Claritas Speaker Addresses U.S. Air Quality At Susquehanna
Published on October 10, 2013
Sonia Kreidenweis, professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, will present Susquehanna’s 2013 Claritas Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences on Oct. 22. Titled “Clearing the Air: 25 Years of Visibility Observations in U.S. National Parks … And What They Tell Us About Our World,” the free, public lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.
Kreidenweis has worked with the National Park Service since the early 1990s, analyzing data and conducting special studies of the air quality in protected wilderness areas and national parks. Her work has improved our understanding of the role particles play in visibility reduction and has produced fascinating insights into the origins of air particles.
Kreidenweis holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College. She earned master’s and doctorate degrees in the discipline from California Institute of Technology. She is a fellow and past president of the American Association for Aerosol Research and a fellow of the American Meteorological Society.
The Claritas Distinguished Speaker in the Sciences Series is funded by an endowment established by George E. ’64 and Margaret Lauver ’66 Harris to support lectures, seminars and residencies by nationally recognized leaders in business, government, education, the sciences and other areas of public interest.