My research, as part of the Harvard
University Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group, focuses on
understanding the impact of emissions of volatile organic compounds
from vegetation in Africa on air quality, human health and
First steps in my research include updating isoprene emission inventories for the continent using spaced-based observations of formaldehyde from the ozone monitoring instrument to obtain an improved estimate of isoprene emissions for the continent.
This work has involved the development of a unique filtering scheme for the isolation of a biogenic formaldehyde signal through the use of spaced-based observations of proxies for anthropogenic and biomasss burning formaldehyde.
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Email: emarais [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu