Glenn M Wolfe

Glenn M Wolfe

  • 301.614.6008
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 614
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Glenn has been at NASA GSFC since October 2012. He is a member of the 614 In Situ Observations Laboratory, which supports NASA Earth Science objectives through high-quality measurements of trace gases (formaldehyde, ozone, NO2, and greenhouse gases) on multiple airborne platforms. He has participated in multiple airborne missions, including PEGASOS, SENEX, SEAC4RS, CONTRAST, WINTER, SONGNEX, KORUS-AQ, CARAFE, OWLETS, ATom, and FIREX-AQ. He is a regular participant in the NASA student airborne research program (SARP).

    Glenn's research involves novel applications of airborne data, including 1) directly quantifying emissions and deposition through airborne eddy covariance fluxes, 2) synthesis with satellite observations to constrain global atmospheric chemical processes, and 3) analysis of interconnected chemical systems through detailed numerical modeling. Glenn is the maintainer of the Framework for 0-D Atmospheric Modeling (https://github.com/AirChem/F0AM), a widely-used software package for simulating atmospheric chemistry. A full list of publications can be found here.

    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. He is also an Eagle Scout.

    Research Interests

    Atmospheric Chemistry

     

    Biosphere-atmosphere Interactions

     

    Airborne Eddy Covariance

     

    Chemical Kinetic Modeling

     

    Satellite / in situ observation synergy

    Positions/Employment

    11/2020 - Present

    Research Physical Scientist

    NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    7/2019 - 10/2020

    Research Associate Professor

    Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Lab, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    3/2014 - 6/2019

    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  

    Awards

     2017 NASA GSFC 610AT Award for “Outstanding Performance: Field Campaign Support”

    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

    Professional Service

    Co-Editor, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques

    Peer Reviewer for that paper you wrote

    Special Experience

    Field Campaigns:

    2019   FIREX-AQ: Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments Experiment - Air Quality

    2018   SARP: Student Airborne Research Program

    2018   ATom 4: Atmospheric Tomography Mission (Spring)

    2017   ATom 3: Atmospheric Tomography Mission (Fall)

    2017   OWLETS: Ozone Water-Land Environmental Transition Study

    2017   SARP: Student Airborne Research Program

    2017   CARAFE-CMS: Carbon Monitoring System

    2017   ATom 2: Atmospheric Tomography Mission (Winter)

    2016   CARAFE: Carbon Airborne Flux Experiment

    2016   ATom 1: Atmospheric Tomography Mission (Summer)

    2016   KORUS-AQ: Korea U.S. Air Quality Study

    2015   SONGNEX: Shale Oil and Natural Gas Nexus

    2015   WINTER: Wintertime Investigation of Transport, Emission, and Reactivity

    2014   CONTRAST: Convective Transport of Active Species in the Tropics

    2013   SEAC4RS: Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys

    2013   SOAS: Southern Oxidants and Aerosols Study

    2013   SENEX: Southeast Nexus

    2012   PEGASOS: Pan-European Gas-Aerosols Climate Interaction Study

    2009   BEARPEX-II: Biosphere Effects on Aerosols and Photochemistry Experiment II

    2009   ACCRONIM: Activation of Continental Chloride by Reactive Oxides of Nitrogen in Wintertime

    2007   BEARPEX-I: Biosphere Effects on Aerosols and Photochemistry Experiment I

    2006   INTEX-B: Intercontinental Transport Experiment – B

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Wolfe, G. M., J. M. Nicely, J. M. St. Clair, et al. T. F. Hanisco, J. Liao, L. D. Oman, W. B. Brune, D. Miller, A. Thames, G. González Abad, T. B. Ryerson, C. R. Thompson, J. Peischl, K. McKain, C. Sweeney, P. O. Wennberg, M. Kim, J. D. Crounse, S. R. Hall, K. Ullmann, G. Diskin, P. Bui, C. Chang, and J. Dean-Day. 2019. "Mapping hydroxyl variability throughout the global remote troposphere via synthesis of airborne and satellite formaldehyde observations." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116 (23): 11171-11180 [10.1073/pnas.1821661116]

    Wolfe, G. M., S. R. Kawa, T. F. Hanisco, et al. R. A. Hannun, P. A. Newman, A. Swanson, S. Bailey, J. Barrick, K. L. Thornhill, G. Diskin, J. DiGangi, J. B. Nowak, C. Sorenson, G. Bland, J. K. Yungel, and C. A. Swenson. 2018. "The NASA Carbon Airborne Flux Experiment (CARAFE): instrumentation and methodology." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11 (3): 1757-1776 [10.5194/amt-11-1757-2018]

    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, 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]

    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]

    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]

    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., 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]

    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]

    Brief Bio

    Glenn has been at NASA GSFC since October 2012. He is a member of the 614 In Situ Observations Laboratory, which supports NASA Earth Science objectives through high-quality measurements of trace gases (formaldehyde, ozone, NO2, and greenhouse gases) on multiple airborne platforms. He has participated in multiple airborne missions, including PEGASOS, SENEX, SEAC4RS, CONTRAST, WINTER, SONGNEX, KORUS-AQ, CARAFE, OWLETS, ATom, and FIREX-AQ. He is a regular participant in the NASA student airborne research program (SARP).

    Glenn's research involves novel applications of airborne data, including 1) directly quantifying emissions and deposition through airborne eddy covariance fluxes, 2) synthesis with satellite observations to constrain global atmospheric chemical processes, and 3) analysis of interconnected chemical systems through detailed numerical modeling. Glenn is the maintainer of the Framework for 0-D Atmospheric Modeling (https://github.com/AirChem/F0AM), a widely-used software package for simulating atmospheric chemistry. A full list of publications can be found here.

    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. He is also an Eagle Scout.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Wolfe, G. M., J. M. Nicely, J. M. St. Clair, et al. T. F. Hanisco, J. Liao, L. D. Oman, W. B. Brune, D. Miller, A. Thames, G. González Abad, T. B. Ryerson, C. R. Thompson, J. Peischl, K. McKain, C. Sweeney, P. O. Wennberg, M. Kim, J. D. Crounse, S. R. Hall, K. Ullmann, G. Diskin, P. Bui, C. Chang, and J. Dean-Day. 2019. "Mapping hydroxyl variability throughout the global remote troposphere via synthesis of airborne and satellite formaldehyde observations." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (23): 11171-11180 [10.1073/pnas.1821661116]

    Wolfe, G. M., S. R. Kawa, T. F. Hanisco, et al. R. A. Hannun, P. A. Newman, A. Swanson, S. Bailey, J. Barrick, K. L. Thornhill, G. Diskin, J. DiGangi, J. B. Nowak, C. Sorenson, G. Bland, J. K. Yungel, and C. A. Swenson. 2018. "The NASA Carbon Airborne Flux Experiment (CARAFE): instrumentation and methodology." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 11 (3): 1757-1776 [10.5194/amt-11-1757-2018]

    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, 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]

    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]

    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]

    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., 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]

    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]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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