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I am a Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry at the University of Washington-Bothell . I am also an adjunct Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington Seattle.  My areas of expertise are in global and regional atmospheric pollution, especially mercury, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen oxides, aerosols and other metals and in long range transport of air pollution in the Arctic and Pacific regions. I am especially interested in the rapidly developing regions of Asia. Over the past 15 years I have been studying these pollutants at sites in Alaska, Russia, Japan, and several island stations in the Pacific Ocean. I enjoy teaching environmental science and in developing new environmental science curriculum for college and secondary school classes.  On this website you will find information on both my research and teaching along with email addresses for current members of my group and various pictures from Washington and Alaska.  I invite you to explore the information on my webpage and send any questions to me at  djaffe@u.washington.edu 

Note that I am always looking for good graduate students or post-doctoral fellows.  Contact me if you have a background in chemistry or atmospheric sciences and are looking to make an exciting leap in your career with my team.  You can also read my "letter to prospective graduate students" below and/or chat with any of my current or former team members.

 Sincerely. Dan

L to R:  Dr. J, Jeremy Smith, Dave Reidmiller, Mary Howisey, Phil Swarzendruber, Duli Chand, Will Hafner (not shown, Emily Fischer)

Issac Bertschi (L), Dan Jaffe (center) and Heather Price (R) getting ready for a research flight with the Duchess aircraft.


Research: Publications, current projects, group members, national media coverage and Mt. Bachelor real-time data access

Frequently Asked Questions about dust and pollution in the Pacific

Papers in Environmental Chemistry Education

Letter to Prospective Graduate Students and post doc information



Teaching links below:  Note that these pages may be a bit outdated as most of my course information has migrated over the Blackboard site (blackboard.uwb.edu).

BES 301: Science Methods and Practice

BIS 386: Global Environmental Issues

BES 311: Environmental Chemistry

BES 315: Environmental Chemistry Lab

BES 430: Air Pollution and Health






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