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John E. Frederick

John E. Frederick is currently Master of the Physical Sciences Collegiate Division and Associate Dean of the Physical Sciences Division and of the College at the University of Chicago. He has been Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University since 1985. Mr. Frederick received his Ph.D. in astro-geophysics from the University of Colorado in 1975 and conducted postdoctoral research at the Space Physics Research Laboratory of the University of Michigan. From 1978 until 1985, he was a Space Scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD where he carried out research in molecular spectroscopy, stratospheric photochemistry and observations of the upper atmosphere from sensors in Earth orbit.

Professor Frederick's recent research has addressed areas of radiative transfer, atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric energetics, with emphasis on studies related to the Earth's ozone layer, the sun's ultraviolet radiation, and climate on local scales. He has authored more than one hundred scientific papers and one textbook entitled Principles of Atmospheric Science published in 2008. His teaching activities include atmospheric radiation and chemistry, environmental science and policy, and general atmospheric science.


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