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William M. Drennan

William M. Drennan

Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences

RSMAS/AMP
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Tel: 305.421.4798
wdrennan@rsmas.miami.edu

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Air-sea interaction, turbulence, boundary layers, surface gravity waves.
2015
Potter, H., H.C. Graber, N.J. Williams, C.O. Collins, R.R. Ramos and W.M. Drennan, 2015: In situ measurements of momentum fluxes in typhoons. J. Atmos. Sci., In press, m/s JAS-D-14-0025 
2014
Tamura, H., W.M. Drennan, E. Sahlée and H.C. Graber, 2014: Spectral form and source term balance of short gravity wind waves. J. Geophys. Res., 119, 7406-7419, doi:10.1002/2014JC009869 Link to abstract
Collins III, C.O., B. Lund, R.J. Ramos, W.M. Drennan, and H.C. Graber, 2014: Wave measurement intercomparison and platform evaluation during the ITOP (2010) experiment. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 31, 2309–2329. Link to abstract:
Drennan, W.M., H.C. Graber, C.O. Collins III, A. Herrera, H. Potter, R.J. Ramos, and N.J. Williams, 2014: EASI: An air-sea interaction buoy for high winds. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 31, 1397-1409. Link to abstract
2013
Bogucki, D. J., W. M. Drennan, S. Woods, S. Gremes-Cordero, D. G. Long, and C. Mitchell, 2013: Short surface waves in the Canadian Arctic in 2007 and 2008, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 118, 3712–3722, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20273.link to abstract
Bourassa, M.A, S.T. Gille, C. Bitz, D. Carlson, I. Cerovecki, C.A. Clayson, M.F. Cronin, W.M. Drennan, C.W. Fairall, R. Hoffman, G. Magnusdottir, R.T. Pinker, I.A. Renfrew, M. Serreze, K. Speer, L. Talley, and G.A. Wick, 2013: High-Latitude Ocean and Sea-Ice Surface Fluxes: Challenges for Climate Research. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 94, 403–423.  Link to abstract
2012
Sahlée, E., W.M. Drennan, H. Potter and M.A. Rebozo, 2012, Waves and air-sea fluxes from a drifting ASIS buoy during the Southern Ocean Gas Exchange experiment. J. Geophys. Res. 117, C08003, doi:10.1029/2012JC008032 [Abstract]
Zhang, J.A., and W.M. Drennan, 2012: An observational study of vertical eddy diffusivity in the hurricane boundary layer. J. Atmos. Sci. 69, 3223–3236. link to abstract
2011
Strutton, P.G., T.R. Martz, M.D. DeGrandpre, W.R. McGillis, W.M. Drennan, and E. Boss, 2011: Bio-optical observations of the 2004 Labrador Sea phytoplankton bloom, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C11037, doi:10.1029/2010JC006872
 
Moore, T.S., M.D. DeGrandpre, C.L. Sabine, R.C. Hamme, C.J. Zappa, W.R. McGillis, R.A. Feely, and W.M. Drennan, 2011: Sea surface pCO2 and O2 in the Southern Ocean during the austral fall, 2008, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C00F11, doi:10.1029/2010JC006560.
 
Santorelli, A., R.T. Pinker, A Bentamy, K.B. Katsaros, W.M. Drennan, A.M. Mestas-Nuñez, J.A. Carton, 2011: Differences between two estimates of air-sea turbulent heat fluxes over the Atlantic Ocean. J. Geophys. Res., 116, C09028, doi:10.1029/ 2010JC006927
 
Else, B.G.T., T.N. Papakyriakou, R.J. Galley, W.M. Drennan, L.A. Miller, and H. Thomas, 2011: Wintertime CO2 fluxes in an Arctic polynya using eddy covariance: Evidence for enhanced air-sea gas transfer during ice formation, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C00G03, doi:10.1029/2010JC006760.
2010
Bogucki, D., M.-E. Carr, W.M. Drennan, P. Woiceshyn, T. Hara, and M. Schmeltz, 2010: Preliminary and novel estimates of CO2 gas transfer using satellite scatterometer during the 2001 GasEx Experiment. Int. J. Remote Sens. 31, 75-92.
2009
Smedman, A., U. Hagstrom, E. Sahle, W.M. Drennan, K.K. Kahma, H. Pettersson, F. Zhang, 2009: Observational study of marine atmospheric boundary layer characteristics during swell. J. Atmos. Sci. 66, 2747-2763.
 
