Langley Scientist Invited to Serve on International Ozone Review Panel
Malcolm Ko, lead scientist in the Science Directorate at NASA's Langley Research Center, has accepted an invitation to serve as a key reviewer for the international report, "Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2010." The publication's final review meeting is scheduled for the summer of 2010.
The "Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion" is a series of reports published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), NASA, NOAA, and the European Commission. There have been nine reports since the 1980s. Each report provided policy relevant information to policymakers on changes to Earth's ozone layer. They provide the scientific basis for the formulation and amendments to the Montreal Protocol that controls the production and emission of ozone depleting substances.
Ko has been involved in eight of the nine reports in different capacities. The Co-Chairs of the Scientific Assessment Panel expressed interest in Ko serving as a "Super Reviewer" of all of the chapters, looking at the overarching issues of the assessment, as well as the cohesion of the entire document.