Atmospheric Composition &
Dr. Ru-Shan Gao, Program Lead (acting)
Madeline Sturgill, Secretary (303) 497-7990
NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
325 Broadway R/CSD6
Boulder, CO 80305 USA
The research direction of our program area is airborne field measurements of trace gases and aerosols.
We design, develop, and deploy instruments aboard research aircraft for measurements of trace gases and particles. We interpret these observations to improve our understanding of atmospheric processes related to air quality, ozone depletion, and climate change.
Our research group works in close coordination with other CSD and ESRL groups, and colleagues in NASA's atmospheric research groups involved in airborne field measurements to explore atmospheric composition and the processes in the atmosphere that influence air quality and climate.
Black carbon contributes to atmospheric warming.
Instruments deployed to measure atmospheric trace species.
Published findings from field measurements.