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Oliver Wingenter

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Office: Lopez Hall 210

Phone: (575) 835-6006



       Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998-2000

       Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, 1998

       B.S., BChemistry, San Jose State University, 1992






Research Interests:

Dr. Wingenter's group has made measurements of over 60 climate relevant gases in field experiments during NASA and NSF airborne and shipborne research campaigns.  They use these data in empirical, photo-chemical and global biogeochemical models to gain a better understanding of climate under present, past, future and geoengineered condition.



Recent Publications

Wingenter, O.W., *O. O. Ogunro, *S. N. Nance, S. M. Elliott, D. R. Blake, N. J. Blake, Increasing DMS flux over the Southern Ocean and its feedback on climate, Geophys. Res. Lett. 2015 (Submitted).


*Ogunro, O., Burrows, S., Elliott, S., Frossard, A., Hoffman, F., Letscher, R., Moore, J.K., Russell, L. M., Wang, S., Wingenter, O.: Global Distribution and Surface Activity of Macromolecules in Offline Simulations of Marine Organic Chemistry, Biogeochemistry. 2015 (Submitted)


Elliott, S., S. M. Burrows, C. Deal, X. Liu, M Long, *O. Ogunro, L.M. Russell and O.W. Wingenter, Prospects for simulating macromolecular surfactant chemistry at the ocean–atmosphere  boundary, Environ. Res. Lett. 2014, 9.


Cameron-Smith P., Elliott S. Maltrud M., Erickson, D, Wingenter, O., Changes in dimethyl sulfide oceanic distribution due to climate change, Geophys. Res. Lett. 2011.


Wingenter, O.W., S.M. Elliott, D.R. Blake, New Directions: Restoring the westerly winds in the Southern Hemisphere: Climate's lever, Atmos. Environ 2010.


White, M.L., Russo, R.S., Zhou, Y,. Ambrose, J.L., Haase, K., Frinak, E.K., Varner, R.K., Wingenter, O.W., Mao, H., Talbot, R., Sive, B.C., Are biogenic emissions a significant source of summertime atmospheric toluene in the rural Northeastern United States?, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 2009, 9, 81-92.




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