Dr. Caroline Nowlan is a Physicist in the Atomic and Molecular Physics Division at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, where she works on remote sensing of the Earth’s atmosphere using satellite and aircraft instruments. Her areas of expertise include atmospheric radiative transfer and inverse theory, trace gas retrieval algorithm development, satellite instrument characterization, and global air quality. She is a member of the team working on NASA’s next generation air quality satellite mission, TEMPO (Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution), and is an investigator on projects examining urban air pollution in the U.S. and Korea using remote sensing of the atmosphere from aircraft.


Brief CV

Physicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 2013-present

Research Associate, Dalhousie University, 2012-2013

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 2008-2012

Postdoctoral Fellow, Atmospheric Physics, University of Toronto, 2006-2007

Ph.D., Atmospheric Physics, University of Toronto, 2006

Space Studies Program, International Space University, 2003

M.Sc., Atmospheric Physics, University of Toronto, 2000

B.Sc., Physics, Mount Allison University, 1999


In the clean room with the ACE-MAESTRO satellite instrument.