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Pamela Adelaide Wales

  • POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
  • 301.286.3450
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: MORGAN STATE UNIV.
  • 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 scientist. Her research interests include the representation of atmospheric chemistry and composition in global models, with a focus on stratospheric and halogen chemistry. Her work includes evaluating the representation of stratospheric trace gases in the GEOS Composition Forecast (GEOS-CF) model. 

    Positions/Employment

    12/2021 - Present

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
    1/2021 - 12/2021

    Associate Scientist

    Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, MD
    1/2019 - 1/2021

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    NASA Postdoctoral Program, Greenbelt, MD

    Education

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

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

    Publications

    Refereed

    Knowland, K. E., C. A. Keller, P. A. Wales, et al. K. Wargan, L. Coy, M. S. Johnson, J. Liu, R. A. Lucchesi, S. D. Eastham, E. Fleming, Q. Liang, T. Leblanc, N. J. Livesey, K. A. Walker, L. E. Ott, and S. Pawson. 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]

    Keller, C. A., K. E. Knowland, B. N. Duncan, et al. J. Liu, D. C. Anderson, S. Das, R. A. Lucchesi, E. W. Lundgren, J. M. Nicely, E. Nielsen, L. E. Ott, E. Saunders, S. A. Strode, P. A. Wales, D. J. Jacob, and S. Pawson. 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]

    Fernandez, R. P., J. A. Barrera, A. I. López‐Noreña, et al. D. E. Kinnison, J. Nicely, R. J. Salawitch, P. A. Wales, B. M. Toselli, S. Tilmes, J. Lamarque, C. A. Cuevas, and A. Saiz‐Lopez. 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]

    Wales, P. A., R. J. Salawitch, E. S. Lind, et al. G. H. Mount, T. P. Canty, K. Chance, S. Choi, D. Donohoue, T. P. Kurosu, W. R. Simpson, and R. M. Suleiman. 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]

    Choi, S., N. Theys, R. J. Salawitch, et al. P. A. Wales, J. Joiner, T. P. Canty, K. Chance, R. M. Suleiman, S. P. Palm, R. I. Cullather, A. S. Darmenov, A. da Silva, T. P. Kurosu, F. Hendrick, and M. Van Roozendael. 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]

    Wales, P. A., R. J. Salawitch, J. M. Nicely, et al. D. C. Anderson, T. P. Canty, S. Baidar, B. Dix, T. K. Koenig, R. Volkamer, D. Chen, L. G. Huey, D. J. Tanner, C. A. Cuevas, R. P. Fernandez, D. E. Kinnison, J.-F. Lamarque, A. Saiz-Lopez, E. L. Atlas, S. R. Hall, M. A. Navarro, L. L. Pan, S. M. Schauffler, M. Stell, S. Tilmes, K. Ullmann, A. J. Weinheimer, H. Akiyoshi, M. P. Chipperfield, M. Deushi, S. S. Dhomse, W. Feng, P. Graf, R. Hossaini, P. Jöckel, E. Mancini, M. Michou, O. Morgenstern, L. D. Oman, G. Pitari, D. A. Plummer, L. E. Revell, E. Rozanov, D. Saint-Martin, R. Schofield, A. Stenke, K. A. Stone, D. Visioni, Y. Yamashita, and G. Zeng. 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]

    Koenig, T. K., R. Volkamer, S. Baidar, et al. B. Dix, S. Wang, D. C. Anderson, R. J. Salawitch, P. A. Wales, C. A. Cuevas, R. P. Fernandez, A. Saiz-Lopez, M. J. Evans, T. Sherwen, D. J. Jacob, J. Schmidt, D. Kinnison, J.-F. Lamarque, E. C. Apel, J. C. Bresch, T. Campos, F. M. Flocke, S. R. Hall, S. B. Honomichl, R. Hornbrook, J. B. Jensen, R. Lueb, D. D. Montzka, L. L. Pan, J. M. Reeves, S. M. Schauffler, K. Ullmann, A. J. Weinheimer, E. L. Atlas, V. Donets, M. A. Navarro, D. Riemer, N. J. Blake, D. Chen, L. G. Huey, D. J. Tanner, T. F. Hanisco, and G. M. Wolfe. 2017. "BrO and inferred Br<sub><i>y</i></sub> profiles over the western Pacific: relevance of inorganic bromine sources and a Br<sub><i>y</i></sub> minimum in the aged tropical tropopause layer." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (24): 15245-15270 [10.5194/acp-17-15245-2017]

    Chen, D., L. G. Huey, D. J. Tanner, et al. R. J. Salawitch, D. C. Anderson, P. A. Wales, L. L. Pan, E. L. Atlas, R. S. Hornbrook, E. C. Apel, N. J. Blake, T. L. Campos, V. Donets, F. M. Flocke, S. R. Hall, T. F. Hanisco, A. J. Hills, S. B. Honomichl, J. B. Jensen, L. Kaser, D. D. Montzka, J. M. Nicely, J. M. Reeves, D. D. Riemer, S. M. Schauffler, K. Ullmann, A. J. Weinheimer, and G. M. Wolfe. 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]

    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 scientist. Her research interests include the representation of atmospheric chemistry and composition in global models, with a focus on stratospheric and halogen chemistry. Her work includes evaluating the representation of stratospheric trace gases in the GEOS Composition Forecast (GEOS-CF) model. 

