Dr. Kerri Pratt | Arctic Snow Photochemistry

Kerri Pratt

Dr. Kerri Pratt: Arctic Snow Photochemistry paper published in Nature Geoscience!

Nature Geoscience 6, 351-356 (2013) | doi:10.1038/ngeo1779
Published online 14 April 2013

Kerri is a NOAA Cliimate & Global Change Alumna (Postdoctoral Fellow 2009-2011) and a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Polar Regions Research in Professor Paul Shepson's Lab at Purdue University. As of July 2013 she will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan!

Kerri and Paul Shepson in airplane

Dr. Kerri Pratt and pilot Professor Paul Shepson conducting aircraft-based measurements aboard the Purdue University Airborne Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (ALAR).

"In the Arctic, climate change is happening at an accelerated pace. A big question is what will happen to atmospheric composition in the Arctic as the temperatures rise and snow and ice decline even further?"

Snow and ice influence the climate and chemistry of the polar atmosphere. Field experiments in Alaska point to the significance of surface snow for polar ozone depletion events. This research was funded by NSF and NASA and completed in collaboration with many fantastic scientists!

Read all about the Shepson Lab BROMEX Adventures in Barrow, Alaska on the Shepson BROMEX Blog



Photo of Kerri on snow with a shovel

Celebrating the end of a very successful field campaign in Barrow, AK last spring (April,  2012).