“No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world a new.”
Welcome to the Biometeorology Lab
Our research interests currently are in the quantification of the exchange of gases between the atmosphere and the vegetation. Specifically, given the growing concern surrounding water issues in the state, given also the increase in climate variability and its impact on terrestrial ecosystems, we determine carbon, evapotranspiration, heat and momentum fluxes to/from vegetation in relation with ecosystem health, sea-level rise, management practices, ecophysiology and water conservation.
Our group is currently involved with the water conservation strategies in peanut, pecan, and golf courses using the eddy-covariance system. Accurate water-use efficiency (WUE) calculation for different crops has been one of the major focus recently. In the past, the interests of the group also included the development and evaluation of different models (analytical solutions to the diffusion equation, Lagrangian stochastic simulation, and Large-Eddy Simulation) used to assess the upwind source area (Footprint) from a flux tower.