    Publications

    Refereed

    Knowland, K. E., C. A. Keller, P. A. Wales, et al. K. Wargan, L. Coy, M. S. Johnson, J. Liu, R. A. Lucchesi, S. D. Eastham, E. Fleming, Q. Liang, T. Leblanc, N. J. Livesey, K. A. Walker, L. E. Ott, and S. Pawson. 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]

    Keller, C. A., K. E. Knowland, B. N. Duncan, et al. J. Liu, D. C. Anderson, S. Das, R. A. Lucchesi, E. W. Lundgren, J. M. Nicely, E. Nielsen, L. E. Ott, E. Saunders, S. A. Strode, P. A. Wales, D. J. Jacob, and S. Pawson. 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]

    Fernandez, R. P., J. A. Barrera, A. I. López‐Noreña, et al. D. E. Kinnison, J. Nicely, R. J. Salawitch, P. A. Wales, B. M. Toselli, S. Tilmes, J. Lamarque, C. A. Cuevas, and A. Saiz‐Lopez. 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]

    Wales, P. A., R. J. Salawitch, E. S. Lind, et al. G. H. Mount, T. P. Canty, K. Chance, S. Choi, D. Donohoue, T. P. Kurosu, W. R. Simpson, and R. M. Suleiman. 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]

    Choi, S., N. Theys, R. J. Salawitch, et al. P. A. Wales, J. Joiner, T. P. Canty, K. Chance, R. M. Suleiman, S. P. Palm, R. I. Cullather, A. S. Darmenov, A. da Silva, T. P. Kurosu, F. Hendrick, and M. Van Roozendael. 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]

    Wales, P. A., R. J. Salawitch, J. M. Nicely, et al. D. C. Anderson, T. P. Canty, S. Baidar, B. Dix, T. K. Koenig, R. Volkamer, D. Chen, L. G. Huey, D. J. Tanner, C. A. Cuevas, R. P. Fernandez, D. E. Kinnison, J.-F. Lamarque, A. Saiz-Lopez, E. L. Atlas, S. R. Hall, M. A. Navarro, L. L. Pan, S. M. Schauffler, M. Stell, S. Tilmes, K. Ullmann, A. J. Weinheimer, H. Akiyoshi, M. P. Chipperfield, M. Deushi, S. S. Dhomse, W. Feng, P. Graf, R. Hossaini, P. Jöckel, E. Mancini, M. Michou, O. Morgenstern, L. D. Oman, G. Pitari, D. A. Plummer, L. E. Revell, E. Rozanov, D. Saint-Martin, R. Schofield, A. Stenke, K. A. Stone, D. Visioni, Y. Yamashita, and G. Zeng. 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]

    Koenig, T. K., R. Volkamer, S. Baidar, et al. B. Dix, S. Wang, D. C. Anderson, R. J. Salawitch, P. A. Wales, C. A. Cuevas, R. P. Fernandez, A. Saiz-Lopez, M. J. Evans, T. Sherwen, D. J. Jacob, J. Schmidt, D. Kinnison, J.-F. Lamarque, E. C. Apel, J. C. Bresch, T. Campos, F. M. Flocke, S. R. Hall, S. B. Honomichl, R. Hornbrook, J. B. Jensen, R. Lueb, D. D. Montzka, L. L. Pan, J. M. Reeves, S. M. Schauffler, K. Ullmann, A. J. Weinheimer, E. L. Atlas, V. Donets, M. A. Navarro, D. Riemer, N. J. Blake, D. Chen, L. G. Huey, D. J. Tanner, T. F. Hanisco, and G. M. Wolfe. 2017. "BrO and inferred Br<sub><i>y</i></sub> profiles over the western Pacific: relevance of inorganic bromine sources and a Br<sub><i>y</i></sub> minimum in the aged tropical tropopause layer." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (24): 15245-15270 [10.5194/acp-17-15245-2017]

    Chen, D., L. G. Huey, D. J. Tanner, et al. R. J. Salawitch, D. C. Anderson, P. A. Wales, L. L. Pan, E. L. Atlas, R. S. Hornbrook, E. C. Apel, N. J. Blake, T. L. Campos, V. Donets, F. M. Flocke, S. R. Hall, T. F. Hanisco, A. J. Hills, S. B. Honomichl, J. B. Jensen, L. Kaser, D. D. Montzka, J. M. Nicely, J. M. Reeves, D. D. Riemer, S. M. Schauffler, K. Ullmann, A. J. Weinheimer, and G. M. Wolfe. 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]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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