Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:39:00 CDT — by: Sustain Sewanee
Michael Coffey, C'72 is recently retired as a Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.He is a graduate of the University of the South, where he majored in math and physics. He earned a Doctorate in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Oxford in 1976.
He worked for more than 35 years in the Atmospheric Chemistry Division of NCAR where he led a number of airborne and ground-based missions to study atmospheric chemistry using techniques of infrared spectroscopy. He operated permanent observing stations at Thule, Greenland and Mauna Loa, Hawaii and was the deputy-PI for one of the four instruments aboard the NASA Earth Observing Satellite Aura.
He has more than 75 publications in the fields of stratospheric ozone chemistry, greenhouse gas composition and infrared remote sensing.
His talk is entitled "Two Issues in the Atmosphere".