Oregon State University

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Michael Unsworth

Professor Emeritus
Discipline: Physics of Oceans and Atmospheres

Research Interests

Environmental Physics of plants and animals; vegetation-atmosphere interactions; water vapor and carbon dioxide exchange of forest ecosystems; flux estimation in complex topography.

Current Research

Carbon-dioxide and water-vapor exchange for forest ecosystems; forest hydrology.

 

Education

BS, University of Edinburgh (Honors Physics), 1965
PhD, University of Edinburgh (Physics), 1968

Publications

Unsworth, M.H., N. Phillips, T. Link, B. Bond, M. Falk, M. Harmon, T. Hinckley, D. Marks, and K.T. Paw U.  2004:  Components and Controls of Water Flux in an Old- growth Douglas-fir-Western Hemlock Ecosystem.  Ecosystems, 7, 468-481.

Pypker, T.G., Unsworth, M.H. and Bond, B.J.  2006: The role of epiphytes in the interception of rainfall in old-growth Douglas-fir/ western hemlock forests of the Pacific Northwest: Part II - Field measurements at the branch and canopy scale.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 36: 819-832.

Pypker, T.G., Unsworth,M.H., Lamb, B., Allwine, E., Edburg, S., Sulzman, E., Mix, A.C., and Bond, B.J.  2007:  Cold air drainage in a forested valley: investigating the feasibility of monitoring ecosystem metabolism. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 145, 149-166.

 

Pypker, T.G.,  H R Barnard, M Hauck, E W Sulzman, M H Unsworth, A C Mix, A Kennedy, and B J Bond  2009:  Can carbon isotopes be used to predict watershed scale transpiration?  Water Resources Research, 45, W00D35, doi:10.1029/2008WR007050

 

Daly, C., D.R. Conklin, and M.H. Unsworth  2010:  Local atmospheric decoupling in  complex topography alters climate change impacts.  International Journal of  Climatology, 30, 1857-1864, DOI: 10.1002/joc.2007.

 

Monteith, J.L and M.H. Unsworth, 2013.  Principles of Environmental Physics,  4th edition.  Elsevier-Academic Press, New York.