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A.R. Ravishankara - Professor

A. Scott Denning
  • Phone: 970-491-2876
  • Email: A.R.Ravishankara (@)
  • Professor Ravishankara's joint appointment at the Chemistry Department


Career Overview

Dr. Ravishankara holds a joint assignment as a Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. He was at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationr's Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) of Earth System Research Laboratory for nearly 30 years in Boulder, CO. There he served as the Director of CSD from 2006 through 2014, and was a Senior Scientist prior to the Directorship. Before coming to NOAA, he was at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Dr. Ravishankara has worked over the past three and a half decades on the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere as it relates to stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change, and regional air quality. His measurements in the laboratory and in the atmosphere have contributed to deciphering the ozone layer depletion, including the ozone hole; to quantifying the role of chemically active species on climate; and to advancing understanding of the formation, removal, and properties of pollutants. He is an author or coauthor of nearly 350 peer-reviewed publications.

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