Hagstrom, U., A. Smedman, E. Sahle, W.M. Drennan, K.K. Kahma, H. Pettersson^ and F. Zhang, 2009: The atmospheric boundary layer during swell – a field study and interpretation of the turbulent kinetic energy budget for high wave ages. J. Atmos. Sci. 66, 2764-2779.
 
Martz, T.R., M.D. DeGrandpre, P.G. Strutton, W.R. McGillis, and W.M. Drennan, 2009: Sea surface pCO2 and carbon export during a phytoplankton bloom. J. Geophy. Res. 114, c09008, DOI:10.1029/2008JC005060
 
Zhang, J.A., W.M. Drennan, P.G. Black, and J.R. French, 2009: Turbulence structure of the hurricane boundary layer between the outer rainbands. J. Atmos. Sci. 66, 2455-2467.
 
Sahle, E. and W.M. Drennan, 2009: Measurements of damping of temperature fluctuations in a tube. Boundary-Layer Meteorol. 132, 339-348.
 
Brooks, I.M., M.J. Yelland, R.C. Upstill-Goddard, P.D. Nightingale, S. Archer, E. D'Asaro, R. Beale, C. Beatty, B. Blomquist, A.A. Bloom, B.J. Brooks, J. Cluderay, D. Coles, J. Dacey, M. DeGrandpre, J. Dixon, W.M. Drennan, J. Gabriele, L. Goldson, N. Hardman-Mountford, M.K. Hill, M. Horn, P.-C. Hsueh, B. Huebert, G. de Leeuw, T.G. Leighton, M. Liddicoat, J.J.N. Lingard, C. McNeil, J. B. McQuaid, B.I. Moat, G. Moore, C. Neill, S.J. Norris, S. O'Doherty, R.W. Pascal, J. Prytherch, M. Rebozo, E. Sahlee, M. Salter, U. Schuster, I. Skjelvan, H. Slagter, M.H. Smith, P.D. Smith, M. Srokosz, J.A. Stephens, P. K. Taylor, M. Telszewski, R. Walsh, B. Ward, D.K. Woolf, D. Young, H. Zemmelink, 2009: Physical Exchanges at the Air-Sea Interface: UK-SOLAS Field Measurements. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 90, 629-644.
 
Zhang, F.W., W.M. Drennan, B.K. Haus and H.C. Graber, 2009: On wind-wave-current interaction during the Shoaling Waves Experiment. J. Geophys. Res., 114, C01018, doi:10.1029/2008JC004998.
2008
Hagstrom, U., E. Sahle, W.M. Drennan, K.K. Kahma, A.S. Smedman, C. Johansson, H. Pettersson, A. Rutgersson, L. Tuomi, F. Zhang and M. Johansson, 2008: Momentum fluxes and wind gradients in the marine boundary layer – a multi-platform study. Bor. Environ. Res. 13, 475-502.
 
Zhang, J.A., P.G. Black, J.R. French, and W.M. Drennan 2008: The First Direct Measurements of Enthalpy Flux in the Hurricane Boundary Layer: The CBLAST Results. Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, L14813, doi:10.1029/2008GL034374.
 
Zhang, J.A., K.B. Katsaros, P.G. Black, S. Lehner, J.R. French, and W.M. Drennan, 2008: Effects of roll vortices on turbulent fluxes in the hurricane boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorol. 128, 173-189.
2007
Drennan, W.M., J.A. Zhang, J.R. French, C. McCormick, and P.G. Black, 2007: Turbulent fluxes in the hurricane boundary layer, II. Latent heat fluxes. J. Atmos. Sci. 64, 1103-1115.
 
