Michele M Thornton

Geospatial/Technical Professional

Michele Thornton is an ecologist and geospatial professional working at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC); part of NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System and the ORNL Energy and Environmental Sciences.  Michele is the project lead for the production and distribution of the Daymet dataset and also the lead for electronic Learning Resources provided by the ORNL DAAC .  She also provides geospatial technical and documentation support for datasets curated and distributed within the ORNL DAAC. 

Projects

(1) Daymet https://daymet.ornl.gov/

(2) ORNL DAAC Electronic Learning https://daac.ornl.gov/resources/learning/

Publications

Thornton, P.E., M.M. Thornton, B.W. Mayer, Y. Wei, R. Devarakonda, R.S. Vose, and R.B. Cook. 2018. Daymet: Daily Surface Weather Data on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 3. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1328

Thornton, M.M., P.E. Thornton, Y. Wei, B.W. Mayer, R.B. Cook, and R.S. Vose. 2018. Daymet: Annual Climate Summaries on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 3. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1343

Thornton, M.M., P.E. Thornton, Y. Wei, B.W. Mayer, R.B. Cook, and R.S. Vose. 2018. Daymet: Monthly Climate Summaries on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 3. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1345

Thornton, M.M., P.E. Thornton, Y. Wei, R.S. Vose, and A.G. Boyer. 2018. Daymet: Station-Level Inputs and Model Predicted Values for North America, Version 3. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1391

Thornton, P.E., M.M. Thornton, and R.S. Vose. 2018. Daymet: Annual Tile Summary Cross-Validation Statistics for North America, Version 3. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1348

R. Devarakonda, Y. Wei, M. Thornton, B. Mayer, P. Thornton and B. Cook, “Preparing, Storing, and Distributing Multi-dimensional Scientific Data.” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Big Data, DOI: 10.1109/BigData.2015.7364085, pgs. 2811 - 2813 (2015).

Liu, S., Wei, Y., Post, W. M., Cook, R. B., Schaefer, K., and Thornton, M. M.: The Unified North American Soil Map and its implication on the soil organic carbon stock in North America, Biogeosciences, 10, 2915-2930, doi:10.5194/bg-10-2915-2013, 2013.