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The ESSE Department Welcomes New Faculty Member Mark Gordon

The department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering welcomes our new faculty member Mark Gordon! Mark will be starting his position beginning Fall 2014.

Mark Gordon studies the emission, deposition, and transport of chemicals, pollutants, aerosols, and particles to and from various sources, including petroleum production facilities, road traffic, forests, and arctic environments. Prior to York, Mark worked for 5 years as a physical scientist and post-doctorate researcher in the Air Quality department of Environment Canada.  Studies at Environment Canada included an airborne measurement campaign over the Alberta Oil Sands, a traffic-pollutant measurement study on Highway 400, and a study of aerosol and VOC emissions in a mixed forest at the Borden Forest Research Station.  Mark has also worked as a researcher at Trent University, studying wind-induced transport of sand particles, and at York University, studying blowing snow in the Arctic.

Selected Publications

  • M. Gordon, R.M. Staebler, J. Liggio, P. Makar, S.-M. Li, J. Wentzell, G. Lu, P. Lee, and J.R. Brook (2012) Measurements of enhanced turbulent mixing near highways, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51(9), 1618-1632, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-11-0190.1
  • M. Gordon, R.M. Staebler, J. Liggio, A. Vlasenko, S.-M. Li, and K. Hayden (2011) Aerosol flux measurements above a mixed forest at Borden, Ontario. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 6773-6786, doi:10.5194/acp-11-6773-2011
  • M. Gordon and C. McKenna-Neuman (2011) A study of particle splash on developing ripple forms for two-bed materials. Geomorphology, 129, 70-91, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.01.015
  • M. Gordon, S. Biswas, P.A. Taylor, J. Hanesiak, M. Melzer, and S. Fargey (2010) Measurements of drifting and blowing snow at Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada during the STAR project. Atmosphere-Ocean, 48(2): 81-100, doi:10.3137/AO1105.2010


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