Glenn M Wolfe

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Glenn M Wolfe

  • 301.614.6008
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 614
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
  • Brief Bio

    Glenn has been at NASA/GSFC and UMBC/JCET since October 2012, where he studies the chemistry of the lower atmosphere using a combination of airborne field observations and detailed numerical modeling. Current projects include 1) in situ observations of formaldehyde, an important oxidation tracer, and 2) development of a new airborne platform for measuring surface-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane) and connecting these fluxes to local surface properties.

    Prior to arriving at NASA, Glenn was a NOAA Climate and Global Change Post-doctoral fellow at University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. He holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Washington. As of 2018, he has co-authored 62 peer-reviewed publications and participated in 17 collaborative field campaigns.

    A full list of publications can be found here.
     

    Research Interests

    Atmospheric Chemistry

     

    Biosphere-atmosphere Interactions

     

    Instrumentation Development and Deployment

     

    Chemical Kinetic Modeling

     

    Education

     2010 Ph.D., University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
    Dissertation: Measurements and Modeling of Acyl Peroxy Nitrates in the
    Troposphere: From Trans-Pacific Transport to Forest-Atmosphere Exchange


    2004 B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Department of Chemistry, with General and
    Departmental Honors

    Positions/Employment

    3/2014 - Present

    Research Assistant Professor

    Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Lab, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    10/2012 - 3/2014

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Lab, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD  
    10/2010 - 10/2012

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Keutsch Lab, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI  

    Awards

     2011 Invited participant, Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS XI); Atmospheric Chemistry Gordon Research Conference
    2010-2012 NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow
    2009-2010 EPA STAR Fellow
    2005-2008 NASA Earth Systems Science Fellow
    2004-2005 Ringold Fellow, University of Washington Department of Chemistry
    2004 Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society inductee
    2003 Martin and Mary Kilpatrick Prize in Chemistry, JHU Chemistry Department
    2003 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellow
    2002 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellow
    1998 Eagle Scout

    Current Projects

    ATom

    CARAFE

    FIREX-AQ

    Teaching Experience

     Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
         o CHEM 142, Fall 2004 (Instructor: James Callis)
         o CHEM 152, Winter 2005 (Instructor: Philip Reid)
         o CHEM 162, Spring 2005 (Instructor: William Zoller)

    Guest Lecturer, Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 630), Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Spring 2012 (Instructor: Frank Keutsch)

    Guest Lecturer, Instruments and Observations (ATMS 451), Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Spring 2010 (Instructors: Joel Thornton and Robert Wood)

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 2004 - Present
    European Geophysical Union, 2010 - Present
    American Chemical Society, 2003 - 2012

    Professional Service

     • Referee for NASA SBIR proposals

    • Co-convener of AGU 2012 Fall Meeting Session: “Source, Sinks and Cycling of Radicals in the Troposphere”

    • Peer Review Referee for Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, Atmospheric Environment, Environmental Pollution

    Special Experience

     Field Campaigns:

    • CONTRAST: Convective Transport of Active Species in the Tropics, January – February 2014.
    • SEAC4RS: Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Reional Surveys, August – September 2013.
    • SOAS: Southern Oxidants and Aerosols Study, June – July 2013.
    • SENEX: Southeast Nexus Experiment, June – July 2013.
    • PEGASOS: Pan-European Gas-Aerosols Climate Interaction Study, May - July 2012.
    • BEARPEX-II: Biosphere Effects on Aerosols and Photochemistry Experiment II, June - July 2009.
    • ACCRONIM: Activation of Continental Chloride by Reactive Oxides of Nitrogen in Wintertime, February 2009.
    • ICEALOT: International Chemistry Experiment in the Arctic Lower Troposphere, March 2008.
    • BEARPEX-I: Biosphere Effects on Aerosols and Photochemistry Experiment I, August - October 2007.
    • INTEX-B: Intercontinental Transport Experiment – B, April - May 2006.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Anderson, D. C., J. M. Nicely, G. M. Wolfe, et al. T. F. Hanisco, R. J. Salawitch, T. P. Canty, R. R. Dickerson, E. C. Apel, S. Baidar, T. J. Bannan, N. J. Blake, D. Chen, B. Dix, R. P. Fernandez, S. R. Hall, R. S. Hornbrook, L. Gregory Huey, B. Josse, P. Jöckel, D. E. Kinnison, T. K. Koenig, M. LeBreton, V. Marécal, O. Morgenstern, L. D. Oman, L. L. Pan, C. Percival, D. Plummer, L. E. Revell, E. Rozanov, A. Saiz-Lopez, A. Stenke, K. Sudo, S. Tilmes, K. Ullmann, R. Volkamer, A. J. Weinheimer, and G. Zeng. 2017. "Formaldehyde in the Tropical Western Pacific: Chemical sources and sinks, convective transport, and representation in CAM-Chem and the CCMI models." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, [10.1002/2016jd026121]

