Current research projects
The main goal of our research is to integrate the growing wealth of surface, aircraft, and satellite observations of atmosphere trace constituents, with a particular focus on the satellite data, to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the impact of pollution on the atmospheric environment. This includes better quantifying surface emissions of key atmospheric trace gases, characterizing their chemical transformation and export to the global atmosphere, and understanding how changes in the climate system will influence the global transport of these gases. Our primary tools are the GEOS-Chem global chemical transport model and its adjoint, which are employed for data assimilation and inverse modelling of the atmospheric data. Listed here are some of the current research projects in the group.