Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate

Kandice Harper

Kandice Harper
Doctoral Student
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Education


MEM - Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Concentration: Global change science & policy

M.S., Physical Chemistry - The Ohio State University
Thesis: Interfacial vibrational chemistry of I. Mixed surfactant systems II. Alkyl halide uptake and atmospheric implications

B.S., Chemistry - Iowa State University

Research


I am particularly interested in the climate and air quality outcomes of policy measures and human interventions that affect the atmospheric burdens of the short-lived climate pollutants.  I use the ModelE2-YIBS global chemistry-climate model and IIASA’s GAINS integrated assessment model to study the global air quality and climate impacts of regional anthropogenic pollution control measures.  I am fascinated by the role of methane in the Earth system, including its control on atmospheric oxidation capacity and background ozone levels.  I am currently gearing up to start a new project focused on understanding the atmospheric implications of land use change in the Amazon.  For this project, I will use the GEOS-Chem chemical transport model with a high-resolution nested grid over the Amazon.  
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