    St. Clair, J. M., A. K. Swanson, S. A. Bailey, et al. G. M. Wolfe, J. E. Marrero, L. T. Iraci, J. G. Hagopian, and T. F. Hanisco. 2017. "A new non-resonant laser-induced fluorescence instrument for the airborne in situ measurement of formaldehyde." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10 (12): 4833-4844 [10.5194/amt-10-4833-2017]

    Anderson, D. C., J. M. Nicely, R. J. Salawitch, et al. T. P. Canty, R. R. Dickerson, T. F. Hanisco, G. M. Wolfe, E. C. Apel, E. Atlas, T. Bannan, S. Bauguitte, N. J. Blake, J. F. Bresch, T. L. Campos, L. J. Carpenter, M. D. Cohen, M. Evans, R. P. Fernandez, B. H. Kahn, D. E. Kinnison, S. R. Hall, N. R. Harris, R. S. Hornbrook, J.-F. Lamarque, M. Le Breton, J. D. Lee, C. Percival, L. Pfister, R. B. Pierce, D. D. Riemer, A. Saiz-Lopez, B. J. Stunder, A. M. Thompson, K. Ullmann, A. Vaughan, and A. J. Weinheimer. 2016. "A pervasive role for biomass burning in tropical high ozone/low water structures." Nat Comms, 7: 10267 [10.1038/ncomms10267]

    Wolfe, G. M., J. Kaiser, T. F. Hanisco, et al. F. N. Keutsch, J. A. de Gouw, J. B. Gilman, M. Graus, C. D. Hatch, J. Holloway, L. W. Horowitz, B. H. Lee, B. M. Lerner, F. Lopez-Hilifiker, J. Mao, M. R. Marvin, J. Peischl, I. B. Pollack, J. M. Roberts, T. B. Ryerson, J. A. Thornton, P. R. Veres, and C. Warneke. 2016. "Formaldehyde production from isoprene oxidation across NOx regimes." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16 (4): 2597-2610 [10.5194/acp-16-2597-2016]

    Zhu, L., D. J. Jacob, P. S. Kim, et al. J. A. Fisher, K. Yu, K. R. Travis, L. J. Mickley, R. M. Yantosca, M. P. Sulprizio, I. De Smedt, G. Gonzalez Abad, K. Chance, C. Li, R. Ferrare, A. Fried, J. W. Hair, T. F. Hanisco, D. Richter, A. J. Scarino, J. Walega, P. Weibring, and G. M. Wolfe. 2016. "Observing atmospheric formaldehyde (HCHO) from space: validation and intercomparison of six retrievals from four satellites (OMI, GOME2A, GOME2B, OMPS) with SEAC4RS aircraft observations over the Southeast US." Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 1-24 [10.5194/acp-2016-162]

