Katherine Emma Knowland

Katherine Emma Knowland

  • Research Scientist
  • 301.614.6342
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Positions/Employment

    11/2015 - Present

    Research Scientist 1

    Universities Space Research Association (USRA), GMAO, Goddard Space Flight Center
    •  Evaluation of trace gas transport in the GEOS-5 models and data assimilation systems and the associated transport uncertainty in the models related to spatial resolution.
    • In particular, the investigation of stratospheric intrusions of high levels of ozone (O3) transported toward the surface, which can impact surface concentrations and lead to nonattainment of air quality standards.
       

    Education

    Doctor of Philosophy
    September 2011 – September 2015
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Project title: Linking mid-latitude storms, atmospheric composition and climate variability
    Research: A new approach to the study of long-range transport of air pollution using the Monitoring Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate (MACC) reanalysis dataset with a storm tracking algorithm to investigate the behavior of air pollution within mid-latitude storms over the North Pacific Ocean and North Atlantic Ocean.
    Supervisors: Ruth Doherty (Univ. of Edinburgh) and Kevin I. Hodges (Univ. of Reading)
    Awards: Principal’s Career Development Scholarship and the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship Award

    Master of Science
    September 2006 – May 2008
    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Thesis: A study of meteorological conditions associated with anomalously early and anomalously late openings of a Northwest Territories winter road
    Supervisors: John R. Gyakum and Charles A. Lin

    Bachelor of Science (Honours)
    September 2002 – May 2006
    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
     

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 2013 - Present

    Publications

    Refereed

    Wargan, K., C. Orbe, S. Pawson, et al. J. R. Ziemke, L. D. Oman, M. A. Olsen, L. Coy, and K. E. Knowland. 2018. "Recent decline in extratropical lower stratospheric ozone attributed to circulation changes." Geophysical Research Letters, [10.1029/2018gl077406]

    Knowland, K. E., L. E. Ott, B. N. Duncan, and K. Wargan. 2017. "Stratospheric intrusion-influenced ozone air quality exceedances investigated in the NASA MERRA-2 Reanalysis." Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (10): 691–10,701 [10.1002/2017gl074532]

    Knowland, K. E., R. M. Doherty, K. I. Hodges, and L. E. Ott. 2017. "The influence of mid-latitude cyclones on European background surface ozone." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (20): 12421-12447 [10.5194/acp-17-12421-2017]

    Knowland, K. E., R. M. Doherty, and K. I. Hodges. 2015. "The effects of springtime mid-latitude storms on trace gas composition determined from the MACC reanalysis." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (6): 3605--3628 [10.5194/acp-15-3605-2015]

    Knowland, K. E., J. R. Gyakum, and C. A. Lin. 2010. "A study of the meteorological conditions associated with anomalously early and late openings of a Northwest Territories winter road." Arctic, 63 (2): 227--239 [http://dx.doi.org/10.14430/arctic977]

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Invited

    Air Pollution Forecasts using the NASA GEOS Model

    6 / 7 / 2018

    The International Cooperative for Aerosol Prediciton (ICAP) 10th working group meeting, UK Met Office, Exeter, England, June 6-8, 2018

    Other

    Stratospheric Intrusion Catalog: A 10-year Compilation of Events Identified by using an Objective Feature Tracking Model with NASA’s MERRA-2 Reanalysis

    6 / 5 / 2018

    Meteorology Department, University of Reading, Reading, England, June 5, 2018

    Air Pollution Forecasts using the NASA GEOS Model

    6 / 4 / 2018

    Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Reading, England, June 4, 2018

    Stratospheric Intrusion Catalog: A 10-year Compilation of Events Identified by using an Objective Feature Tracking Model with NASA’s MERRA-2 Reanalysis

    2 / 2018

    Oral presentation at the SPARC Workshop on The UTLS: Current status and emerging challenges.  Workshop held in Mainz, Germany, February 5-8, 2018.

