Dr. Peter C Griffith

Dr. Peter C Griffith

  • 301.614.6610 | 301.614.6695
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Griffith is the founding director of NASA’s Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Office, supporting the North American Carbon Program (www.nacarbon.org); the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (http://above.nasa.gov); NASA's Carbon Monitoring System (http://carbon.nasa.gov) and the Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Focus Area at NASA HQ (http://cce.nasa.gov).


    #EarthDayAtHome 2020: Tour of the Permafrost Tunnel


    Carbon Crisis in 90 Seconds cartoon

    https://youtu.be/85TQHzS88L4

    Origin Story for Carbon Crisis in 90 Seconds

    https://youtu.be/VcxCk1zkaUw

    Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow >>

    Current Projects

    Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)

     

    NASA Carbon Monitoring System

    Education

    B.S. (cum laude), Botany & Zoology, Duke University (1978)

    M.S., Marine, Estuarine, & Environmental Science, University of Maryland College Park (1982)

    Ph.D., Ecology, University of Georgia (1988)

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 1984 - Present
    At-Large Member of the AGU Council (2014-2018) Leadership Development & Governance Committee (2020- )

    Awards

    NASA Group Achievement Award for support of the Large-scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (2003)

    NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal (2016)

    NASA Group Achievement Award for the ABoVE Airborne Campaign (2018)

    The University of Georgia Graduate School Alumni of Distinction Award recognizing alumni who exemplify the school's mission "to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things" (2013)

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Brown, M. E., M. W. Cooper, and P. C. Griffith. 2020. "NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System and Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) social network and community of practice." Environmental Research Letters, (Accepted) [10.1088/1748-9326/aba300]

    Miller, C. E., P. Griffith, S. Goetz, et al. E. Hoy, N. Pinto, I. McCubbin, A. K. Thorpe, M. A. Hofton, D. J. Hodkinson, C. Hansen, J. Woods, E. K. Larsen, E. S. Kasischke, and H. A. Margolis. 2019. "An overview of ABoVE airborne campaign data acquisitions and science opportunities." Environmental Research Letters, 14 (8): 080201 [10.1088/1748-9326/ab0d44]

    Najjar, R. G., M. Herrmann, R. Alexander, et al. E. W. Boyer, D. Burdige, D. Butman, W.-J. Cai, E. A. Canuel, R. F. Chen, M. A. Friedrichs, R. A. Feagin, P. Griffith, A. L. Hinson, J. R. Holmquist, X. Hu, W. M. Kemp, K. D. Kroeger, A. Mannino, S. L. McCallister, W. R. McGillis, M. R. Mulholland, C. Pilskaln, J. Salisbury, S. Signorini, P. St-Laurent, H. Tian, M. Tzortziou, P. Vlahos, Z. A. Wang, and R. C. Zimmerman. 2018. "Carbon budget of tidal wetlands, estuaries, and shelf waters of Eastern North America." Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32: [10.1002/2017gb005790]

    Fisher, J., D. J. Hayes, C. R. Schwalm, et al. D. N. Huntzinger, E. Stofferahn, K. Schaefer, Y. Luo, S. D. Wullschleger, S. Goetz, C. E. Miller, P. Griffith, S. Chadburn, A. Chatterjee, P. Ciais, T. Douglas, H. Genet, A. Ito, C. Neigh, B. Poulter, B. Rogers, O. Sonnentag, H. Tian, W. Wang, Y. Xue, Z.-L. Yang, and N. Zeng. 2018. "Missing pieces to modeling the Arctic-Boreal puzzle." Environmental Research Letters, 13 (2): [10.1088/1748-9326/aa9d9a]

    Benway, H. M., S. R. Alin, E. Boyer, et al. W.-J. Cai, P. G. Coble, J. N. Cross, M. A. Friedrichs, M. Goni, P. Griffith, M. Herrmann, S. E. Lohrenz, J. T. Mathis, G. A. McKinley, R. G. Najjar, C. H. Pilskaln, S. A. Siedlecki, and R. A. Smith. 2016. "A science plan for carbon cycle research in North American coastal waters. Report of the Coastal CARbon Synthesis (CCARS) community workshop, August 19-21, 2014." Coastal CARbon Synthesis, [10.1575/1912/7777]

    Brown, M., P. C. Griffith, S. Delgado Arias, and O. A. Hendrick. 2016. "Social network and content analysis of the North American Carbon Program as a scientific community of practice." Social Networks, 44 (2016): 226-237 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2015.10.002]

    Herrmann, M., R. G. Najjar, W. M. Kemp, et al. R. B. Alexander, E. Boyer, W.-J. Cai, P. C. Griffith, K. D. Kroeger, S. L. McCallister, and R. A. Smith. 2015. "Net ecosystem production and organic carbon balance of U.S. East Coast estuaries: A synthesis approach." Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 29: 96–111 [10.1002/2013GB004736]

    Sheldon, J., P. Griffith, M. Francesc, et al. M. Francesc, M. Francesc, O. Jackson, A. Julie, and R. Lawrence. 2012. "Southeastern U.S.A. continental shelf respiratory rates revisited." Biogeochemistry, 107 (1-3): 501-506 [10.1007/s10533-010-9552-0]

    Birdsey, R., R. Cook, S. Denning, et al. P. C. Griffith, B. Law, J. Masek, A. Michalak, S. Ogle, D. Ojima, Y. Pan, C. Sabine, E. Sheffner, and E. Sundquist. 2007. "Investigators Share Improved Understanding of the North American Carbon Cycle." Eos - Trans. AGU, 88 (24): 255.

    Griffith, P. C., and L. R. Pomeroy. 1995. "Seasonal and spatial variations in pelagic community respiration on the southeastern US continental shelf." Continental Shelf Research, 15 (7): 815--825.

    Griffith, P., F.-K. Shiah, K. Gloersen, H. W. Ducklow, and M. Fletcher. 1994. "Activity and distribution of attached bacteria in Chesapeake Bay." Marine Ecology Progress Series, 108: 1.

    Griffith, P. C., and M. Fletcher. 1991. "Hydrolysis of protein and model dipeptide substrates by attached and nonattached marine Pseudomonas sp. strain NCIMB 2021." Applied and environmental microbiology, 57 (8): 2186--2191.

    Griffith, P., D. Douglas, and S. Wainright. 1990. "Metabolic activity of size-fractionated microbial plankton in estuarine, nearshore, and continental shelf waters of Georgia." Marine Ecology Progress Series MESEDT, 59 (3):

    Griffith, P. C. 1988. "A high-precision respirometer for measuring small rates of change in the oxygen concentration of natural waters." Limnology and Oceanography, 33 (4): 632-638 [10.4319/lo.1988.33.4.0632]

    Griffith, P. C., J. Cubit, W. Adey, and J. Norris. 1987. "Computer-automated flow respirometry: metabolism measurements on a coral reef flat and in a microcosm." Limnology and Oceanography, 32: 442-451.

    Non-Refereed

    Houben, A., D. McLennan, S. Goetz, et al. C. Miller, P. C. Griffith, E. E. Hoy, and L. Berger. 2019. "Pushing remote sensing capacity for climate change research in Canada’s North: POLAR’s contributions to NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)." Polar Knowledge: Aqhaliat Report 1 (1): 53-62 [10.35298/pkc.2018.07]

    Hoy, E., P. Griffith, C. Miller, and Above Science Team. 2018. "ABoVE: Directory of Field Sites Associated with 2017 ABoVE Airborne Campaign." ORNL DAAC [10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1582]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Griffith is the founding director of NASA’s Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Office, supporting the North American Carbon Program (www.nacarbon.org); the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (http://above.nasa.gov); NASA's Carbon Monitoring System (http://carbon.nasa.gov) and the Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Focus Area at NASA HQ (http://cce.nasa.gov).


    #EarthDayAtHome 2020: Tour of the Permafrost Tunnel


    Carbon Crisis in 90 Seconds cartoon

    https://youtu.be/85TQHzS88L4

    Origin Story for Carbon Crisis in 90 Seconds

    https://youtu.be/VcxCk1zkaUw

    Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow >>

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Brown, M. E., M. W. Cooper, and P. C. Griffith. 2020. "NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System and Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) social network and community of practice." Environmental Research Letters (Accepted) [10.1088/1748-9326/aba300]

    Miller, C. E., P. Griffith, S. Goetz, et al. E. Hoy, N. Pinto, I. McCubbin, A. K. Thorpe, M. A. Hofton, D. J. Hodkinson, C. Hansen, J. Woods, E. K. Larsen, E. S. Kasischke, and H. A. Margolis. 2019. "An overview of ABoVE airborne campaign data acquisitions and science opportunities." Environmental Research Letters 14 (8): 080201 [10.1088/1748-9326/ab0d44]

    Najjar, R. G., M. Herrmann, R. Alexander, et al. E. W. Boyer, D. Burdige, D. Butman, W.-J. Cai, E. A. Canuel, R. F. Chen, M. A. Friedrichs, R. A. Feagin, P. Griffith, A. L. Hinson, J. R. Holmquist, X. Hu, W. M. Kemp, K. D. Kroeger, A. Mannino, S. L. McCallister, W. R. McGillis, M. R. Mulholland, C. Pilskaln, J. Salisbury, S. Signorini, P. St-Laurent, H. Tian, M. Tzortziou, P. Vlahos, Z. A. Wang, and R. C. Zimmerman. 2018. "Carbon budget of tidal wetlands, estuaries, and shelf waters of Eastern North America." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 32 [10.1002/2017gb005790]