French, J.R., W.M. Drennan, J.A. Zhang, and P.G. Black, 2007: Turbulent fluxes in the hurricane boundary layer, I. Momentum fluxes. J. Atmos. Sci. 64, 1089-1102.
 
Black, P.G., E. D’Asaro, W.M. Drennan, J.R. French, P.P. Niiler, T.B. Sanford, E.J. Terrill, E.J. Walsh, and J.A. Zhang, 2007: Air-sea exchange in hurricane winds: Synthesis of observations from the Coupled Boundary Layer Air-Sea Transfer Experiment. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 88, 357-374.
2006
Drennan, W.M., and L.K. Shay, 2006: On the variability of the fluxes of momentum and sensible heat. Bound.-Layer Meteorol., 119, 81-107. Abstract
2005
Drennan, W.M., 2005: On parameterisations of air-sea fluxes. In: Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions, Vol. 2, (Ed: W. Perrie), WIT Press, 1 - 33.
 
Drennan, W.M., P.K. Taylor, and M.J. Yelland 2005: Parameterizing the sea surface roughness, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35, 835-848. Abstract
 
Mahrt, L., D. Vickers, W.M. Drennan, H.C. Graber and T.L. Crawford, 2005: Displacement measurement errors from moving platforms. J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol., 22, 860-868. Abstract
 
Drennan, W.M., K.K. Kahma, H.C. Graber, Pettersson H., M.A. Donelan, and D. Hauser, 2005: ASIS-Directional waverider comparison. In: Measuring and Analysing the directional spectrum of ocean waves, (Eds: D. Hauser, K. Kahma, H.E. Krogstad, S. Lehner, J.A.J. Monbaliu and L.R. Wyatt), COST Action 714, EUR21367, Luxembourg, 265-279.
 
Graber, H.C., M.A. Donelan and W.M. Drennan, 2005: ASIS - The Air-Sea Interaction Spar Buoy. In: Measuring and Analysing the directional spectrum of ocean waves, (Eds: Eds: D. Hauser, K. Kahma, H.E. Krogstad, S. Lehner, J.A.J. Monbaliu and L.R. Wyatt), COST Action 714, EUR21367, Luxembourg, 100-105.
 
Hauser, D., C. Quentin, K.K. Kahma, H. Pettersson, W.M. Drennan, and H.C. Graber, 2005: Comparison of airborne radar and buoy data. In: Measuring and Analysing the directional spectrum of ocean waves, (Eds: D. Hauser, K. Kahma, H.E. Krogstad, S. Lehner, J.A.J. Monbaliu and L.R. Wyatt), COST Action 714, EUR21367, Luxembourg, 385-415.
2004
McGillis, W.R., J.B. Edson, C.J. Zappa, J.D. Ware, S.P. McKenna, E.A. Terray, J.E. Hare, C.W. Fairall, W. Drennan, M. Donelan, M.D. DeGrandpre, R. Wanninkhof and R.A. Feely, 2004: Air-sea CO2 exchange in the equatorial Pacific, J. Geophys. Res., 109, C08S02, doi:10.1029/2003JC002256. Abstract
2003
Pedreros, R., G. Dardier, H. Dupuis, H. C. Graber, W. M. Drennan, A. Weill, C. Guérin, and P. Nacass, 2003: Momentum and heat fluxes via the eddy correlation method on the R/V L'Atalante and an ASIS buoy, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (C11), 3339, doi:10.1029/2002JC001449. Abstract
 
Bentamy, A., K.B. Katsaros, A. Mestas-Nuñez, W.M. Drennan, E.B. Forde and H. Roquet, 2003: Satellite Estimates of Wind Speed and Latent Heat Flux over the Global Oceans, J. Climate, 16, 637-656. Abstract
 
