Coast to Coast Seminar Series: "Insight into Lower Atmospheric Composition from Remote Sensing and Modeling"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
11:30 - 12:30

Dr. Randall Martin
Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University


Satellite remote sensing of atmospheric composition (such as aerosols, ozone, and their precursors) has progressed markedly over the past decade. Global numerical modeling plays a critical role in interpreting these observations. This talk will highlight recent advances in both remote sensing and global modeling of the troposphere, and their application for insight into processes affecting climate and global air quality.

About the Speaker

Randall Martin is a Killam Professor in the Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University, and a Research Associate at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He received a B.S. from Cornell University in Engineering in 1996, a M.Sc. in Environmental Science from Oxford University in 1998, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2002 with a focus on Atmospheric Chemistry. He is a recipient of the Langstroth Memorial Teaching Award, an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement, and a Killam Prize. He has published 70 peer-reviewed journal articles on the processes that affect atmospheric composition, and their implications for climate and air quality.