Glenn M Wolfe
Greetings! I am a research scientist at UMBC and NASA GSFC. My work focuses on how human activities and natural processes influence the chemical makeup of our atmosphere. To appreciate why this is important, do the following:
1) look at the sky.
2) take a deep breath.
We are literally surrounded by Earth's atmosphere. Though we (usually) can't see the gases and particles therein, these minor constituents define the quality of the air we breathe and the evolution of Earth's climate. The composition of our atmosphere influences all living things, and humans are in the unique position of being able to control what is in the air through our choices. Sound choices require a robust understanding of processes and interactions. This is the foundation for atmospheric chemistry research.