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Jordan L. Schnell

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D., Earth System Science - University of California, Irvine
B.S. Mathematics & Environmental Sciences - Indiana University, Bloomington
Curriculum Vitae


My research interests broadly focus on chemistry–climate interactions, with specific emphasis on extreme events such as air pollution episodes and heat waves. I use surface measurements of pollution (ozone and particulate matter) alongside chemistry–climate models (CCMs) to understand the meteorological and chemical controls on the formation and multi-day persistence of pollution episodes. I am especially interested in understanding how natural (e.g., biogenic emissions, dry deposition) and anthropogenic (e.g., increased energy demand) feedback processes that contribute to pollution episodes and how they can best be represented in CCMs.

Selected Publications

Schnell, J. L., and M. J. Prather (2017), Co-occurrence of extremes in surface ozone, particulate matter, and temperature over Eastern North America, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 114 (11), doi:10.1073/pnas.1614453114. 

Schnell, J. L., M. J. Prather, B. Josse, V. Naik, L. W. Horowitz, G. Zeng, D. T. Shindell, and G. Faluvegi (2016), Effect of climate change on surface ozone over North America, Europe, and East Asia, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3509–3518, doi:10.1002/2016GL068060.

Schnell, J. L., M. J. Prather, B. Josse, V. Naik, L. W. Horowitz, P. Cameron-Smith, D. Bergmann, G. Zeng, D. A. Plummer, K. Sudo, T. Nagashima, D. T. Shindell, G. Faluvegi, and S. A. Strode (2015), Use of North American and European air quality networks to evaluate global chemistry-climate modeling of surface ozone, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15(18), 10581-10596, doi: 10.5194/acp-15-10581-2015. 

Schnell, J. L., C. D. Holmes, A. Jangam, and M. J. Prather (2014), Skill in forecasting extreme ozone pollution episodes with a global atmospheric chemistry model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14(15), 7721-7739, doi:10.5194/acp-14-7721-2014.


2017 Ubben Program for Climate and Carbon Science Fellowship

2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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