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					                      VITAE for Dean       Vickers, March 2013

          College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University,

                Oceanography Adm Bldg 104, Corvallis, OR 97331-5503

           Telephone: (541) 737-5706, Internet:


Master of Science, 1979, Oregon State University,

    Atmospheric Science Major, Statistics Minor.

Bachelor of Arts, 1975, State University of New York at Potsdam,

    Physics Major.


College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR. From

    1987 to the present. Current Title: Senior Faculty Research Assistant.

Climatic Research Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR. From 1983 to 1987. Last

    Title: Faculty Research Assistant.

Air Quality Studies Division, Environmental Research and Technology, Lexington MA. From

    1979 through 1983. Last Title: Air Quality Meteorologist.


Full time scientific programmer supporting a variety of research areas in the atmospheric sci-

    ences at OSU since June 1983.

Design and implementation of a high-level software package for analysis and graphical display

    of geophysical time series, ‘APAK: Analysis Package for Atmospheric Time Series’.

Design and implementation of a data base system and general graphics utility and data editor

    for visualization of geophysical data sets, ‘PLTGKS, A General Graphics Utility and Data

    Editor’, 1991, and ‘DDB, The display data base for geophysical data sets’.

Director of the OSU Atmospheric Sciences Computer Facility from 1989 through 1997 with

    system administrator duties for UNIX and VAX/VMS systems.

Site Liaison representative for computing at the National Center for Atmospheric Research at

    Boulder, CO.

Modeling support for studies of a) planetary scale baroclinic eddys on Mars using a 3-dimensional

    spectral stratospheric model, b) mesoscale convective systems using a diagnostic cloud/chemistry

    model and c) carbon dioxide induced climate change with the OSU 2-level atmospheric

    general circulation model.

Dual doppler radar data analysis to study the structure, evolution and cloud micro-physics in

    middle latitude mesoscale rainbands.


Vickers,D., C.K.Thomas, and B.E.Law, 2013: Some aspects of the turbulence kinetic energy

    and surface fluxes beneath a tall open pine forest canopy. Agric. Forest Meteorol., sub-


Vickers,D., L.Mahrt, and E.Andreas, 2013: Estimates of the 10-m neutral sea surface drag

    coefficient from aircraft eddy-covariance measurements. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, 301-


Vickers,D., C.Thomas, C.Pettijohn, J.G.,Martin, and B.Law, 2012: Five years of carbon fluxes

    and inherent water-use efficiency at two semi-arid pine forests with different disturbance

    histories. Tellus, 64, DOI: 10.3402/tellusb.v64i0.17159.

Vickers,D., J.Irvine, J.G.Martin, and B.Law, 2012: Nocturnal subcanopy flow regimes and

    missing carbon dioxide. Agric. Forest Meteorol., 152, 101-108.

Vickers,D., and L.Mahrt, 2010; Sea-surface roughness lengths in the mid-latitude coastal zone.

    Quart. J. Royal Meteorol. Soc., 136, DOI: 10.1002/qj.617.

Vickers,D., M.GÓckede, and B.Law, 2010: Uncertainty estimates for 1-hour averaged turbu-

    lence fluxes of carbon dioxide, latent heat and sensible heat. Tellus B, 62, 87-99.

Vickers,D., C.Thomas, J.Martin and B.Law, 2010: Reply to the Comment on Vickers et al.

    (2009): Self-correlation between assimilation and respiration resulting from flux parti-

    tioning of eddy-covariance CO¾ fluxes. Agric. Forest Meteorol., 150, 315-317.

Vickers,D., C.Thomas, J.Martin and B.Law, 2009: Self-correlation between assimilation and

    respiration resulting from flux partitioning of eddy-covariance CO¾ fluxes. Agric. Forest

    Meteorol., 149, 1552-1555.

Vickers,D., C.Thomas, and B.Law, 2009: Random and systematic CO¾ flux sampling errors

    for tower measurements over forests in the convective boundary layer. Agric. Forest

    Meteorol., 149, 73-83.

Vickers,D., L.Mahrt, and D.Belusic, 2008: Particle simulations of dispersion using observed

    meandering and turbulence. Acta Geophysica, 56, 234-256.

Vickers,D., and L.Mahrt, 2007: Observations of the cross-wind velocity variance in the stable

    boundary layer. Env. Fluid Mech., DOI:10.1007/s10652-006-9010-7, 7, 55-71.

Vickers,D., and L.Mahrt, 2006: Contrasting mean vertical motion from tilt correction methods

    and mass continuity. Agric. Forest Meteorol., 138, 93-103.

Vickers,D., and L.Mahrt, 2006: Evaluation of the air-sea bulk formula and sea-surface temper-

    ature variiability from observations. J. Geophys. Res., 111, C05002, DOI:10.1029/2005JC003323.

