I am a Research Associate in the Wofsy-Munger group of Biosphere - Atmosphere Exchange as part of the Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS).




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 and the blog entries for ATom2 are on the ATom Blog Posts page.

I also work on understanding carbon dioxide and methane in the Arctic as part of the CARVE and ABoVE projects. Our recent CARVE journal articles include Commane et al., PNAS, 2017, Zona et al., PNAS, 2016 and Luus et al., GRL, 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