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Charles Brock

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Research Physicist

Cloud & Aerosol Processes
NOAA

Mailing address:
NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
325 Broadway, R/CSD2
Boulder, CO 80305 USA

Phone: (303) 497-3795
Email: Charles.A.Brock@noaa.gov


Dr. Brock is a Research Physicist at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) in Boulder, Colorado. He joined the Laboratory in 2000 after working as an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Denver, where he studied the stratospheric aerosol. Dr. Brock's research interests are the physical, optical, and chemical properties of aerosol particles in the atmosphere, emphasizing the measurement and interpretation of atmospheric data as it relates to air quality and climate processes. His current research efforts include studying the emission, production, transport and transformation of atmospheric aerosol particles in a variety of locations, ranging from urban areas in the U.S. to the remote Arctic. Dr. Brock is actively involved in the development of new instruments for aerosol measurement and in their use on aircraft. He has participated in several NOAA ground-based and airborne field programs, and was co-Principal Investigator of NOAA's Aerosol, Radiation, and Cloud Processes affecting Arctic Climate (ARCPAC) project in spring 2008 in Alaska.

Education

1990: PhD, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington (Peter Hobbs)
1985: BSc, Atmospheric Science, University of California-Davis

Research

Development of size distribution and aerosol sampling instruments
Aerosol emission, transformation, and transport in the troposphere
Aerosol-climate interactions

Current Topics

Long-range transport of aerosols to the Arctic and direct radiative forcing there
Sources and characteristics of particles in California

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: March 02, 2011