Dr. Tate Barrett, an atmospheric scientist, recently joined the Department of Geography and the Environment as a postdoctoral scholar. He will be working in collaboration with Dr. Ponette-González and members of the Ecosystem Geography Lab to explore urban black carbon deposition on tree canopies across North Texas.
Dr. Barrett specializes in carbonaceous aerosol source apportionment and the optical properties of black and organic carbon. His dissertation research focused on determining the contributions of fossil fuel and biomass combustion to carbonaceous aerosols in the Arctic. In addition, he is interested in the radiative properties of black and organic carbon, as well as long-range transport of aerosols to the Arctic.