Dean Anderson

Dean Anderson

Research Hydrologist

Email: deander@usgs.gov
Phone: 303-236-5691
Fax: 303-236-5034

Address:
W 6th Ave Kipling St
Lakewood, CO 80225


Expertise

Biography

Dean is a research hydrologist at the Survey with interests in biometeorology, micrometeorology, biogeochemistry, as well as hydrology. Much of his work has focused on determining source and sink strengths and environmental controls of greenhouse gases at the Earth’s surface, rates of evapotranspiration, the surface energy balance and the role of management in modulating the surface exchange rates. Working with others in the Survey and in Universities, he is developing techniques to quantify the impact of land use and climate change on carbon exchange and evapotranspiration rates over various land surfaces toward regional assessments with the aid of near surface measurements, models, and remote sensing. To facilitate this research, Dean operates a network of five eddy covariance stations in the Colorado Front Range over urban, range, and mountain ecosystems with the help of several graduate and undergraduate students and volunteers.

 

Education and Training   

University of Connecticut         Forest Micrometeorology        Post-doc                   1984-6
University of Nebraska             Bio-Environmental Eng.          Ph.D.                         1983
University of Maryland             Precipitation Chemistry           M.Sc.                         1979
Rutgers University                   Meteorology                            B.Sc (w/Honors)        1976    

 

Professional Appointments

Research Hydrologist    National Research Program       U.S. Geological Survey              1991-present

Assistant Professor       Natural Resources Eng.             University of Connecticut          1986-1991

 

Research Advisor

Through affliations with US and international universities I have served as research advisor for 4 PhD students, 3 M.S. students and numerous undergraduate students.

 

Awards

DOI Superior Service Award, 2005

 

Licenses/Certificates

FAA Private Pilot

Tower Climbing

 

Professional Societies

American Geophysical Union

 

Other Affiliations

Civil Air Patrol

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Professional Rotorcraft Association

 

Publications

Anderson, D.E. 1978. Continuous Measurement of pH Using an Automatic Precipitation Collec­tor and Analyzer. Meteorology Program Publication No. 78-178, University of Maryland, College 
park, MD. 30p.

 

Anderson, D.E. 1979. Monitoring Acid Precipitation with a Automatic Precipitation Collector and pH Analyzer. M.S. Thesis, Meteorology Program, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. 132 pp.

 

Anderson, D.E. 1979. The Acidity of Atmospheric Precipitation, Dew and Fog, Meteorology Pro­gram Publication 79-183, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. 59p.

 

Anderson, D. E. and Landsberg, H.E. 1979. Detailed structure of pH in hydrometeors, Environ­mental Science and Technology 13:992-994.

 

Anderson, D.E. 1983. Turbulent Exchange of Carbon Dioxide, Water Vapor, Heat and Momentum Over Crop Surfaces. Ph.D. Dissertation, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 186 pp.

 

Anderson, D.E. and Verma, S.B. 1983. Turbulent exchange of carbon dioxide, water vapor, heat and momentum over crop surfaces. Report to National Science Foundation on Grants ATM- 7901017 and ATM-8205431, CAMaC Progress Report 83-8, University of Nebraska.

 

Verma, S.B. and Anderson, D.E. 1984. Kolmogorov constants for CO2, wind velocity, air temper­ature, and humidity fluctuations over a crop surface. Boundary Layer Meteorology 28:161-167. (I collected and analyzed data.)

 

Anderson, D.E, Verma, S.B, and Rosenberg, N.J. 1984. Eddy correlation measurements of CO2, latent heat and sensible heat fluxes over a crop surface. Boundary Layer Meteorology 29:.263- 272.

 

Anderson, D.E. and Verma, S.B. 1985. Turbulence spectra of CO2, water vapor, temperature and wind velocity fluctuations over a crop surface. Boundary Layer Meteorology, v33, p.1-14.

 

Baldocchi, D.D., Verma, S.B., Matt, D.R. and Anderson, D.E. 1986. Eddy correlation measure­ments of carbon dioxide efflux from the floor of a deciduous forest, Journal of Applied Ecology 23:967-975. (I helped collect data and collaborated on the experimental plan.)

 

Verma, S.B., Baldocchi, D.D., Anderson, D.E., Matt, D.R., and Clement, R.J. 1986. Eddy fluxes of CO2, water vapor and sensible heat over a deciduous forest, Boundary Layer Meteorology   36:71-91. (I helped collect data, interpret results and helped write some sections.)

 

Anderson, D.E. and Verma, S.B. 1986. Carbon dioxide, water vapor and sensible heat exchanges of a grain sorghum canopy. Boundary Layer Meteorology 34:317-331.

