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Dr. David W. Fahey

Dr. Fahey manages a premier federal laboratory in the US which conducts research in atmospheric chemical sciences. He has over 35 years of combined research and management experience with NOAA. His team of 100+ researchers and support staff address the topics of stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change and air quality. Their focus is on observing and understanding the chemical, dynamical and radiative processes that control atmospheric composition and underlie stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change and air quality. The research is conducted with a variety of tools and methods involving laboratory and modeling studies, along with field observations on the ground and onboard research aircraft.

Dr. Fahey participates in a wide variety of scientific assessments and communication activities. He is a member of the Scientific Assessment Panel of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and a lead author of the 2017 Climate Science Special Report of the US National Climate Assessment. Dr. Fahey’s awards include Silver and Bronze Medals for Meritorious Federal Service from the U. S. Department of Commerce, the Henry G. Houghton Award from the American Meteorological Society, and Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

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