Elliot L Atlas

Professor

Phone:
(305) 421-4128
Locator Code:
VK

 
About

Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Atmospheric Science - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

  • Professor, Department of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry (now Department of Atmospheric Sciences), Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, (Aug) 2003 – present
  • Affiliate Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Oct., 2003 – present.
  • Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Section Head, 1999 – 2003 (Aug)
  • Stratospheric/Tropospheric Measurements Section Head, NCAR, Atmospheric Chemistry Division, 1992-2003.
  • Scientist III, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Atmospheric Chemistry Division, 1991- 1999
  • Visiting Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Atmospheric Chemistry Division, 1989-1991
  • Visiting Research Scientist, Department of Marine Science, University of South Florida, 1988
  • Associate Research Scientist, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1985-1991
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, 1984
  • Research Scientist, Chemistry Department, Texas A&M University, 1978-1984
  • Research Associate, Chemistry Department, Texas A&M University, 1976-1978
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University, 1975-1976
Career

Education

1970B.S. Chemistry Antioch College
1973M.S. Chemical Oceanography Oregon State University
1975Ph.D. Chemical Oceanography Oregon State University

Professional Service

NCAR

  • Section Head, Stratospheric/Tropospheric Measurements
  • Atmospheric Chemistry Division, Science Coordinating Committee
  • NCAR SOARS Mentor, Summer, 1996
  • Co-Principal Scientist: Mauna Loa Observatory Photochemistry Experiment 2
  • Co-Principal Scientist: Tropospheric Ozone Production about the Spring Equinox (TOPSE)

COMMUNITY
Government Panels
NASA Blue Ribbon Panel on NOy, 1993
NASA Panel on Instrument Needs and Downsizing, 1995
NASA Panel: White Paper Preparation for TRACE-P Research, 1997

Other
Editorships. Co-Editor, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry (2002- 2009);
Chief Editor, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry (2009 – present).
Guest Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research, MLOPEX Special Issue

Advisory Board Member, NAS Gulf Research Program, 2015 - present

Manuscript Review: Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Environmental Science and Technology, Atmospheric Environment, Analytical Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Proposal Review: NSF (Atmospheric Sciences, Chemical Oceanography, Polar Programs), NASA (Mission to Planet Earth, Upper Atmosphere Research Program, PostDoctoral Research Fellowships), NOAA (Global Change Program), British Research Council, South African Research Council, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, National Institute for Global and Environmental Change, Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences

INTERNATIONAL

International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Program (IGAC): Convenor, Global Atmospheric Chemistry Survey (GLOCHEM), 1994 - 1997.
International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Program (IGAC): Integration and Synthesis Project: Co-Convenor of Photooxidants Section

SCIENCE
Member of Science Team, NASA Stratospheric Tracers of Atmospheric Transport (STRAT) Project. 1996.
Member of Science Team, NASA Photochemistry of Ozone Loss in Arctic Regions in Summer (POLARIS) project, 1997.
Member of Science Team, NASA SASS Ozone and Nitrogen Experiment (SONEX), 1997-1998.
Member of Science Team, NASA Pacific Exploratory Mission - Tropics (PEM TROPICS A), 1996 - 1998.
Member of Science Team, NASA Pacific Exploratory Mission - Tropics (PEM TROPICS B), 1998 - 2000
Member of Science Team, NASA SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment, 1999 – 2000
Member of Science Team, NASA GTE TRACE-P Mission, 2000-2002
Member of Science Team, NOAA, TEXAQS 2000 Mission, 2000
Member of Science Team, NOAA ITCT Mission, 2002.
Member of Science Team, NASA UARP, PREAVE Mission, 2004.
Member of Science Team, NOAA, NENA/NEAQS Mission, 2004
Member of Science Team, NASA UARP, JUNE_AVE Mission, 2005
Member of Science Team, MIRAGE-Mex mission, NSF, 2006
Member of Science Team, NOAA TEXAQS Mission, 2006
Member of Science Team, NASA UARP, AVE-CR Mission, 2006.
Member of Science Team, NASA UARP, TC4 Mission, 2007
Co-Principal Investigator, NSF START08 Mission, 2008.
Member of Science Team, NSF HIPPO-Global Mission, 2008-2011.
Member of Science Team, NOAA CALNEX Mission, 2010
Member of Science Team, NASA ATTREX mission, 2010-2015.
Co-Principal Investigator, NSF CONTRAST mission, 2013-2016.

