Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Pamela Adelaide Wales

(Assistant Research Scientist)

Pamela Adelaide Wales's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.286.3450
Org Code: 610.1
Mail Code 610.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Brief Bio

Pam Wales joined the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office in 2019 as a postdoctoral fellow before transitioning to her position as a GESTAR research scientist. Her research interests include the representation of atmospheric chemistry and composition in global models, with a focus on stratospheric trace gases. She contributes to the validation and monitoring of stratospheric constituents within the GEOS Composition Forecast (GEOS-CF) modeling system using remote sensing observations.


Assistant Research Scientist

Morgan State University - Baltimore, MD

December 2021 - Present

Associate Scientist

Universities Space Research Association - Columbia, MD

January 2021 - December 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow

NASA Postdoctoral Program - Greenbelt, MD

January 2019 - January 2021


PhD in Chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park (2019)

Bachelor's in Chemistry and Mathematics, College of Wooster (2011)



2023. "Application of Satellite‐Based Detections of Arctic Bromine Explosion Events Within GEOS‐Chem." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 15 (8): [10.1029/2022ms003465] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "M2‐SCREAM: A Stratospheric Composition Reanalysis of Aura MLS Data With MERRA‐2 Transport." Earth and Space Science 10 (2): e2022EA002632 [10.1029/2022ea002632] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "NASA GEOS Composition Forecast Modeling System GEOS‐CF v1.0: Stratospheric composition." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 14 (e2021MS002852): [10.1029/2021ms002852] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Description of the NASA GEOS Composition Forecast Modeling System GEOS‐CF v1.0." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 13 (4): [10.1029/2020ms002413] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Intercomparison Between Surrogate, Explicit, and Full Treatments of VSL Bromine Chemistry Within the CAM‐Chem Chemistry‐Climate Model." Geophysical Research Letters 48 (4): [10.1029/2020gl091125] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Evaluation of the Stratospheric and Tropospheric Bromine Burden over Fairbanks, Alaska Based on Column Retrievals of Bromine Monoxide." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 126 (2): e2020JD032896 [10.1029/2020jd032896] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Link Between Arctic Tropospheric BrO Explosion Observed From Space and Sea-Salt Aerosols From Blowing Snow Investigated Using Ozone Monitoring Instrument BrO Data and GEOS-5 Data Assimilation System." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123 [10.1029/2017jd026889] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Stratospheric Injection of Brominated Very Short-Lived Substances: Aircraft Observations in the Western Pacific and Representation in Global Models." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1029/2017jd027978] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "BrO and inferred Bry profiles over the western Pacific: relevance of inorganic bromine sources and a Bry minimum in the aged tropical tropopause layer." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (24): 15245-15270 [10.5194/acp-17-15245-2017] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Airborne measurements of BrO and the sum of HOBr and Br2 over the Tropical West Pacific from 1 to 15 km during the CONvective TRansport of Active Species in the Tropics (CONTRAST) experiment." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1002/2016jd025561] [Journal Article/Letter]