About FIREX-AQ

Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments and Air Quality (FIREX-AQ) is the most comprehensive investigation on the impact of wildfire and biomass smoke on air quality and weather in the continental United States. FIREX-AQ will bring together scientists from NOAA, NASA and more than 40 partners to explore the chemistry and fate of trace gases and aerosols in smoke with instrumented airplanes, satellites, UAVs and ground-based instrumentation in the northwestern and southeastern U.S. during the summer of 2019.

Primary Mission Contacts

Jim Crawford

James Crawford

NASA Science Directorate, Chemistry and Dynamics Branch, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

Mission Scientist

Carsten Warneke

Carsten Warneke

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO

Mission Scientist

Shuka Schwarz

Joshua Schwarz

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO

Mission Scientist

Jack Dibb

Jack Dibb

Earth Systems Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS), University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Mission Scientist

Tom Ryerson

Thomas Ryerson

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO

Program Manager

Barry Lefer

Barry Lefer

NASA Earth Science Division, Tropospheric Composition Program, Washington, DC

Program Manager

Steve Brown

Steven Brown

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO

Mission Scientist, NOAA-CHEM Twin Otter

Alan Brewer

Alan Brewer

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO

Mission Scientist, NOAA-MET Twin Otter

Ru-Shan Gao

Ru-Shan Gao

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO

Mission Scientist, NightFOX UAS

Scott Herndon

Scott Herndon

Aerodyne Research Inc., Billerica, MA

Mission Scientist, Aerodyne Mobile Laboratory

Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

Mission Scientist, Langley Mobile Laboratory

Olga Kalashnikova

Olga Kalashnikova

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Mission Scientist, NASA ER-2

Brad Pierce

Bradley Pierce

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Modeling, Data Assimilation, and Satellites

Bob Yokelson

Robert Yokelson

Department of Chemistry, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Mission Scientist Consultant

Media Contacts

Theo Stein

Theo Stein

NOAA Communications, Boulder, CO

NOAA Public Affairs Officer

Kate Squires

Kate Squires

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA

NASA Earth Science Public Affairs Specialist

Samson Reiny

Samson Reiny

NASA Earth Science, Washington, DC

NASA Earth Science News Editor & Senior Outreach