Climate Processes Research Group

Large-scale dynamics, modeling, cycles of water and carbon, stable isotopes

Our group's research is supported though program at:

NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences

NASA Earth Science

NASA Jet Propultion Laboratory

NOAA Climate Program Office

Student support also comes from DoE, NSF, NASA, CIRES, ATOC, CU.

Active research projects

Testing a Silver Bullet: Evaluation of mechanisms that link COS and 18O in CO2 to gross ecosystem uptake of CO2
CIRES, Innovative Research Program, 2012-2013.
(David Noone, Max Berkelhammer, John Miller, Colm Sweeny, Steve Montzka, Dan Yakir)

CIRES

Investigating Decadal Climate Predictability and Climate Impacts (IDCPI) on the Western US
NSF-Paleoclimate, 2011-2016
(Lowell Stott, David Noone, Lisa Sloan, Axel Timmerman)

NSF

Closing the Isotope Hydrology at Summit: Measurements of Source Regions, Precipitation and Post-deposition Processes
NSF-OPP Arctic Natural Sciences, 2010-2014
(David Noone, David Schneider, HC Steen-Larsen)

NSF

Water and energy cycle research and education from the stable water isotope budget near a tall tower in the Colorado Front Range
NSF-Early Career Faculty Development Award, 2010-2014
(Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers)
(David Noone)

NSF

Maximizing the potential of tropical climate proxies through integrated climate-proxy forward modeling.
NOAA Climate Change Data and Detection, 2010-2013.
(Julien Emile-Geay, David Noone)

NOAA

Satellite and model constraints on water cycling responses to ENSO and tropical variability using water isotopes
NASA Energy and Water-cycle Science, 2009-2012
(Gavin Schmidt, David Noone, John Worden)

NASA

Past research projects

Snowball glaciations and climate stability on the early Earth
NASA-ROSES Astrobiology: Exobiology and evolutionary Biology, 2009-2012
(Alex Pavlov, David Noone)

NASA

Assessment of water sources and transport pathways from TES measurements of HDO.
NASA Atmospheric Composition: Aura Science Team, 2008-2010
(David Noone, Camille Risi, John Worden)

NASA

Analysis of hydrologic cycles with HDO measurements from TES
NASA-JPL TES Science Team, 2007-2010
(David Noone, John Worden, Kevin Bowman, Annmarie Eldering)

JPL_TES

Convective scale transport of trace gases assessed with models and satellite observations
NASA Atmospheric Composition, 2007-2009
(Mary Barth, David Noone, Bill Skamerock, John Wong)

NASA

Snowflakes rime and reason
University of Colorado. Innovative Research Program, 2010-2011
(David Noone, Scott Kittelman, Bruce Vaughn)

CU

How much should we trust decadal climate projections at regional scales?
CIRES, Innovative Research Program, 2010-2011.
(David Noone, Gil Compo, Matt Newman, Scott Gregory)

CIRES

Reconstruction of global and southern hemisphere variability and regional connectivity from synthesis of ice core isotope records with models.
NOAA Paleoclimate, 2008-2010
(David Noone, David Schneider, Scott Gregory)

NOAA

Intercomparison of atmospheric water vapor isotope measurements from Mauna Loa, Hawaii and implications for characterizing subtropical humidity
NSF-Climate and Large-scale Dynamics. 2008-2009
(David Noone, Joe Galewsky, Zach Sharp)

NSF

Evaluation of isotope climate proxies from global process modeling of five paleoepochs. NCAR Advanced Study Program, Faculty Fellowship 2006.
(David Noone, Scott Gregory, Bette Otto-Bliesner)

NCAR

Linking the CO18O budget to global change processes
NOAA Carbon Cycle Science, 2004-2006
(David Noone, Nik Buenning, Jim Randerson, Bill Riley, Chris Still)

NOAA