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Atmospheric Science|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Derek C. Montague, Associate Professor

Room 6024, Engineering Building

email: montague@uwyo.edu

Office Phone: - 307.766.4949



 

Education:

  • B.S., University of Southampton, U.K.
  • Ph.D., University of Southampton, U.K.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality

Research Interests:

  • Current research interests are focused on air quality and atmospheric chemistry issues associated with the relationship of aerosol composition to its optical properties. Experimental studies, using the Wyoming King Air research aircraft, have investigated the physical, chemical, and optical characteristics of the atmospheric aerosol as well as the distribution of aerosol precursor trace gases, in both clean and polluted tropospheric environments. Aerosol mass spectrometry is now being used to advance these investigations. Previous studies have concentrated on evaluations of the budgetary cycles of trace gases that influence global climate change and/or stratospheric ozone, the distribution of stratospheric ozone as observed by the CLAES instrument on board the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, cloud water and raindrop chemistry, especially on supercooled clouds, the scavenging of trace species by precipitation, and ice crystal and crystal aggregate growth mechanisms. Other research interests have included photochemical transformations of inorganic and organic gaseous species, especially those involving triplet biradicals.

Recent Publications:

  • Han, Z., Montague, D.C., and Snider, J.R., Airborne measurements of aerosol extinction in the lower and middle troposphere over Wyoming, USA, Atmos. Environ., 37, 789-802, 2003.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1352-2310(02)00952-4

  • Snider, J.R., Montague, D.C., and Vali, G., Hydrogen peroxide retention in rime ice, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 7569-7578, 1992.

  • Perrine, R.L. and Montague, D.C., Preliminary assessment of the greenhouse warming implications of halocarbon substitutes for CFC-11 and CFC-12.  Atmos. Environ., 24A, 1331-1339, 1990.

  • Lopez, S., Topalian, J.H., Mitra, S.K., and Montague, D.C., Absorption and desorption of dichloromethane vapor by water drops in air.  An experimental test of scavenging theory, J. Atmos. Chem., 8, 175-188, 1989.

  • Topalian, J.H. and Montague, D.C., A theoretical study of chemical kinetic control in the scavenging of pollutant gases by cloud and rain drops.  J. Atmos. Chem., 8, 1-18, 1989.

  • Lew, J.K., Montague, D.C., Pruppacher, H.R., and Rasmussen, R.M., A wind tunnel investigation on the riming of snowflakes.  Part I:  Porous disks and large stellars.  J. Atmos. Sci., 43, 2392-2409, 1986.

  • Lew, J.K., Montague, D.C., Pruppacher, H.R., and Rasmussen, R.M., A wind tunnel investigation on the riming of snowflakes.  Part II:  Natural and Synthetic Aggregates.  J. Atmos. Sci., 43, 2410-2417, 1986.

  • Lew, J.K., Kingsmill, D.E., and Montague, D.C., A theoretical study of the collision efficiency of small planar ice crystals colliding with large supercooled water drops.  J. Atmos. Sci., 42, 857-862, 1985.

  • Topalian, J.H., Mitra, S., Montague, D.C., Quintanar, A., and Pruppacher, H.R., On the scavenging of organic gases by cloud and rain.  I.  A theoretical and experimental study of acetaldehyde.  J. Atmos. Chem., 1, 325-334, 1984.

  • Mayer, E.W., Blake, D.R., Tyler, S.C., Makide, Y., Montague, D.C., and Rowland, F.S., Methane: Interhemispheric concentration gradient and atmospheric residence time,  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 79, 1366-1370, 1982.

  • Rowland, F.S., Tyler, S.C., Montague, D.C., and Makide, Y., Dichlorofluoromethane, CC12F2, in the Earth?s atmosphere.  Geophys. Res. Lett., 9, 481-484, 1982.

  • Mayer, E.W., Blake, D.R., Tyler, S.C., Makide, Y., Montague, D.C., and Rowland, F.S., Methane:  Interhemispheric concentration gradient and atmospheric residence time.  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 79, 1366-1370, 1982.

  • Montague, D.C., 1978, Hg(63P1) photosensitization of 3-methylbut-1-ene. Part I. Reactions of vibrationally excited triplet 3-methylbut-1-ene and the 2-methylbuta-1,3-diyl biradical, J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans. I, 74, 262-276.

  • Montague, D.C., 1978, Hg(63P1) photosensitization of 3-methylbut-1-ene. Part II: Intersystem Crossing and Cyclisation of the 2-methylbuta-1,3-diyl biradical,  J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans. I, 74, 277-287.

  • Rowland, F.S., Lee, P.S.-T., Montague, D.C., and Russell, R.L., Tracer studies of the reactions of singlet and triplet methylene in the gas phase.  Disc. Faraday Soc., 53, 111-118, 1972.

Research Projects:

  • Airborne Air Quality Studies

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