NASA Logo Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology View the NASA Portal
NASA Banner
NASA Banner
NASA Banner
JPL HOME EARTH SOLAR SYSTEM STARS & GALAXIES SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
NASA Banner
JPL Science
JPL Science Division Home
Planetary Science Planetary Science
Astrophysics & Space Sciences Astrophysics & Space Sciences
Earth Science Earth Science
Center for Climate Sciences (3292)
Earth Surface And Interior (329A)
Ocean Circulation And Air Sea Interaction (329B)
Sea Level And Ice (329C)
Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere (329D)
Atmospheric Physics And Weather (329E)
Terrestrial Hydrology (329F)
Carbon Cycle And Ecosystems (329G)
People
Projects
Laboratory Studies And Atmospheric Observations (329H)
Tropospheric Composition (329I)
Aerosols And Clouds (329J)
Directorate Science Affiliates Directorate Science Affiliates
Open Postdoc Positions Open Postdoc Positions
Brochures Brochures
 Carbon Cycle And Ecosystems (329G): People
Nicholas  Parazoo's Picture
Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 233-304
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone:
818.354.2973
Fax:
818.354.3221
Email Contact:
Curriculum Vitae:

Nicholas Parazoo

Terrestrial ecosystems interact with our planet’s climate through breathing in and out of CO2 by photosynthesis and respiration. My primary research interests are to quantify these exchanges and understand their sensitivity to climate. My PhD and Postdoc focused on using aircraft and satellite observations with carbon models to quantify CO2 exchanges between land and atmosphere, and track CO2 movement in the atmosphere through clouds and along stormtracks. In my current research I focus on changing CO2 uptake in climate sensitive regions in the Arctic and tropics where carbon-climate feedbacks are large, observations are sparse, and process understanding is limited.


Education
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (2011)
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (2007)
  • B.S., Environmental Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (2004)

Research Interests
  • Terrestrial carbon cycling
  • Carbon-climate feedbacks
  • Atmospheric Transport

Professional Experience
  • Research Scientist at JPL (2016-present)
  • Assistant Researcher, JIFRESSE (2014-2016)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, JIFRESSE (2011-2014)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University (2004-2011)

Selected Publications
  1. Bowman, K., J. Liu, A. Bloom, N. C. Parazoo, et al. (2016) Global and Brazilian carbon response to El Nino Modoki 2011-2010, Earth and Space Science (In Review).
  2. Huntzinger, et al. inc. N. C. Parazoo (2016) Understanding the global land carbon sink: Beyond climate and CO2 sensitivity, Scientific Reports (In Review).
  3. Fischer, M. L., N. C. Parazoo, S. Jeong, R. Keeling, H. Graven (2016) Simulated Estimation of California Fossil and Biopshere Carbon Dioxide Exchanges Combining In-situ Tower and Satellite Column Observations, J. Geophys. Res – Atmospheres (In Review).
  4. Commane, R., et al. inc. N. C. Parazoo (2016) Rising carbon dioxide emissions from Arctic tundra driven by early winter respiration, Proc Natl Acad Sci (In Review).
  5. Luus, K., R. Commane, N. C. Parazoo et al. (2016) Tundra photosynthesis captured by satellite-observed solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence, Geophys. Res. Lett. (In Review).
  6. Barnes, E. A., N. C. Parazoo, C. Orbe, S. Denning (2016) Isentropic transport and the seasonal cycle amplitude of CO2, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JD025109.
  7. Parazoo, N. C., et al. (2016) Detecting Regional Patterns of Changing CO2 Flux in Alaska, Proc Natl Acad Sci, 113, 28, 7733-7738.
  8. Ito, A., et al. inc. N. C. Parazoo (2016) Decadal trends in seasonal-cycle amplitude of terrestrial CO2 exchange resulting from the ensemble of terrestrial biosphere models, Tellus B, 68, 28968, doi:10.3402/tellusb.v68.28968.
  9. Shao, J. et al. inc., N. C. Parazoo (2016) Uncertainty analysis of terrestrial net primary productivity and net biome productivity in China during 1901-2005, J. Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 10.1002/2015JG003062.
  10. Deng, F., D. B. A. Jones, C. O’Dell, R. Nassar, N. C. Parazoo (2016) Combining GOSAT XCO2 observations over land and ocean to improve regional CO2 flux estimates, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, doi:10.1002/2015JD024157.
  11. J. Mao, et al. inc. N. C. Parazoo (2015) Disentangling climatic and anthropogenic controls on global terrestrial evapotranspiration trends, Environ. Res. Lett., 10, 094008.
  12. Parazoo, N. C. (2015) Influence of ENSO and the NAO on Terrestrial Carbon Uptake in the Texas-northern Mexico Region, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, doi:10.1002/2015GB005125.
  13. Anav, A., et al. inc. N. C. Parazoo (2015) Spatio-temporal patterns of terrestrial gross primary production: A review, Review of Geophysics, 53, doi:10.1002/2015RG000483.
  14. Parazoo, N. C., K. Bowman, J. B. Fisher, C. Frankenberg, D. B. Jones, A. Cescatti, O. Perez-Priego, G. Wohlfahrt, L. Montagnani (2014) Terrestrial gross primary production inferred from satellite fluorescence and vegetation models, Global Change Biology, 20 (10), 3103-3121. 
  15. Wunch, D., P. O. Wennberg, J. Messerschmidt, N. Parazoo, G. C. Toon, N. M. Deutscher, G. Keppel-Aleks, C. M. Roehl, J. T. Randerson, T. Warneke, J. Notholt (2013) The Covariation of Northern Hemisphere Summertime CO2 with Surface Temperature at Boreal Latitudes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 9447-9459.
  16. Parazoo, N. C., K. Bowman, C. Frankenberg, J.-E. Lee, J. B. Fisher, J. Worden, D. Jones, et al. (2013) Interpreting seasonal changes in the carbon balance of southern Amazonia using measurements of XCO2 and chlorophyll fluorescence from GOSAT, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50452.
  17. Messerschmidt, J., N. Parazoo, N. M. Deutscher, C. Roehl, T. Warneke, P. O. Wennberg, and D. Wunch (2013) Evaluation of seasonal atmosphere-biosphere exchange estimations with TCCON measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5103-5115, doi:10.5194/acp-13-5103-2013.
  18. Parazoo, N. C., A. S. Denning, S. R. Kawa, S. Pawson, and R. Lokupitiya (2012) CO2 flux estimation errors associated with moist atmospheric processes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 6405-6416.
  19. Parazoo, N. C., A. S. Denning, J. Berry, D. Randall, S. Kawa, O. Pauluis, and S. C. Doney (2011) Moist synoptic transport of CO2 along the mid-latitude storm track, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L09804, doi:10.1029/2011GL047238.
  20. Schuh, A. E., A. S. Denning, K. D. Corbin, I. T. Baker, M. Uliasz, N. Parazoo, A. E. Andrews, D.E.J. Worthy (2010) A regional high-resolution carbon flux inversion of North America for 2004, Biogeosciences, 7, 1625-1644.
  21. Corbin, K. D., A. S. Denning, and N. C. Parazoo (2009) Assessing temporal clear-sky errors in assimilation of satellite CO2 retrievals using a global transport model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 3043-3048.
  22. Parazoo, N. C., A. S. Denning, R. Kawa, K. Corbin, R. Lokupitia, I. Baker, and D. Worthy (2008) Mechanisms for synoptic transport of CO2 in the midlatitudes and tropics, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 7239-7254.

Group Home Page
People in this Group
Group Projects

JPL Privacy Statement Sitemap Contact Site Manager
FIRST GOV NASA Home Page