EOAS and the Dean of Arts & Sciences at FSU appointed Chris as the Werner A. and Shirley B. Baum professor of meteorology for 2019-2021. The endowed Baum funds will support new research within the group in the areas of atmosphere-land-climate interactions as well as visiting speakers on these topics.
Dr. Baum was the founding chairman of the meteorology department at Florida State University in 1949 and later served in university administration at FSU and elsewhere.
Holly’s paper about biomass burning in Florida and its global implications received positive media attention.
FSU News (Campus newspaper)
FSU Press Release
NASA announced that our group will receive a grant to participate in the FIREX-AQ field campaign. FIREX-AQ aims to better quantify emissions from fires and monitor the chemical aging of smoke plumes. The campaign will use NASA and NOAA aircraft in summer 2019. Together with Dr. Henry Fuelberg, our group will provide weather, fire, and smoke forecasting for the flight planning team.
Kelly was awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship to continue her research on Arctic CO2 fluxes. She plans to analyze using O-Buoy and OCO-2 observations with the GEOS-Chem model to better understand the effect of changing sea ice on CO2 in the Arctic. The NESSF fellowship will support Kelly for 3 years. Congratulations!
NASA awarded Holly and Chris a 3-year grant to study biomass burning in the Southeast US. The project will develop an improved inventory of fire emissions in the region and better understanding of their impacts on regional air quality and global climate. Research partners for the project include Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and the Florida Department of Health.
Quirks and Quarks, a weekly science radio program on CBC, interviewed Chris about his research on thunderstorms depositing mercury pollution. The program was broadcast on 12/10/2016. Listen to the interview here.