Anne T. Case Hanks
I am interested in trace gas chemistry within the atmosphere. The chemistry of the atmosphere is an important aspect to determining air pollution and its effect on ecosystems. Methodology to study this includes in situ observations, modeling, and lab based measurements.
The area of Monroe presents a unique study area because of the agricultural activity and paper mills. My research includes instruments capable of measurements of important boundary layer species like ozone, sulfur dioxide, and NO. Using a GC/MS and the whole-air sampling technique, I am measuring Volatile Orgranic Compounds. This data coupled with meteorological measurements and modeling can provide a better understanding of local air quality and give students exposure to research.
Previous research efforts have included instrument development to measure trace gases and photochemical box modeling (Please see my publication page for more information). These will be incorporated into my future research.
I have also participated on several NASA and NOAA field missions. In the summer of 2008 I journeyed to Canada and Greenland to learn more about Arctic haze and biomass burning impacts with NASA and GA Tech on ARCTAS.
For more information - please contact me at email@example.com