Group News

Recent Awards by Group Members:

  • Killam Predoctoral Scholarship, Robyn Latimer, 2017
  • NSERC Graduate Scholarship, Robyn Latimer, 2017
  • Arthur B. McDonald Chair of Research Excellence for Randall Martin, 2017
  • Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) for Emily Stone, 2017
  • Paul Bissonnette’s presentation on SPARTAN ranked in the top-two at the UN-associated World Merit 360 Conference on Sustainability, 2016
  • Melanie Hammer presents her research to the President of the Treasury Board of Canada, 2016 [Link]
  • Graydon Snider featured by the Chemical Institute of Canada, 2016 [Link]
  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship for Sajeev Philip, 2016
  • CMOS Weather Network / MeteoMedia scholarship for Nicole Chisholm, 2016
  • President’s Award for Melanie Hammer, 2016
  • Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) for Paul Bissonnette, 2016
  • Oral presentation award to Crystal Weagle at Canadian Chemistry Conference, 2016
  • Zeldovich Medal (COSPAR and the Russian Academy of Sciences), Aaron van Donkelaar, 2016
  • Killam Scholarship, Melanie Hammer, 2016
  • NSERC scholarship, Melanie Hammer, 2016
  • Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship, Melanie Hammer, 2016
  • Crystal Weagle selected as the student representative on the Chemical Institute of Canada – Environment Division, 2015
  • Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS) participant, Jeff Geddes, 2015
  • Killam Predoctoral Scholarship for Chi Li, 2015
  • ACENET Research Fellowship for Chi Li, 2015
  • NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement for Randall Martin, 2015
  • ACS Editors’ Choice for C.J. Lee et al. (2015) [Link]
  • President’s Award for Junwei Xu, 2014
  • Randall Martin Selected to College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of Royal Society of Canada, 2014 Video
  • NS Graduate Entrance Scholarship for Crystal Weagle, 2014
  • NSERC Visiting Fellowship at Environment Canada for Shailesh Kharol, 2014
  • Killam Predoctoral Scholarship for Junwei Xu, 2014
  • NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship for Melanie Hammer, 2013
  • Resource Centre Teaching Assistant Award for Nathaniel Egan-Pimblett, 2013
  • President’s Award for Matthew Cooper, 2013
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship for Matthew Cooper, 2013
  • Poster Presentation Prize for Matthew Cooper, The 6th International GEOS-Chem Meeting, 2013
  • Environmental Science and Technology Science Paper of the Year, Brauer et al., 2012
  • E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship for Randall Martin, 2012
  • Dalhousie Doctoral Thesis Award for Aaron van Donkelaar, 2011
  • Environmental Health Perspectives Paper of the Year, van Donkelaar et al., 2010
  • Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS) participant, Aaron van Donkelaar, 2011
  • Walter C. Sumner Fellowship for Aaron van Donkelaar, 2010

The Atmospheric Composition Analysis Group in the news:

