Alia Lauren Khan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Degrees: 

PhD, University of Colorado, 2016

Specialties: 

Biogeochemistry; hydrochemistry; black carbon; snow/ice albedo

Recent Highlights and upcoming expeditions

Current Research

  • Assessing the role that glaciers and seasonal snow play in the freshwater resources of High Asia
  • Arctic Field Grant’ through the Svalbard Science Forum to conduct fieldwork at the Ny-Ålesund Research Station in Svalbard on “Pre and Post Depositional Processes of Black Carbon in Snow”

Activities

Member, American Geophysical Union
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
SCAR - Antarctic Climate 2100 Steering Committee
Ny-Ålesund Atmosphere Flagship Working Group on Aerosols in Snow
Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Publications

2017
Khan, A. L., S. Wagner, R. Jaffe, P. Xian, M. Williams, R. Armstrong, and D. McKnight (2017), Dissolved black carbon in the global cryosphere: Concentrations and chemical signatures, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL073485.

Khan, A. L., H. Dierssen, J. P. Schwarz, C. Schmitt, A. Chlus, M. Hermanson, T. H. Painter, and D. M. McKnight. 2017. Impacts of coal dust from an active mine on the spectral reflectance of Arctic surface snow in Svalbard, Norway. Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres 122(3): 1,767-1,778. doi:10.1002/2016JD025757

2016
Khan, K. L., R. Jaffé, Y. Ding, and D. M. McKnight. 2016. Dissolved black carbon in Antarctic lakes: chemical signatures of past and present sources. Geophysical Research Letters 43(11): 5,750-5,757. doi:10.1002/2016GL068609.

2015
Mayewski, P. A., T. Bracegirdle, I. Goodwin, D. Schneider, N. A. N. Bertler, S. Birkel, A. Carleton, M. H. England, J.-H. Kang, A. L. Khan, J. Russell, J. Turner, and I. Velicogna. 2015. Potential for Southern Hemisphere climate surprises. Journal of Quaternary Science 30(5): 391-395. doi:10.1002/jqs.2794.

2012
Khan, A. L. 2012. Creative adaptation: Bangladesh’s resilience to flooding and droughts in a changing climate. In Climate Change Modeling for Local Adaptation in the Hindu Kush–Himalayan Region, eds. A. Lamadrid, A. and I. Kelman, pp 159-176. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group.

2011
Brown, J., C. Stauber, J. L. Murphy, A. L. Khan, T. Mu, M. Elliott, and M. D. Sobsey. 2011. Ambient-temperature incubation for the field detection of Escherichia coli in drinking water. Journal of Applied Microbiology 110(4): 915-923. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2672.2011.04940.x

Related Resources

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Alia Lauren Khan (INSTAAR)

E-mail: 
alia.khan@nsidc.org
Phone: 
919-622-5180