Surface-Atmosphere Exchange In A Box
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Stefan Metzger is a research scientist at the National Ecological Observatory Network. As a lead on the NEON surface-atmosphere exchange team, he is responsible for the development of algorithms that create publicly available data products. His job is to turn those data points into information that is useful for the research community and societal decision making. Stefan holds a Ph.D. in Micrometeorology from Bayreuth University in Germany.


Surface-Atmosphere Exchange In A Box

Observing and mathematically describing our environment provides a foundation for developing sustainable future scenarios. These aim to address crucial socio-economic resources such as water, food and energy security, as well as forecasting of severe weather and climate, and strategies for human health and adaptation (e.g., Pielke Sr et al., 2016). Present-day examples include large-scale missions to monitor the earth system such as NASA ECOSTRESS and Oil and Gas industry methane leak detection, among others. At times, however, existing mathematical descriptions are at odds...

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