George Burba

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George Burba
George Burba
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska
Moscow State University
Scientific career
InstitutionsLI-COR Biosciences
Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
University of Nebraska
Moscow State University
Doctoral advisorShashi Verma

George Burba is a Science & Strategy Fellow at LI-COR Biosciences, a Global Fellow at Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, and Graduate Adjunct Professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He is a bio-atmospheric scientist, and a leading figure in micrometeorology, ecosystem gas and energy exchange, and the measurements of turbulent transport of greenhouse and other gases, water vapor and energy within atmospheric boundary layer, canopy and soil layers, and an author of the multiple books[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] and other publications on the subject.[8]

Burba is an expert on the in-situ measurement methods: an author of instrument surface heating concept,[9][10] related equations known as “Burba corrections”,[11][12][13][14][15] and an inventor of the two types of gas analyzers known as “enclosed-path” [16][17] and “semi-open-path”,[18] and an inventor of methods for computing gas fluxes from the open-path high-speed laser-based analyzers[19][20][21] and from the multiple types of low-speed gas analyzers.[22][23] He is an elected Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors.[24]

Education[change | change source]

Burba was educated at Lomonosov Moscow State University and University of Nebraska where he received a PhD in 2005 in Bio-Atmospheric Sciences for the study of water, light and energy transport in the ecosystems, supervised by Shashi Verma.

Career and research[change | change source]

After his PhD, Burba worked as a graduate faculty at the University of Nebraska and as a scientist at the LI-COR Biosciences. In 2016, he was appointed Global Fellow at Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, and in 2017, he was appointed to the position of Science Fellow at LI-COR Biosciences.

Personal life[change | change source]

George Burba is a son of George A. Burba and a grandson of Aleksandr A. Burba.

References[change | change source]

  1. Burba, G; Kurbatova, Y; Kuricheva, O; Avilov, V; Mamkin, V (2016). Handbook for the Method of Turbulent Pulsations (Метод Турбулентных Пульсаций: Краткое Практическое Руководство). LI-COR Biosciences & IPEE Russian National Academy of Sciences. p. 223. ISBN 978-0-692-57831-5.
  2. Burba, George (2013). Eddy Covariance Method for Scientific, Industrial, Agricultural and Regulatory Applications: a Field Book on Measuring Ecosystem Gas Exchange and Areal Emission Rates. LI-COR Biosciences. p. 331. ISBN 978-0-61576827-4.
  3. Burba, George (2011). Wetland Ecosystems: Water & Energy Exchange. Evapotranspiration and Energy Flux Components in Three Wetland Communities. VDM. p. 108. ISBN 978-3-63935864-3.
  4. Burba, George; Anderson, Dan (2010). A Brief Practical Guide to Eddy Covariance Flux Measurements: Principles and Workflow Examples for Scientific and Industrial Applications. LI-COR Biosciences. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-61543013-3.
  5. Burba, George (2009). Water, Light and Energy in Ecosystems: A Case Study of Fluxes and Efficiencies in Native Grassland and Cultivated Wheat. VDM. p. 80. ISBN 978-3-63916967-6.
  6. Burba, George; Anderson, Dan (2007). Introduction to the Eddy Covariance Method: General Guidelines and Conventional Workflow. LI-COR Biosciences, E-BOOK-ID-1951D438-A0374350AA92950EFF6457. p. 211.
  7. Burba, George (2001). "Illustration of Flux Footprint Estimates Affected by Measurement Height, Surface Roughness and Thermal Stability". In Hubbard, K; Sivakumar, M (eds.). Big Automated Weather Stations for Applications in Agriculture and Water Resources Management. World Meteorological Organization, WMO-PUB-1074. p. 248.
  8. "ORCID".
  9. Burba G, McDermitt D, Grelle A, Anderson D, Xu L (2008). "Addressing the influence of instrument surface heat exchange on the measurements of CO2 flux from open‐path gas analyzers". Global Change Biology. 14 (8): 1854–1876. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01606.x.
  10. "Google Scholar".
  11. Rocha AV, Shaver GR (2011). "Burn severity influences postfire CO2 exchange in arctic tundra". Ecological Applications. 21 (2): 477–489. doi:10.1890/10-0255.1.
  12. Amiro B (2010). "Estimating annual carbon dioxide eddy fluxes using open-path analysers for cold forest sites". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 150 (10): 1366–1372. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.06.007.
  13. Reverter BR, Sanchez-Canete EP, Resco V, Serrano-Ortiz P, Oyonarte C, Kowalski AS (2010). "Analyzing the major drivers of NEE in a Mediterranean alpine shrubland". Biogeosciences. 7 (9): 2601–2611. doi:10.5194/bg-7-2601-2010.
  16. Burba G, Schmidt A, Scott R, Nakai T, Kathilankal J, Fratini G, Hanson C, Law B, McDermitt D, Eckles B, Furtaw M, Velgersdyk M (2012). "Calculating CO2 and H2O eddy covariance fluxes from an enclosed gas analyzer using an instantaneous mixing ratio". Global Change Biology. 18 (1): 385–399. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02536.x.
  17. Burba, G; Furtaw, M & Eckles, R et al., "Gas analyzer", US Patent 8130379, issued 2012
  18. Burba, G, "Semi-open-path gas analysis systems and methods", US Patent 9121793, issued 2015
  19. "EU Patent. "Gas analysis data handling device for computing a gas flux and a corresponding computer-readable storage medium"".
  20. "US Patent. "Method and apparatus for determining gas flux"".
  21. "AU Patent. "Method and apparatus for determining gas flux"".
  22. "EU Patent. "Methods and apparatus for measuring gas flux"".
  23. "US Patent. "Methods and apparatus for measuring gas flux"".
  24. "Search Senior Members - National Academy of Inventors". Retrieved 2019-02-18.