Julieta Juncosa Calahorrano

Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2022-2023

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Atmospheric Science

Research Summary: I am interested in understanding the chemical composition of the atmosphere and how it impacts humans and ecosystem health. In particular, I study reactive nitrogen (Nr), which are a subset of chemical species that have the potential to impact local and regional air quality and ecosystems. One of my projects focuses on how different Nr species in smoke plumes evolve as they are transported downwind from the fire source. Currently, I am studying emissions of ammonia (NH3) from agricultural facilities in Colorado and how those interact with urban emissions. For my analysis, I am using both in-situ and satellite observations.

Advisor: Emily V. Fischer