Anderson, James

Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry 

James Anderson tackles global scale issues at the intersection of climate and energy using a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches drawn from the disciplines of chemistry, physics and applied mathematics, including the development of new techniques in optics, laser systems, interferometers, robotics, electronics, and system modeling.



About James Anderson

J. Anderson

James Anderson is the Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Anderson studies Earth’s climate by focusing on the primary mechanisms that couple chemistry, dynamics, and energy in the climate system. His current research aims to establish a high-accuracy record of global climate change by using airborne ice-penetrating radar to map glacial structures and high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft to study the stratosphere and troposphere.

Anderson has studied the effects of ozone depletion for decades, including his recent discovery of ozone loss over the United States in the summer from thunderstorm convective injection of water.

He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.

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