how long-range transport of continental pollutants affects the chemical composition of the remote tropical Pacific troposphere. Since joining the National Academies in 2001, Dr. Staudt has worked on studies addressing air quality management in the United States, research priorities for airborne particulate matter, the NARSTO Assessment of the Atmospheric Science on Particulate Matter, carbon monoxide episodes in meteorological and topographical problem areas, and weather forecasting for aviation traffic flow management. She also is the study director for the long-standing Climate Research Committee.


Ms. Kristen L. Krapf is a program officer with the National Academies’ Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. She received her B.A. and M.S. degrees in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the National Academies, she was director of programs at the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) in Bethesda, Maryland. She provided staff support for several interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programs that assessed renewable natural resources requirements and formulated public policy alternatives. She also edited RNRF’s Renewable Resources Journal. While at the National Academies, Ms. Krapf has worked on studies involving new technologies in geographical information systems, coal waste impoundments, and geographical information for sustainable development in Africa. She is also the study director for the National Academies’ Committee on Geography. She is a member of the Ecological Society of America and the Association of American Geographers.



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