Photo of LaToya Myles
Duties:

Deputy Director of ATDD and
Lead Research Physical Scientist

Programs:

Reactive Nitrogen and Precipitation Chemistry

Contact:

latoya.myles@noaa.gov
Office: (865) 220-1729

Current Research

My research is interdisciplinary, involving both atmospheric chemistry and environmental science. I measure the exchange (i.e., emission and deposition) of gases and particles between the air and land in coastal and agricultural ecosystems. Many of my measurement studies focus on ammonia (NH3), the most abundant basic gas in the atmosphere and an important part of the biogeochemical cycle. The data collected from these studies is used to improve estimates of air pollution and provide information about the potential impact on human health and the environment.

A listing of selected publications is available in pdf format here

Education

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, 2004

Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS

B.S., Chemistry, 1999

B.S., Biology, 1999

Professional Experience

Deputy Director, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, Oak Ridge, TN
2016 to present

Lead Research Physical Scientist, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, Oak Ridge, TN
2013 to present

Physical Scientist, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, Oak Ridge, TN
2004 to 2013

Physical Scientist Trainee, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory assigned to Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
2001 – 2004

Factory Pollution

Air quality is important to every human being. For most of us, breathing is an unconscious action; we don’t think about what is in the air that we breathe. Figuring that out is part of my job.

Latoya with classroom kids

Dr. Myles at Eaton Elementary School presenting information about NOAA
to students in 3rd and 4th grade.