Carolyn Jordan (NIA)
Title: Associate Research Fellow
Technical Focus Area: Atmospheric Composition, Chemistry & Dynamics, Air Quality & Weather Airborne Science
Study Topics: Atmospheric aerosol research: microphysical, chemical, & optical properties
With degrees in physics, astronomy, and Earth sciences, Dr. Jordan’s career has spanned a range of disciplines from studying the Earth’s magnetosphere to the atmosphere, with interdisciplinary investigations examining relationships among the coastal atmosphere, ecosystems (aquatic and terrestrial) and human activities. Most recently she has focused on the development of hyperspectral in situ atmospheric aerosol measurement techniques spanning the UV-visible wavelength range that can be used to directly compare aerosol spectral properties to their microphysical and chemical characteristics. Such observations will contribute to interpretation of remotely sensed aerosol spectra.
- New in situ aerosol hyperspectral optical measurements over 300-700 nm, Part 2: Extinction, total absorption, water- and methanol-soluble absorption observed during the KORUS-OC cruise, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 715-736, 2021
- Investigation of factors controlling PM2.5 variability across the South Korean Peninsula during KORUS- AQ, Elem. Sci. Anth., 8: 28, 2020
- Spectral Aerosol Extinction (SpEx): A new instrument for in situ ambient aerosol extinction measurements across the UV/visible wavelength range, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4755–4771, 2015
- Long-term study of VOCs measured with PTR-MS at a rural site in New Hampshire with urban influences, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 4677-4697, 2009
- Modeling SOA Formation from OH reactions with C8 – C17 n-Alkanes, Atmos. Environ., 42, 8015-8026, 2008
- Uptake of nitrate and sulfate on dust aerosols during TRACE-P, J. Geophys. Res., 108, D21, 8817, 2003
- 10Be/7Be a tracer of atmospheric transport and stratosphere-troposphere exchange, J. Geophys. Res., 108, D8, 4234, 2003
- Direct atmospheric deposition of water-soluble nitrogen to the Gulf of Maine, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 14, 4, 1315-1329, 2000
- Empirical models of the magnetospheric magnetic field, Rev. of Geophysics, 32(2), 139-157, 1994
- National Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship at NASA Langley Research Center, 2001-2003.
- NASA Earth System Science Fellowship recipient for graduate studies in atmospheric chemistry, 1996-1999.
- Space Grant Fellowship recipient for graduate studies in space physics, 1992-1993.
- Inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the National Physics Honor Society for undergraduates, 1984.
- American Geophysical Union
- European Geosciences Union
- Association of Limnology & Oceanography
- NASA’s GEO-CAPE Ocean Sciences Working Group
- University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, Ph.D. in earth sciences, 1999
- University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, M.S. in physics, 1994
- University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, M.S. in astronomy, 1986
- Ripon College, Ripon, WI, A.B. in physics, 1984