Dr. Mary Barth
iCACGP Member
Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling Laboratory
NCAR, Boulder
Regional & Process Modeling
barthm (at)ucar.edu
Research Interests        Awards        Publications        Detailed CV

Dr. Mary Barth received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering (University of Colorado) in 1985 and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences (University of Washington) in 1991.  She is a Scientist III in the NCAR Earth System Laboratory’s Atmospheric Chemistry and Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Divisions and is head of the Regional and Process Modeling Group. 


Dr. Barth is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorology Society.

She served on the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation for 8 years and was the secretary for Atmospheric Chemistry of the American Geophysical Union for 2 years. 

She most recently served as a member of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Scientific Steering Committee (2010-2015) and the Advisory Committee for NSF Geosciences Directorate (2012-2015). 


NASA Group Achievement Award, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (2015)

Awarded for Diversity, (2016)

Nominated for Scientific and Technical Advancement, (2016)

Nominated for Outstanding Publication, (2015)

Nominated for Education and Outreach, (2013)

Nominated for Education and Outreach, (2013)

Research Interests:   

Throughout her career, Dr. Barth’s research focus has been on interactions between clouds and chemistry. 

Scientific focus areas:   

Recent research includes examining the cloud-scale effects of the North American Monsoon on upper troposphere composition at the regional scale using the Weather Research and Forecasting model coupled with Chemistry. 

Dr. Barth is one of the Principal Investigators for the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry field campaign that occurred in May-June 2012.  This field campaign collected comprehensive measurements of storm physics, dynamics, and lightning parameters with chemical composition of the inflow and outflow regions, as well as chemical composition of the convective outflow region 0-24 hours after active convection. 


Detailed CV