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Rebecca Buchholz


CESM Chemistry Climate Working Group (CCWG) Community Science Liaison. MUSICA Evaluation and Data Assimilation working group co-lead. Research interests include understanding fire pollution impact on local and distant air quality as well as quantifying the two-way feedback between climate and chemistry. Regional refined grid over Australia to study the 2019/2020 extreme wildfire season.


Louisa EmmonsNCAR/ACOMEvaluating updated chemistry mechanisms with field campaign observations, such as FIREX-AQ and KORUS-AQ.  Designing a multi-region refined grid to study urban air quality in North America, Europe and Asia.2022-05-31
Sebastian EasthamMITInterfacing CESM and GEOS-Chem2023-01-25
David Fillmore
Aerosol nudging with MODIS aerosol retrievals to contribute to CERES dataset.2023-01-25
Benjamin GaubertNCAR/ACOMChemical data assimilation, ensemble forecasting, model evaluation and intercomparison, MUSICA Evaluation and Data Assimilation working group co-lead.2023-01-25
Hannah HorowitzUniversity of WashingtonAdding blowing snow sea salt emissions to study its radiative effects and predict changes in future climate.2019-02-27
Duseong JoNCAR/ACOMImprove alkane chemistry (TS3). Secondary organic aerosol improvements, semi-volatile POA. Adding new fire emissions in IVOC, SVOC categories. Chemistry-cloud interactions.2023-01-25
Forrest LaceyNCAR/ACOMImplementing chemistry into spectral elements grid with regional refinement. Research focus includes modeling anthropogenic influences on ambient air quality and estimating the related health impacts.2018-06-13
Behrooz RoozitalabNCAR/ACOMAdding Very Short Lived (VSL) halogen chemistry in CAM-chem and MUSICA.2023-01-25

Rebecca Schwantes


Improving simulated surface Ozone in CAM-chem by 1) Updating and adding more complexity to the current chemical mechanism for isoprene and terpene oxidation, 2) Testing different NO emission inventories and assumptions, and 3) Testing the impact of model resolution including using the new Spectral Element version of CAM-chem, which has the capability for regional refinement.


Warren (Ren) SmithNCAR/ACOMConvective transport of chemical tracers and model evaluation. ACCLIP 2022 field campaign analysis.2023-01-25

(1) Improving simulations of fires and fire impacts in MUSICA and CAM-chem; (2) MUSICA and CAM-chem application in Africa

Simone TilmesNCAR/ACOMCESM Chemistry Climate Working Group Co-chair. Works on CAM-chem development, evaluation, chemistry-aerosol-climate interactions. CESM/CARMA development.2023-01-25
Haipeng LinHarvard UniversityIntercomparison of CAM-chem and GEOS-Chem chemistry within CESM; Implementation of the Harmonized Emissions Component (HEMCO) in CAM-chem/MUSICA.2023-01-25
Maria Val MartinLeverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation (LC3M), University of SheffieldWorks on atmosphere/biosphere/climate interactions; currently using CESM2 (CAM-chem/CLM5) to quantify unintended feedbacks on the Earth system from land-based CO2 removal strategies.2019-03-13
Francis VittNCAR/ACOMDeveloping CAM-chem on MPAS regional refined.2023-01-25
Antonio Viudez-MoraNASA Langley Research CenterNudging assimilated MODIS/VIIRS AODs with the CAM-Chem aerosol scheme for CERES SARB Edition 5 Aerosol Products.2023-04-15

Developing an online air-sea exchange module for trace gases for CESM, in order to better understand the broader impacts of ocean on the atmospheric budgets of an array of compounds of interests, such as oxygenated volatile organic compounds (OVOCs), halogenated VOCs, etc.

Najib YusufNASRDA Centre for Atmospheric Research, NigeriaUsing CAM-chem with different emissions inventories to compare with ground-based, aircraft and satellite observations in order to study AQ and climate impacts over Nigeria.2018-09-28
Haipeng ZhangNanjing UniversityUsing CAM-chem to investigate what causes the variation in low-cloud cover over China in recent years.2018-09-29
Jun ZhangNCAR/ACOMMUSICA evaluation, NOx tagging. Evaluating L58 model. Using ACCLIP field campaign measurements.2023-01-25
Yuqiang ZhangDuke UniversityUsing CAM-Chem to investigate regional emission changes on global tropospheric ozone burden; To study the intercontinental transport of air pollution from China to western US.2018-10-10
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