Vickie S. Connors , Ph.D.









Email: vsconnors@vcu.edu
Office: (804) 828-7327, Room 105-A
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 1:30 - 3:30

VCU departmental affiliation:
Center for Environmental Studies

Degrees:
Ph.D., Environmental Sciences (Atmospheric Science), UVA, 1991
M.S., Geophysical Sciences (Atmospheric Science), ODU, 1982
B.S., Geophysical Sciences , ODU, 1977

Courses taught at VCU:
ENVS 401 Meterology and Climate (undergraduate)
ENVS 201 Earth Systems Science
ENVS 591 Stella Modelling for Earty Systems Science
ENVS 691Topics: Climate Change through Earth History

Research interests:
Trophospheric Chemistry - Sensor development
Remote Sensing from satellites and aircraft systems
Weather and Climate
Earth System Science

Recent publications/abstracts/presentations:
Connors, V., Patrick E. Hopkins, Henry G. Reichle, Glen Sachese, Wallace McMillan, Remote Measurements of Carbon Monoxide over North America and Europe during Summer-Fall 2004, American Meterological Society Annual Meeting, January 2007, San Antonio.

Connors, V., Patrick E. Hopkins, Henry G. Reichle, William H. Morrow, Wallace McMillan, and Mary Sandy, 2006, MicroMAPS CO Measurements over North America and Europe during Summer-Fall 2004, Poster, Fall 2006 AGU Meeting, December 2006, San Francisco.

Connors, V., Gao Chen, Neil C. Coffey, Daniel R. Norfolk, Donald P. Oliver, Margaret R. Pippin, Glen W. Sachse, Patrick E. Hopkins, Henry G. Reichle, William H. Morrow, and Wallace McMillian, 2006, MicroMaps CO Measurements over North America during July 2004, AURA Science Team Meeting, Sept. 2006, Boulder, CO.

Connors, V., Daniel K. Zhoul and William L. Smith, 2005, MicroMAPS Status and Initial NAST-I retrievals for INTEX-NA, Poster presentation to INTEX-NA Science Team Meeting, March 29 - April 1, 2005, Virginia Beach, VA.

Jacob, D.J., J.H. Crawford, M.M. Kleb, V.S. Connors, R.J. Bendura, J.L. Raper, G.W. Sachse, J.C. Gille, L. Emmons, and C.L. Heald, 2003, The Transport and Chemical Evolution over the Pacific (TRACE-P) aircraft mission: design, execution, and first results, J.Geophys. Res., 108, 9000, 10.1029/2002JD003276.

Cofer III, W., B. Anderson, V. Connors, C. Wey, T. Sanders, C. Twohy, C. Brock, E. Winstead, D. Pui, D. Chen, D. Hagen, and P. Whitefield, Results of the August 1999 Aerosol Measurement Intercomparison Workshop, Laboratory Phase, NASA/TM-2001-210829, June 2001, T-38 Sampling Phase, NASA/TM-2001-211226, October, 2001.

2007 Student Research Publication:
Hopkins, P. (UVA), V. Connors, T. Meriwether, and R. Ribando, 2007, Sensitivity of MicroMAPS Carbon Monoxide Retrieval Algorithm to Surface Temperature, Proceedings of the 2007 Virginia Space Grant Consortium Student Research Conference, April 16, 2007, Williamsburg, VA

Charles Walston (VA Tech), 2007, Feasibility Study: Housing NASA's MicroMAPS Instrument in a Self-Sustained Pod, Proceedings of the 2007 Virginia Space Grant Consortium Student Research Conference, April 16, 2007, Williamsburg, VA.