Aerosol-Biosphere-Climate Interactions Research Group
The ABCI research group is located in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University. The group has broad interests in the life cycle of atmospheric aerosols, their interactions with land-cover/land-use changes, and consequences on the ecosystems, air quality and climate. The group applies an integrated approach of remote sensing, in situ measurements, and statistical and physical models to study the mechcanisms, relationships, and impact of aerosol-biosphere-climate interactions.
- Dr. Xi is awarded a 3-yr grant from NASA to study desertification and air quality in Central Asia.
- Fully supported PhD positions are available. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Xi with latest CV.
- Mapping and modeling desertification and its impact on aeolian dust and human health in Central Asia (project info)
- duISD: A global homogenized weather station-based dataset for mapping dust sources and characterizing dust variability, dust-climate connection, and the climatic sensitivity of dust. Latest version is available here
Dr. Xin Xi, Assistant Professor (CV)
Yuxi Jin, PhD student, 2021-
- MS in Atmospheric Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- BS in Environmental Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Di Sang, PhD student, 2021-
- MS in Oceanography, University of Miami
- BS in Atmospheric Sciences, Lanzhou University, China
- Xi, X. (2021). Revisiting the recent dust trends and climate drivers using horizontal visibility and present weather observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, e2021JD034687. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD034687. [view]
- Xi, X., Ignatov, A., and Zhou, X. (2019). Exploring MERRA-2 global meteorological and aerosol reanalyses for improved SST retrieval. Remote Sensing of Environment, 223, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.01.011.[view]
- Johnson, M. S., Xi, X., Jeong, S., Yates, E. L., Iraci, L. T., Tanaka, T., Loewenstein, M., Tadic, J. M., and Fischer, M. L. (2016). Investigating seasonal methane emissions in Northern California using airborne measurements and inverse modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(22), 13,753-713,767. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JD025157. [open access]
- Xi, X., Johnson, M. S., Jeong, S., Fladeland, M., Pieri, D., Diaz, J. A., and Bland, G. L. (2016). Constraining the sulfur dioxide degassing flux from Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica using unmanned aerial system measurements. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 325, 110-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.06.023.[view]
- Xi, X., and Sokolik, I. N. (2016). Quantifying the anthropogenic dust emission from agricultural land use and desiccation of the Aral Sea in Central Asia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121, 12,270-12,281, https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JD025556.[view]
- Xi, X., and Sokolik, I. N. (2015). Dust interannual variability and trend in Central Asia from 2000 to 2014 and their climatic linkages. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120(23), 12,175-112,197. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JD024092.[view]
- Xi, X., and Sokolik, I. N. (2015). Seasonal dynamics of threshold friction velocity and dust emission in Central Asia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120(4), 1536-1564. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JD022471 [open access].
- Xi, X., and Sokolik, I. N. (2012). Impact of Asian Dust Aerosol and Surface Albedo on Photosynthetically Active Radiation and Surface Radiative Balance in Dryland Ecosystems. Advances in Meteorology, 2012, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/276207 [open access]
- Dr. Alan Robock, Editor of Reviews of Geophysics and a professor at Rutgers University, wrote two pieces on how to prepare a manuscript to increase your chance of getting a speedy and fair review. Part 1; Part 2