Vickers,D., and L.Mahrt, 2006: A solution for flux contamination by mesoscale motions with

    very weak turbulence. Boundary-Layer Meteor., 118, 431-447.

Vickers,D., and L.Mahrt, 2004: Evaluating formulations of stable boundary-layer height. J.

    Appl. Meteor., 43, 1736-1749.

Vickers,D., and L.Mahrt, 2003: The cospectral gap and turbulent flux calculations. J. Atm.

    and Oc. Tech., 20, 660-672.

Vickers,D., L.Mahrt, J.Sun, and T.Crawford, 2001: Structure of off-shore flow. Mon. Wea.

    Rev., 129, 1251-1258.

Vickers,D. and L.Mahrt, 1999: Observations of non-dimensional wind shear in the coastal

    zone. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 125, 2685-2702.

Vickers,D. and S.K.Esbensen, 1998: Subgrid surface fluxes in fair weather conditions during

    TOGA COARE: observational estimates and parameterization. Mon. Wea. Rev., 126,


Vickers,D. and L.Mahrt, 1997: Fetch limited drag coefficients, Boundary-Layer Meteor., 85,


Vickers,D. and L.Mahrt, 1997: Quality control and flux sampling problems for tower and

    aircraft data. J. Atm. and Oc. Tech., 14, 512-526.


Mahrt,L., D.Vickers, E.L.Andreas, and D.Khelif, 2012. Sensible heat flux in near-neutral

    conditions over the sea. J. Physical Oceanography, 42, 1134-1142.

Andreas,E.L., L. Mahrt, and D. Vickers, 2012. A new drag relation for aerodynamically rough

    flow over the ocean. J. Atmospheric Sciences, 69, 2520-2537.

GÓckede,M., D.Turner, A.Michalak, D.Vickers, and B.Law, 2010: Sensitivity of a subregional

    scale atmospheric inverse CO¾ modeling framework to boundary conditions. J. Geophys.

    Res. - Atmospheres, 115, D24112, doi:10.1029/2010JD014443.

Vong,R., I.Vong, D.Vickers, and D.Covert, 2010: Size-dependent aerosol deposition velocities

    during BEARPEX-07. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 5749-5758.

GÓckede,M., D.Vickers, D.Turner and B.Law, 2010: Atmospheric inverse modeling to con-

    strain regional scale CO¾ budgets at high spatial and temporal resolution. J. Geophys.

    Res. - Atmospheres, doi: 10.1029/ 2009JD012257.

Irvine,J., B.E.Law, J.Martin, and D.Vickers, 2008: Interannual variation in soil CO¾ efflux and

    the response of root respiration to climate and canopy gas exchange in mature ponderosa

    pine. Global Change Biology, 14, 2848-2859,

Banta,R., L.Mahrt, D.Vickers, J.Sun, B.Baisley, Y.Pichygina, and E.Williams, 2007: The very

    stable boundary layer on nights with weak low-level jets. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 3068-3090.

Skyllingstad,E.,D., D.Vickers, L.Mahrt, and R.Samelson, 2006: Effects of mesoscale sea-

    surface temperature fronts on the marine atmospheric boundary layer. Boundary-Layer

    Meteorol., 123, 219-237.

Kustas,W.P., M.C.Anderson, A.N.French, and D.Vickers, 2006: Using a remote sensing field

    experiment to investigate flux-footprint relations and flux sampling distributions for tower

    and aircraft-based observations. Advances in Water Resources, 29, 355-368.

Mahrt,L., and D.Vickers, 2006: Extremely weak mixing in stable conditions, Boundary-Layer

    Meteorol., 119, 19-30.

Mahrt,L., and D.Vickers, 2005: Boundary-layer adjustment over small-scale changes of sur-

    face heat flux. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 116, 313-330.

Mahrt,L. and D.Vickers, 2005: Moisture fluxes over snow with and without protruding vege-

    tation. Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 131, 1251-1270.

Small,R.J., S.P.Xie, Y.Wang, S.K.Esbensen, and D.Vickers, 2005: Numerical simulation of

    boundary layer structure and cross-equatorial flow in the eastern Pacific. J. Atmos. Soc.,

    62, 1812-1830.

Mahrt,L., D.Vickers, W.Drennan, H.Graber, and T.Crawford, 2005: Displacement measure-

    ment errors from moving platforms. J. Atm. and Oc. Tech., 22, 860-868.

Mahrt,L., D.Vickers, and E.Moore, 2004: Flow adjustments across sea-surface temperature

    changes. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 111, 553-564.

Mahrt,L., and D.Vickers, 2004: Bulk formulations of the surface heat flux. Boundary-Layer

    Meteorol., 110, 357-379.