    Nicely, J. M., D. C. Anderson, T. P. Canty, et al. R. J. Salawitch, G. M. Wolfe, E. C. Apel, S. R. Arnold, E. L. Atlas, N. J. Blake, J. F. Bresch, T. L. Campos, R. R. Dickerson, B. Duncan, L. K. Emmons, M. J. Evans, R. P. Fernandez, J. Flemming, S. R. Hall, T. F. Hanisco, S. B. Honomichl, R. S. Hornbrook, V. Huijnen, L. Kaser, D. E. Kinnison, J.-F. Lamarque, J. Mao, S. A. Monks, D. D. Montzka, L. L. Pan, D. D. Riemer, A. Saiz-Lopez, S. D. Steenrod, M. H. Stell, S. Tilmes, S. Turquety, K. Ullmann, and A. J. Weinheimer. 2016. "An observationally constrained evaluation of the oxidative capacity in the tropical western Pacific troposphere." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121 (12): 7461–7488 [10.1002/2016jd025067]

    St Clair, J. M., J. C. Rivera-Rios, J. D. Crounse, et al. E. Praske, M. J. Kim, G. M. Wolfe, F. N. Keutsch, P. O. Wennberg, and T. F. Hanisco. 2016. "Investigation of a potential HCHO measurement artifact from ISOPOOH." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (9): 4561-4568 [10.5194/amt-9-4561-2016]

    Wolfe, G. M., M. R. Marvin, S. J. Roberts, K. R. Travis, and J. Liao. 2016. "The Framework for 0-D Atmospheric Modeling (F0AM) v3.1." Geoscientific Model Development, 9 (9): 3309-3319 [10.5194/gmd-9-3309-2016]

    Kaiser, J., G. M. Wolfe, K. E. Min, et al. S. S. Brown, C. C. Miller, D. J. Jacob, J. A. deGouw, M. Graus, T. F. Hanisco, J. Holloway, J. Peischl, I. B. Pollack, T. B. Ryerson, C. Warneke, R. A. Washenfelder, and F. N. Keutsch. 2015. "Reassessing the ratio of glyoxal to formaldehyde as an indicator of hydrocarbon precursor speciation." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15: 7571-7583 [10.5194/acp-15-7571-2015]

    deGouw, J. A., S. A. McKeen, K. C. Aikin, et al. C. A. Brock, S. S. Brown, J. B. Gilman, M. Graus, T. F. Hanisco, J. S. Holloway, J. Kaiser, F. N. Keutsch, B. M. Lerner, J. Liao, M. Z. Markovic, A. M. Middlebrook, K.-E. Min, J. A. Neuman, J. B. Nowak, J. Peisch, I. B. Pollack, J. M. Roberts, T. B. Ryerson, M. Trainer, P. R. Veres, C. Warneke, A. Welti, and G. M. Wolfe. 2015. "Airborne measurements of the atmospheric emissions from a fuel ethanol refinery." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120: 4385–4397 [10.1002/2015JD023138]

    Cazorla, M., G. M. Wolfe, S. A. Bailey, et al. A. K. Swanson, H. L. Arkinson, and T. F. Hanisco. 2015. "A new airborne laser-induced fluorescence instrument for in situ detection of formaldehyde throughout the troposphere and lower stratosphere." Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8: 541-552 [10.5194/amt-8-541-2015]

    Wolfe, G. M., T. F. Hanisco, H. L. Arkinson, et al. T. P. Bui, J. D. Crounse, J. Dean-Day, A. Goldstein, A. Guenther, S. R. Hall, G. Huey, D. J. Jacob, T. Karl, P. S. Kim, X. Liu, M. R. Marvin, T. Mikoviny, P. K. Misztal, T. B. Nguyen, J. Peischl, I. Pollack, T. Ryerson, J. M. St. Clair, A. Teng, K. R. Travis, K. Ullmann, P. O. Wennberg, and A. Wisthaler. 2015. "Quantifying sources and sinks of reactive gases in the lower atmosphere using airborne flux observations." Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (19): 8231-8240 [10.1002/2015gl065839]

    Brief Bio

    Glenn has been at NASA/GSFC and UMBC/JCET since October 2012, where he studies the chemistry of the lower atmosphere using a combination of airborne field observations and detailed numerical modeling. Current projects include 1) in situ observations of formaldehyde, an important oxidation tracer, and 2) development of a new airborne platform for measuring surface-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane) and connecting these fluxes to local surface properties.