 

Anderson, D.E., Verma, S.B., Baldocchi, D.D., and Clement, R.J. 1986. Turbulence spectra of CO2, water vapor, temperature and velocity over a deciduous forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 38:81-99.

 

Baldocchi,D.D., Verma, S.B., Anderson, D.E., and Matt, D.R. 1987. Canopy photosynthesis and water use efficiency in a deciduous forest, Journal of Applied Ecology 24:251-260. (I helped col­lect, analyze and interpret data.)

 

Anderson, D.E., Miller, D.R. and Wallner, W.E. 1988. A simple one dimensional simulation of the micro-environment of gypsy moth caterpillars including the effects of host defoliation, IUFRO - Forest Simulations., pp. 49-60, California Experiment Station Bulletin, No. 1927, Berkeley, Ca.

 

Wang,Y.S., Miller, D.R., Anderson, D.E., Cionco, R.and Lin, J.D. 1992. Spatial length scale anal­ysis of turbulent temperature and velocity fluctuations within and above an orchard canopy, Boundary Layer Meteorology 59:125-139. (I helped in the experimental design, collection and interpretation of the data.)

 

Wang,Y.S., Miller, D.R., Anderson, D.E., Cionco, R., and Lin, J.D. 1992. Spatial length scale analysis of turbulent temperature and velocity fluctuations within and above an orchard canopy. Boundary Layer Meteorology 59:125-139. (I helped in the experimental design, collection and interpretation of the data.)

 

Anderson, D.E., Miller, D.R., Wang, Y.S., Yendol, W.G., and Mierzejewski, K. 1992. Deposition of aerially applied BT in an oak forest and its prediction with the FSCBG model. Journal of Applied Meteorology 31:1457-1466.

 

Stannard, D.I., Kustas, W.P., Allwine, K.J. and Anderson, D.E. 1993. Micrometeorological data collection: 93-1, Hydrological Data Report -Washita 92, NAWQL 93-1, USDA., pp. V1-11.(I helped in the collection of data.)

 

Wang, Y.S., Miller, D.R., Anderson, D.E., and McManus, M.L. 1995. A Lagrangian stochastic model for aerial spray transport above an oak forest. Agricultural & Forest Meteorology 76(3- 4):277-91. (I helped in model evaluation and testing.)

 

Anderson, D.E., Stannard, D.I., Striegl, R.G., and McConnaughey, T.A. 1996. Exchanges of car­bon dioxide and water vapor between WilliamsLake and the atmosphere, pp.31-40, in Winter, T.C. (ed.), Interdisciplinary research initiative: Hydrological and biogeochemical research in the Shingobee River headwaters area, north-central Minnesota, U.S. Geological Survey Water- resources Invest. Rpt., 96-4215.

 

Stannard, D.I., Anderson, D.E., and Rosenberry, D.O. 1996. Problems in comparing short-term eddy-correlation and energy-budget measurements of evaporation at Williams Lake, PP. 41-46, in Winter, T.C. (ed.), Interdisciplinary research initiative: Hydrological and biogeochemical research in the Shingobee River headwaters area, north-central Minnesota, U.S. Geological Survey Water- resources Invest. Rpt., 96-4215. (I helped collect data.)

 

Lavigne, M.B., Ryan, M.G., Anderson, D.E., Baldocchi, D.D., Crill, P.M., Fitzjarrald, D.R., Goulden, M.L., Gower, S.T., Massheder, J.L., McCaughey, J.H., Rayment, M. and Striegl, R.G. 1997. Comparing nocturnal eddy covariance measurements to estimates of ecosystem respiration made my scaling chamber measurements at six coniferous boreal sites. J. Geophys. Res. 102(D24): 28,977-28,985. (Participated in experimental design, report writing, and collected data.)

 

Anderson, D.E. 1999. Transport of heat and gas in soil and at the surface, Chpt 9&Appedices: pp.200-272, 591-2, in Unsaturated Zone Hydrology for Scientists and Engineers, J.A. Tindall and J.R. Kunkel, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J..

 

Anderson, D.E. 1999. Chapter 9 Solutions, pp. 40-47, in Instructor’s Solution Manual to Accom­pany Unsaturated Zone Hydrology for Scientists and Engineers, .J.A. Tindall and J.R. Kunkel, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

 

Anderson, D.E., Striegl, R.G., Stannard,D.I., Michmerhuizen,C.A., McConnaughey,T.A., and LaBaugh, J.W. 1999. Estimating lake-atmosphere CO2 exchange. Limnol. & Oceanogr. 44: 988-1001.

