Emily V. Fischer
PhD Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
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 BSc in atmospheric science from the University of British Columbia in 2002, an MS in Earth sciences from the University of New Hampshire in 2004, and a PhD in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington in 2010. Her MS research used ozone and aerosol data from the summit of Mount Washington to identify the meteorological controls on these air pollutants. After completing her MS, Emily continued to focus on New England's air quality for two years as a staff scientist at the Mount Washington Observatory. Her PhD research explored the impact of Asian air pollution on United States 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 United States Department of Energy (DOE) Graduate Research Environmental Fellowship and received the 2009 DOE Wesely Research Award for collaboration.
As an Environmental Fellow, Emily worked with Daniel Jacob of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to explore atmospheric chemistry-climate interactions. Her work explored 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.
Daniel Jacob, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences