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Robert Stachnik

  • B.S.,chemistry, Illinois Institute of Technology, with high honors (1975)
  • Ph.D., physical chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1981)

Research Interests
  • Atmospheric chemistry: polar ozone, role of radicals, chemical kinetics and spectroscopy
  • Instrumentation development and measurement strategies: millimeterwave radiometric techniques

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1983-Present)
    • NASA airborne field campaigns also PECAN (Plains Elevated Convection at night 2015)
    • OLYMPEX (Olympic Mountain experiment 2015)
    • CPEX (Convective Processes Experiment 2017)
    • Research Scientist, Microwave Atmospheric Sciences Group (1985-Present)
    • Postdoctoral Associate, Photochemistry and Chemical Kinetics Group (1983-1985)
  • MIT Postdoctoral Fellow (1981-1983)

Selected Awards
  • Team Award, Delivery of TEMPEST D Flight Model One Instrument (2017)
  • Team Award, Outstanding technical efforts contributing to the successful TEMPEST-D PDR.(2016)
  • Voyager Award, For coordination of deployed assets and personnel across NASA centers in order to achieve successful aircraft campaigns for earth science.(2016)
  • Stratosphere Atmospheric Measurement Team Group Achievement Award, For completing a highly successful stratospheric balloon atmospheric composition measurement campaign(2015).
  • NASA Honors Award SEAC4RS Group Achievement Award, For outstanding accomplishments, Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys (SEAC4RS) in 2013.(2014)
  • NASA Honors Award Microwave Limb Sounder Team Group Achievement Award, For the outstanding skill and dedication in extending the successful operation and science achievements of the Earth Observing System Microwave Limb(2014)
  • NASA Honors Award, Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb Sounder Team (2013)
  • Group Achievement Award, For outstanding achievement in the development, test, delivery, and operation of the Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb Sounder instrument.
  • Team Award, For outstanding efforts in the development, test, delivery, and operation of the Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb Sounder instrument.(2013)
  • Team Award , Developed the feasibility of a new airborne capability to track upper tropospheric transport of pollutants.(2012)
  • NASA Honors Award Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) (2011)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award Airborne Scanning Microwave Limb Sounder Team (2013)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award HAMSR Global Hawk Team (2011)
  • NASA Group Achieve Award Genesis and Rapid Intensification Process Team (2011)
  • National Research Council Graduate Fellowship (1975-1978)

Selected Publications
  1. Herman, R. L., Ray, E. A., Rosenlof, K. H., Bedka, K. M., Schwartz, M. J., Read, W. G., Troy, R. F., Chin, K., Christensen, L. E., Fu, D., Stachnik, R. A., Bui, T. P., and Dean-Day, J. M.: Enhanced stratospheric water vapor over the summertime continental United States and the role of overshooting convection, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6113-6124,, 2017.
  2. Stachnik, R. A., Millán, L., Jarnot, R., Monroe, R., McLinden, C., Kühl, S., Puķīte, J., Shiotani, M., Suzuki, M., Kasai, Y., Goutail, F., Pommereau, J. P., Dorf, M., and Pfeilsticker, K.: Stratospheric BrO abundance measured by a balloon-borne submillimeterwave radiometer, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 3307-3319,, 2013.
  3. Muller, R , S. Tilmes, J.U. Grooss, D.S. McKenna, M.S. Muller, U.Schmidt, G.C.Toon, R.A. Stachnik, J.J. Margitan, J.W. Elkins, J.Arvelius, J.M. Russell, Chlorine activation and chemical ozone loss deduced from HALOE and balloon measurements in the Arctic during the winter of 1999-2000, J. Geop. Res., 108, D5 (2002)
  4. Greenblatt, JB, H.J. Jost, M. Lowenstein, J.R. Poldoske, D.F. Hurst, J.W. Elkins, S.M. Schauffler, E.L. Atlas, R.L. Herman, C.R. Webster, T.P. Bui, F.L. Moore, E.A. Ray, S. Oltmans, H. Vomel, J.F. Blavier, B. Sen, R.A. Stachnik, G.C. Toon, A. Engel, M. Muller, U. Schmidt, H. Bremer, R.B. Pierce, B.M. Sinnhuber, M. Chipperfield, F. Lefevre, Tracer-based determination of vortex descent in the 1999/2000 Arctic winter, J. Geop. Res, 107, D20 (2002)
  5. Jucks, K.W., D.G. Johnson, K.V. Chance, W.A. Traub, J.M. Margitan, R.A. Stachnik, Y.Y. Sasano, T. Yokota, T Kanzawa, K. Shibasaki, M. Suzuki, T. Ogawa, T, Validation of ILAS v5.2 data with FIRS-2 balloon observations, J. Geop. Res., 107, D24 (2002)
  6. Sugita, T., Yokota, H. Nakajima, H. Kanzawa, H.Nakane, H.Gernandt, V. Yushkov, K. Shibasaki, T.Deshler, Y. Kondo, S. Godin, F. Goutail, J.P. Pommereau, C. Camy-Peyret, Payan, P. Jeseck, J.B.Renard, H. Bosch, R. Fitzenberger, K.Pfeilsticker, M.von Konig, H.Bremer, H. Kullmann, H.Schlager, J.J. Margitan, B. Stachnik, G.C. Toon, K. Jucks, W.A. Traub, D.G.Johnson, I. Murata, H. Fukunishi, Y. Sasano, Validation of ozone measurements from the Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer, J. Geop.Res., 107, D24 (2002)
  7. Engel, A, R. Muller,U. Schmidt, K.S. Carslaw, R.A. Stachnik, Indications of heterogeneous chlorine activation on moderately cold aerosol based on chlorine observations in the Arctic stratosphere, Atmos. Env. 34, 25 (2000)
  8. Stachnik, RA, R. Salawitch, A.Engel, U. Schmidt, Measurements of chlorine partitioning in the winter Arctic stratosphere, Geo. Res. Lett., 26, 20 (1999)

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