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In July 2018, I will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University in New York. If you are interested in PhD or post-doc positions, please contact me! 


Contact:  rcommane@g.harvard.edu


My research focuses on a number of aspects of atmospheric science and the measurement of gases in the atmosphere. 


Recently I’ve been measuring CO2, CH4, N2O and CO on the NASA DC-8 aircraft as part of the ATom project. All the videos produced by NASA are available on the ATom Video page for the various deployments.

I also work on understanding carbon dioxide and methane in the Arctic as part of the NASA CARVE and ABoVE projects. Our recent CARVE journal articles include Commane et al., PNAS, 2017. Flights for ABoVE are ongoing and will cover summer 2017.

Prior to working on CARVE, also as part of the Wofsy-Munger group of Biosphere - Atmosphere Exchange, I developed a laser spectrometer instrument to measure fluxes of carbonyl sulfide (OCS) and deployed this instrument at Harvard Forest, MA. I worked to understand the processes controlling the OCS flux through collaboration with colleagues in the ecological sciences. Related OCS publications include Commane et al, PNAS, 2015.                                      

 © Roisin Commane 2017