Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan.
AWARDS / EDUCATION
B.Eng. Engineering Physics, McMaster University, 1993
Ph.D. Physics and Astronomy, York University, 1998
Certificate of Appreciation, Canadian Space Agency, for valuable contributions to the SCISAT/ACE satellite, 2004
Citation of Excellence, Environment Canada, for outstanding collaboration on the Integrated Oil Sands Monitoring Plan, 2012
Dr. Chris McLinden
Research Scientist - Remote sensing of the atmosphere
CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Using satellite remote sensing observations to better quantify and understand the distribution, evolution, sources and sinks of air pollutants
- Retrieval algorithm and forward model development for the retireval of atmospheric composition from UV-visible spectra
- Application of satellite data to the mapping, evaluation of trends, and quantification of emissions of surface pollutants over urban and industrial locations
- Validation of satellite remote sensing data products
- Understanding and quantifying the evolution of stratospheric ozone and ozone-related trace gases, in particular nitrogen and bromine species
- Satellite data validation
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
Principal Investigator, Satellite remote sensing of atmospheric composition for Oil Sands monitoring
McLinden, C. A., et al. 2012. OSIRIS: A decade of scattered light, Bulletin of the Americal Meteorologcial Society. 93: doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00135.1.
McLinden, C. A., V. Fioletov, K. F. Boersma, N. Krotkov, C. E. Sioris, J. P. Veefkind, and K. Yang. 2012. Air quality over the Canadian oil sands: A first assessment using satellite observations. Geophysical Research Letters. 39: L04804. doi:10.1029/2011GL050273.
Fioletov, V. E., C. A. McLinden, N. Krotkov, M. D. Moran, and K. Yang. 2011. Estimation of SO2 emissions using OMI retrievals. Geophysical Research Letters. 38: L21811, 049402.
McLinden, C. A., et al. 2010. Odin/OSIRIS observations of stratospheric BrO: Retrieval methodology, climatology, and inferred Bry. Journal of Geophysical Research. 115: D15308, doi:10.1029/2009JD012488.
McLinden, C. A., C. S. Haley, and C. E. Sioris. 2006. Diurnal effects in limb scatter observations. Journal of Geophysical Research. 111: D14302. doi:10.1029/2005JD006628.
McLinden, C. A., S. Olsen, B. Hannegan, O. Wild, M. J. Prather, and J. Sundet. 2000. Stratospheric ozone in 3-D models: A simple chemistry and the cross-tropopause flux. Journal of Geophysical Research. 105: 14653-14665.
McElroy, C. T., C. A. McLinden, and J. C. McConnell. 1999. Evidence for bromine monoxide in the free troposphere during the Arctic polar sunrise. Nature. 397: 338-341.
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