Vong,R.J, D.Vickers, and D.S.Covert, 2004: Eddy correlation measurements of aerosol depo-

    sition to grass. Tellus, 56B, 105-117.

Mahrt,L., D.Vickers, P.Frederickson, K.Davidson, and A.S.Smedman, 2003: Sea-surface aero-

    dynamic roughness. J. Geophys. Res., 08(C6), 3171, oi:10.1029/2002JC001383, 2003.

Mahrt,L. and D.Vickers, 2003: Formulation of turbulent fluxes in the stable boundary layer. J.

    Atmos. Soc., 60, 2538-2548.

Mahrt,L., and D.Vickers, 2002: Contrasting vertical structures of nocturnal boundary layers.

    Boundary-Layer Meteor, 105, 351-363.

Mahrt,L., and D.Vickers, 2002: Relationship of area-averaged carbon dioxide and water vapour

    fluxes to atmospheric variables. Agric. and Forest Meteorol, 112, 195-202.

Mahrt,L., D.Vickers, and J.Sun, 2001: Spatial variations of surface moisture flux from aircraft

    data. Advances in Water Resources, 24, 1133-1142.

Mahrt,L., D.Vickers, R.Nakamura, M.R. Soler, J.Sun, S.Burns, and D.H.Lenschow, 2001:

    Shallow drainage flows. Boundary-Layer Meteor, 101, 243-260.

Sun,J., D.Vandemark, L.Mahrt, D.Vickers, T.L.Crawford, and C.Vogel, 2001: Momentum

    transfer over the coastal zone. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 12437-12448.

Mahrt,L., D.Vickers, J.Sun, T.Crawford, and J.Crescenti, and P.Fredrickson, 2001: Surface

    stress in offshore flow and quasi-frictional decoupling. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 20629-


Mahrt,L., E.Moore, D.Vickers, and N.O.Jensen, 2001: Dependence of turbulent and mesoscale

    velocity variances on scale and stability. J. Appl. Meteor., 40, 628-641.

Mahrt,L., D.Vickers, J.Edson, J.Wilczak, J.Hare, and J.Hostrup, 2001: Vertical structure of

    turbulence in offshore flow during RASEX. Boundary-Layer Meteor, 100, 47-61.

Mahrt,L., D.Vickers, J.Sun, N.O.Jensen, H.Jorgensen, E.Pardyjak, and H.Fernano, 2001: De-

    termination of the surface drag coefficient. Boundary-Layer Meteor, 99, 249-276.

Mahrt,L., D.Vickers, J.Sun, and H.McCaughey, 2001: Calculation of area-averaged fluxes.

    Application to BOREAS. J. Appl. Meteor., 40, 915-920.

Levy,G. and D.Vickers, 1999: Surface fluxes from satellite winds: Modeling air-sea flux en-

    hancement from spatial and temporal observations. J. Geophys. Res., 104, 20639-20650.

Levy,G., C.McCandlish, and D.Vickers, 1999: The relationship between ageostrophy and

    boundary layer structure in the western Pacific trades, Boundary-Layer Meteor, 91 (2),


Mahrt,L., D.Vickers,D., J.Edson,, J.Sun, J.Hojstrup, J.Hare, and J.A.Wilczak, 1998: Heat flux

    in the coastal zone. Boundary-Layer Meteor., 86, 421-446.

Mahrt,L., D.Vickers, J.Howell, J.Hojstrup, J.A.Wilczak, J.Edson, and J.Hare, 1996: Sea sur-

    face drag coefficients in RASEX. J. Geophys. Res., 101, 14327-14335.

Mahrt,L., J.Sun, D.Vickers, J.I.Macpherson, J.R.Pederson, and R.L.Desjardins, 1994: Obser-

    vations of fluxes and inland breezes over a heteorogeneous surface. J. Atmos. Sci., 51,


Esbensen,S.K., D.B.Chelton, D.Vickers, and J.Sun, 1993: An analysis of errors in special

    sensor microwave imager evaporation estimates over the global oceans. J. Geophys. Res.,

    98, No.C4.

Schlesinger,M.E., Z.Zhao, and D.Vickers, 1989: Design and critical appraisal of an accelerated

    integration procedure for atmospheric GCM/Mixed-Layer ocean models. J. of Climate,2,


Schulman,L. and D.Vickers, 1980: A Probabilistic Emissions Model to Describe Sulfur Vari-

    ability in Coal. AMS Conference Papers, March 1980.

Vickers,D. and G.Slinn, 1979: Estimates for Wet and Dry Removal’s Contribution to the Resi-

    dence Time for Atmospheric Pollutants in the Eastern United States. OSU Masters Thesis

    and final report to Department of Energy.


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