    Prior to arriving at NASA, Glenn was a NOAA Climate and Global Change Post-doctoral fellow at University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. He holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Washington. As of 2018, he has co-authored 62 peer-reviewed publications and participated in 17 collaborative field campaigns.

    A full list of publications can be found here.
     

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Anderson, D. C., J. M. Nicely, G. M. Wolfe, et al. T. F. Hanisco, R. J. Salawitch, T. P. Canty, R. R. Dickerson, E. C. Apel, S. Baidar, T. J. Bannan, N. J. Blake, D. Chen, B. Dix, R. P. Fernandez, S. R. Hall, R. S. Hornbrook, L. Gregory Huey, B. Josse, P. Jöckel, D. E. Kinnison, T. K. Koenig, M. LeBreton, V. Marécal, O. Morgenstern, L. D. Oman, L. L. Pan, C. Percival, D. Plummer, L. E. Revell, E. Rozanov, A. Saiz-Lopez, A. Stenke, K. Sudo, S. Tilmes, K. Ullmann, R. Volkamer, A. J. Weinheimer, and G. Zeng. 2017. "Formaldehyde in the Tropical Western Pacific: Chemical sources and sinks, convective transport, and representation in CAM-Chem and the CCMI models." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1002/2016jd026121]

    St. Clair, J. M., A. K. Swanson, S. A. Bailey, et al. G. M. Wolfe, J. E. Marrero, L. T. Iraci, J. G. Hagopian, and T. F. Hanisco. 2017. "A new non-resonant laser-induced fluorescence instrument for the airborne in situ measurement of formaldehyde." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 10 (12): 4833-4844 [10.5194/amt-10-4833-2017]

    Anderson, D. C., J. M. Nicely, R. J. Salawitch, et al. T. P. Canty, R. R. Dickerson, T. F. Hanisco, G. M. Wolfe, E. C. Apel, E. Atlas, T. Bannan, S. Bauguitte, N. J. Blake, J. F. Bresch, T. L. Campos, L. J. Carpenter, M. D. Cohen, M. Evans, R. P. Fernandez, B. H. Kahn, D. E. Kinnison, S. R. Hall, N. R. Harris, R. S. Hornbrook, J.-F. Lamarque, M. Le Breton, J. D. Lee, C. Percival, L. Pfister, R. B. Pierce, D. D. Riemer, A. Saiz-Lopez, B. J. Stunder, A. M. Thompson, K. Ullmann, A. Vaughan, and A. J. Weinheimer. 2016. "A pervasive role for biomass burning in tropical high ozone/low water structures." Nat Comms 7 10267 [10.1038/ncomms10267]

    Wolfe, G. M., J. Kaiser, T. F. Hanisco, et al. F. N. Keutsch, J. A. de Gouw, J. B. Gilman, M. Graus, C. D. Hatch, J. Holloway, L. W. Horowitz, B. H. Lee, B. M. Lerner, F. Lopez-Hilifiker, J. Mao, M. R. Marvin, J. Peischl, I. B. Pollack, J. M. Roberts, T. B. Ryerson, J. A. Thornton, P. R. Veres, and C. Warneke. 2016. "Formaldehyde production from isoprene oxidation across NOx regimes." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16 (4): 2597-2610 [10.5194/acp-16-2597-2016]

    Zhu, L., D. J. Jacob, P. S. Kim, et al. J. A. Fisher, K. Yu, K. R. Travis, L. J. Mickley, R. M. Yantosca, M. P. Sulprizio, I. De Smedt, G. Gonzalez Abad, K. Chance, C. Li, R. Ferrare, A. Fried, J. W. Hair, T. F. Hanisco, D. Richter, A. J. Scarino, J. Walega, P. Weibring, and G. M. Wolfe. 2016. "Observing atmospheric formaldehyde (HCHO) from space: validation and intercomparison of six retrievals from four satellites (OMI, GOME2A, GOME2B, OMPS) with SEAC4RS aircraft observations over the Southeast US." Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 1-24 [10.5194/acp-2016-162]

