As the Winter 2014 Cicerone Fellow, Kristal will examine the sensitivity of CO levels over the South Pole to changes in various sources and will seek to understand how the CO abundance at the South Pole relates to mean level in the Southern Hemisphere. This project will contribute directly to Kristal’s dissertation by providing her with better insight for interpreting the South Pole CO record. This project will also offer Kristal hands-on experience working with a 3D atmospheric chemistry model and conducting sensitivity experiments. The knowledge and skills she gains will provide her with a broader view of atmospheric chemistry and can be applied to the study of, and interpret variations in, other reactive trace gas species in future projects.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014