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John C. Lin

Associate Director of the Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy
Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences

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Lin, J.C., B. Fasoli, L. Mitchell, R. Bares, F. Hopkins, T.M. Thompson, and R.A. Alvarez, Towards hyperlocal source identification of pollutants in cities by combining mobile measurements with atmospheric modeling, Atmospheric Environment, 311, 119995,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2023.119995, 2023.

Wilmot, T., C., D.V. Mallia, A.G. Hallar, and J.C. Lin:  Wildfire activity is driving summertime air quality degradation across the Western US: A model-based attribution to smoke source regions, Environmental Research Letters,
https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac9a5d, 17, 114014, 2022.

Wu, D., J.C. Lin, T. Oda, and E.A. Kort:  Space-based quantification of per capita CO2 emissions from cities, Environmental Research Letters,
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab68eb, 2020.

Lin, J.C., L. Mitchell, M. Buchert, E. Crosman, D. Mendoza, K. Gurney, R. Patarasuk, D. Bowling, D. Pataki, R. Bares, B. Fasoli, D. Catharine, M. Baasandorj, A. Jacques, S. Hoch, J. Horel, and J. Ehleringer, CO2 and carbon emissions from cities: linkages to air quality, socioeconomic activity and stakeholders in the Salt Lake City urban area, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0037.1, 2018.

Mitchell, L.E., J.C. Lin, D. R. Bowling, D. E. Pataki, C. Strong, A.J. Schauer, R. Bares, S.E. Bush, B.B. Stephens, D. Mendoza, D. Mallia, L. Holland, K.R. Gurney, and J.R. Ehleringer, Long-term urban carbon dioxide observations reveal spatial and temporal dynamics related to urban form and growth, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1702393115, 2018.


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John Lin is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the Associate Director of the Wilkes Center for Climate Science & Policy.  He has over 20 years of experience researching the emissions and transport of greenhouse gases and atmospheric pollutants, publishing over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers to date.  He was selected as a Earth Leadership Fellow in 2022 and participates regularly in national and international research efforts such as with the World Meteorological Organization and the European Union.  John's research group (http://lair.utah.edu/) is carrying out greenhouse gas and air quality observations in the Salt Lake area, as well as in the Uinta Basin.  John also works regularly with satellite observations from NASA to determine carbon emissions from cities around the world.  He has recently served on the Great Salt Lake Strike Team to synthesize scientific knowledge and inform policy decisions surrounding the Great Salt Lake.  John received his AB, AM, and PhD degrees from Harvard University.
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John Lin's research seeks to understand the exchange of greenhouse gases, pollutants, and water between the land and the atmosphere by combining atmospheric modeling with in-situ and satellite data.
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