Sean Burns
Ph.D. 2018
Physical Geography

Areas of interest: Subalpine Forest Carbon and Water Cycling

Faculty Advisor: Peter Blanken

Research Interests

My research goal is to improve our understanding of the meteorological factors and conditions that control the exchange of energy and gases between the surface and atmosphere in complex, forested terrain. This research is carried out at the University of Colorado Niwot Ridge Subalpine Forest AmeriFlux site where a 26-m tall tower is used to measure wind, temperature, water vapor, and carbon dioxide.

Thesis

2018 -  The Influence of Warm-Season Precipitation on Water Cycling and the Surface Energy Budget within and just-above a Colorado Subalpine Forest in Mountainous Terrain:  Measurements and Modeling