Dr. Alice Gilliland is a supervisory physical scientist at the Air Resources Laboratory [ARL]/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She received a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997 with a focus on interannual variations in interhemispheric transport, and she then continue to work with global chemical transport modeling during her post-doctoral work at Duke University. She joined ARL's Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division as a federal employee in 1999, became a Supervisory Physical Scientist in 2004, and is the chief the Model Evaluation and Applications Research Branch. Her branch is responsible for evaluating the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) regional scale model, which is used in regulatory rulemaking by the EPA and for NOAA air quality forecasts. She is also leading a study of impacts air quality where regionally downscaled climate projections are used to study the sensitivity of air quality to climate change scenarios. Results from this study will contribute to the SAP 4.6. She has written or co-authored approximately 25 papers related to atmospheric chemical transport modeling on regional and global scales. Her NOAA Division is working in partnership with the EPA Office of Research and Development in Research Triangle Park NC, which gives her unique position to provide insight into regulatory aspects relevant to the study of' climate and air quality interactions.
Dr. Hiram Levy II is a Senior Research Scientist at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory [GFDL] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He received a Ph.D). in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1966. After post-doctoral work in theoretical chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and working as a Research Scientist in atomic and molecular physics at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, he joined GFDL in 1973. He has been a government scientist since 1 975, a Senior Research Scientist since 1998, and is Leader of the Biospheric Processes Group studying the interactions feedback of the earth's biosphere with its climate and assessing the impact of natural variability and past. present and future human activities. He has been a visiting Professor at the University of Michigan and the University of Iowa. He has written or co-authored more than 70 papers on global change, atmospheric chemistry and atomic and molecular physics. He has served on numerous National Academy of Sciences panels, as an Editor EOS and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research. He is also a Lecturer in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Program at Princeton University where he has taught Atmospheric Chemistry since 1987. He was named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 1998.
Dr. Drew T. Shindell is a physicist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. in 1995. He joined GISS in 1995 under a NASA EOS OS postdoctoral fellowship through Columbia University. He has been a government scientist since 2000, leading a research group studying atmospheric composition and climate. He has been a visiting scientist at Imperial College, London and at the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology Hamburg. He has written or co-authored about 60 papers on climate modeling, climate change, and atmospheric chemistry. He has served as an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, co-author of the World Meteorology Organization’s Ozone Assessments and the US National Assessment. and consultant for the American Museum of Natural History. He is also a Lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, where he has taught Atmospheric Chemistry since 1997. He was named one of the top 50 scientists 2004 by Scientific American magazine