Sally Pusede
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Sally Ellen Pusede

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Environmental Sciences
Office location and address
394 Clark Hall
291 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
PH.D. University of California Berkeley, 2014
Biography

I am an atmospheric chemist with broad interests in air quality, climate, and atmosphere-biosphere interactions. My research group makes measurements at the Earth’s surface and from onboard aircraft in diverse locations, including polluted cities, agricultural areas, and within forest canopies. Our focus is on the role of reactive nitrogen in chemical oxidation mechanisms and emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide. We utilize spatial and temporal variability in our datasets to derive mechanistic insight into processes taking place in urban and human-influenced environments. We work to find solutions to atmospheric problems that adversely affect human health and ecosystems.

NASA Earth observations as novel constraints on neighborhood-level air pollution inequality in major U.S. cities
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
April 21, 2021 – April 20, 2024
Evaluating air pollution inequality using high spatial resolution NO2 remote sensing observations - Fellowship on behalf of Mary Demetillo
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2023
AS-ENVS Collaborative Research: Understanding ozone-ecosystem controls and feedbacks across landscapes through leaf- and canopy-scale measurements
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
November 01, 2018 – October 31, 2022
Effects of Ozone on Stomatal Conductance and Photosynthesis
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
July 01, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Estimating NOx emissions and NO2 lifetimes in West African cities using satellite observations - Fellowship on behalf of Madeline Miles
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
July 01, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Assessing Air Pollutant Exposure Inequality
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2020 – July 31, 2021
AS-ENVS Long-term Characterization of Fine PM Chemical Composition in the San Joaquin Valley
Source: University of California, Davis
February 01, 2018 – January 31, 2021
AS-ENVS Air pollution-ecosystem feedbacks: observational constraints on ozone-forest interactions from
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2019 – July 31, 2020
Assessing Air Pollutant Exposure Inequality
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2019 – July 31, 2020
Assessing Air Pollutant Exposure Inequality
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2019 – July 31, 2020
AS-ENVS Air pollution-ecosystem feedbacks: observational constraints on ozone-forest interactions from
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2019
AS-ENVS Airborne Measurements and Analysis of H2O (v), CO, CH4, and N2O in support of the KORUS-AQ Field Campaign
Source: U.S. Nasa - Langley
November 17, 2015 – November 16, 2018
Emission estimates of nitrous oxide using aircraft observations of vertical profiles
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2017 – May 31, 2018
EVSC 3300: Atmosphere and Weather
Credits: 3
Introduces the physical laws governing atmospheric behavior and examines atmospheric variables and their role in the fluid environment of the earth. Prerequisite: MATH 1190 or MATH 1210 or MATH 1220 or MATH 1310 or MATH 1320 or MATH 2310 or APMA 1090 or APMA 1110 or APMA 2120.
EVSC 4490: Air Pollution
Credits: 3
Study of formation, atmospheric transport, and deposition of airborne pollutants. Prerequisites: Introductory chemistry or instructor permission.
EVSC 4559: New Course in Environmental Science
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of environmental science.
EVSC 4995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–6
Original research usually involving a field or laboratory problem in the environmental sciences under the direction of one or more faculty members. The results may form the basis of an undergraduate thesis which is required to partially fulfill the Distinguished Majors Program in environmental sciences. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4999: Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Provides credit for doing work in pursuit of the undergraduate thesis option for majors in Environmental Science
EVAT 5350: Atmospheric Chemistry
Credits: 3
This course will introduce students to fundamental atmospheric chemistry and its applications. Topics will span gas kinetics and reaction dynamics, atmospheric oxidation, spectroscopy and photochemistry, heterogeneous chemistry and aqueous-phase trace gases processing, and aerosol properties, dynamics, and radiative effects. Students will practice applying this knowledge to problems in stratospheric ozone chemistry and tropospheric composition.
EVAT 7490: Air Pollution
Credits: 3
This course introduces students to research topics in air pollution, including the ozone hole, tropospheric ozone, aerosol chemistry and physics, atmosphere-biosphere interactions, air pollution regulation and control, health impacts, environmental justice, cook stove emissions, and air toxics. Readings are primarily taken from the recent literature. There is an emphasis on understanding the fundamental chemistry and physics of air pollution.
EVSC 7559: New Course in Environmental Science
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of environmental science.
EVAT 7559: New Course in Atmospheric Sciences
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of atmospheric sciences.
EVAT 7999: Independent Study: Atmospheric Sciences
Credits: 1–6
Individual or group study in developing or special areas of atmospheric sciences and interrelated areas.
EVSC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 9995: Research Problems
Credits: 1–12
Individual or group research on interdisciplinary problems in environmental sciences.
EVSC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
EVSC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.