Ph.D. University of California, Irvine. Earth System Science.
B.S. University of Wisconsin. Biomedical Engineering.
Earth's climate system is characterized by complicated and fascinating interactions between physical, chemical, and biological processes. My current research ambitions lie in understanding processes that govern cryosphere-climate interaction and feedback. These processes range from the physics of snow melt, to atmospheric transport and processing of aerosols, large-scale energy transport, snow-vegetation interaction, and radiative transfer in the atmosphere and cryosphere. I strive to study these interactions using a combination of numerical modeling, remote sensing observations, and experimental studies.
Qian, Y., Flanner, M. G., Leung, L. R., and Wang, W. (2011), Sensitivity studies on the impacts of Tibetan Plateau snowpack pollution on the Asian hydrological cycle and monsoon climate, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 1929-1948, doi:10.5194/acp-11-1929-2011.
Flanner, M. G., K. M. Shell, M. Barlage, D. K. Perovich, and M. A. Tschudi (2011) Radiative forcing and albedo feedback from the Northern Hemisphere cryosphere between 1979 and 2008, Nature Geosci., 4, 151-155, doi: 10.1038/ngeo1062.
Bond, T. C., C. Zarzycki, M. G. Flanner, and D. M. Koch (2011) Quantifying immediate radiative forcing by black carbon and organic matter with the Specific Forcing Pulse, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 1505-1525, doi:10.5194/acp-11-1505-2011.
Doughty, C. E., M. G. Flanner, and M. L. Goulden (2010) Effect of smoke on sub-canopy shaded light, canopy temperature, and carbon dioxide uptake in an Amazon rainforest, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 24, GB3015, doi:10.1029/2009GB003670.
Flanner, M. G., C. S. Zender, P. G. Hess, N. M. Mahowald, T. H. Painter, V. Ramanathan, and P. J. Rasch (2009), Springtime warming and reduced snow cover from carbonaceous particles, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 2481-2497.
Flanner, M. G. (2009), Integrating anthropogenic heat flux with global climate models, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L02801, doi:10.1029/2008GL036465.
McConnell, J. R., R. Edwards, G. L. Kok, M. G. Flanner, C. S. Zender, E. S. Saltzman, J. R. Banta, D. R. Pasteris, M. M. Carter, and J. D. W. Kahl (2007), 20th Century industrial black carbon emissions altered Arctic climate forcing, Science, 317, 1381-1384.