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Investigations of Chemical and Physical Processes of Air Quality Models


Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Air Resources Laboratory

RO# Location
26.04.79.B7401 Oak Ridge, TN 378312456


Name E-mail Phone
Saylor, Rick Davis 865.220.1730


Air quality models are used by atmospheric scientists, policymakers, and forecasters to simulate the chemical and physical processes in the lower atmosphere that are responsible for the emission, transport, transformation, and removal of atmospheric pollutants. Both gas-phase and aerosol pollutants are simulated by these sophisticated computational models and are valuable tools for both increasing fundamental scientific understanding and as forecasting or regulatory predictive systems. The research involves testing particular model processes by performing sensitivity simulations based on hypotheses derived from comparisons of model results and observed atmospheric measurements. Iterative sensitivity tests coupled with model/measurement comparisons lead to improved representations of chemical and physical processes included in the air quality models. Associates should be familiar with the use of three-dimensional atmospheric chemistry models and comfortable with the manipulation of large model datasets and comparison with atmospheric chemistry measurements.


Air quality model; Atmospheric chemistry; Ozone; Particulate matter; Aerosols; Boundary layer; Meteorology;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$55,000.00 $2,000.00

Air Resources Laboratory/ATDD, Oak Ridge, TN

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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