Dr. Olivia Elaine Clifton

Dr. Olivia Elaine Clifton

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  • Brief Bio

    My name is Olivia Clifton and I am a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. I was most recently an Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research from 2018 through March 2021. I received my PhD in 2018 from Columbia University where I worked with Arlene Fiore. My interests include land-atmosphere interactions and atmospheric chemistry, in particular the dry deposition of reactive gases and aerosols relevant for air quality, ecosystems, and climate.

    Research Interests

    Dry deposition and impacts on tropospheric composition and air quality

    Turbulence-chemistry-vegetation interactions

    Impact of dry deposition on ecosystems

    Positions/Employment

    10/2018 - 3/2021

    Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellow

    National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA
    3/2021 - Present

    NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow

    NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY
    6/2012 - 8/2012

    Student Airborne Research Program Intern

    NASA, California

    Teaching Experience

    Guest Lecturer Atmospheric Aerosols, Columbia University, 2018.

    Guest Lecturer Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry, Columbia University, 2017. 

    Teaching Assistant Earth’s Environmental System: Climate, Columbia University, 2016.

    Teaching Assistant Quantitative Models of Climate-Sensitive Natural and Human Systems, Columbia University, 2014.

    Teaching Assistant Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry, Columbia University, 2014.

    Education

    Ph.D. Columbia University, Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2018. 

    B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mathematics, 2012.

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 2012 - Present

    Professional Service

    Current

    • Co-organizer Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Special Issue: AQMEII4: a detailed assessment of atmospheric deposition processes from point models to regional-scale models, 2020-
    • Member Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII) Steering Group 4, 2018- 
    • Member 2020 International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Early Career Short Course Organizing Committee (Invited), 2019-

    Awards

    • NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2021 (Declined).
    • NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship, 2020.
    • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Biogeosciences, 2020.
    • 15th Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS XV), 2019.
    • NCAR Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018.
    • AMS First Place Oral Presentation, Third Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, 2016.
    • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015 (Honorable Mention, 2014).
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison Holstrom Environmental Scholarship, 2012.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Clifton, O. E., and E. G. Patton. 2021. "Does Organization in Turbulence Influence Ozone Removal by Deciduous Forests?" Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126 (6): [10.1029/2021jg006362]

    Clifton, O. E., F. Paulot, A. M. Fiore, et al. L. W. Horowitz, G. Correa, C. B. Baublitz, S. Fares, I. Goded, A. H. Goldstein, C. Gruening, A. J. Hogg, B. Loubet, I. Mammarella, J. W. Munger, L. Neil, P. Stella, J. Uddling, T. Vesala, and E. Weng. 2020. "Influence of Dynamic Ozone Dry Deposition on Ozone Pollution." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125 (8): [10.1029/2020jd032398]

    Baublitz, C. B., A. M. Fiore, O. E. Clifton, et al. J. Mao, J. Li, G. Correa, D. M. Westervelt, L. W. Horowitz, F. Paulot, and A. P. Williams. 2020. "Sensitivity of Tropospheric Ozone Over the Southeast USA to Dry Deposition." Geophysical Research Letters, 47 (7): [10.1029/2020gl087158]

    Fiore, A. M., E. V. Fischer, G. P. Milly, et al. S. Pandey Deolal, O. Wild, D. A. Jaffe, J. Staehelin, O. E. Clifton, D. Bergmann, W. Collins, F. Dentener, R. M. Doherty, B. N. Duncan, B. Fischer, S. Gilge, P. G. Hess, L. W. Horowitz, A. Lupu, I. A. MacKenzie, R. Park, L. Ries, M. G. Sanderson, M. G. Schultz, D. T. Shindell, M. Steinbacher, D. S. Stevenson, S. Szopa, C. Zellweger, and G. Zeng. 2018. "Peroxy acetyl nitrate (PAN) measurements at northern midlatitude mountain sites in April: a constraint on continental source–receptor relationships." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18 (20): 15345-15361 [10.5194/acp-18-15345-2018]

    Brief Bio

    My name is Olivia Clifton and I am a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. I was most recently an Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research from 2018 through March 2021. I received my PhD in 2018 from Columbia University where I worked with Arlene Fiore. My interests include land-atmosphere interactions and atmospheric chemistry, in particular the dry deposition of reactive gases and aerosols relevant for air quality, ecosystems, and climate.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Clifton, O. E., and E. G. Patton. 2021. "Does Organization in Turbulence Influence Ozone Removal by Deciduous Forests?" Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 126 (6): [10.1029/2021jg006362]

    Clifton, O. E., F. Paulot, A. M. Fiore, et al. L. W. Horowitz, G. Correa, C. B. Baublitz, S. Fares, I. Goded, A. H. Goldstein, C. Gruening, A. J. Hogg, B. Loubet, I. Mammarella, J. W. Munger, L. Neil, P. Stella, J. Uddling, T. Vesala, and E. Weng. 2020. "Influence of Dynamic Ozone Dry Deposition on Ozone Pollution." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125 (8): [10.1029/2020jd032398]

    Baublitz, C. B., A. M. Fiore, O. E. Clifton, et al. J. Mao, J. Li, G. Correa, D. M. Westervelt, L. W. Horowitz, F. Paulot, and A. P. Williams. 2020. "Sensitivity of Tropospheric Ozone Over the Southeast USA to Dry Deposition." Geophysical Research Letters 47 (7): [10.1029/2020gl087158]

    Fiore, A. M., E. V. Fischer, G. P. Milly, et al. S. Pandey Deolal, O. Wild, D. A. Jaffe, J. Staehelin, O. E. Clifton, D. Bergmann, W. Collins, F. Dentener, R. M. Doherty, B. N. Duncan, B. Fischer, S. Gilge, P. G. Hess, L. W. Horowitz, A. Lupu, I. A. MacKenzie, R. Park, L. Ries, M. G. Sanderson, M. G. Schultz, D. T. Shindell, M. Steinbacher, D. S. Stevenson, S. Szopa, C. Zellweger, and G. Zeng. 2018. "Peroxy acetyl nitrate (PAN) measurements at northern midlatitude mountain sites in April: a constraint on continental source–receptor relationships." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18 (20): 15345-15361 [10.5194/acp-18-15345-2018]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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