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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


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

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



Please see my publication list on the Biomicrometeorology Group webpages

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