    Stratospheric Intrusion Catalog: A 10-year Compilation of Events Identified by using an Objective Feature Tracking Model with NASA’s MERRA-2 Reanalysis

    12 / 2017

    Oral presentation at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA

    Air Pollution Forecasts using the NASA GEOS Model: A Unified Tool from Local to Global Scales

    12 / 2017

    Oral presentation at 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA

    Stratospheric intrusion-influenced ozone air quality exceedences investigated in the NASA MERRA-2 Reanalysis

    11 / 2017

    Oral presentation at the 5th International Conference on Reanalysis (ICR5) held in Rome, Italy, November 13-17, 2017.

    Influence of mid-latitude cyclones on European background surface ozone investigated in observations and multiple reanalyses

    11 / 2017

    Poster presentation at the 5th International Conference on Reanalysis (ICR5) held in Rome, Italy, November 13-17, 2017

    Air Pollution Forecasts using the NASA GEOS Model: A Unified Tool from Local to Global Scales

    10 / 2017

    Oral presentation at the 2017 Young Scientist Forum for Code 600, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, on October 30, 2017.

    The influence of mid-latitude cyclones on European background surface ozone

    4 / 2017

    Oral presentation at the joint U.S. EPA, the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution (TF HTAP), and the Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII) workshop "Air Quality in a Changing World", held at the US EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC, April 3-6, 2017.

    Regional Differences in Stratospheric Intrusions over the USA Investigated using the NASA MERRA-2 Reanalysis

    12 / 2016

    Poster presentation at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

    Regional differences in stratospheric intrusions over the USA investigated using the MERRA-2 Reanalysis

    10 / 2016

    Oral presentation at the 2016 Young Scientist Program for Code 610, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USA

    Stratospheric intrusions investigated using high-resolution global simulations from the NASA GEOS-5 model

    9 / 2016

    Poster presentation at the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project 2016 Science Conference, Breckenridge, CO, USA

    Regional differences in stratospheric intrusions over the USA investigated using the NASA MERRA-2 Reanalysis

    9 / 2016

    Poster presentation at the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project 2016 Science Conference, Breckenridge, CO, USA

    The influence of mid-latitude cyclone tracks on surface ozone at remote European coastal monitoring sites

    3 / 2016

    Oral presentation at the 10th International Conference on Air Quality –
    Science and Application, Milan, Italy
     

    The influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation on tropospheric distributions of O3 and CO

    12 / 2015

    Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting,
    San Francisco, California, USA
     

    Mid-latitude storm track variability and its influence on atmospheric composition

    5 / 2014

    Poster at the IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) Workshop, Lancaster, UK

    Mid-latitude storm track variability and its influence on atmospheric composition

    12 / 2013

    Poster at the AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, California, USA
     

    A study of the meteorological conditions associated with anomalously early and anomalously late openings of a Northwest Territories winter road

    5 / 2008

    Oral presentation at the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) congress in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

     

    Publications

    Refereed

    Wargan, K., C. Orbe, S. Pawson, et al. J. R. Ziemke, L. D. Oman, M. A. Olsen, L. Coy, and K. E. Knowland. 2018. "Recent decline in extratropical lower stratospheric ozone attributed to circulation changes." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1029/2018gl077406]

    Knowland, K. E., L. E. Ott, B. N. Duncan, and K. Wargan. 2017. "Stratospheric intrusion-influenced ozone air quality exceedances investigated in the NASA MERRA-2 Reanalysis." Geophysical Research Letters 44 (10): 691–10,701 [10.1002/2017gl074532]

    Knowland, K. E., R. M. Doherty, K. I. Hodges, and L. E. Ott. 2017. "The influence of mid-latitude cyclones on European background surface ozone." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (20): 12421-12447 [10.5194/acp-17-12421-2017]

    Knowland, K. E., R. M. Doherty, and K. I. Hodges. 2015. "The effects of springtime mid-latitude storms on trace gas composition determined from the MACC reanalysis." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15 (6): 3605--3628 [10.5194/acp-15-3605-2015]

    Knowland, K. E., J. R. Gyakum, and C. A. Lin. 2010. "A study of the meteorological conditions associated with anomalously early and late openings of a Northwest Territories winter road." Arctic 63 (2): 227--239 [http://dx.doi.org/10.14430/arctic977]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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