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Caroline Nowlan

Center for Astrophysics


Dr. Caroline Nowlan is a Physicist in the Atomic and Molecular Physics Division at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, where she works on remote sensing of the Earth’s atmosphere using satellite and aircraft instruments. Her areas of expertise include atmospheric radiative transfer and inverse theory, trace gas retrieval algorithm development, satellite instrument characterization, and global air quality. She is a member of the team working on NASA’s next generation air quality satellite mission, TEMPO (Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution), a developer of global formaldehyde measurements from the NASA/NOAA OMPS satellite instruments, and an investigator on projects examining urban air pollution in the U.S. and Korea using remote sensing of the atmosphere from aircraft.

Ph.D. (University of Toronto), M.Sc. (University of Toronto), B.Sc. (Mount Allison University)