Jennifer A. Logan

Jennifer A. Logan

  • Associate in Environmental Science and Engineering


The composition of the atmosphere is affected by human activities:  fossil fuel use, industry, agricultural practices, wood burning, deforestation, changes in land use, etc.  My research group uses global models and analyses of atmospheric data to improve our understanding of the processes affecting atmospheric composition and climate, and the changes wrought by human activity.

At Harvard I collaborate with Daniel Jacob in the development of the GEOS-Chem model and with Loretta Mickley.

I am part of the TES Science Team, and I am analyzing the TES data for tropospheric ozone and CO.

Other current research interests include the effects of boreal fires on atmospheric composition, analysis of MISR data for injection heights of fire plumes; the effects of fires in a future climate on air quality; hindcasts of recent atmospheric composition; trends in ozone. More details can be found on my research page, and broader activities using the GEOS-Chem model can be found here.

Contact Information

Office:Pierce Hall

Other Experience & Professional Membership

American Geophysical Union
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Committee on The Role and Scope of Mission-Enabling Activities in NASA's Space and Earth Sciences Missions, NRC, 2009.
Review Panel of Earth System Science, University of California at Irvine , 2007.
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, NRC, 2002-2006
Global Modeling Initiative Steering Committee, 2002-present, Science Team 1994-present.
Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer Science Team, 1991-present.
International Ozone Commission, 2000-present.
WMO Science Advisory Group for Ozone, 2000-2005.
Organized Workshop for Validation of Tropospheric Measurements from Aura, 2002.
Review Panel for NCAR Atmospheric Chemistry Division, 2001.
Committee to Assess the Research Strategy for the NARSTO Program, National Research Council, 1997-2000.
SPARC Ozone Trends Panel, 1996-98.
Atmospheric Chemistry Committee, National Research Council, 1993-96.
Co-Chair, Atmospheric Chemistry Gordon Conference and ACCESS II, 1993.
AAAS, Section W, Member-at-Large, 1993-6;  Nominating Committee, 1988-91.
Committee on Tropospheric Ozone Formation and Measurement, National Research Council, 1989-91.
Electric Power Research Institute Advisory Committee, 1987-1992.
Office of Technology Assessment, Advisory Panel on New Clean Air Act Issues, 1987-1988.
Climate Research Committee, National Research Council, 1986-1989.
Advisory Panel for NCAR Acid Deposition Modeling Project, 1984-1987.
Advisory Committee for Atmospheric Sciences, National Science Foundation, 1983-86.


ISI Highly Cited Researcher, 2002.
Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2001.
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1997.
Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, Journal of Geophysical Research, 1987.
Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in Environmental Affairs, 1977.
John F. Kennedy Scholarship (from U.K.), 1971-1973, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.