Dr. Peter Thornton studies the interactions of land ecosystems with other components of the Earth's climate system including biogeochemical and physical land-atmosphere feedbacks, and interactions with human systems.
For the third consecutive year, Dr. Peter Thornton has been recognized for exceptional research.
Each black dot on this digital elevation map (DEM) represents a surface weather station in continental North America providing Daymet data in 2010. Additional stations providing Daymet data are located in Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
Daymet derived annual average of daily minimum temperature, 1980 (left) and 2019 (right), for a subset of North America. Images are scaled from -20 to +20 degrees C.