Christopher D. Holmes

Werner A. and Shirley B. Baum Associate Professor
Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
Florida State University

Phone 850-645-0972
Office 6091 EOAS


Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
Florida State University
1011 Academic Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Dr. Holmes’s research examines the global cycles of air pollutants and greenhouse gases, and the interactions of both with climate change. His group builds and uses numerical models to understand chemical and physical processes that control the fate and impact of contaminants in the environment. These models are evaluated and improved using observations from surface monitoring networks, aircraft, and ships, as well as remote sensing from satellites and radar. Current research topics in his group include ozone interactions with the biosphere, air quality and climate impacts of biomass burning, multiscale modeling of atmospheric oxidants, changing Arctic chemistry, and biogeochemical cycling of mercury. Dr. Holmes is an NSF CAREER awardee and a NASA New Investigator. He earned a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Science from Harvard University (2010) and worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Irvine until joining Florida State University in 2014.