Vaishali Naik is a research physical scientist at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Her research interests are in atmospheric chemistry and composition, climate change, air pollution, and biosphere–atmosphere interactions. She applies global Earth System Models in conjunction with observations to study the interactions and feedbacks between atmospheric chemistry and composition and human-induced climate change. Vaishali serves on the advisory board of the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Community Earth System Model (CESM). She has contributed to the fifth and sixth assessment reports of the Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Vaishali earned a bachelor’s in chemistry from Delhi University in India and received her Ph.D. and M.S. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory