Stefan Metzger

Principal Research Scientist, Surface-Atmosphere Exchange - Science Lead

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About Stefan

Leading the scientific design of the largest single-provider flux tower network globally from construction through operations (e.g., Metzger et al., 2019), Stefan’s research objective is to bridge the representativeness-gap between observations and their representation in process models. In extension, software and data products provide the information delivery mechanism, and their portability, re-usability and extensibility facilitate synergies across communities and disciplines (e.g., Metzger et al., 2017). Ultimately, globally harmonized data products are paramount to inform societal decisions (e.g.,Metzger et al., 2016). 

Transforming data into useful information for natural resource management and societal decisions is an art. Stefan’s vision is to practice and share this art through catalyzing hardware, theory and algorithmic solutions to overcome current restrictions and support human inference. For this purpose, Stefan has developed novel measurement techniques that reduce observational bias in boundary-layer meteorology (e.g., Metzger et al., 2012, Metzger et al., 2016). In extension, Stefan pioneers physics-guided data-mining approaches that objectively extract environmental processes through joining ground-based, airborne and spaceborne observations with mathematical rigor (e.g., Metzger et al., 2013; Metzger, 2018). 

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Surface Atmosphere Exchange TWG Lead

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National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)