  • Jan 27, 2017 – CTV Morning Live Video link
  • Nov 28, 2016 – PBS Digital Studios Video link
  • Nov 16, 2016 – Popular Science Link
  • Nov 16, 2016 – Cosmos Magazine Link
  • Nov 15, 2016 – Science Magazine Link
  • Nov 15, 2016 – Science News Link
  • Nov 15, 2016 – Discover Magazine Link
  • Nov 15, 2016 – Christian Science Monitor Link
  • Nov 15, 2016 -Discovery Channel Link
  • Aug 17, 2016 – Coal Burning Causes the Most Air Pollution Deaths in China, Study Finds, New York Times Link
  • July 2016, IGAC news, SPARTAN An Emerging Global Particulate Matter Network. Link
  • July 4, 2016 -CBC News Nova Scotia. Link (starts at 06:37)
  • July 4, 2016 -The Weather Network Link
  • July 20, 2016 – CBC TV report on Paul Bissonnette cycling from Halifax to World Merit 360 Conference on Sustainability in New York Link
  • June, 2016 – NASA Satellite Finds Unreported Sources of Toxic Air Pollution Link
  • May, 2016 – Scientists just discovered dozens of new sources of air pollution Link
  • May, 2016 – Rarefied air PDF
  • Mar, 2016 – Environmental Health Perspectives: A Satellite View of Pollution on the Ground: Long-Term Changes in Global Nitrogen Dioxide Link
  • Dec 2, 2015 – The guardian: Where is the world’s most polluted city? Link
  • Nov 13, 2015 – State of the Planet, The Changing Face of Air Quality Link
  • June 23, 2015 – NASA Image of the Day: Fine Particulate Maps With and Without Dust Link
  • June 22, 2015 – NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day: Changing views of fine particulate pollution Link
  • April 7, 2015 – NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team Media Center: Study Quantifies Mortality Risk from Exposure to Fine Particulates Link
  • Feb, 2015 – Environ Health Perspect: The View from Afar: Satellite-Derived Estimates of Global PM2.5 Link
  • Nowlan et al. [2014] featured on cover of Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
  • Oct, 2014 – Environ Health Perspect: Remote-Sensing Applications for Environmental Health Research Link
  • June. 11, 2014 – The Atlantic: An Interactive Air-Pollution Map Link
  • April. 1, 2014 – Apples to Apples: Comparing PM2.5 Exposures and Birth Outcomes in Understudied Countries Link
  • Feb. 1, 2014 – The Economist: Browner, but greener Link
  • Oct. 1, 2013 – National Geographic Global Atlas, 9th edition. Link
  • Mar. 2, 2012 – CBC Radio One Mainstreet: Satellite Study on Pollution, Climate Change and Human Health. Link
  • Oct. 22, 2010 – CBC Video: Mapping pollution. Original Link (streamed)
  • Sept. 29, 2010 – The New Tang Dynasty: Air Pollution in China Among the World’s Deadliest. Original Link (flv) , Local (flv)
  • Sept. 29, 2010 – Paradise Parking Lot: New Climate, New Life / Mapping Air Pollution. Original Link (mp3) , Excerpt (mp3)
  • Sept. 27, 2010 – The Wall Street Journal: An Overhead View of China’s Pollution. Link
  • Sept. 27, 2010 – Shanghaiist: China pollution: You think that’s air you’re breathing? Link
  • Sept. 24, 2010 – NASA Blogs: Behind the Scenes With Scientists Who Created A Global Air Pollution Map. Link
  • Sept. 24, 2010 – American Public Media, Marketplace: NASA helps map air pollution from space. Link
  • Sept. 24, 2010 – Wired.co.uk: NASA maps global air pollution. Link
  • Sept. 23, 2010 – United Press International: New World Map of Air Pollution Created. Link
  • Sept. 22, 2010 – NASA: New Map Offers a Global View of Health-sapping Air Pollution. Link
  • Developments related to group activities:

    • State of Global Air Link
    • UNICEF report on air pollution based on satellite-derived PM2.5 led by Aaron van Donkelaar Link
    • SPARTAN endorsed as an IGAC activity
    • MAIA satellite instrument selected for funding Link
    • How’s Life in Your Region? Link
    • OECD Regional Well-Being Indicator Link
    • Long term PM2.5 Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standard Link
    • Global Burden of Disease 2010 Link
    • Environmental Performance Index 2014 Link
    • WHO statement on role of PM2.5 in burden of disease Link
    • OECD assessment of population exposure to air pollution Link
    • How Should the World Bank Estimate Air Pollution Damages? Link
    • Satellite-based PM2.5 used in World Development Indicators 2015 Link
    • WHO Assessment of Mortality from Ambient Air Pollution Link
    • Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program – Community Edition (BenMAP-CE) Link
    • Satellite-based PM2.5 used in World Bank Little Green Data Book 2015 Link
    • TEMPO satellite instrument selected for funding Link