Megan Bela

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Regional Chemical Modeling

Mailing address:
NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
325 Broadway, R/CSD4
Boulder, CO 80305 USA

Phone: 303-497-4925

Dr. Megan Bela earned a BS in Environmental Engineering and a MS in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology from Stanford University. She then worked in Brazil as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of São Paulo, and as a research scientist at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). She completed her PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Colorado. In 2016, she joined NOAA as an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Global Systems Division, and moved to CSD in 2017.

Dr. Bela's research interests include fire emissions, smoke transport and chemistry modeling, biogenic-anthropogenic interactions, air quality forecasting, cloud chemistry, and applications of machine learning in environmental sciences.

She participated in the 2008 Regional Carbon Balance in Amazonia (BARCA) and 2012 South American Biomass Burning Analysis (SAMBBA) campaigns in Brazil, and the 2012 Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) campaign, and will be part of the summer 2019 FIREX-AQ experiment in the U.S.

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: November 01, 2018