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Brendan Byrne

Brendan uses measurements of atmospheric CO2 and data assimilation techniques to study the exchange of carbon between the terrestrial biosphere and atmosphere. The main objective of his research is to quantify fluxes of carbon in the terrestrial biosphere and provide more robust estimates of these fluxes to evaluate terrestrial biosphere models against.

Education
  • PhD in Physics, University of Toronto
  • Msc in Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria
  • Bsc in Physics and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria

Research Interests
carbon cycle, data assimilation, remote sensing, terrestrial biosphere modeling

Professional Experience
  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Selected Publications
  1. Byrne, B., D. Wunch, D. B. A. Jones, K. Strong, F. Deng, I. Baker, P. Köehler, C. Frankenberg, J. Joiner, V. K. Arora, B. Badawy, A. Harper, T. Warneke, C. Petri, R. Kivi, and C. M. Roehl, Evaluating GPP and respiration estimates over northern midlatitude ecosystems using solar induced fluorescence and atmospheric CO2 measurements, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeo., 123, doi.org/10.1029/2018JG004472
  2. Polavarapu, S. M., Deng, F., Byrne, B., Jones, D. B. A., and Neish, M., (2018) A comparison of atmospheric CO2 flux signals obtained from GEOS-Chem flux inversions constrained by in situ or GOSAT observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 12011-12044, doi.org/10.5194/acp-2017-1235.
  3. Byrne, B., D. B. A. Jones, K. Strong, Z.-C. Zeng, F. Deng, and J. Liu (2017), Sensitivity of CO 2 surface flux constraints to observational coverage, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 66726694, doi:10.1002/2016JD026164
  4. Byrne, B. and Goldblatt, C. (2015), Diminished greenhouse warming from Archean methane due to solar absorption lines, Clim. Past, 11, 559-570, doi:10.5194/cp-11-559-2015.
  5. Byrne, B. and Goldblatt, C. (2014), Radiative forcings for 28 potential Archean greenhouse gases, Clim. Past, 10, 1779-1801, doi:10.5194/cp-10-1779-2014, 2014.
  6. Byrne, B. and Goldblatt, C. (2014), Radiative forcing at high concentrations of well-mixed greenhouse gases, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10.1002/2013GL058456.

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