Atmosphere-Surface Exchanges

Investigating the regional variability of atmosphere-surface exchanges with in situ observations

The workshop is open to all scientists interested in detailed observations of energetic, hy

Direct observations of the coupled Atmospheric-Terrestrial-Cryospheric System create overlapping interests among many activities.

The Atmosphere-surface exchanges group has met several times since December 2013. The developing science questions from this group can be reference here.

Please join us for an open organizing meeting for an International Workshop: Advancing Integrated, Cross-cutting Practices for Arctic Flux Observations in Terrestrial Environments

This meeting will take place in conjunction with the Arctic Science Summit Week meetings in Fairbanks, AK

Gruening Building, Room 401, 9:00am - 12:30pm AKST.  

This presentation by Sara Crepinsek was made at the Jul-2015 meeting of the IASOA Working Group.

See what datasets are available to investigate atmosphere-surface exchanges from Arctic observatories.

Dave Billesbach (UN) of the Ameriflux network technical team provided an overview of flux standarization and inter calibration within the network.  The presentation (attached) recommends some Arctic specific-approaches for similar objectives across the pan-Arctic sites.  

Presentation from Cryosphere-Atmosphere meeting in Davos, July 2013

The IASOA atmosphere-surface exchange working group collaborates directly with the WMO's Global Cryosphere watch on issues of common interest.

NOAA ESRL is conducting research into techniques to extend the performance of critical observational instruments into extreme cold locations.

Publication Highlights

D A Walker, F J A DaniëlsI AlsosU S BhattA L BreenM BuchhornH Bültmann,L A DruckenmillerM E Edwards6, D Ehrich, H E Epstein, W A Gould, R A Ims, H Meltofte10,M K Raynolds, J Sibik, S S Talbot and P J Webber, Circumpolar Arctic vegetation: a hierarchic review and roadmap toward an internationally consistent approach to survey, archive and classify tundra plot data, Environmental Research Letters, Volume 11, Number 5

Aas, K., T. Berntsen, J. Boike, B. Etzelmüller, J. Kristjánsson, M. Maturilli, T. Schuler, F. Stordal, and S. Westermann, 2015: A comparison between simulated and observed surface energy balance at the Svalbard archipelago. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0080.1. 

Lesins, Glen, Thomas J. Duck, James R. Drummond, 2012: Surface Energy Balance Framework for Arctic Amplification of Climate Change. J. Climate, 25, 8277–8288. doi:


Andrey Grachev | Eureka, Tiksi

Glen Lesins | Eureka

Ola Persson | Arctic

Jim Drummond | Eureka

Alexander Makshtas | Tiksi

Syndonia Bret-Harte | Cherskii

Eugenie Euskirchen | Cherskii

Irina Repina | Tiksi

Taneil Uttal | Tiksi

Sara Crepinsek | Tiksi

Christopher Cox | Tiksi

Elena Konopleva | Eureka, Tiksi

Tuomas Laurila | Pallas-Sodankyla

Mika Aurela | Tiksi

Dave Cook | Barrow

Dave Billesbach | Barrow