Atmospheric Science Branch (SGG)

The mission of the Atmospheric Science Branch (Code SGG) is to advance the scientific knowledge and understanding of the processes that determine the behavior of the atmosphere on earth. We conduct scientific research on important environmental and climatic issues in stratospheric chemistry and ozone depletion, climatic changes due to clouds, aerosols, and greenhouse gases, stratosphere-troposphere exchange, and perturbations in the chemical composition of the troposphere. We develop and deploy highly sensitive, state-of-the-art instruments to ground sites and on a variety of platforms including aircraft, balloons, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and ship to make observations. We develop unique models of clouds, chemistry, dynamics, and radiative transfer processes to understand and elucidate controlling mechanisms. We perform laboratory experiments to advance and understand the detailed dynamic chemical interactions in the stratosphere.


Warren Gore
Branch Chief

Research Groups

Group Name
Ames Research Center Meteorological Measurement System (MMS)   Paul Bui
Tropospheric Ozone and Pollution   Robert Chatfield
Atmospheric Radiation Instrument   Warren J. Gore
Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory 
  Laura T. Iraci
Cloud Modeling   Eric J. Jensen
Ames Argus Instrument Laboratory   Max Loewenstein
Meteorological Analysis of the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere
  Leonhard Pfister
Applied Trace Gas Detection for Science, Exploration Systems, and Aeronautics
  James R. Podolske
Sunphotometer-Satellite Group 
  Philip B. Russell
Reactive Nitrogen and Oxygenated Species (PANAK) Research   Hanwant B. Singh
Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics Group