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Claudine Chen


Dr. Claudine Chen
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
Telegrafenberg A26 - cellar
D-14412 Potsdam, Germany

Phone: +49 331 288 2482


Current focus of research:
Emissions module for the PRIMAP project at PIK (see PRIMAP).

Research Experience
2009 - present
Post-Doc at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany in the PRIMAP group.

2006 - 2009
Post-Doc at Imperial College London in the Space and Atmospheric Physics group. Radiative forcing signatures from outgoing longwave radiation from the Earth, as measured by the satellite missions IRIS and TES.

2001 - 2005
Postdoc at the Jet Propulsion Lab in atmospheric chemistry with Dr. Stanley Sander. Ground-based measurements of nighttime NO3 column over Table Mountain Facility, CA with direct lunar measurements, involving data acquisition and analysis. Column amounts compared to results from a 1D stratospheric photochemical model, SAGE III/Meteor-3M lunar NO3 measurements, and from the GEOS-CHEM 3D global tropospheric model. Also coincident measurements of boundary layer concentration in collaboration with Dr. Jochen Stutz with their long-path DOAS system. Conducted analysis of NO2 spectra from a UV Fourier transform spectrometer measurements to calculate NO2 column.

1995 - 2001

Ph.D., Applied Physics and Environmental Engineering Science, California Institute for Technology. Thesis: "Polycrystalline Silicon Thin Films for Photovoltaics." Study of lateral solid phase epitaxial growth in undoped and highly doped Si, for making thin film polycrystalline Si photovoltaics.  Study of vacancy contribution to vertical solid phase epitaxial growth in doped Si.

1991 - 1995
Bachelors of Science in Physics, with Honors and Distinction, Minor in Mathematics,University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.





Höhne, N., C. Taylor, R. Elias, M. Den Elzen, K. Riahi, C. Chen, J. Rogelj, G. Grassi, F. Wagner, K. Levin, E. Massetti and Z. Xiusheng (2011) National GHG emissions reduction pledges and 2°C: comparison of studies. Climate Policy, 1-22, DOI:10.1080/14693062.2011.637818.

Nabel J.E.M.S., J. Rogelj, C. M. Chen, K. Markmann, D. J. Gutzmann and M. Meinshausen (2011). "Decision support for international climate policy - the PRIMAP emission module." Environmental Modelling and Software 26:1419-1433.

Rogelj, J., Hare W., Chen C. and Meinshausen M.: Discrepancies in historical emissions point to a wider 2020 gap between 2°C benchmarks and aggregated national mitigation pledges, Environmental Research Letters, 6, 024002, 10.1088/1748-9326/6/2/024002.

Rogelj, J., Chen, C., Nabel, J., Macey, K., Hare, W., Schaeffer, M., Markmann, K., Höhne, N., Krogh Andersen, K., Meinshausen, M. (2010): Analysis of the Copenhagen Accord pledges and its global climatic impact - a snapshot of dissonant ambitions. - Environmental Research Letters, 5, 034013, 10.1088/1748-9326/5/3/034013.

Rogelj, J., Nabel, J., Chen, C., Hare, W., Markmann, K., Meinshausen, M., Schaeffer, M., Macey, K., Höhne, N. (2010): Copenhagen Accord pledges are paltry. - Nature, 464, 7292, 1126-1128.

Chen, C. M., Cageao, R. P., Lawrence, L., Stutz, J., Salawitch, R. J., Jourdain, L., Li, Q., and Sander, S. P. (2011): Diurnal variation of midlatitudinal NO3 column abundance over table mountain facility, California, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 963-978, doi:10.5194/acp-11-963-2011.

Mason, M.S., Chen, C.M., and Atwater, H.A. (2003): Hot-wire chemical vapor deposition for epitaxial silicon growth on large-grained polycrystalline silicon templates, Thin Solid Films, 430, 54-57.

Petkov, M. P., Chen, C. M., Atwater, H. A., Rassiga, S., Lynn, K. G. (2000): A relation between surface oxide and oxygen-defect complexes in solid-phase epitaxial Si regrown from ion-beam-amorphized Si layers, Applied Physics Letters 76(11) 1410-1412.

Puglisi, R. A., Tanabe, H., Chen, C. M., Atwater, H. A. (2000): Large-grained polycrystalline Si films obtained by selective nucleation and solid phase epitaxy, Materials Science and Engineering B 73 (1-3) 212-217.

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