Robert Gamache , Professor, School of Marine Sciences; Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Prof. Robert Gamache of the Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EEAS) Department loves to study the atmospheres of planets. He has devoted his professional career analyzing the atmospheric spectral lines of Earth, Venus and Mars, as measured by orbiting satellites.
Recently, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Gamache a three-year grant worth more than $434,000 to establish the spectral “line shape” parameters for important gas molecules found in the planets’ atmospheres. Spectral line shapes can tell us a lot about the physical conditions in the atmosphere, including the pressure, temperature and concentration profiles of the gases.