Christopher W. Fairall

Christopher W. Fairall

Ph.D. Physics, Michigan State University, 1970

Supervisory Physicist
NOAA/ESRL, Physical Sciences Division

Office: David Skaggs Research Center 3B141
Phone: 303-497-3253

Research Interests

Dr. Fairall's current research includes air-sea-ice interactions, boundary-layer processes, clouds, optical/radio propagation in the atmosphere, and instrumentation/measurement techniques.

Current Research Projects

Measuring, parameterizing, and modeling atmospheric surface fluxes in the Arctic; Shipboard measurements of cloud-radiative properties in the Eastern Pacific: The VOCALS2008 experiment; Toward a definitive determination of air-sea gas exchange; Air-Sea interaction in hurricanes including sea spray and waves


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Honors and Awards

  • Member of the NOAA CPPA Science Steering Committee
  • Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
  • AMS Sverdrup Gold Medal winner