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Mary Cameron

PhD Candidate
Stanford University



Mary Cameron's research uses computer modeling techniques to investigate the effects of aircraft exhaust on climate and air pollution. She has explored the effects of solving aircraft gas-phase chemistry from multiple flights within an expanding plume versus solving it at the grid scale, in order to more accurately represent emissions in global models. Her current research topics include an inter-comparative study on the effects of cruise-altitude emissions on surface air quality, as well as the microphysical evolution of contrail particles from aircraft using alternative jet fuel blends. Mary is also involved with The Solutions Project, exploring ways to power society with 100% renewable energy sources.


Jacobson, M.Z. M.A. Delucchi, M.A. Cameron, and B.A. Frew (2015), A low-cost solution to the grid reliability problem with 100% penetration of intermittent wind, water, and solar for all purposes, in review.

Cameron, M.A., M.Z. Jacobson, A.D. Naiman, and S.K. Lele (2013), Effects of plume-scale versus grid-scale treatment of aircraft exhaust photochemistry, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 5815–5820. (PDF)

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Mary spends most of her free time trail running or recovering from running-related injuries. Trail Road