May 1, 2009
"New Understanding of
Air Pollution: The Perspective from Space"
NASA satellite instruments
launched over the past decade have revolutionized our ability to
observe the composition of the Earth’s lower atmosphere (troposphere).
I will present recent and ongoing work in my group to exploit these
observations to address a number of questions related to climate
change, air quality, and the Earth’s environment in general. A major
theme will be the integration of satellite observations with suborbital
measurements and global models for quantitative analysis. Future plans
and new ideas for measuring tropospheric composition from space will
also be discussed.