Drennan, W.M., H.C. Graber, D. Hauser and C. Quentin, 2003: On the wave age dependence of wind stress over pure wind seas. J. Geophys. Res. , 108 (C3), 8062, doi:10.1029/2000JC00715. Abstract
 
Dupuis, H., C. Guerin, D. Hauser, A. Weill, P. Nacass, W.M. Drennan, S. Cloché and H.C Graber, 2003: Impact of flow distortion corrections on turbulent fluxes estimated by the inertial dissipation method during the FETCH experiment on R/V L'Atalante, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (C3), 8064, doi:10.1029/2001JC01075. Abstract
 
Pettersson, H., H.C. Graber, D. Hauser, C. Quentin, K.K. Kahma, W.M. Drennan, and M.A. Donelan, 2003: Directional wave measurements from three wave sensors during the FETCH experiment, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (C3), 8061, doi:10.1029/2001JC01164. Abstract
 
Hauser D., H. Branger, S. Bouffies-Cloché, S. Despiau, W. Drennan, H. Dupuis, P.Durand, X. Durrieu de Madron, C. Estournel, L. Eymard, C. Flamant, H. Graber, C. Guérin, K. Kahma, G. Lachaud, J-M. Lefévre, J. Pelon, H. Pettersson, B. Piguet, P. Queffeulou, D. Tailliez, J. Tournadre and A. Weill, 2003: The FETCH experiment: an overview, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (c3), 8058, doi:10.1029/2001JC01202. Abstract
 
Dardier, G., A. Weill, H. Dupuis, C. Guérin, W.M. Drennan, S. Brachet, F. Lohou and R. Pedreros, 2003: Constraining the inertial dissipation method using the vertical velocity variance. J. Geophys. Res., 108 (C3), 8063, doi:10.1029/2002JC001667. Abstract
 
Flamant, C., J. Pelon, D. Hauser, C. Quentin, W.M. Drennan, F. Gohin, B. Chapron, and J. Gourrion, 2003: Analysis of surface wind and roughness length evolution with fetch using a combination of airborne lidar and radar measurements. J. Geophys. Res. , 108 (C3), 8058, doi: 10.1029/2002JC001405. Abstract
2002
Donelan, M.A., W.M. Drennan, E.S. Saltzman and R. Wanninkhof (Eds.), 2002: Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces, Am. Geophys. Union, 383 pp.
 
Bentamy, A., K.B. Katsaros, W.M. Drennan, and E.B. Forde, 2002: Daily Surface Wind Fields Produced by Merged Satellite Data. In: Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces, (Eds: M.A. Donelan, W.M. Drennan, E.S. Saltzman and R. Wanninkhof), AGU, 343-349.
2001
Eymard, L., H. Dupuis, A. Weill, W. Drennan, D. Hauser, C. Guerin, P. Nacass, G. Caniaux, S. Planton, P. Durand and A. Butet, 2001: Measurements and parameterization of turbulent surface fluxes: Overview of results from several field campaigns. In: Proc. WCRP/SCOR Workshop on Intercomparison and Validation of Ocean-Atmosphere Flux Fields (Ed: G. White), WCRP-115, WMO/TD-No. 1083, 307-311.
2000
Graber, H.C., E.A. Terray, M.A. Donelan, W.M. Drennan, J. Van Leer and D.B. Peters, 2000: ASIS -- A new air-sea interaction spar buoy: design and performance at sea. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech. 17, 708-720. Abstract
 
Kjeldsen, S.P., W.M. Drennan, and M.G. Skafel, 2000: Modelling of velocities in giant waves. Intl. J. for Offshore and Petrol. Engng. 10, 170-172.
1999
Drennan, W.M., K.K. Kahma and M.A. Donelan, 1999: On momentum flux and velocity spectra over waves. Bound.-Layer Meteorol. 92, 489-515 Abstract
 
Donelan, M.A., N. Madsen, K.K. Kahma, I.K. Tsanis and W.M. Drennan, 1999: Apparatus for atmospheric boundary layer measurements over waves. J.Atmos. Oceanic Technol.  16, 1172-1182 Abstract
 
