James Roberts

Research Chemist

Chemical Processes & Instrument Development

Affiliation

NOAA

NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory
325 Broadway, R/CSL7
Boulder, CO 80305 USA

303-497-3982
James.M.Roberts@noaa.gov

Dr. Roberts has a long-standing interest in the organic chemistry of the atmosphere. He has worked on a variety of issues such as; the transport and chemistry of volatile organic compounds, the chemistry of organic nitrates and their contribution to the transport of atmospheric odd-nitrogen, the involvement of biogenic hydrocarbons in ozone and particle formation in the troposphere, the activation of chlorine by odd-nitrogen, and the atmospheric chemistry of acidic species.

Education

PhD. Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1983
B.S. Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California, 1978

Research

Chemical ionization mass spectrometry
Interfacial chemistry of halides
Measurement and chemistry of organic acids
Biomass burning
The use of unique atmospheric compounds to elucidate key atmospheric processes

Current Topics

Acylperoxynitrates [PANs: RC(O)OONO2]
Nitryl Chloride [ClNO2]
Molecular chlorine [Cl2]
Nitrous acid [HONO]
Isocyanic acid [HNCO]

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: May 01, 2014