Chemical Processes & Instrument Development
Dr. James B. Burkholder, Program Lead (acting)
Madeline Sturgill, Secretary (303) 497-7990
NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
325 Broadway R/CSD5
Boulder, CO 80305 USA
The research direction of our program area is laboratory measurements of atmospheric chemical processes.
We characterize the atmospheric lifetimes and photochemical processing of trace species emitted into or formed in the atmosphere and their impact on ozone production, air quality, and climate. We develop instrumentation for the detection of key atmospheric species to improve our ability to study these key atmospheric species in the laboratory and field.
We collaborate with other research groups to study and quantify chemical processes and develop instrumentation and the methods for measuring atmospheric trace species.
Focusing on fundamental processes
Characterizing the chemical and physical properties of atmospheric trace species.
Published findings from laboratory studies.