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Mary Cameron

PhD Candidate
Atmosphere/Energy
Stanford University

Education

Research

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. In addition, Mary is involved with analytics and publicity for The Solutions Project, a group that unites science, economics, and social awareness to encourage the transition from fossil fuels to 100% clean, renewable energy. She has worked on creating clean-energy plans for 139 countries by 2050, and in 2015 created a set of interactive data visualizations to coincide with the release of these plans at COP-21. In 2016, her work with Mark Z. Jacobson on grid reliability with 100% renewable energy received the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for “outstanding scientific excellence and originality.”

Publications

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)

Cameron, M.A., M.Z. Jacobson, S.R.H. Barrett, H. Bian, S.D. Eastham, A. Gettelman, A. Khodayari, Q. Liang, D. Phoenix, H.B. Selkirk, N. Unger, D.J. Wuebbles (2016), Inter-comparative study of effects of aircraft on surface air quality, in review.

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, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1510028112.
2016 Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Jacobson, M.Z., M.A. Delucchi, Z.A.F. Bauer, S.C. Goodman, W.E. Chapman, M.A. Cameron et al. (2015), 100% Clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for 139 countries of the world, (Link)

Jacobson, M.Z., C. Clack M.A. Delucchi, M.A. Cameron (2016), 100% grid reliability in 20 regions of the world with 100% penetration of intermittent wind, water, and solar for all purposes, in preparation

Gettelman, A., C.-C. Chen, M.Z. Jacobson, M.A. Cameron, D.W.J. Wuebbles, A. Khodayari, D. Phoenix (2016), Climate Effects from 2050 Projected Aviation Emissions, in preparation.

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