Tropospheric Chemistry Program Lead
NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory
Fields of interest
Atmospheric trace gases and aerosols, regional air quality, air-quality climate interactions
Description of scientific projects
The Tropospheric Chemistry program of the NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL) conducts research into the composition of the lower atmosphere with the goal of understanding emissions and chemical processes relevant to air quality and climate. This research includes the development, characterization and improvement of analytical instrumentation for measurement of trace gases and aerosols. It also includes the use of these instruments to understand relevant chemical processes in a laboratory environment, and the deployment of these instruments as part of field studies. Finally, it includes analysis of data from recent field studies, including the use of chemical process and dispersion models.