Drennan, W.M., H.C. Graber and M.A. Donelan, 1999. Evidence for the effects of swell and unsteady winds on marine wind stress. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 29, 1853-1864. Abstract
 
Magnusson, A.K., M.A. Donelan and W.M. Drennan, 1999: On estimating extremes in an evolving wave field. Coastal Engng. 36 , 147-163. Abstract
 
Terray, E.A., W.M. Drennan and M.A. Donelan, 1999: The vertical structure of shear and dissipation in the ocean surface layer. In: The wind-driven air-sea interface: electromagnetic and acoustic sensing, wave dynamics and turbulent fluxes. Ed: M.L. Banner. Pub: School of Mathematics, U. New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia, 239-245.
 
Donelan, M.A., W.M. Drennan and E. A Terray, 1999: Wavenumber spectra of wind waves in the range of 1-50m. In:The wind-driven air-sea interface: electro-magnetic and acoustic sensing, wave dynamics and turbulent fluxes. Ed: M.L. Banner. Pub: School of Mathematics, U. New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia, 35-42.
 
Graber, H.C., M.A. Donelan, S. Ataktürk, W.M. Drennan and K.B. Katsaros, 1999: Marine flux-profile relations from an air-sea interaction spar buoy. In: The wind-driven air-sea interface: electro-magnetic and acoustic sensing, wave dynamics and turbulent fluxes. Ed: M.L. Banner. Pub: School of Mathematics, U. New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia, 317-324.
1998
Drennan, W.M., H.C. Graber, M.A. Donelan and E.A. Terray, 1998: Directional wave measurements from the ASIS (Air-sea interaction spar) buoy. In: Proc. Oceans98, 414-418.
 
Kjeldsen, S.P., P. Bonmarin, M.G. Skafel, and W.M.Drennan, 1998: Velocities and accelerations in breaking waves. In: Proc. ISOPE-98 (Int. Soc. Offshore and Polar Engng. Conf.), 1.7-7.7
1997
Terray, E.A., M.A. Donelan, Y.C. Agrawal, W.M. Drennan, K.K. Kahma, A.J. Williams III, P.A Hwang and S.A. Kitaigorodskii, 1997: Reply to comments on "Estimates of kinetic energy dissipation under breaking waves". J. Phys. Oceanogr. 27, 2308-2309.
 
Drennan, W.M., M.A. Donelan, E.A. Terray, and K.B. Katsaros, 1997. On waves, oceanic turbulence and their interaction. Geophysica 33, 17-27.
 
Donelan, M.A., W.M. Drennan and K.B. Katsaros, 1997: The air-sea momentum flux in mixed wind sea and swell conditions. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 27, 2087-2099. Abstract
 
Skafel, M.G., W.M.Drennan and S.P. Kjeldsen, 1997: Modelling of velocities in unusually large waves. In: Proc. 1997 Canadian Coastal Conference, 103-112.
1996
Donelan, M.A., W.M. Drennan and A.K. Magnusson, 1996: Non-stationary analysis of the directional properties of propagating waves. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 26, 1901-1914. Abstract
 
Drennan, W.M., M.A. Donelan, K.B. Katsaros and E.A. Terray, 1996. Oceanic turbulence dissipation measurements in SWADE. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 26, 808-815. Abstract
 
Terray, E.A., M.A. Donelan, Y.C. Agrawal, W.M. Drennan, K.K. Kahma, A.J. Williams III, P.A Hwang and S.A. Kitaigorodskii, 1996: Estimates of kinetic energy dissipation under breaking waves. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 26, 792-807. Abstract
 
Drennan, W.M. and M.A. Donelan, 1996: Nonlinear coalescing wave groups. In: The air-sea interface, (Eds. M.A. Donelan, W.H. Hui and W.J. Plant), U.Miami, 127-132.
 
