Jacob, Daniel

Vasco McCoy Family Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Engineering

Daniel Jacob develops atmospheric models to better understand the chemical composition of the atmosphere, its perturbation by human activity, and the implications for human welfare, climate change, and life on Earth.

About Daniel Jacob

D. Jacob

Daniel Jacob is the Vasco McCoy Family Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Engineering in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Jacob’s research focuses on better understanding the chemical composition of the atmosphere, its perturbation by human activity, and the implications for human welfare, climate change, and life on Earth.

His lab uses advanced global 3-dimensional models of atmospheric composition to interpret observations from satellites, aircraft, ground networks, and other platforms.

Jacob’s models are part of an integrated observing system, bridging information from different data sets to increase fundamental knowledge and address pressing environmental issues. He has worked with NASA for many years—since 2011, he has led NASA’s Air Quality Applied Sciences Team, and he is Co-Chair of NASA’s GEO-CAPE Atmosphere Science Working Group.

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