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Dr. Patricia Quinn selected as AAAS 2019 Fellow

Dr. Trish Quinn studies the effects of atmospheric aerosol particles on air quality and climate at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. 

November 26, 2019

Dr. Patricia Quinn of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.  This year 443 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

As part of the Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences Section, Dr. Quinn was elected as an AAAS Fellow for her exceptional scientific contributions to our understanding of atmospheric aerosols and their climate impact.

Dr. Quinn has been with PMEL for over 25 years and is currently the lead for the Atmospheric Chemistry group studying the effects of atmospheric aerosol particles on air quality and climate.  She has participated in research cruises since 1986, studying a broad range of aerosol types ranging from remote marine aerosol in the Arctic and Antarctic to pollution aerosol in the Houston Ship Channel and the oil and gas fields of Utah’s Uintah Basin.

Dr. Quinn has also been recognized as a highly cited researcher in Web of Science (2016, 2017, and 2018) and selected as an AGU Fellow in 2010.

Read the full announcement in the AAAS News and Notes section of the journal Science on 29 November 2019.

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