Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

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Zachary Fair

Zachary Fair

Doctoral Student

Email: zhfair@umich.edu

Education

B.S., Meteorology

Minor, Physics

North Carolina State University (2015)

Research

My research emphasizes far-infrared emissivity for polar latitudes. I have a particular interest for current radiation trends of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Personal Introduction

I am a first year Ph.D. student currently working under Dr. Xianglei Huang. Before my graduate studies, I was a student at NC State University for meteorology. There, I focused on aerosols and photochemistry before transitioning to remote sensing and modern physics.

I have performed additional work at NASA Langley Research Center as an intern for the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) and Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) missions.

In addition to conducting research, I am interested in teaching others.

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Atmosphere-cryosphere interactions
  • Radiative transfer and cloud/aerosol radiative effects
  • Remote sensing instrumentation
  • Climate modeling
  • Planetary atmospheres

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • NCSU Dean's List, 2013-2015
  • Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association Scholarship, 2015-2016

Professional Service

  • Member of American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Updated: 2017-01-24