    Fisher, J., D. J. Hayes, C. R. Schwalm, et al. D. N. Huntzinger, E. Stofferahn, K. Schaefer, Y. Luo, S. D. Wullschleger, S. Goetz, C. E. Miller, P. Griffith, S. Chadburn, A. Chatterjee, P. Ciais, T. Douglas, H. Genet, A. Ito, C. Neigh, B. Poulter, B. Rogers, O. Sonnentag, H. Tian, W. Wang, Y. Xue, Z.-L. Yang, and N. Zeng. 2018. "Missing pieces to modeling the Arctic-Boreal puzzle." Environmental Research Letters 13 (2): [10.1088/1748-9326/aa9d9a]

    Benway, H. M., S. R. Alin, E. Boyer, et al. W.-J. Cai, P. G. Coble, J. N. Cross, M. A. Friedrichs, M. Goni, P. Griffith, M. Herrmann, S. E. Lohrenz, J. T. Mathis, G. A. McKinley, R. G. Najjar, C. H. Pilskaln, S. A. Siedlecki, and R. A. Smith. 2016. "A science plan for carbon cycle research in North American coastal waters. Report of the Coastal CARbon Synthesis (CCARS) community workshop, August 19-21, 2014." Coastal CARbon Synthesis [10.1575/1912/7777]

    Brown, M., P. C. Griffith, S. Delgado Arias, and O. A. Hendrick. 2016. "Social network and content analysis of the North American Carbon Program as a scientific community of practice." Social Networks 44 (2016): 226-237 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2015.10.002]

    Herrmann, M., R. G. Najjar, W. M. Kemp, et al. R. B. Alexander, E. Boyer, W.-J. Cai, P. C. Griffith, K. D. Kroeger, S. L. McCallister, and R. A. Smith. 2015. "Net ecosystem production and organic carbon balance of U.S. East Coast estuaries: A synthesis approach." Global Biogeochem. Cycles 29 96–111 [10.1002/2013GB004736]

    Sheldon, J., P. Griffith, M. Francesc, et al. M. Francesc, M. Francesc, O. Jackson, A. Julie, and R. Lawrence. 2012. "Southeastern U.S.A. continental shelf respiratory rates revisited." Biogeochemistry 107 (1-3): 501-506 [10.1007/s10533-010-9552-0]

    Birdsey, R., R. Cook, S. Denning, et al. P. C. Griffith, B. Law, J. Masek, A. Michalak, S. Ogle, D. Ojima, Y. Pan, C. Sabine, E. Sheffner, and E. Sundquist. 2007. "Investigators Share Improved Understanding of the North American Carbon Cycle." Eos - Trans. AGU 88 (24): 255

    Griffith, P. C., and L. R. Pomeroy. 1995. "Seasonal and spatial variations in pelagic community respiration on the southeastern US continental shelf." Continental Shelf Research 15 (7): 815--825

    Griffith, P., F.-K. Shiah, K. Gloersen, H. W. Ducklow, and M. Fletcher. 1994. "Activity and distribution of attached bacteria in Chesapeake Bay." Marine Ecology Progress Series 108 1

    Griffith, P. C., and M. Fletcher. 1991. "Hydrolysis of protein and model dipeptide substrates by attached and nonattached marine Pseudomonas sp. strain NCIMB 2021." Applied and environmental microbiology 57 (8): 2186--2191

    Griffith, P., D. Douglas, and S. Wainright. 1990. "Metabolic activity of size-fractionated microbial plankton in estuarine, nearshore, and continental shelf waters of Georgia." Marine Ecology Progress Series MESEDT 59 (3):

    Griffith, P. C. 1988. "A high-precision respirometer for measuring small rates of change in the oxygen concentration of natural waters." Limnology and Oceanography 33 (4): 632-638 [10.4319/lo.1988.33.4.0632]

    Griffith, P. C., J. Cubit, W. Adey, and J. Norris. 1987. "Computer-automated flow respirometry: metabolism measurements on a coral reef flat and in a microcosm." Limnology and Oceanography 32 442-451

    Non-Refereed

    Houben, A., D. McLennan, S. Goetz, et al. C. Miller, P. C. Griffith, E. E. Hoy, and L. Berger. 2019. "Pushing remote sensing capacity for climate change research in Canada’s North: POLAR’s contributions to NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)." Polar Knowledge: Aqhaliat Report 1 (1): 53-62 [10.35298/pkc.2018.07]

    Hoy, E., P. Griffith, C. Miller, and Above Science Team. 2018. "ABoVE: Directory of Field Sites Associated with 2017 ABoVE Airborne Campaign." ORNL DAAC [10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1582]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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