored on the effects of land cover expansion on biogenic VOC emisisons is now online.December 2013
Presentations from the group at the 2013 Fall American Geophysical Union:
- Monday, A11B-0020: Investigating the direct climatic forcing of pollen and subpollen particles, Yang Li, Allison Steiner and Fabien Solmon
- Tuesday, B21A-0439: The Impact of Diffuse Light on Terrestrial Carbon Uptake, Susan J. Cheng, Gil Bohrer, Allison L. Steiner, Knute J. Nadelhoffer and Alexander Fotis
- Wednesday, A33E-0264: Synoptic and Local Controls on Precipitation Patterns in the Great Lakes Region, Alexander M. Bryan, Guiling Wang, Derek J. Posselt and Allison L. Steiner
- Friday, ED51C-0621: The Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN): A member-driven network approach to supporting women in the Geosciences, Meredith G. Hastings, Rose Kontak, Manda S. Adams, Rebecca T. Barnes, Emily V. Fischer, Mirjam S. Glessmer, Tracey Holloway, Erika Marin-Spiotta, Carmen Rodrigez, Allison L. Steiner, Christine Wiedinmyer and Sandra L. Larsen
- Friday, GC53A-1033: The role of pollution state on urban heat islands in the Midwestern United States, Stacey Kawecki, Allison L. Steiner, David J. Stensrud, Larissa Reames, Geoffrey M. HenebryNovember 2013
Congratulations to Susan Cheng for winning 2nd place and the Audience Choice award in the UM 3 Minute Thesis competition!
Graduate students Alex Bryan and Stacey Kawecki present posters at the College of Engineering Engineering Graduate Symposium on Friday, November 15. Stop by to see the latest updates on their research.
Welcome to the new postdoc in our research group, Kirsti Ashworth! Kirsti will be working on the NSF Canopy project that will be looking at the role of BVOC in atmospheric chemistry across a variety of forest ecosystems.
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