Phillips’ piece”Will Obama’s ‘fugitive methane’ plan reduce or increase our dependence on natural gas?” focuses on “President Obama’s proposal to reduce leaks of methane gas from oil and gas drilling” and highlights how the language of the plan suggests a long term reliance on natural gas, “whose by-product of combustion, carbon dioxide, is the planet’s largest agent of climate change.” Phillips then discusses the ramifications of such a long term reliance and offers alternative solutions to how natural gas should be treated in the coming years.
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To learn more about Phillips’ work, check out his profile page.
The article, “Cold-based debris-covered glaciers: Evaluating their potential as climate archives through studies of ground-penetrating radar and surface morphology,” is also coauthored by E&E Professor Dave Marchant and E&E PhD candidate Jennifer Lamp.
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To learn more about Dave Marchant’s work, check out his profile page or his list of recent publications.
Earth and Environment Professor Ranga Myneni coauthored a paper in Global Change Biology with a multi-national group of researchers on the detection and attribution of vegetation greening trend in China over the last 30 years.
The paper can be downloaded from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12795/pdf
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Wally Fulweiler, Phd Candidate Tim Maguire, Alumni Joanna Carey, and Adrien Finzi publish article in Frontiers
The paper, “Does elevated CO2 alter silica uptake in trees?“, is the first to examine the impacts of elevated CO2 on the terrestrial Si cycle.
Second author on the paper is Fulweiler’s PhD student Tim Maguire; Earth & Environment alumni Joanna Carey, now working as a postdoctoral associate at the Marine Biological Lab, and Biology Professor Adrien Finzi also co-authored the paper.
The paper is available now online here.
Alumni Zhe Zhu, PhD candidate Shixiong Wang, Prof. Woodcock publish new paper in Remote Sensing of Environment
Geography program alumni Zhe Zhu along with current graduate student Geography PhD candidate Shixiong Wang and Professor and Chair Curtis Woodcock have published a new paper in the journal Remote Sensing of Environment.
The paper, “Improvement and expansion of the Fmask algorithm: cloud, cloud shadow, and snow detection for Landsats 4-7, 8, and Sentinel 2 images,” is available now online here. Zhu, now a research scientist at the Earth Resource Observation and Science (EROS) Center which is a part of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), is first author on the paper.
Zhu graduated from the Department’s Geography program in 2012 and served as a Postdoctoral Associate in the department from 2012 to 2014. To learn more about his work, visit his website.
The article, “Time-dependent behavior of a placed bed of cohesive sediment subjected to erosion and deposition cycles,” is available online now. Valentine is second author on the paper, and Fagherazzi is third. The paper’s primary author is Fagherazzi’s former student and now postdoc at MIT, Giulio Mariotti.
James is first author on the article titled “Rayleigh wave phase velocities in the Atlantic upper mantle.”
The article is available online here.
Esther James is a PhD candidate in Earth Science with an emphasis in seismology and mantle tomography; she is advised by former Earth & Environment Professor Colleen Dalton.
The article, “Stress Drops of Repeating Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault at Parkfield,” has been published online and will be published in a later volume of the journal.
The article, “Direct human influence on atmospheric CO2 seasonality from increased cropland productivity,” is first authored by Gray and discusses Gray’s and Friedl’s research on how crop production influences the carbon cycle.
The article has also been featured in multiple news articles published recently.
A summary of the research can be found on Nature News and Views, and direct quotes from Friedl and Gray on their research can be found on Science 2.0, Nature World News, and The Christian Science Monitor.
To see more research done by Friedl, check out a list of his recent publications.