Institute for Multidimensional Air Quality Studies
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
University of Houston
Professor Talbot’s interests encompass regionalâtoâglobal scale atmospheric circulations and associated transport of trace constituents. His research areas include: distribution, speciation, and chemistry of mercury in the Earth’s atmosphere; intercontinental transport of trace gases and aerosols; regional tropospheric chemistry and climate change in southeastern Texas; climateâair quality connections; biosphereâatmosphere exchange of trace gases; and development of advanced instrumentation for the measurement of reactive trace gases and aerosols (ground and aircraft platforms). He is Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Director of the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science. Dr. Talbot is also an adjunct Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry in the School of Atmospheric Science at Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. He also serves there as Vice Chair for the Institute for Climate and Global Change Research at Nanjing University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1981, and was subsequently awarded a National Academy of Sciences NRC postdoctoral fellowship at NASA Langley Research Center. His work on diverse topics has appeared in more than 250 papers in highâimpact professional journals and he is in the top 0.5% of researchers in Geosciences for citations to his publications (selected as an ISI Highly Cited Scientist).
Sources, sinks, and chemical cycling of atmospheric mercury on regional-to-global scales. Source strengths of the greenhouse gases CO2 and CH4 from oil and natural gas processing and their distribution systems. Air quality – climate interactions. Inter-continental transport of air pollutants. Biosphere-atmosphere exchange of trace gases. Development of advanced instrumentation for the measurement of reactive trace gases and aerosols in the troposphere at low part per trillion/quadrillion abundances (ground, aircraft, and balloon based instrument suites).
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