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The AU climate research team led by Dr. Hanqin Tian contributed a research paper to the Third US National Assessment (NCA). The team consisting of Alumni and Solon Dixon professor Dr. Hanqin Tian, Assistant Research Professor Dr. Susan (Shufen) Pan, and researchers Dr. Chaoqun Lu, and Dr. Bo Tao, has been recognized individually by the White House’s Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy for their contribution to the NCA.

The major of the research paper was on biogenic and nitrous oxide emissions, two naturally occurring greenhouse gases that contribute to climate warming. The paper found that biogenic emissions for methane and nitrous oxide from the North American terrestrial ecosystems are likely to continue raising the concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases in the future.

Last modified: March 15, 2015