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    Christoph Thomas

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    Discipline: Physics of Oceans and Atmospheres
    Secondary Discipline: Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
    Email: christoph.thomas@uni-bayreuth.de
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    Research Interests

    Biomicrometeorology: Atmosphere-vegetation interaction, atmospheric turbulence, mixing in plant canopies (organised motion, coherent structures), flow and transport in weak-wind boundary-layers, dynamics of the lower atmospheric boundary layer, scale transitions from milliseconds to hours and days, trace gas exchange

    Climate change science: Forest ecosystem responses and feedback mechanisms, carbon-water coupling, hydro-ecology, regional climate trends in temperature and seasonality

    Instrumentation: Acoustic remote sensing (SODAR-RASS), spatially distributed sensor networks (optical-fiber techniques), trace gas analyzers

    Current Research

    Visit the Biomicrometeorology Group webpages for the most recent information on research activities

    • Field observations of energy, water, carbon dioxide and methane exchange in Oregon's forests (AmeriFlux Cluster of Supersites in collaboration with Terra-PNW group in the College of Forestry)
    • Inter-annual variability in ecosystem exchange and carbon-water coupling mechanisms
    • Vertical mixing in forests of different stand structure and density
    • Submeso flow and transport in weak-wind conditions
    • Space-time structure of the wind and temperature fields in the canopy layer
    • Field evaluation of passive wireless temperature sensors
    • Field evaluation of a new fast-response methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) analyzer
    • Cold air drainage and pooling in complex mountainous terrain

    Current weather data at our field sites in Oregon

    Education

    PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Bayreuth (Micrometeorology), Bayreuth, Germany, 2005
    MS (Dipl. Geooek.), University of Bayreuth (Geoecology), Bayreuth, Germany, 2001

    Contact Information

    Christoph K Thomas, Ph.D.
    Professor, Micrometeorology
    Associate Editor Water Resources Research
    ResearcherID I-5751-2012

    University of Bayreuth
    Micrometeorology Group
    95540 Bayreuth
    Germany

    Office +49 (0) 921 55 2293
    Fax +49 (0) 921 55 2366
    Email christoph.thomas@uni-bayreuth.de

    http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/meteo
    http://www.researcherid.com/rid/I-5751-2012
    http://oregonstate.edu/bmm/

    Publications

    Please see my publication list on the Biomicrometeorology Group webpages

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