Oregon State University

Welcome to the Biomicrometeorology group!

Welcome to the Biomicrometeorology group!

Our goal is to understand and quantify the interactions between the air, vegetation, and the land surface.

micrometeorological-instrumentsOur research focus is the transport and exchange of momentum, energy, and mass in natural and man-made landscapes of the Pacific Northwest on time scales of turbulence (milliseconds) to interannual variability of carbon and water fluxes. We are a young, interdisciplinary and active research group with diverse interests at the interface between the air, plants, and the soil.

wind-and-temperature-fields-in-subcanopy-forestWe use a variety of tools to approach our research questions: field experiments utilizing the eddy covariance technique, networks of wind and temperature sensors, optical fiber arrays, ground based acoustic remote sensing (SODAR), video-recorded artificial fog releases, wind tunnel experiments, as well as computer models to observe and simulate the diffusion and dispersion of trace gases in the air.

Our group has three complementary research activities:

  • Turbulence (micrometeorology
  • Trends (climate change science)
  • Observational Tools (instrumentation)

We hope you find the information on our webpage useful, and please let us know if you have any questions or comments!

Christoph Thomas, Associate Professor and Head of the bmM group

Contact Info

Oregon State University
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
130 Burt Hall
Corvallis, OR,
97331-5503
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