    Nicely, J. M., D. C. Anderson, T. P. Canty, et al. R. J. Salawitch, G. M. Wolfe, E. C. Apel, S. R. Arnold, E. L. Atlas, N. J. Blake, J. F. Bresch, T. L. Campos, R. R. Dickerson, B. Duncan, L. K. Emmons, M. J. Evans, R. P. Fernandez, J. Flemming, S. R. Hall, T. F. Hanisco, S. B. Honomichl, R. S. Hornbrook, V. Huijnen, L. Kaser, D. E. Kinnison, J.-F. Lamarque, J. Mao, S. A. Monks, D. D. Montzka, L. L. Pan, D. D. Riemer, A. Saiz-Lopez, S. D. Steenrod, M. H. Stell, S. Tilmes, S. Turquety, K. Ullmann, and A. J. Weinheimer. 2016. "An observationally constrained evaluation of the oxidative capacity in the tropical western Pacific troposphere." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 121 (12): 7461–7488 [10.1002/2016jd025067]

    St Clair, J. M., J. C. Rivera-Rios, J. D. Crounse, et al. E. Praske, M. J. Kim, G. M. Wolfe, F. N. Keutsch, P. O. Wennberg, and T. F. Hanisco. 2016. "Investigation of a potential HCHO measurement artifact from ISOPOOH." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9 (9): 4561-4568 [10.5194/amt-9-4561-2016]

    Wolfe, G. M., M. R. Marvin, S. J. Roberts, K. R. Travis, and J. Liao. 2016. "The Framework for 0-D Atmospheric Modeling (F0AM) v3.1." Geoscientific Model Development 9 (9): 3309-3319 [10.5194/gmd-9-3309-2016]

    Kaiser, J., G. M. Wolfe, K. E. Min, et al. S. S. Brown, C. C. Miller, D. J. Jacob, J. A. deGouw, M. Graus, T. F. Hanisco, J. Holloway, J. Peischl, I. B. Pollack, T. B. Ryerson, C. Warneke, R. A. Washenfelder, and F. N. Keutsch. 2015. "Reassessing the ratio of glyoxal to formaldehyde as an indicator of hydrocarbon precursor speciation." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15 7571-7583 [10.5194/acp-15-7571-2015]

    deGouw, J. A., S. A. McKeen, K. C. Aikin, et al. C. A. Brock, S. S. Brown, J. B. Gilman, M. Graus, T. F. Hanisco, J. S. Holloway, J. Kaiser, F. N. Keutsch, B. M. Lerner, J. Liao, M. Z. Markovic, A. M. Middlebrook, K.-E. Min, J. A. Neuman, J. B. Nowak, J. Peisch, I. B. Pollack, J. M. Roberts, T. B. Ryerson, M. Trainer, P. R. Veres, C. Warneke, A. Welti, and G. M. Wolfe. 2015. "Airborne measurements of the atmospheric emissions from a fuel ethanol refinery." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 4385–4397 [10.1002/2015JD023138]

    Cazorla, M., G. M. Wolfe, S. A. Bailey, et al. A. K. Swanson, H. L. Arkinson, and T. F. Hanisco. 2015. "A new airborne laser-induced fluorescence instrument for in situ detection of formaldehyde throughout the troposphere and lower stratosphere." Atmos. Meas. Tech. 8 541-552 [10.5194/amt-8-541-2015]

    Wolfe, G. M., T. F. Hanisco, H. L. Arkinson, et al. T. P. Bui, J. D. Crounse, J. Dean-Day, A. Goldstein, A. Guenther, S. R. Hall, G. Huey, D. J. Jacob, T. Karl, P. S. Kim, X. Liu, M. R. Marvin, T. Mikoviny, P. K. Misztal, T. B. Nguyen, J. Peischl, I. Pollack, T. Ryerson, J. M. St. Clair, A. Teng, K. R. Travis, K. Ullmann, P. O. Wennberg, and A. Wisthaler. 2015. "Quantifying sources and sinks of reactive gases in the lower atmosphere using airborne flux observations." Geophysical Research Letters 42 (19): 8231-8240 [10.1002/2015gl065839]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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