Earth and Climate Processes
The ECP research group focuses on the climatological/atmospheric, geochemistry and hydrological components of northern systems including: surface hourly weather observations, the quantification of inorganic and organic minerals and nutrient cycles, contaminant biogeochemistry as well as watershed processes. The climatological emphasis addresses local and regional weather dynamics while the atmospheric emphasis focuses on boreal forest microclimatology, trace gas dynamics and gradients of weather along altitudinal transects as part of our Boreal Forest Observatory. Our geochemistry focus is on contaminates such as perchlorate and arsenic with an isotope geochemistry emphasis on local, state and continental patterns and processes governing the isotopes of water in precipitation. Our hydrological emphasis addresses stream and river discharge, patterns and processes in sub-, low, and high arctic systems.
Earth and Climate Research
Alaska State Climate Center
Applied Science and Engineering Technology Laboratory (ASET)