Maurice Roots

Mr. Maurice Roots Maurice Roots is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Atmospheric Physics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Hampton University with a minor in Nanoscience and Mathematics. Maurice has received the NASA FINESST award, is a GEM Fellow, and has previously worked with NOAA through the EPP Programs (NCAS-M, CESSRST, and Hollings). His research focuses on understanding how nocturnal atmospheric dynamics impact air quality, particularly emphasizing Nocturnal Low-Level Jets in the Mid-Atlantic United States. He is an expert in conducting and analyzing observational data from multi-instrument suits, particularly in active and passive remote sensing. Maurice’s love for the outdoors and traveling has led him to participate in several air quality field campaigns and experiments with NASA. He is dedicated to facilitating the next generation of air quality science and hopes to continue this pursuit post-graduation.