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Dr. Russell R. Dickerson
russ at atmos.umd.edu

301 405-5364 phone
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Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
The University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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Brief Summary of RAMMPP

Affiliate Professor Department of Chemistry,

Chemical Physics Program,
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center

Room 2413, Comp. & Space Sci. Bldg
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
The University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

A.B., The University of Chicago, 1975

Special Honors, Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1980
Advisor: Prof. Donald H. Stedman
Postdoctoral Work: The Max Planck Institute for Chemistry 1980-83
Advisor: Prof. Paul J. Crutzen
Current Research Interests:
Chemistry of the Troposphere & Lower Stratosphere
Air Pollution
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Convective Clouds


Prof. Dickerson's research focuses on the multidisciplinary areas of atmospheric chemistry and air pollution, specifically photochemistry and global biogeochemical cycles. His research group, composed of chemists and meteorologists, develops analytical instruments (for NO, NOx, NOy, NH3, CO, SO2, and aerosols), employs these instruments in the laboratory, field, and on ships and aircraft, and interprets the results in terms of photochemistry and atmospheric physics. They are studying the budget of tropospheric ozone both in the Baltimore-Washington area (check the Ozone Forecast) and on the large scale, the transport of trace gases in convective clouds, and the role of the atmosphere in the chemistry of the Chesapeake Bay. Observations are compared to calculations from computer models of clouds and chemistry. Prof. Dickerson was a member of the Center for Clouds, Chemistry and Climate (C4). Aboard the NOAA Research Vessel Ronald H. Brown he and members of his group measured the gradient of atmospheric trace species across the equator in the Indian Ocean. He is also a member of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), which facilitates collaboration with NASA/GSCF and NOAA/ARL. Prof. Dickerson heads the Regional Atmospheric Measurement Modeling and Prediction Program, RAMMPP. Before coming to Maryland, Prof. Dickerson worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, in Mainz, Germany.


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Here are some pictures of the research platforms we've used.

NOAA Research Vessel Ronald Brown used in INDOEX, 1999.

Cessna 402B used in RAMMPP.


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Our research is supported by NSF, NOAA (see also CICS), EPA, NASA, NIST, EPRI, the Maryland Departments of the Environment MDE and Natural Resources.


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