Professional Service

NCAR

  • Section Head, Stratospheric/Tropospheric Measurements
  • Atmospheric Chemistry Division, Science Coordinating Committee
  • NCAR SOARS Mentor, Summer, 1996
  • Co-Principal Scientist: Mauna Loa Observatory Photochemistry Experiment 2
  • Co-Principal Scientist: Tropospheric Ozone Production about the Spring Equinox (TOPSE)

COMMUNITY
Government Panels
NASA Blue Ribbon Panel on NOy, 1993
NASA Panel on Instrument Needs and Downsizing, 1995
NASA Panel: White Paper Preparation for TRACE-P Research, 1997

Other
Editorships. Co-Editor, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry (2002- 2009);
Chief Editor, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry (2009 – present).
Guest Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research, MLOPEX Special Issue

Advisory Board Member, NAS Gulf Research Program, 2015 - present

Manuscript Review: Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Environmental Science and Technology, Atmospheric Environment, Analytical Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Proposal Review: NSF (Atmospheric Sciences, Chemical Oceanography, Polar Programs), NASA (Mission to Planet Earth, Upper Atmosphere Research Program, PostDoctoral Research Fellowships), NOAA (Global Change Program), British Research Council, South African Research Council, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, National Institute for Global and Environmental Change, Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences

INTERNATIONAL

International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Program (IGAC): Convenor, Global Atmospheric Chemistry Survey (GLOCHEM), 1994 - 1997.
International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Program (IGAC): Integration and Synthesis Project: Co-Convenor of Photooxidants Section

SCIENCE
Member of Science Team, NASA Stratospheric Tracers of Atmospheric Transport (STRAT) Project. 1996.
Member of Science Team, NASA Photochemistry of Ozone Loss in Arctic Regions in Summer (POLARIS) project, 1997.
Member of Science Team, NASA SASS Ozone and Nitrogen Experiment (SONEX), 1997-1998.
Member of Science Team, NASA Pacific Exploratory Mission - Tropics (PEM TROPICS A), 1996 - 1998.
Member of Science Team, NASA Pacific Exploratory Mission - Tropics (PEM TROPICS B), 1998 - 2000
Member of Science Team, NASA SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment, 1999 – 2000
Member of Science Team, NASA GTE TRACE-P Mission, 2000-2002
Member of Science Team, NOAA, TEXAQS 2000 Mission, 2000
Member of Science Team, NOAA ITCT Mission, 2002.
Member of Science Team, NASA UARP, PREAVE Mission, 2004.
Member of Science Team, NOAA, NENA/NEAQS Mission, 2004
Member of Science Team, NASA UARP, JUNE_AVE Mission, 2005
Member of Science Team, MIRAGE-Mex mission, NSF, 2006
Member of Science Team, NOAA TEXAQS Mission, 2006
Member of Science Team, NASA UARP, AVE-CR Mission, 2006.
Member of Science Team, NASA UARP, TC4 Mission, 2007
Co-Principal Investigator, NSF START08 Mission, 2008.
Member of Science Team, NSF HIPPO-Global Mission, 2008-2011.
Member of Science Team, NOAA CALNEX Mission, 2010
Member of Science Team, NASA ATTREX mission, 2010-2015.
Co-Principal Investigator, NSF CONTRAST mission, 2013-2016.

Research

My research interests are in the sources, transport, and transformation of atmospheric trace gases in the global atmosphere. This work has a primary focus on trace gases and aerosols associated with the formation and destruction of ozone in the atmosphere. The research involves development and application of advanced trace gas sampling and measurement techniques. My research group investigates the distributions and trends of a large variety of halocarbons (both natural and man-made), hydrocarbons, and photochemical oxidation products of these species (such as organic nitrates). The research extends from studies of sub-surface distribution of trace gases in the polar firn record to studies of urban and regional chemical distributions of short-lived tropopsheric gases to measurement of halocarbons in the stratosphere up to 32 km altitude. The research platforms include tropospheric and stratospheric aircraft (C-130, P-3B, ER-2, WB-57), high altitude balloons, oceanographic research ships, and land and island-based experiments. New work at RSMAS will develop techniques to examine the organic content of aerosol particles to investigate the formation and chemistry of secondary aerosol products and their impact in the global atmosphere.