Surface exchange processes, or the way that things like heat, momentum, and trace gases (e.g., CO2) are transferred between the earth's surface and the atmosphere. These fluxes are driven to a large degree by atmospheric turbulence, and we measure them directly using techniques such as eddy covariance. My research is field-oriented, meaning we deploy scientific instruments in field settings, including forests, lakes, rivers and the ocean. The collected data can be used to improve the understanding of processes controlling surface exchange, and then be used in climate models to address questions about current and future biogeochemical cycles and climate.
Porter, J.G. & DeBruyn, W.J. & Miller, S.D. & Saltzman, E.S.. (2020). Air/Sea Transfer of Highly Soluble Gases Over Coastal Waters. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2019GL085286.
Mahrt, L., S.D. Miller, T.S. Hristov, and J.B. Edson (2018), On Estimating the Surface Wind Stress over the Sea, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48, 1533-1541, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-17-0267.1.
Czikowsky, M.J., S. MacIntyre, E. Tedford, J. Vidal, and S.D. Miller (2018), Effects of wind and buoyancy on carbon dioxide distribution and air-water flux of a small temperate lake, JGR-Biogeosciences, doi:10.1029/2017JG004209.
Landwehr, S., S. D. Miller, M. J. Smith, T. G. Bell, E. S. Saltzman, and B. Ward (2018), Using eddy covariance to measure the dependence of air-sea CO2 exchange rate on friction velocity, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18(6), 4297–4315, doi:10.5194/acp-18-4297-2018.