James P. Sherman PhD

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 1 included publications by James P. Sherman PhD:

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Measurement-Based Climatology Of Aerosol Direct Radiative Effect, Its Sensitivities, And Uncertainties From A Background Southeast US Site 2018 89 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 ...