Hannakaisa Lindqvist

Hannakaisa Lindqvist
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

Hannakaisa studies atmospheric carbon dioxide through satellite remote sensing. She compares satellite retrievals of this greenhouse gas to ground-based observations and carbon cycle models, and strives to understand the underlying reasons for the differences in order to improve the retrievals. As a highlight of her postdoctoral period, and the whole carbon cycle science, a new NASA satellite OCO-2 was launched in July 2014 with an ambitious goal to locate the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide; the greenhouse gas that keeps warming our planet. High retrieval accuracy is crucial for reaching this goal.

Other Affiliations: 
Department of Atmospheric Science
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering