As a physical scientist and station chief for the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory's Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, John Barnes' specialty is lidar (light detection and ranging), often referred to as laser radar, which he uses to identify and measure particles in the atmosphere.
de Gouw, Joost
An atmospheric chemist at the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Joost de Gouw aims to improve air quality by researching the origins of air pollution.
An atmospheric scientist at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory, Bryan Johnson specializes in ozone research. He estimates rates of ozone depletion across the globe. And he gets to use really big balloons to do it.
A deep breath of fresh, clean air is truly satisfying. Beyond that pleasure, the public benefits of clean air are enormous – fewer cases of lung cancer, asthma, and other respiratory ailments; and fewer pollutants in the environment which can harm plants and animals everywhere.
NOAA Scientists Contribute to 2014 Ozone Depletion Assessment
We talked with Dr. John Daniel, Research Physicist with NOAA Research’s Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) Chemical Sciences Division, and Steve Montzka, Atmospheric Scientist with ESRL’s Global Monitoring Division, about the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014 and what inspired them to pursue a career in science. Daniel and Montzka played vital roles in the development of the 2014 ozone depletion assessment, which is conducted every four years and provides the most recent information on the state of ozone depletion to policy makers, researchers, and the public worldwide.
Informing Texas with climate data and information
Predicting rapidly-developing droughts based on plant stress
Understanding the ocean's changing chemistry
Flying research drones and aircraft to collect data on climate change and extreme weather
De Boer, Gijs
NOAA scientist wins Presidential award for using science drones to understand climate change in the Arctic