Andreas Christen

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Climatology
Atmospheric Sciences
Greenhouse gases
Micrometeorology
Climate change science
Urban climatology
Atmospheric boundary layer
Micrometeorology
Wind
Turbulence
Biogeochemical cycling
Arctic
Atmospheric physics
Atmospheric instrumentation
Atmosphere

Relevant Degree Programs

 

Research Methodology

Field campaigns
Stable isotopes
Trace gas fluxes
Tower measurements
Eddy covariance
Laser absorption spectroscopy
Distributed sensing
Mobile sensing

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Master's students
Doctoral students
2019
2020

Great Supervisor Week Mentions

Each year graduate students are encouraged to give kudos to their supervisors through social media and our website as part of #GreatSupervisorWeek. Below are students who mentioned this supervisor since the initiative was started in 2017.

 

I've never met a more inclusive, supportive, and well-rounded individual. Andreas appreciates the role of science and arts in academia and everything he does. He emphasizes the importance of learning through trial and error, not just the end result. He recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of his students, and strives to challenge them to overcome those weaknesses, while allowing them to foster their strengths.  Andreas keeps you on track with your thesis work and timeline, always sets aside time in his busy schedule to discuss progress, and somehow also manages to be an incredible father.  For all these reasons and many, many more, Andreas is a #GreatSupervisor.

Anonymous (2017)

 

News Releases

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