 

Katul, G., Hsieh,C.I., Bowling, D., Clark, K., Shurpali, N., Turnipseed, A., Albertson, J., Tu, K., Hollinger, D., Evans, B., Orff, B., Anderson, D.E., Ellsworth, D., Oren, R. and Vogel, C. 1999. Spatial variability of turbulent fluxes in the roughness sublayer of a uniform pine forest. Bound­ary-Layer Meteorology 93: 1-28. (I collected data, added to and edited the report.)

 

Anderson, D.E. and C.D. Farrar. 2001. Eddy covariance measurements of CO2 flux to the atmosphere from an area of high volcanogenic emissions, Mammoth Mountain, California. Chem. Geol. 177:31-42.

 

Turnipseed, A.A, P.D. Blankin, D.E. Anderson, and R.K Monson. 2002. Energy balance above a high elevation forest in complex terrain. Agric. & For. Meteorol. 110: 177-201. (I helped outline ideas and structure)

 

Schimel, D. T. Kittel, S. Running, R. Monson, A. Turnipseed, and D.E.Anderson. 2002. Carbon sequestration in the mountains of western US. EOS Trans. AGU 83:445,449. (I wrote the section on advective fluxes.)

 

Turnipseed, A.A., D.E. Anderson, P.D. Blankin, W. Baugh, and R.Monson. 2003. Air flows and turbulent flux measurements in mountainous terrain, Part I:  Canopy and Local Effects. Agric. & For. Meteorol. 119: 1-21. (I contributed text and data and core idea.)

 

Turnipseed, A.A., D.E. Anderson, P.D. Blankin, W. Baugh, and R.Monson. 2004. Air flows and turbulent flux measurements in mountainous terrain, Part II: Mesoscale effects. Agric. & For. Meteorol. 125: 187-205.  (Same as above.)

 

Yi, C., R. Monson, Z. Zhai, D.E. Anderson, B. Lamb, G. Allwine, A. Turnipseed, and S. Burns. 2005. Modeling and measuring nocturnal drainage flow in a high-elevation, subalpine forest with complex terrain. J. Geophys. Res. 110, D22303. (Yi is my post-doc; I supplied direction & data) 

 

Anderson, D.E. 2005. Greenhouse gas measurements using eddy covariance and chamber techniques over lakes and reservoirs, pp. 185-196, in Global Warming and hydroelectric reservoirs (M. Aurelio dos Santos & L. Pinguelli Rosa, eds.) Proc. Of Int’l Seminar Series and Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Reservoirs and Watersheds, 5-8 Aug., Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

 

Sun, J., S. Burns, A. Delany, S. Oncley, A. Turnipseed, B. Steven, D. Lenschow, M. LaMone, R. Monson, and D. E Anderson. 2007. CO2 transport over complex terrain. Agr. & For. Meteorol. 145: 1-21. (I supplied data & feedback on text)

 

Yi, C., D. E. Anderson, A. Turnipseed, S. Burns J. Sparks, D. Stannard, and R. Monson. 2008. The contribution of advective fluxes to net ecosystem CO2 exchange in a high-elevation, subalpine forest. Ecological Appl. 18 (6), 1379-1390. (Yi was my post-doc: I supplied core ideas & data)

 

Schaeffer, S., D.E. Anderson, S. Burns, R. Monson, J. Sun, and D. Bowling. 2008. Consideration of atmospheric flows and canopy location reveals environmental controls on 13C of respired COin a subalpine coniferous forest. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology 148:592-605.

 

Sun,J., Oncley. S., Burns, S., Stephens, B., Lenschow, D., Campos, T.,Monson, R., Schimel, D., Sacks,W., de Wekker, S. Lai,C-T, Lamb, B., Ojima, D., Ellsworth, P., Leonel, S.,Sternberg, L., Zhong, S., Clements,C., Moore, D., Anderson, D., Watts, A., Hu, J.,Tschudi, M., Aulenbach,S., Allwine, E., and Coons,T. 2010. A multiscale and multidisciplinary investigation of ecosystem–atmosphere CO2 exchange over the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Bull. Amer. Meteorol.Soc. 9(2): 209-230.

 

Burns, S.P., J. Sun, D.H. Lenschow, S.P. Oncley, B.B. Stephens, C. Yi, D.E. Anderson, J. Hu, and R.K. Monson, 2011: Atmospheric stability effects on wind fields and scalar mixing within and just above a subalpine forest in sloping terrain. Bound.Lay Meteorol., 138, 231-262, doi:10.1007/s10546-010-9560-6