Paul Crutzen leads atmospheric chemistry program

Under the direction of Paul Crutzen, NCARís atmospheric chemistry program gained international stature in the 1970s by emphasizing gas-phase chemistry reactions throughout the upper and lower atmosphere. Crutzen pioneered computer modeling of chemical processes in the atmosphere and their relation to living organisms. Crutzenís own work on ozone formation and depletion won him the Nobel Prize in 1995, with Mario Molino and Sherry Rowland.