Natascha Kljun

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Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Climate Research
  • Physical Geography
  • Environmental Sciences


  • Biosphere - atmosphere interactions, footprint modelling, boundary layer meteorology, greenhouse gas fluxes in a changing climate


My specialist areas are in boundary layer meterology; land-surface-atmosphere interactions; footprint modelling; greenhouse gas fluxes.

Research Interests:

My research focuses on interactions of the terrestrial biosphere and the lower atmosphere.

(i) Footprint/source-area modelling based on a backward Lagrangian particle dispersion model to determine the upwind surface area of influence for an atmospheric flux or concentration measurement.

Online footprint estimate: Calculate a footprint using a simple parameterisation (

(ii) Vegetation - atmosphere carbon and water vapour exchange: processes controlling and influencing the carbon and water balances

(iii) Upscaling of local greenhouse gas flux measurements to a regional or continental scale, taking into account heterogeneous surfaces, complex terrain, and issues in spatial and temporal resolution

Recent research outputs

Julia Kelly, Natascha Kljun, Per Ola Olsson, Mihai, L., Liljeblad, B., Weslien, P., Klemedtsson, L. & Lars Eklundh, 2019 Mar 1, In : Remote Sensing. 11, 5, 21 p., 567.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Julia Kelly, Natascha Kljun, Xie, X., Liljeblad, B., Per-Ola Olsson & Lars Eklundh, 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Chi, J., Nilsson, M. B., Natascha Kljun, Wallerman, J., Fransson, J., Laudon, H., Lundmark, T. & Peichl, M., 2019, In : Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 274, p. 29-41

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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