Final paper published!
Maria's final paper was published on Nov. 9 in the open access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. You can read the abstract and download the paper here!
If you're interested but don't want to read the whole thing, check out the abstract, introduction, and conclusions sections. Don't miss the acknowledgements section where your support is recognized.
In case you don't want to read the whole thing, the most important sentence is below:
"However, in the Uintah Basin, we conclude that air quality models can safely neglect the recycling of reactive nitrogen in snow when identifying the most effective strategies for reducing wintertime ozone abundances."
Or, as I said in one of my previous posts:
"You can't blame it on the snow."
If you're interested in how the peer-review process works for scientific papers, click on the peer review tab on the above link. There you can read the critical reviews from two anonymous reviewers, comments from the editor, and Maria's responses to them. Peer-review is an important part of the process of scientific progress.
Thanks again for your support in helping us to figure out the role of snow for the ozone pollution problem in the Uintah basin. You also helped support the career development of a young scientist. Maria is now working for an environmental consulting company, a job that came about through contacts that she made by taking part in this field campaign.