Megan Bela

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Research Scientist

Regional Chemical Modeling

Mailing address:
NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
325 Broadway, R/CSD4
Boulder, CO 80305 USA

Phone: 303-497-4925

Dr. Bela participated in the 2008 Regional Carbon Balance in Amazonia (BARCA) and 2012 South American Biomass Burning Analysis (SAMBBA) campaigns in Brazil, and the 2012 Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) campaign in the U.S., and will be part of the 2019 Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments and Air Quality (FIREX-AQ) experiment in the U.S.


BS, Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
MS, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology, Stanford University
PhD, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder


Fire emissions, smoke transport and chemistry modeling, biogenic-anthropogenic interactions, air quality forecasting, cloud chemistry, and applications of machine learning in environmental sciences.

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: December 04, 2018