Fellows

Emily V. Fischer

Current Position: 

Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
NOAA Environmental Fellow: 2011-2013

Faculty Host: 

Emily V. Fischer is an atmospheric chemist interested in how air pollutants are transported around the globe and how the atmosphere’s self-cleansing capacity will respond to climate change.

Emily received a B.Sc. in Atmospheric Science from the University of British Columbia in 2002, a M.S. in Earth Sciences from the University of New Hampshire in 2004, and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 2010. Her M.S. research used ozone and aerosol data from the summit of Mount Washington to identify the meteorological controls on these air pollutants. After completing her M.S., Emily continued to focus on New England’s air quality for two years as a staff scientist at the Mount Washington Observatory. Her Ph.D. research explored the impact of Asian air pollution on U.S. air quality and climate using observations from the summit of Mount Bachelor, a dormant volcano in central Oregon. During her graduate work, Emily held a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Graduate Research Environmental Fellowship and received the 2009 DOE Wesely Research Award for collaboration. 

As an Environmental Fellow, Emily will work with Daniel Jacob of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to explore atmospheric chemistry-climate interactions. Her work will explore the processes controlling the distribution of the most important atmospheric oxidants, the hydroxyl radical and ozone. Most trace gases emitted into the atmosphere, including greenhouse gases and air pollutants, are removed by reaction with these oxidants.

Visit Emily's website to learn more about her work.

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