Portrait of Steven C. Wofsy

Steven C. Wofsy

Steven Wofsy is professor of atmospheric and environmental science at Harvard University. His work focuses on the chemical composition of the atmosphere, both regionally and globally, and is motivated by the need for scientific information and analysis to make wise decisions on the future development of the world's resources. His group projects include developing new airborne sensors to make accurate measurements of CO2, CH4, CO, and N2O, and devising new analysis and modeling procedures to extract quantitative information about sources, sinks, transformations, and transport of atmospheric trace gases. The long-term goal of these efforts is to understand the factors that regulate atmospheric composition and to help design programs to mitigate undesirable change.