Sara C. Pryor

Indiana University, USA

Sara C. Pryor is a Professor of atmospheric science at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA and is also affiliated to Risoe National Laboratory in Denmark. Her research agenda is focused on quantifying anthropogenic change in the earth’s atmosphere and understanding the reciprocal relationships between a modified atmosphere and the underlying surface. Within this overarching objective , she primarily undertakes research in two realms: (1) atmospheric composition, chemistry and fluxes. Her primary focus is on experimental and modeling analysis of the atmospheric chemistry and gas-particle partitioning of semivolatile species, atmosphere-surface exchange of inorganic gases and particles and the interplay between these two. She is PI on a NSF nucleation project and is affiliated to the EU IP EUCAARI. (2) Climate realizations and simulation at the regional scale. Her research includes assessment of climate variability, predictability, and change at the regional scale in the context of historical and possible future climate states. She is currently Chair of the Midwest Assessment Group for Investigations of Climate (MAGIC) and PI of two NSF projects focused on climate downscaling. Her work on regional climate downscaling was cited in the 4th Assessment Report of the IPCC. Sara has authored or coauthored nearly 80 journal articles, is Editor of a forthcoming book on regional climate change, and was the recipient of the Indiana University President’s Award for excellence in research, teaching, and service.

Biography Updated on 2 December 2010

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