James P. Sherman PhD

RECAPP 2019 Award Winner. Education: BS - Iowa State University MS - Institute of Optics-University of Rochester PhD - Colorado State University; Research Interests: https://appalair.appstate.edu/ The Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research Program (AppalAIR): The Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research Program (AppalAIR) was initiated to better understand changing regional meteorology, air quality, and their impacts on climate change and ecosystem health. The AppalAIR facilities at Appalachian State University are home to the only co-located NOAA Global Monitoring Division (NOAA GMD), NASA AErosol RObotic NETwork (NASA AERONET), and NASA Micro-pulsed Lidar Network (NASA MPLNET) aerosol monitoring sites in the U.S., along with co-located meteorological stations, trace gas measurements (ozone, carbon dioxide), and measurements of snowfall events. As such, AppalAIR is uniquely positioned to improve understanding of regional pollution transport and the interactions between air quality, meteorology, climate change. The AppalAIR sites are unique in that students play major roles in data collection, instrument maintenance, and analysis of scientific data. AppalAIR scientists and the many participating student researchers also have developed and manage citizen science networks of atmospheric measurements to compliment and expand upon research activities at AppalAIR, including the NASA-funded Climate Action Network through Direct Observations and Outreach (CAN-DOO; PI Brett Taubman) and the North America and Sub-Saharan Africa Mountain Aerosol Network (NASA-MAN; PI James Sherman).

There are 10 included publications by James P. Sherman PhD:

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions In The Southern Appalachian Mountains 2012 26 There are many uncertainties associated with aerosol-precipitation interactions, particularly in mountain regions where a variety of processes at different spatial scales influence precipitation patterns. Aerosol-precipitation linkages were examined ...
CAN-DOO: Climate Action Network Through Direct Observations And Outreach 2011 23 2011 Fall Southeast Regional Space Grant Meeting, September 9, 2011. The urgency of climate change demands a greater understanding of our climate system, not only by the leaders of today, but by the scientists, policy makers, and citizens of tomorrow...
A Characterization Of Volatile Organic Compounds And Secondary Organic Aerosol At A Mountain Site In The Southeastern United States 2015 61 Mean temperature anomalies in the Southeastern United States (SEUS) over the past century have reflected regional cooling hypothesized to be a result of an enhancement of warm season aerosol optical thickness caused by the oxidation of biogenic volat...
An Evaluation Of MODIS-Retrieved Aerosol Optical Depth Over A Mountainous AERONET Site In The Southeastern US 2016 55 The literature shows that aerosol optical depth (AOD) derived from the MODIS Collection 5 (C5) dark target algorithm has been extensively validated by spatiotemporal collocation with AERONET sites on both global and regional scales. Although generall...
GMAC LAG Poster 2013 2013 23 Data display (poster format)
Measurement-Based Climatology Of Aerosol Direct Radiative Effect, Its Sensitivities, And Uncertainties From A Background Southeast US Site 2018 84 Aerosol optical properties measured at Appalachian State University’s co-located NASA AERONET and NOAA ESRL aerosol network monitoring sites over a nearly four-year period (June 2012–Feb 2016) are used, along with satellite-based surface reflectance ...
A Multi-Year Study Of Lower Tropospheric Aerosol Variability And Systematic Relationships From Four North American Regions 2015 88 Hourly averaged aerosol optical properties (AOPs) measured over the years 2010–2013 at four continental North American NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA/ESRL) cooperative aerosol network sites – Southern Great Plains near Lamont, OK (SGP), ...
Overview Of The NOAA/ESRL Federated Aerosol Network 2019 33 To estimate global aerosol radiative forcing, measurements of aerosol optical properties are made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)’s Global Monitoring Division (GMD) and their colla...
Relationships Between Aerosols and Precipitation in the Southern Appalachian Mountains 2013 570 There are many uncertainties associated with aerosol-precipitation interactions, particularly in mountain regions where a variety of processes at different spatial scales influence precipitation patterns. Statistical relationships between aerosols an...
What Do 10 Years Of Atmospheric Aerosol Measurements From The NOAA And NASA Aerosol Monitoring Sites At App Tell Us About The Effect Of Changing SE U.S. Air Quality On Regional Solar Radiation And Climate? (Abstract only) 2019 5 The effects of atmospheric aerosols (haze, dust, smoke) on solar radiation and clouds represent the largest uncertainties in climate models used to predict future temperatures, according to the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (I...