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Jim Podolske

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Jim Podolske

MS: 245-5


  Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, 1981
University of California, Berkeley

  A.B., Chemistry, 1974
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Professional Experience:  
1985-Present NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
Atmospheric Scientist, Earth Science and Space Science Divisions
1983-1985: Visiting Scientist, Universities Space Research Association
1981-1983 Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Research Council
  University of California, Berkeley, CA
1974-1981 Research and Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Chemistry

Current Principal Scientific Interests: Development and application of laser spectroscopic techniques to important measurement problems in atmospheric science. Field research involves in situ aircraft measurements of C0, N20, CH4, and H2O as a way of understanding mass transport between the troposphere and stratosphere.

Honors and Awards:
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, SOLVE-II DC-8 Science Team
  • 2005
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, INTEX-NA Science Team
  • 2004
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, SOLVE-II Science Team
  • 2003
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, CRYSTAL-FACE Science Team
  • 2001
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, SOLVE Science Team
  • 1998
  • NASA Group Achievement POLARIS Project Team
  • 1998
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, DC-8 Aircraft SONEX Team
  • 1995
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Airborne Southern Hemispheric Ozone Experiment/Measurements for Assessing the Effects of Stratospheric Aircraft Team
  • 1994
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Stratospheric Photochemistry, Aerosols and Dynamics Expedition Team
  • 1989
  • NASA Group Achievement Award- Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment Team
  • 1987
  • NASA Sustained Superior Performance Award

  • Selected Publications:
    Provencal, R., M. Gupta, T. G. Owano,  D. S. Baer, K. N. Ricci, A. O’Keefe, and J. R. Podolske.  2005.  Cavity-enhanced quantum-cascade laser-based instrument for carbon monoxide measurements. Appl. Opt. 44: 6712-6717.
    Pfister, L., H. B. Selkirk, E. J. Jensen, J. Podolske, G. Sachse, M. Avery, M. R. Schoeberl, M. J. Mahoney, and E. Richard.  2003.  Processes controlling water vapor in the winter Arctic tropopause region.  J. Geophys. Res., 108(D5): 8314, doi:10.1029/2001JD001067.
    Podolske, J. R., G. W. Sachse, and G. S. Diskin.  2003.  Calibration and data retrieval algorithms for the NASA Langley/Ames Diode Laser Hygrometer for the NASA Transport and Chemical Evolution Over the Pacific (TRACE-P) mission.  J. Geophys. Res., 108(D20): 8792, doi:10.1029/2002JD003156.
    Jost, H. J., M. Loewenstein, J. B. Greenblatt, J. R. Podolske, T. P. Bui, D. F. Hurst, J. W. Elkins, R. L. Herman, C. R. Webster, S. M. Schauffler, E. L. Atlas, P. A. Newman, L. R. Lait, and S. C. Wofsy. 2002. Mixing events revealed by anomalous tracer relationships in the Arctic vortex during winter 1999/2000. J. Geophys. Res., 107(D20): 4795, doi:10.1029/2002JD002380.
    Andrews, A. E., K. A. Boering, B. C. Daube, S. C. Wofsy, M. Loewenstein, H. Jost, J. R. Podolske, C. R. Webster, R. L. Herman, D. C. Scott, G. J. Flesch, E. J. Moyers, J. W. Elkins, G. S. Dutton, D. F. Hurst, F .L. Moore, E. A. Ray, P. A. Romashkin, and S. E. Strahan. 2001. Mean ages of stratospheric air derived from in situ observations of CO2, CH4, and N2O. J. Geophys. Res. 106(D23): 32295-32314.
    Faloona, I., J. B. Simpas, W. Brune, J. Olson, J. Crawford, M. Avery, G. Sachse, S. Vay, S. Sandholm, H.-W. Guan, T. Vaughn, J. Mastromarino, B. Heikes, J. Snow, J. Podolske, and H. Singh. 2001. OH and HO2 in the tropical Pacific: Results form PEM-Tropics B. J. Geophys. Res. 106(D23): 32667-32681.
    Ferrare, R. A., S. Ismail, E. V. Browell, J. D. Barrick, G. W. Sachse, S. A. Kooi, L. A. Heilman, M. B. Clayton, V. Brackett, M. J. Mahoney, R. Herman, R. M. Bevilacqua, and J. Podolske. 2001. LASE measurements of water vapor, aerosols, and clouds during SOLVE. Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Trends Opt. Photonics, 52: 23-25.
    Weinstock, E. M., E. J. Hinstsa, D. B. Kirk-Davidoff, J. G. Anderson, A. E. Andrews, R. L. Herman, C. R. Webster, M. Loewenstein, J. R. Podolske, and T. P. Bui. 2001. Constraints on the seasonal cycle of stratospheric water vapor using in situ measurements from the ER-2 and a CO photochemical clock. 2001. J. Geophys. Res., 106(D19): 22707-22724.
    Strahan, S. E., M. Loewenstein, and J. R. Podolske. 1999. Climatology and small scale structure of lower stratospheric N2O based on in situ observations. J. Geophys. Res., 104: 2195-2208.


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