This home page is my attempt to provide access to diverse scientific research
I participated in:
I work at Halocompounds and other Atmospheric Trace Species group (HATS
in Boulder, Colorado is conducting research on the dynamics and chemistry
of the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. I am working on a unique
four channel gas chromatograph flown on board the NASA ER-2 high-altitude
aircraft to measure the amount (mixing ratio) of trace gases, such as CFCs,
halons, methane etc. in the lower stratosphere. This research is an important
part of the international effort to study the causes and quantify the rate
of ozone depletion. I participated in POLARIS
project and processed the data from STRAT
In July, 2001 I participated in an expedition called TROICA-7, which involved
sampling tropospheric air along the Trans-Siberian railroad in Russia.
Pictures and a write-up from there are going to be available soon (yeah,
right. I thought so until I got buried with work).
The last airborne research project I worked on was SOLVE.
This 4-month long mission targeted the Arctic winter vortex and was flown
from Kiruna, Sweden in early 2000. For pictures from Kiruna, check
an outstanding site that Tom Thompson has created.
As an avid outdoorsman, I also support a home page for the Colorado Hunter
Education Course (taught by Anthony Clark in Boulder, Colorado). Tony
is not easily reached at all times, so the scheduling information is not
being updated regularly. However, some outlines on the page can be useful for
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
of the University of Colorado at Boulder is my direct employer.
I work with the United Institute of Geology, Geophysics and Mineralogy
(UIGGiM), in Novosibirsk, Russia
since 1993, and UIGGiM still considers me its Research Scientist. Representing
(not exclusively) my Institute in the US, I am bringing to your attention
the capabilities of the state-of-the-art Analytical
Center and research done by my colleagues in Siberia.
Access a list of articles I authored
Find a link to the anonimous
FTP site where recent first-authored articles can be found. Files are
either in PostScript or MS Word formats. If you need other formats,
I am developing IDL applications for
use in my work, and consider IDL to be the best scientific programming
language (to give some credit to other awesome languages such as Matlab,
I'll just say I never used them and don't plan to :-). I wrote an
application to visualize various NASA ER-2 aircraft data that is notorious
for weird file formats. I will be placing the examples of code I
want to share here. This work is not
going fast - it is done on "as needed" basis.
Another IDL project that is in its completion stage is HATSchrom, a chromatographic
processing package that is flexible enough to accommodate the super-fast,
kinked-baseline, folded-back chromatography that we are using on the NASA
aircraft-based instrument. To use this one, e-mail
me and I can introduce you to it.
If you are interested in stable isotopes and related research, you may
want to visit the home page of the Baikal
Drilling Project (Stable Isotope Laboratory of the University of South
Carolina). That site has little information on the particulars of the isotopic
research (put it on their wish list) but some
abstracts posted there you may find useful. Stable Isotope Lab is where
I received my degree and they seem not to have a web person after I left,
so most information there dates back to 1997.
I can be contacted via E-mail at
Last updated on
January 15, 2003.
Thank you for visiting,