Simone Tilmes

Dr. Simone Tilmes

Project Scientist,
CESM Chemistry-Climate Liaison,
Chairperson of the NCAR Early Career Scientist Assembly (ECSA)

Atmospheric Chemistry Division, NCAR
PO Box 3000
Boulder, Colorado  80307-3000
303-497-1400 (fax)

Area of Expertise and Research Interests:

Stratospheric and tropospheric chemistry and dynamics:

  • Past, Present, and Future Evolution of the Arctic and Antarctic Ozone Hole
  • Tropospheric Chemistry and Climate Interactions
  • Evaluation of Chemistry Climate Models
  • Geoengineering

    Ozone Climatology

    CESM Chemistry Diagnostic Set

    Release version: amwg_diag_20140207

  • Add chemistry diagnostics and capability to read timeseries files
  • A preliminary version of chemistry diagnostics is added for model to model comparisons and for comparisons against observations which includes:
  • - Chemistry and aerosol budgets
  • - Zonal average comparison of different chemicals between two models
  • - Comparison to ozonesonde present day climatology (Tilmes et al., 2012)
  • - Comparison of column ozone to OMI present day climatology (Ziemke et al., 2011)
  • - Comparison of column CO with MOPITT Version 6 multispectral 'V6J' Level 3 product present day climatology (Deeter et al., in preparation)
  • - Comparison to aircraft observations of various chemical species, (updated climatology from Emmons et al. 2000, Tilmes et al., in preparation)
  • - IMPROVE surface aerosol observations


    CESM Chemistry Climate Working Group
    CESM Chemistry Climate Working Group Wiki Page
    Early Career Scientist Assembly (ECSA)
    National Center for Atmsopheric Research (NCAR)
    NCAR Earth System Laboratory (NESL)
    Atmospheric Chemistry Division (ACD)



  • Publications
  • Books and Reports