David R. Fitzjarrald

David R. Fitzjarrald

Senior Research Faculty
Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
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ETEC 329

BSc in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana [1965-1969]; High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa.

MSc in Meteorology, University of California, Los Angeles [1972-1974].

PhD in Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville [1975-1980].

David Fitzjarrald
Research Interests

Boundary layer meteorology; local wind systems; observations of forest-atmosphere interactions; tropical meteorology

Classes Taught: ATM 528, ATM 628, ATM 737   



Medeiros, L. E., and D. R. Fitzjarrald. "Stable Boundary Layer in Complex Terrain. Part II: Geometrical and Sheltering Effects on Mixing." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 54, no. 1 (2015): 170-188.

Medeiros, L. E., and D. R. Fitzjarrald. "Stable boundary layer in complex terrain. Part I: Linking fluxes and intermittency to an average stability index." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 53, no. 9 (2014): 2196-2215.

dos Santos, A. B., J. Tóta, M. A. L. Moura, R. A. S. de Santana, A. M. D. de Andrade, R. G. Carneiro, and D. R. Fitzjarrald, 2013. Dinâmica do Escoamento de Ar Acima e Dentro de uma Floresta Tropical Densa sobre Terreno Complexo na Amazônia (Dynamics of Airflow Above and Within a Tropical Rainforest Canopy Dense in the Complex Terrain on Amazonia), Rev. Bras. Geogr. Física, 6(2), 309–319.

Restrepo-Coupe, N., H. R. da Rocha, L. R. Hutyra, A., C. da Araujo, L. S. Borma, B. Christoffersen, O. M. R. Cabral, P. B. de Camargo, F. L. Cardoso, A. C. Lola da Costa, D. R. Fitzjarrald, M. L. Goulden, B. Kruijt, J. M. F. Maia, Y.S. Malhi,,A. O. Manzi, S. D. Miller, A. D. Nobre, C. von Randow, L. D. Abreu Sá, R. K. Sakai, J. Tota, S. C. Wofsy, F. B. Zanchi, and S. R. Saleska, (2013) What drives the seasonality of photosynthesis across the Amazon basin? A cross-site analysis of eddy flux tower measurements from the Brasil flux network, accepted for the LBA-DMIP special issue at Agric. Forest Meteor.

Tóta, J., D. R. Fitzjarrald and M. A.F. da Silva Dias (2012) Exchange of Carbon Between the Atmosphere and the Tropical Amazon Rainforest, Ch. 16 in Tropical Forests, ed. P. Sudarshana, M. Nageswara-Rao and J. R. Soneji, Intech, ISBN 978-953-51-0255-7 (cdn.intechopen.com).

Angelini, I. M., M. Garstang, R. E. Davis, B. Hayden, D. R. Fitzjarrald, D. R. Legates, S. Greco, S. Macko, and V. Connors (2011). On the coupling between vegetation and the atmosphere. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 1–19.

Czikowsky, M. J., and D. R. Fitzjarrald (2009) Detecting rainfall interception in an Amazonian rain forest with eddy flux measurements. Journal of Hydrology, 377, 92-105.

Acevedo, O. C., R. da Silva, D. R. Fitzjarrald, O. L. L. Moraes, R. K. Sakai, and M. J. Czikowsky (2008) Nocturnal vertical CO2 accumulation in two Amazonian ecosystems J. Geophys. Res. 113, G00B04.

Fitzjarrald, D. R., R. K. Sakai, O. L. L. Moraes, R. Cosme de Oliveira, O. C. Acevedo, M. J. Czikowsky, and T. Beldini (2008). Spatial and temporal rainfall variability near the Amazon-Tapajós confluence, J. Geophys. Res., 114(G1).

Acevedo, O. C., and Fitzjarrald, D. R. (2001). The early evening surface-layer transition: Temporal and spatial variability. J Atmos. Sci. 58 (17), 2650-2667.

Fitzjarrald, D. R., Acevedo, O. C., and Moore, K. E. (2001). Climatic consequences of leaf presence in the Eastern United States. J. Climate, 14(4), 598-614.

Fitzjarrald, D. R., and K. E. Moore (1994). Growing season boundary layer climate and surface exchanges in a subarctic lichen woodland. J. of Geophys. Res., 99, 1899–1917.

Oliveira, A. P., and D. R. Fitzjarrald (1993). The Amazon River breeze and the local boundary layer: I. Observations. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 63, 141–162.