VISTAS Reading Group


Friday, February 15, 2013.  Thomas CK.  2011.  Variability of subcanopy flow, temperature, and horizontal advection in moderately complex terrainBoundary-Layer Meteorology. 139:61-81.   rather advanced, but has a nice spatial piece of work in it.   Judy will post a page with some of Jerilyn’s wind-rose graphs soon.   Two other papers by Christoph and his collaborators provide additional background and are available on the Bibliography&Reading page.  Here are some sample visualizations from Jerilyn’s thesis presentation (Jerilyn works with Christoph).

  1. Thomas CK, Smoot AR.  2012.   An effective, economic, aspirated radiation shield for air temperature observations and its spatial gradients, J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol.. :inpress.
  2. Thomas CK, Kennedy AM, Selker JS, Moretti A, Schroth MH, Smoot AR, Tufillaro NB, Zeeman MJ.  2012.  High-resolution fibre-optic temperature sensing: A new tool to study the two-dimensional structure of atmospheric surface layer flow. Boundary-Layer Meteorol.. 142:177-192.

Friday, January 18, 2013.  Read two papers by VISTAS Science Collaborators, which describe systems for which VISTAS will visualize output.   Facilitator Judy Cushing:

1)  Background:  John P. Bolte, Robert B. McKane, Donald L. Phillips, Nathan H. Schumaker, Denis White, Allen Brookes, and David M. Olszyk (2013), In Oregon, the EPA Calculates Nature’s Worth Now and in the Future. Solutions ( , November-December 2011, Volume 2, Issue 6

2)  Alex Abdelnour, Robert McKane, Marc Stieglitz, Feifei Pan, Yiwei Cheng (2013), Effects of Harvest on Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in a Pacific Northwest Forest Catchment, Water Resources Research (in press).

3) Michael R. Guzy, Courtland L. Smith, John P. Bolte, David W. Hulse, and Stanley V. Gregory  (2008).  Policy Research Using Agent-Based Modeling to Assess Future Impacts of Urban Expansion into Farmlands and Forests, , Ecology and Society13(1): 37.