Bobby H. Braswell
Research Associate Professor
Remote Sensing and Biogeochemical Systems
Inst. for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Rob Braswell received a Bachelor's degree in Physics in 1987, a Masters in Physics in 1990, and a Ph.D. in Earth Science in 1996. From 2000-2001 he had a post-doctoral research position at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Germany. He has studied topics ranging from nonlinear dynamics and chaos to forest ecosystems, and his research focuses primarily on development and application of numerical tools for interpreting observations of the terrestrial biosphere. These observations include satellite reflectance, carbon dioxide fluxes from tall towers, carbon dioxide concentrations from the boundary layer, and pollution deposition measurements. He is currently most interested in understanding the connections between climate variability, human activities, and ecosystem carbon storage, and is working on a number of collaborative projects to address these and other related questions. His active research projects at UNH are funded by NASA, NIH, and NSF.
Research Interests: Terrestrial carbon cycle modeling; Interannual variability of the global carbon cycle; Physical aspects of satellite remote sensing; Land cover mixture and change analysis; Inverse modeling and data assimilation techniques; Applications of Bayesian neural networks.