Olivia Clifton

Graduate Student
Olivia Clifton
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ocean and Climate Physics
206A Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000


(845) 365-8319


(845) 365-8157

Fields of interest: 

interactions among atmospheric chemistry, climate, and the biosphere

Research Statement: 

Olivia’s research aims to quantify how tropospheric ozone, an air pollutant and potent greenhouse gas, responds to changing precursor emissions, climate, and land use. In particular, her research focuses on how the vegetation sink of tropospheric ozone changes with meteorology and biophysics and how this modulates atmospheric composition. Olivia uses multiscale measurements and a hierarchy of models in her research. Better constraints on spatiotemporal variability in this poorly understood sink will advance our ability to predict air quality and impacts on humans and ecosystems with changing climate. 

List of Degrees from highest to lowest
Master of Philosophy
Columbia University in the City of New York
Master of the Arts
Columbia University in the City of New York
Bachelor of Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Selected Publications:
Interannual variability in ozone removal by a temperate deciduous forest, Clifton, Olivia E.; Fiore, Arlene M.; Munger, J. W.; Malyshev, Sergey; Horowitz, Larry W.; Shevliakova, Elena; Paulot, Fabien; Murray, Lee T.; Griffin, Kevin L. Geophysical Research Letters, Volume: 44 (2017) 10.1002/2016GL070923
Twenty-first century reversal of the surface ozone seasonal cycle over the northeastern United States, Clifton, Olivia E.; Fiore, Arlene M.; Correa, Gustavo; Horowitz, Larry W.; Naik, Vaishali Geophysical Research Letters, Volume: 41 (2014) 10.1002/2014GL061378