James Roberts
Academic Editor

James M. Roberts


Research Chemist in the Chemical Sciences Division of the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory. Associate Editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Member of the American Geophysical Union, American Chemical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Roberts has a long-standing interest in the organic chemistry of the atmosphere. He has worked on a variety of issues such as; the transport and chemistry of volatile organic compounds, the chemistry of organic nitrates and their contribution to the transport of atmospheric odd-nitrogen, the involvement of biogenic hydrocarbons in ozone and particle formation in the troposphere, the activation of chlorine by odd-nitrogen, and the atmospheric chemistry of acidic species.

Atmospheric Chemistry Biogeochemistry

Work details

Research Chemist

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
January 1991
Chemical Sciences Division
I study atmospheric chemistry pertinent to air pollution on urban to global scales. My particular interests are organic nitrate chemistry, halogen activation, and biomass burning. My work centers around the development and application of experimental techniques to answer important questions about the occurrence and fate of compounds in the atmosphere.


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