Chemical Climate

Ben Gaubert, NCAR/UCP Day of Networking & Discovery, 20 April 2018.
Figure 1. Sources of Carbon monoxide. Composite image by Ben Gaubert, NCAR/UCP Day of Networking & Discovery, 20 Apr 2018.

Strategic Direction: Chemical Climate

1. In order to improve prediction of the Earth system across scales, quantify the chemical and dynamical coupling mechanisms between the upper and lower atmosphere.

2. In order to inform mitigation policies, identify the life cycle of short-term climate pollutants (reactive species and aerosols) and their impacts on climate.

3. In order to characterize the resilience of the Earth system to natural and anthropogenic disturbances, evaluate the role of chemical and biogeochemical feedbacks in the climate system.


  • Geoengineering: Analyzing proposals to modify the climate in order to reduce climate change.
  • MOPITT: Satellite measurements provide a long record of carbon monoxide since March 2000.







ACOM | Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling