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Dean is a research hydrologist at the Survey with interests in biometeorology, micrometeorology, biogeochemistry, as well as hydrology. Much of his work has focused on determining source and sink strengths and environmental controls of greenhouse gases at the Earth’s surface, rates of evapotranspiration, the surface energy balance and the role of management in modulating the surface exchange rates. Working with others in the Survey and in Universities, he is developing techniques to quantify the impact of land use and climate change on carbon exchange and evapotranspiration rates over various land surfaces toward regional assessments with the aid of near surface measurements, models, and remote sensing. To facilitate this research, Dean operates a network of five eddy covariance stations in the Colorado Front Range over urban, range, and mountain ecosystems with the help of several graduate and undergraduate students and volunteers.
Dean operates a network of five eddy covariance stations in the Colorado Front Range over urban, range, and mountain ecosystems with the help of several graduate and undergraduate students and volunteers.
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Anderson, D. E. and Landsberg, H.E. 1979. Detailed structure of pH in hydrometeors, Environmental Science and Technology 13:992-994.
Verma, S.B. and
Baldocchi, D.D., Verma, S.B., Matt, D.R. and
Verma, S.B., Baldocchi, D.D.,
Baldocchi,D.D., Verma, S.B.,
Wang,Y.S., Miller, D.R.,
Wang,Y.S., Miller, D.R.,
Stannard, D.I., Kustas, W.P., Allwine, K.J. and
Wang, Y.S., Miller, D.R.,
Lavigne, M.B., Ryan, M.G., Anderson, D.E., Baldocchi, D.D., Crill, P.M., Fitzjarrald, D.R., Goulden, M.L., Gower, S.T., Massheder, J.L., McCaughey, J.H., Rayment, M. and Striegl, R.G. 1997. Comparing nocturnal eddy covariance measurements to estimates of ecosystem respiration made my scaling chamber measurements at six coniferous boreal sites. J. Geophys. Res. 102(D24): 28,977-28,985. (Participated in experimental design, report writing, and collected data.)
Katul, G., Hsieh,C.I., Bowling, D., Clark, K., Shurpali, N., Turnipseed, A., Albertson, J., Tu, K., Hollinger, D., Evans, B., Orff, B., Anderson, D.E., Ellsworth, D., Oren, R. and Vogel, C. 1999. Spatial variability of turbulent fluxes in the roughness sublayer of a uniform pine forest. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 93: 1-28. (I collected data, added to and edited the report.)
Turnipseed, A.A, P.D. Blankin, D.E. Anderson, and R.K Monson. 2002. Energy balance above a high elevation forest in complex terrain. Agric. & For. Meteorol. 110: 177-201. (I helped outline ideas and structure)
Schimel, D. T. Kittel, S. Running, R. Monson, A. Turnipseed, and D.E.Anderson. 2002. Carbon sequestration in the mountains of western US. EOS Trans. AGU 83:445,449. (I wrote the section on advective fluxes.)
Turnipseed, A.A., D.E. Anderson, P.D. Blankin, W. Baugh, and R.Monson. 2003. Air flows and turbulent flux measurements in mountainous terrain, Part I: Canopy and Local Effects. Agric. & For. Meteorol. 119: 1-21. (I contributed text and data and core idea.)
Turnipseed, A.A., D.E. Anderson, P.D. Blankin, W. Baugh, and R.Monson. 2004. Air flows and turbulent flux measurements in mountainous terrain, Part II: Mesoscale effects. Agric. & For. Meteorol. 125: 187-205. (Same as above.)
Yi, C., R. Monson, Z. Zhai, D.E. Anderson, B. Lamb, G. Allwine, A. Turnipseed, and S. Burns. 2005. Modeling and measuring nocturnal drainage flow in a high-elevation, subalpine forest with complex terrain. J. Geophys. Res. 110, D22303. (Yi is my post-doc; I supplied direction & data)
Anderson, D.E. 2005. Greenhouse gas measurements using eddy covariance and chamber techniques over lakes and reservoirs, pp. 185-196, in Global Warming and hydroelectric reservoirs (M. Aurelio dos Santos & L. Pinguelli Rosa, eds.) Proc. Of Int’l Seminar Series and Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Reservoirs and Watersheds, 5-8 Aug., Rio
Sun, J., S. Burns, A. Delany, S. Oncley, A. Turnipseed, B. Steven, D. Lenschow, M. LaMone, R. Monson, and D. E Anderson. 2007. CO2 transport over complex terrain. Agr. & For. Meteorol. 145: 1-21. (I supplied data & feedback on text)
Yi, C., D. E. Anderson, A. Turnipseed, S. Burns J.
Schaeffer, S., D.E. Anderson, S. Burns, R. Monson, J. Sun, and D. Bowling. 2008. Consideration of atmospheric flows and canopy location reveals environmental controls on 13C of respired CO2 in a subalpine coniferous forest. Agriculture and
Sun,J., Oncley. S., Burns, S., Stephens, B., Lenschow, D., Campos, T.,Monson, R., Schimel, D., Sacks,W., de Wekker, S. Lai,C-T, Lamb, B., Ojima, D., Ellsworth, P., Leonel, S.,Sternberg, L., Zhong, S., Clements,C., Moore, D., Anderson, D., Watts, A., Hu, J.,Tschudi, M., Aulenbach,S., Allwine, E., and Coons,T. 2010. A multiscale and multidisciplinary investigation
of ecosystem–atmosphere CO2 exchange over the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Bull. Amer. Meteorol.Soc. 9(2): 209-230.
Burns, S.P., J. Sun, D.H. Lenschow, S.P. Oncley, B.B. Stephens, C. Yi, D.E. Anderson, J. Hu, and R.K. Monson, 2011: Atmospheric stability effects on wind fields and scalar mixing within and just above a subalpine forest in sloping terrain. Bound.Lay Meteorol., 138, 231-262, doi:10.1007/s10546-010-9560-6
My USGS Science Strategy AreasUnderstanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change
Climate Variability & Change
Greenhouse Gas Exchanges, Evapotranspiration, and the Energy Balance near the Earth's Surface
The fluxes of heat, water vapor (evapotranspiration), and greenhouse gases between the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface determine climate, viability of ecosystems, distribution of biomes, and influence the quantity of both surface and ground water. My focus is to identify and understand the biophysical mechanisms and anthropogenic influences regulating these surface-atmosphere fluxes.
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