Charles Brock

Research Physicist

Aerosol Properties & Processes

NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory
325 Broadway, R/CSL2
Boulder, CO 80305 USA




Dr. Brock is a Research Physicist at NOAA's Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL) in Boulder, Colorado. He joined the lab in 2000 after working as an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Denver, where he studied the stratospheric aerosol. Dr. Brock's research interests are the physical, optical, and chemical properties of aerosol particles in the atmosphere, emphasizing the measurement and interpretation of atmospheric data as it relates to air quality and climate processes. He currently studies the emission, production, transport and transformation of atmospheric aerosol particles in a variety of locations, ranging from urban areas in the U.S. to the remote troposphere, from the surface to the stratosphere. Dr. Brock is actively involved in the development of new instruments for aerosol measurement and in their use on aircraft. He has participated in several NOAA and NASA airborne field programs, and was co-Principal Investigator of NOAA's Aerosol, Radiation, and Cloud Processes affecting Arctic Climate (ARCPAC) project in spring 2008 in Alaska.


1990: PhD, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington (Peter Hobbs)
1985: BSc, Atmospheric Science, University of California-Davis


Development of size distribution and aerosol sampling instruments
Aerosol emission, transformation, and transport in the troposphere and lower stratosphere
Aerosol-climate interactions

Current Topics

Aerosol properties in the remote troposphere and stratosphere
Aerosol-radiation interactions
New particle formation and growth

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: February 13, 2024