Dr Timothy Bates

Dr Timothy Bates
Pacific Marine Environment Laboratory
7600 Sand Point Way NE
NOAA/PMEL Building Number 3
Fields of interest
Atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, climate

Description of scientific projects
The PMEL Aerosol Program is designed to quantify the spatial and temporal distribution of natural and anthropogenic aerosols in the marine atmosphere and to determine the physical, meteorological and biogeochemical processes controlling their formation, evolution and properties. Ship-based transects yield ocean-scale distributions of aerosol chemical, physical, and optical properties. These transects, combined with process and closure studies in collaboration with the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project's aerosol activities, yield data to develop and test aerosol/climate model parameterizations.