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Research

Urban Composition

We are currently measuring carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide at the CUNY NGENS Observatory in Harlem during the COVID-19 shutdown. The change in the concentrations of all of these gases has been quite large. More work is needed to quantify how much is a reduction in emissions vs good weather conditions. 

Remote Atmosphere

Our understanding of the atmospheric composition of the most remote regions of the world has been limited by a lack of observations - until now. Current Project: NASA ATom Project

Recent Publications

Constraining remote oxidation capacity with ATom observations

Katherine R. Travis
Colette L. Heald
Hannah Allen
Eric Apel
Stephen Arnold
Donald Blake
William Brune
Xin Chen
Róisín Commane
John Crounse
Bruce Daube
Glenn Diskin
Mathew Evans
Samuel Hall
Eric Hintsa
Rebecca Hornbrook
Prasad Kasibhatla
Michelle Kim
Gan Lou
Kathryn McKain
Dylan Millet
Fred Moore
Jeff Peischl
Tom Ryerson
Tómas Sherwen
Alex Thames
Kirk Ullmann
Xuan Wang
Paul Wennberg
Glenn Wolfe
Fangqun Yu

Recent News

Summer research continues online

With the continued work from home orders our research this summer mostly continues online. Róisín is still in New York City but the rest of the group are spread throughout the country. Luke and Bronte are in MA, Ludda is in RI and Charlotte is in CA. Unfortunately the project Zeyi is working on has been suspended until we can get back in the lab again. While it's not the same as seeing each other in person, we are embracing online group meetings with added pets.

Our newest group member Savannah is joining as part of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory REU program. Her research will focus on the data that has been collected at the CUNY ASRC observatory since January 2020.