Katsaros, K.B., M.A. Donelan, W.M. Drennan and K.M. Howard, 1996: Surface fluxes and their relationship to the planetary boundary layer structure. In The air-sea interface , (Eds. M.A. Donelan, W.H. Hui and W.J. Plant), U.Miami, 483-488.
1995
Nghiem, S.V., F.K. Li, S.H. Lou, G. Neumann, R.E. McIntosh, S.C. Carson, J.C. Carswell, E.J. Walsh, M.A. Donelan and W.M. Drennan, 1995: Observations on ocean radar backscatter Ku and C bands in the presence of large waves during the Surface Wave Dynamics Experiment. IEEE Trans. on Geosci. and Remote Sensing 33, 708-721
 
Donelan, M.A., and W.M. Drennan, 1995: Direct field measurements of the flux of carbon dioxide. In: Air-water gas transfer, (Eds. B. Jähne and E.C. Monahan), Aeon-Verlag, 677-683.
 
Ridal, J.J., B. Kerman and W. Drennan, 1995: Estimating air-water transfer of Hexachlorocyclohexanes in Lake Ontario. In: Air-water gas transfer , (Eds. B. Jähne and E.C. Monahan), Aeon-Verlag, 753-762.
1994
 Drennan, W.M., M.A. Donelan, N. Madsen, K.B. Katsaros, E.A. Terray and C.N. Flagg, 1994: Directional wave spectra from a Swath ship at sea. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech. 11, 1109-1116.
 
 Anctil, F., M.A. Donelan, W.M. Drennan and H.C. Graber, 1994: Eddy correlation measurements of air-sea fluxes from a Discus buoy. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech. 11 , 1144-1150.
1993
Katsaros, K.B., M.A. Donelan and W.M. Drennan, 1993: Flux measurements from a Swath ship in SWADE. J. Mar. Sys. 4, 117-132.
1992
Drennan, W. M., K.K. Kahma and M.A. Donelan, 1992: The velocity field beneath wind-waves - observations and inferences. Coastal Engineering 18, 111-136.
 
Agrawal, Y.C., E.A. Terray, M.A. Donelan, P.A Hwang, A.J. Williams III, W.M. Drennan, K.K. Kahma and S.A. Kitaigorodskii, 1992: Enhanced dissipation of kinetic energy beneath surface waves. Nature 359, 219-220.
 
Drennan, W.M., W.H. Hui and G. Tenti, 1992: Accurate calculations of Stokes water waves of large amplitude. Z. angew. Math. Phys. 43, 367-384.
 
Drennan, W.M., K.K. Kahma, E.A. Terray, M.A. Donelan and S.A. Kitaigorodskii, 1992: Observations of the enhancement of kinetic energy dissipation beneath breaking wind waves. In: Breaking waves, (Eds. M.L. Banner and R.H.J. Grimshaw), Springer, 95-101.
 
Drennan, W.M., W.H. Hui and G. Tenti, 1992: Do Stokes' double series converge for large amplitude waves? In: Breaking waves (Ed M.L. Banner and R.H.J. Grimshaw), Springer, 187-192.
1990
Drennan, W.M., J.D. Fenton and M.A. Donelan, 1990: Numerical simulation of nonlinear wave groups. In: Ocean wave mechanics, computational fluid dynamics and mathematical modelling (Ed. M. Rahman), Continuum Mechanics Publications, 139-146.
1989
Drennan, W.M., W.H. Hui and G. Tenti, 1989: Accurate calculations of the Stokes water wave. In: Continuum mechanics and its applications (Eds. G. Graham and S. Malik), Hemisphere, 463-473.

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Introduction to the Earth’s Ecosystem
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Interdisciplinary Approaches To Complex Human-Environmental Problems
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Introduction to Marine Science
MSC 204
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Introduction to the Earth’s Ecosystem
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Interdisciplinary Approaches To Complex Human-Environmental Problems
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Environmental Statistics

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Interdisciplinary Approaches To Complex Human-Environmental Problems

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Introduction to the Earth's Ecosystem
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Introduction to the Earth’s Ecosystem
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Carbon and Climate
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