Andrew Oliphant

Andrew Oliphant
Professor and School Co-Director
Ph.D., University of Canterbury, 2002
Surface-atmosphere interactions, bioclimate and microclimate studies, surface energy, water and carbon budgets, urban climates and mountain meteorology

Contact Information

(415) 405-2143

HSS 277
Office Hours
M 11-12, TuTh by appt


Andrew Oliphant's research investigates interactions between Earth's surface and its atmosphere, including exchanges of energy, water and carbon, and how they change over space and time.  His research methods primarily involve field-based observations using micrometeorological methods and has included a diverse range of field sites from the Antarctic Dry Valleys to a central Iranian desert, although has primarily focused on terrestrial ecosystems and urban environments. Current projects include mountain meadow carbon cycling, monitoring emissions from healthy soils projects, and ongoing projects on urban and microclimates of the San Francisco Bay Area.