News & Announcements
Jeff was interviewed by Barbara Moran, WBUR Senior Producing Editor for the Environment. They discussed local air quality during the Coronavirus shutdown, and what that might mean in the long term. Read the full story here.
Our work was recently featured in an article of BU's "The Brink", discussing how the response to the coronavirus pandemic has changed air pollution around Boston. Read the article here.
Jeff is co-investigator on a recently selected NASA proposal which will provide three years of funding to study satellite remote sensing indicators of ground-level ozone production. The project will be led by principal investigator Sajeev Philip (Universities Space Research Association (USRA) at NASA Ames Research Center), and involve collaborators from several other institutions across the country. This is the Geddes Group's third major research award, including a NASA New Investigator Grant and an NSF CAREER Award (both of which are led by Jeff).
This week, graduate student Taylor Adams is presenting a poster at the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society. He will be discussing early results from our urban network of ground-based remote sensing instruments to detect intra-urban variability in tropospheric trace gas columns. You can read his abstract here.
This week, members of the Geddes group will be in San Francisco for the 2019 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
Anthony is presenting a poster called "Potential of Constraining Ozone Dry Deposition Using Eddy Flux Measurements" on Tuesday (see the conference abstract here).
Jeff is co-convening sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday on Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions and Atmospheric Chemistry, consisting of two oral sessions (here and here) and two poster sessions (here and here).
Follow the meeting on Twitter with the hashtag #AGU19.
Modeling the deposition of ground-level ozone to vegetation surfaces continues to be a painpoint in global models of atmospheric chemistry. We compared a variety of approaches, and discuss implications on interannual variability and long term trends. Read about this and more in Anthony's article that was just published in Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics.
Welcome to Arden Radford, who is joining the Geddes group as a Ph.D. student this fall. Arden earned a BA in Economics, and Astronomy, from Wellesley College, and is a recent alum of our MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences at BU. In addition to research with the Geddes group, Arden is a participating student of the BU URBAN trainee program.
This week, Jeff is attending the Gordon Research Conference in Atmospheric Chemistry being held at the beautiful Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River in Newry, Maine. He is presenting a poster called: "Biogenic ozone precursors in nonattainment regions of the US: Decreasing sensitivity to isoprene, increasing vulnerability to soil NOx".
The TEMPO Science Team converged on Madison, Wisconsin this week for the annual Science Team Meeting. TEMPO is a geostationary satellite instrument dedicated to monitoring tropospheric pollution over North America from space every hour of the day. For updates on the TEMPO instrument, check out the website here. We anticipate to hear an announcement of a host for TEMPO this summer, and at that point should have an idea of when to expect lift-off!
This year, Jeff was presenting his work on establishing an intra-urban network of ground-based remote sensing instruments in Boston for monitoring tropospheric trace gas column variability at the neighborhood-level. This work will help us link the latest satellite observations of atmospheric composition to air quality at the surface.
We congratulate Ph.D. Candidate Anthony Wong for successfully passing his qualifying exam. The qualifying exam consists of a week of written questions, followed by an afternoon-long oral exam. Well done, Anthony!