I am a fifth year PhD student at the University of California, Irvine in the Earth System Science department funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and NASA. I am working with professor Jim Randerson, studying wildfire and climate interactions; I am currently seeking a postdoctoral position beginning May, 2018.
- The influence of boreal fire emissions on atmospheric aerosols, greenhouse gas variability, and downwind ecosystems
- Utilizing remote sensing, atmospheric modeling, and in-situ observations to understand environmental controls on boreal fire emissions
- The age and origin of carbon in fire aerosols during El Nino-induced haze events in Singapore
Related Skills and Experience
- Insight into translating data acquired by NASA satellite-based measurement platforms including, but not limited to, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) and Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP).
- Extensive experience using MATLAB to interpret remotely sensed and in-situ data to be applied to wildfire emission and atmospheric transport models
- Partnered with NASA as a science team member on both the Carbon in Arctic Reservoir Experiment (CARVE) and Arctic and Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) which included practical field work experience, workshops with the Alaska Fire Consortium, and contributions to understanding the role of wildfire-climate interactions in the boreal forest.
- Proficiency in collecting and measuring carbonaceous aerosol concentrations and isotopic signatures using thermo-optical methods (Sunset OC-EC aerosol analyzer) and accelerator mass spectrometry.
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