Cathy Cahill

Curriculum Vitae

Research Description

Professor Cahill’s research focuses on atmospheric aerosols and their impacts on visibility, global climate, and human health. Her research includes laboratory experiments, modeling, and field studies of atmospheric aerosols and their properties. She is currently investigating the size and composition of particulate matter entering the Arctic from Asia and other continents. In addition, she is quantifying the chemical composition and radiative properties of volcanic aerosols and developing airborne sensors for determining the concentration, composition and potential health effects of atmospheric aerosols.

Selected Publications

  1. Cahill, C.F. (2003). Asian Aerosol Transport to Alaska during ACE-Asia. J. Geophys. Res., 108 (D23), 8664, doi:10.1029/2002JD003271.
  2. Martin, L. and C.F. Cahill (2004) Recovery of DNA from Latent Blood after Identification by Fluorescein. Journal of Forensic Identification, 43(6), pp.660-667.
  3. Wilcox II, W.J. and C.F. Cahill (2003). Regional Haze Trends in Alaska: Implications for Protected Class I Visibility Areas. EM. Dec. 2003. pp. 34-39.


  • B.S. 1990, University of California, Davis
  • M.S. 1994, University of Washington
  • Ph.D. 1996, University of Nevada, Reno

phone: 907.474.6905
fax: 907.474.5640
Cathy Cahill
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6160

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