Dr Rolando Garcia

Dr Rolando Garcia
Senior Scientist
Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling Laboratory
1850 Table Mesa Drive
Fields of interest
Dynamics and photochemistry of the middle atmosphere, and their interactions. Effects of solar variability on the atmosphere. Coupling between the stratosphere and troposphere.
Description of scientific projects
We are currently developing a fully-coupled climate-chemistry model that encompasses the troposphere and middle atmosphere. We are interested in applications of this model to elucidate (1) effects of anthropogenic emissions on the middle atmosphere; (2) effects of solar variability on middle atmosphere composition and dynamics; (3) possible coupling mechanisms between the middle atmosphere and the troposphere(e.g., the stratospheric annular mode and the tropospheric AO).