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.
Dr. Steiner is appointed as a new editor for JGR Atmospheres and will be covering papers on land-atmosphere interactions.
A new co-authored paper on the effects of land cover expansion effects 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.October 2013
A new paper online in Earth Interactions on methodological approaches to projecting the hydrologic impacts of climate change. The paper is led by Brent Lofgren of the NOAA Great Lakes research lab and is an outcome of the August 2012 workshop organized by GLERL and Dr. Steiner
A book chapter co-authored by Dr. Steiner on the role of plant volatiles on atmospheric chemistry is now available online .
Welcome to our new MCubed postdoc Zhiyuan Song! Zhiyuan will be working on the integrated modeling of forests, climate and human interactions and will be based in SNRE with collaborators Bill Currie and Arun Agrawal. Bill Currie will be presenting a project update at the MCubed Symposium on November 15.September 2013
At UM and interested in regional climate? Consider taking AOSS 588: Regional Scale Climate (MWF 10:30-12) with hands on data lab.
A new paper is now online in Earth Interactions including work from the Steiner lab on observations of the effect of atmospheric aerosols on the surface energy budget.
September 20: Seminar by Dr. Steiner at LDEO/Columbia titled "Regional-scale aerosol-climate feedbacks of anthropogenic and biogenic aerosols."
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