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Anthony Bloom

The terrestrial biosphere is a fascinating yet poorly resolved component of the Earth’s carbon cycle. My primary interests are to resolve global-scale terrestrial carbon cycle processes and their influence on carbon exchanges between the atmosphere and the terrestrial biosphere. My PhD focus was to quantify biospheric CH4 emissions based on satellite datasets of atmospheric CH4, gravity and leaf area. In my current research I am using models of the carbon cycle and satellite datasets to quantify CO2 and CH4 emissions from wetlands and tropical fires, and the broader terrestrial biosphere.

  • PhD, Satellite-Based Estimation of Global Biogenic Methane Emissions, University of Edinburgh (UK) (2011)
  • MRes, Physics of the Earth and Atmosphere, University of Leeds (UK) (2007)
  • MSci, Earth and Space Science, University College London (UK) (2006)

Research Interests
  • Wetlands and the global CH4 budget
  • Biomass burning CH4, CO and CO2 emissions
  • Terrestrial carbon cycling

Professional Experience
  • Research Scientist at JPL, (2016 - present)
  • Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar at JPL, (2014 - 2016)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Terrestrial Carbon Cycling. University of Edinburgh (UK), (2011-2014)

Selected Publications
  1. Bloom, AA, et al. (2016) What are the greenhouse gas observing system requirements for reducing fundamental biogeochemical process uncertainty? Amazon wetland CH4 emissions as a case study. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16: 15199-15218.
  2. Maasakkers, Joannes D., et al., inc. Bloom AA (2016) Gridded national inventory of US methane emissions. Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (23): 13123–13133.
  3. Wilson C, et al., inc. Bloom AA (2016) Contribution of regional sources to atmospheric methane over the Amazon Basin in 2010 and 2011. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30 (3), 400–420
  4. Bloom AA, et al. (2016) The decadal state of the terrestrial carbon cycle: Global retrievals of terrestrial carbon allocation, pools, and residence times. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 113 (5) 1285-1290;
  5. Revill A, Bloom AA, Williams M (2016) Impacts of reduced model complexity and driver resolution on cropland ecosystem photosynthesis estimates. Field Crops Research 187: 74-86.
  6. Worden JR, Turner AJ, Bloom A, et al. (2015) Quantifying lower tropospheric methane concentrations using GOSAT near-IR and TES thermal IR measurements. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 8: 3433–3445
  7. Bloom AA, et al. (2015) Remote sensing constraints on South America fire traits by Bayesian fusion of atmospheric and surface data. Geophysical Research Letters 42(4): 1268-1274.
  8. Bloom AA, Williams M. (2015) Constraining ecosystem carbon dynamics in a data-limited world: integrating ecological "common sense" in a model–data fusion framework. Biogeosciences 12: 1299-1315.
  9. Clare A, Simon S, Joseph S, Hammond J, Pan G, Bloom A. (2014) Competing uses for China's straw: the economic and carbon abatement potential of biochar. GCB Bioenergy 7: 1272–1282
  10. Stavros EN, Jeong S, and Bloom A (2014) Synthesizing Remote Sensing Data on the Carbon and Water Cycles. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 95 (29): 265-265.
  11. Hill TC, Williams M, Bloom AA, Mitchard ETA, Ryan CM (2013) Are inventory based and remotely sensed above-ground biomass estimates consistent? PloS one 8 (9): e74170.
  12. Bloom AA, et al. (2012) Seasonal variability of tropical wetland CH4 emissions: the role of the methanogen-available carbon pool. Biogeosciences 9: 2821-2830.
  13. Bloom AA, et al. (2010) Global methane emission estimates from ultraviolet irradiation of terrestrial plant foliage. New Phytologist 187(2): 417-425.
  14. Bloom AA, et al. (2010) Large-scale controls of methanogenesis inferred from methane and gravity spaceborne data. Science 327(5963): 322-325.
  15. Brooks IM, et al., inc. Bloom AA (2009) Physical exchanges at the air-sea interface: UK-SOLAS Field Measurements. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 90(5): 629-644.
  16. Bloom A, et al. (2008) Climate change impact of wind energy availability in the Eastern Mediterranean using the regional climate model PRECIS." Nat. Hazards and Earth Sys. Sci. (8): 1249-1257.

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