As an atmospheric scientist, Chelsea Corr studies atmospheric particles, ranging from very small pollution aerosols to cloud droplets, and the role these particles play in air quality and climate.
Corr is an atmospheric scientist whose primary work focuses on dust, smoke, and other forms of particulate air pollution and the influence these particles have on climate and air quality via interactions with sunlight. Through her recent work as a postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Langley Research Center, Corr expanded her research interests beyond atmospheric particles to include the role of clouds and cloud processes in Arctic climate change and atmospheric chemistry. As part of her research, Corr has participated in numerous sampling efforts from both ground-based research stations and aboard NASA research aircraft. These include projects on urban air quality in Houston, TX, Denver, CO and South Korea, snow and atmospheric chemistry at Summit Station in Greenland, and Arctic cloud microphysics over the Arctic Ocean. She has published her work in the Journal of Geophysical Research and Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and continues to collaborate with colleagues at NASA, Rice University, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research on the analysis of atmospheric data. B.A. Earth Science, University of New Hampshire, M.S. Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, and Ph.D. Earth and Environmental Science, University of New Hampshire. Corr was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for the 2016-17 academic year, and returns for 2017-2018.