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Defenses Fall 2017

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Using Remotely Sensed Fluorescence and Soil Moisture to Better Understand the Seasonal Cycle of Tropical Grasslands

Dakota Smith
September 1, 2017

Seasonal grasslands account for a large area of Earth's land cover. Annual and seasonal changes in these grasslands have profound impacts on Earth’s carbon, energy, and water cycles. In tropical grasslands, growth is commonly water-lim...

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Role of Rossby wave breaking in the variability of large-scale atmospheric transport and mixing

Chengji Liu
August 24, 2017

We demonstrate that Rossby wave breaking (RWB) plays an important role in both horizontal and vertical large-scale transport/mixing in both observations and idealized general circulation models. In the horizontal direction, RWB contribut...

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