Megan Bela

Research Scientist II

Regional Chemical Modeling

NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory
325 Broadway, R/CSL4
Boulder, CO 80305 USA

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Dr. Bela participated in the 2008 Regional Carbon Balance in Amazonia (BARCA) and 2012 South American Biomass Burning Analysis (SAMBBA) campaigns in Brazil, and the 2012 Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) and 2019 Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments and Air Quality (FIREX-AQ) campaigns in the U.S.


BS, Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
MS, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology, Stanford University
PhD, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder


Fire emissions, smoke transport and chemistry modeling, biogenic-anthropogenic interactions, air quality forecasting, cloud chemistry, and applications of machine learning in environmental sciences.

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: May 14, 2021