AIM-North/AOM Team

Government of Canada Members

  • Ray Nassar (ECCC) – Principal Investigator (PI), Greenhouse gas (GHG) lead, orbits, pointing
  • Chris McLinden (ECCC) – Air quality (AQ) lead
  • Shannon Kaya (ECCC) – Policy lead, international coordination
  • Chris Sioris (ECCC) – Instrument and retrieval scientist
  • Alec Casey (ECCC) – Policy, meteorology, international coordination
  • Matt Arkett (ECCC) – Policy, meteorology, ground segment
  • Joseph Mendonca (ECCC) – GHG retrievals and validation
  • Konstantin Baibakov (CSA) – Mission manager
  • Shen-En Qian (CSA) – Payload specialist and technical lead
  • Isabelle Jean (CSA) – Analysis and design engineer
  • Ralph Girard (CSA) – Portfolio manager
  • Jamie Sevigny (CSA) – Project manager
  • Louis Garand (ECCC, retired) – Meteorological aspects
  • Saroja Polavarapu (ECCC) – Modelling and assimilation for GHGs
  • Yves Rochon (ECCC) – Modelling and assimilation for air quality
  • Felicia Kolonjari (ECCC) – Inter-departmental collaboration and policy
  • Alexander Trichtchenko (Natural Resources Canada) – Orbits
  • Céline Boisvenue (Natural Resources Canada) – Forests
  • Markey Johnson (Health Canada) – Air quality impacts on health

*ECCC = Environment and Climate Change Canada, CSA = Canadian Space Agency

Provincial Government  Members

  • Cristen Adams (Alberta Environment and Parks) – Air quality observations
  • Guillaume Drolet (Québec Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs) – Forests

University Members

  • Tom McElroy (York University) – Pointing, Imaging FTS, sub-orbital testing
  • Kaley Walker (University of Toronto) – Imaging FTS, sub-orbital testing and Arctic science
  • Debra Wunch (University of Toronto) – GHG retrievals, validation and boreal carbon cycle science
  • Kim Strong (University of Toronto) – GHG retrievals, validation and Arctic science
  • Norm O’Neill (Université de Sherbrooke) – Aerosols
  • Dylan Jones (University of Toronto) – Modelling and assimilation for GHGs and AQ
  • Feng Deng (University of Toronto) – Modelling and assimilation for GHGs
  • Randall Martin (Dalhousie University) – Modelling and assimilation for air quality
  • Doug Degenstein (University of Saskatchewan) – Air quality gas retrievals
  • Adam Bourassa (University of Saskatchewan) – Air quality gas retrievals
  • Sebastien Roche (University of Toronto) – GHG retrievals
  • Gurpreet Singh (formerly at York University) – Pointing, Imaging FTS, sub-orbital testing
  • Zahra Vaziri (University of Toronto) – Pointing, Imaging FTS, sub-orbital testing

International Members

  • Johanna Tamminen (Finnish Meteorological Institute) – Analysis of GHG and AQ data
  • Aku Riihelä (Finnish Meteorological Institute) – Cloud imager and data
  • Charles E. Miller (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology) – Arctic and boreal carbon cycle science
  • Stanley Sander (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology) – Imaging FTS
  • Jean-Francois Blavier (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology) – Imaging FTS
  • William Simpson (University of Alaska Fairbanks) – Validation and Arctic atmospheric science

      There are numerous other international Arctic Observing Mission (AOM) team members with participants changing as plans evolve.

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