Gaige Kerr

I am a fourth-year PhD student and JHU IGERT Water, Climate, and Health fellow working with Darryn Waugh. I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and received a degree in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University in 2011. My research at JHU-EPS has focused on tropospheric composition and air quality and their covariance with meteorology. I am especially interested in how large-scale atmospheric circulation (e.g., jet stream, migratory pressure systems) affect the variability of surface-level pollutants, such as ozone and particulate matter. To investigate my research questions, I use a chemical transport model to simulate the chemistry of the atmosphere together with in-situ pollution measurements.

Main Advisor: Darryn Waugh