Lon Hood's research currently focuses on gas-grain interactions in the early solar nebula, geophysical studies of the Moon and Mars, and satellite data studies of the Earth's stratosphere. The stratospheric work consists of analysis and interpretation of satellite remote sensing data relevant to long-term variability. The relative importance of dynamics and chemistry in producing observed ozone trends at northern midlatitudes is a major topic of current research. Effects of solar variability (mainly at ultraviolet wavelengths which photodissociate molecular oxygen to produce ozone in the upper stratosphere) are also of special interest.
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1979