NASA climate scientist Dr. Anne Douglass presented a Maniac Talk entitled "Satellite Observations - the Touchstone of Atmospheric Modeling." Anne shared some of her scientific career that is filled with unexpected twists and turns and even a few blind alleys, but most important her passion in satellite measurements of ozone and other trace gases, which have been her touchstone.
Dr. Mian Chin is a physical scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She is the lead of several projects involving global modeling of tropospheric aerosols and chemistry. In the series of Maniac Talks we’ve had so far, Mian's talk provides an important linkage between the observations and modeling world.
Richard Stolarski (Emeritus Scientist, NASA/GSFC) gave a historic account of ozone research in the past century and how its continued understanding led to avoiding one of the biggest global climate-health risks in today’s world. Yes, indeed, we are talking about the “Ozone Hole.”
Dr P. K. Bhartia. Dr. Bhartia has been involved with the remote sensing of ozone for many years. In this talk, he presented the history, science, and technicality behind satellite-based retrievals of total column ozone amount from the past 45 years.