Paul A. Bartlett

Research Scientist - Surface process modelling and measurement
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current research and/or projects

Contributing towards Environmental Prediction Science through the measurement and modelling of surface processes

  • Surface energy, water and carbon budget modelling
  • Modelling snow processes and vegetation-snow interaction
  • Evaluation and development of the Canadian Land Surface Scheme (CLASS)
  • Surface flux measurement
  • Land surface heterogeneity parameterizations

Professional activities / interests

President, Canadian Society of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2009-2011.

Associated Professor and member of Graduate Faculty, Department of Land Resource Science, University of Guelph, 2008 - 2011.

Member of the SnowMIP2 (2nd Snow Models Intercomparison Project) Science Committee.

Reviewer of manuscripts for Environment Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Compendium on the Mackenzie GEWEX Study (MAGS), and the following journals: Atmosphere-Ocean, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, The Cryosphere, Environmental Science & Technology, Hydrological Processes, Hydrology Research, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Hydrometeorology, Water Resources Research.

Education and awards

Campbell Scientific Student Paper Award – Canadian Society of Agricultural Meteorology Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, SK, July 16, 2002

Ph.D. Queen's University, 2002; M.Sc. Queen's University, 1993; B.Sc. University of Toronto, 1989

Key publications

Bartlett, P.A. and D.L. Verseghy. 2015. Modified treatment of intercepted snow improves the simulated forest albedo in the Canadian Land Surface Scheme. Hydrological Processes. 29: 3208-3226.

Santos, E., C. Wagner-Riddle, X. Lee, J. Warland, S. Brown, R. Satebler, P. Bartlett, K. Kim. 2014. Temporal dynamics of oxygen isotope compositions of soil and canopy CO2 fluxes in a temperate deciduous forest. Journal of Geophysical research: Biogeosciences. 119: 996-1013.

Chang, K., J. Warland, P. Bartlett, A. Arain, F. Yuan. 2014. A Simple Crop Phenology Algorithm in the Land Surface Model CN-CLASS. Agronomy Journal. 106: 297-308.

Wang, L., M. MacKay, R. Brown, R. Harvey, P. Bartlett, A. Langlois. 2014. Application of satellite data for evaluating the cold climate performance of the Canadian Regional Climate model over Québec, Canada. Journal of Hydrometeorology. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-13-086.1.

Roy, A., A. Royer, B. Montpetit, P.A. Bartlett, A. Langlois. 2013. Snow specific surface area simulation using the one-layer snow model in the Canadian Land Surface Scheme (CLASS). The Cryosphere. 7: 961-975.

Chang, K., J. Warland, P. Voroney, P. Bartlett, C. Wagner-Riddle. 2013. Using DayCENT to simulate carbon dynamics in conventional and no-till agriculture. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77: 941-950.

Santos, E., C. Wagner-Riddle, X. Lee, J. Warland, S. Brown, R. Staebler, P. Bartlett, K. Kim. 2012. Use of the isotope flux ratio approach to investigate the C18O16O and 13CO2 exchange near the floor of a temperate deciduous forest. Biogeosciences. 9: 2385-2399.

Marsh, P., P. Bartlett, M. Mackay, S. Pohl, T. Lantz. 2010. Snowmelt energetics at a shrub tundra site in the Western Canadian Arctic. Hydrological Processes. 24: 3603-3620.

Alavi, N., A.A. Berg, J.S. Warland, G. Parkin, D. Verseghy, P. Bartlett. 2010. Evaluating the impact of assimilating soil moisture variability data on latent heat flux estimation in a land surface model. Canadian Water Resources Journal. 35: 157-172.

Essery, R., N. Rutter, J. Pomeroy, R. Baxter, M. Stähli, D. Gustafsson, A. Barr, P. Bartlett, K. Elder. 2009. SnowMIP2 An evaluation of forest snow process simulations. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 90: 1120-1135.

Rutter, N., R. Essery, J. Pomeroy, N. Altimir, K. Andreadis, I. Baker, A. Barr, P. Bartlett, [and 35 others]. 2009. Evaluation of forest snow processes models (SnowMIP2). Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. 114, D06111, doi:10.1029/2008JD011063.

Bartlett, P.A., M.D. MacKay and D.L. Verseghy. 2006. Modified Snow Algorithms in the Canadian Land Surface Scheme: Model runs and Sensitivity Analysis at Three Boreal Forest Stands. Atmosphere-Ocean. 44:207-222.

MacKay, M.D and P.A. Bartlett. 2006. Estimating canopy snow unloading timescales from observations of albedo and precipitation. Geophysical Research Letters. 33:L19405, doi:1029/2006GL027521.

Bernier, P.Y., P.A. Bartlett, T.A. Black, A.G. Barr, N. Kljun and J.H. McCaughey. 2006. Drought constraints on transpiration and canopy conductance in mature aspen and jack pine stands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 140:64-78.

Bartlett, P.A., J.H. McCaughey, P.M. Lafleur and D.L. Verseghy. 2003. Modelling evapotranspiration at three boreal forest stands using the CLASS: Tests of parameterizations for canopy conductance and soil evaporation. International Journal of Climatology. 23:427-451.

Bartlett, P.A., J.H. McCaughey, P.M. Lafleur and D.L. Verseghy. 2002. A comparison of the mosaic and aggregated canopy frameworks for representing surface heterogeneity in the Canadian boreal forest using CLASS: A soil perspective. Journal of Hydrology. 266:15-39.