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Dana Trimble
Associate Research Scientist, Atmospheric Science

Professional Interests

Ms. Dana L. Trimble is an Associate Research Scientist for the Division of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at DRI, and project manager for the Naval Earth Sciences and Engineering Program (NESEP). She has over 26 years of experience in managing project and laboratory operations, as well as database administration. Ms. Trimble is responsible for overseeing the project, ensuring deliverables are met, quality assurance plans are followed, equipment is installed and delivered, and assists with oversight of personnel assignments. She works closely with the NESEP Director and the REMAS lead, as well as the business manager to effectively manage all related contracts and grants.

Ms. Trimble previously oversaw the operations of DRI’s Environmental Analysis Facility laboratory and performed Level I and Level II data validation and reporting of more than 50,000 carbon analyses per year. She served as a lead contact person for multiple sponsors to discuss contract matters and analysis status, and assisted with proposal development.

Ms. Trimble also serves as DRI’s Diversity Officer and is on the NSHE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council. Additionally, she has served as DRI Faculty Senate Chair and Chair of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Council of Chairs.

Research Areas

  • Project management
  • Carbon
  • Aerosol
  • Biology
  • Air Quality
  • Diversity

Education

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
B.S.1994University of Nevada, RenoBiology

M.S.2019University of Nebraska, KearneyBiology
Program(s)

 

Publications
2018
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Green, M. C., Wang, X., Chen, L.-W.A., Trimble, D. L., Cropper, P. M., Kohl, S. D., Gronstal, S. B. (2018). Separation of brown carbon from black carbon for IMPROVE and Chemical Speciation Network PM2.5 samples, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 68 (5), 494-510, 10.1080/10962247.2018.1426653
2015
Chow, J. C., Wang, X., Sumlin, B. J., Gronstal, S. B., Chen, L.-W.A., Trimble, D. L., Kohl, S. D., Mayorga, S. R., Riggio, G. M., Hurbain, P. R., Johnson, M. M., Zimmermann, R., Watson, J. G. (2015). Optical Calibration and Equivalence of a Multiwavelength Thermal/Optical Carbon Analyzer, Aerosol Air Qual. Res., 15, 1145-1159
2011
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Robles, J. A., Wang, X., Chen, L.-W.A., Trimble, D. L., Kohl, S. D., Tropp, R. J., Fung, K. (2011). Quality assurance and quality control for thermal/optical analysis of aerosol samples for organic and elemental carbon, Anal.Bioanal.Chem., 3141-3152
2008
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Chen, L.-W.A., Trimble, D. L., Ho, S.S.H., Veropoulos, K. (2008). Methods to assess carbonaceous aerosol sampling artifacts for IMPROVE and other long-term networks, Desert Research Institute
Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Chen, L.-W.A., DuBois, D. W., Kohl, S. D., Trimble, D. L. (2008). Monitoring and data analysis for the Minnesota Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) Study, Desert Research Institute
2007
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Chen, L.-W.A., Chang, M., Robinson, N. F., Trimble, D. L., Kohl, S. D. (2007). The IMPROVE: A temperature protocol for thermal/optical carbon analysis: Maintaining consistency with a long-term database, J.Air Waste Manage.Assoc., 57, 1014-1023
2006
Park, K., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Trimble, D. L., Doraiswamy, P., Arnott, W. P., Stroud, K., Bowers, K., Bode, R., Petzold, A., Hansen, A. (2006). Comparison of continuous and filter-based carbon measurements at the Fresno Supersite, J.Air Waste Manage.Assoc., 56, 474-491
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Doraiswamy, P., Chen, L.-W.A., Sodeman, D. A., Ho, S.S.H., Kohl, S. D., Trimble, D. L., Voepel, H. E., Fung, K. K. (2006). Climate Change — Characterization of Black Carbon and Organic Carbon Air Pollution Emissions and Evaluation of Measurement Methods. Phase I: Method Intercomparison; Volume I: Interim Report, July 11, 2006, Prepared for The California Air Resources Board and the California Environmental Protection Agency, Accepted.
2005
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Chen, L.-W.A., Paredes-Miranda, G., Chang, M., Trimble, D. L., Fung, K. K., Zhang, H., Yu, J. (2005). Interactive comment on “refining temperature measures in thermal/optical analysis”, Atmos Chem and Physics Discuss Suppl, 5, S1-S6

Chow, J. C., Chen, L.-W.A., Lowenthal, D. H., Doraiswamy, P., Park, K., Kohl, S. D., Trimble, D. L., Watson, J. G. (2005). California Regional PM10/PM2.5 Air Quality Study (CRPAQS) – Initial data analysis of field program measurements, Desert Research Institute
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Chen, L.-W.A., Paredes-Miranda, G., Chang, M., Trimble, D. L., Fung, K., Zhang, H., Yu, J. (2005). Refining temperature measures in thermal/optical carbon analysis, Atmos.Chem.Phys., 5, 2961-2972
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Chen, L.-W.A., Paredes-Miranda, G., Chang, M., Trimble, D. L., Fung, K., Zhang, J., Yu, J. (2005). Interactive comment on “Refining temperature measures in thermal/optical carbon analysis”, Atmos.Chem.Phys.Discuss., 5, S1-S6
2004
Kuhns, H. D., Chang, M., Chow, J. C., Etyemezian, V. R., Chen, L.-W.A., Nussbaum, N., Nathagoundenpalayam, S., Trimble, D. L., Kohl, S. D., MacLaren, M., Abu-Allaban, M., Gillies, J. A., Gertler, A. W. (2004). DRI Lake Tahoe Source Characterization Study, Desert Research Institute: Reno, NV
Conference Proceedings
2019
Green, M. C., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Wang, X., Trimble, D. L., Amin, V. R. (2019). Update of IMPROVE Carbon Analysis, IMPROVE Steering Committee Meeting: Petaluma, CA, October 22, 2019, Presented.
2017
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Wang, X., Trimble, D. L., Gronstal, S. B., Cropper, P. M. (2017). Update of IMPROVE Carbon Analysis: Ely, MN
2016
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Cropper, P. M., Wang, X., Kohl, S. D., Trimble, D. L. (2016). More Complete Analysis of IMPROVE Samples for Visibility and Source Apportionment Studies, Atmospheric Optics: Aerosols, Visibility, and the Radiative Balance, A&WMA Visibility Specialty Conference: Snow King Hotel, Jackson Hole, WY, September 27, 2016-September 30, 2016
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Wang, X., Trimble, D. L., Kohl, S. D., Gronstal, S. B. (2016). Update of IMPROVE Carbon Analysis, 2016 IMPROVE Steering Committee Meeting: Santa Fe, NM, November 1, 2016-November 2, 2016
2015
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Wang, X., Trimble, D. L., Kohl, S. D. (2015). Update of IMPROVE Carbon Analysis, 2015 IMPROVE Steering Committee Meeting: Grand Canyon, AZ, November 3, 2015
Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Wang, X., Trimble, D. L., Kohl, S. D. (2015). Temperature Calibration of Thermal/Optical Carbon Analyzer, IMPROVE Steering Committee Meeting: Grand Canyon, AZ
2014
Tropp, R. J., Trimble, D. L., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G. (2014). Determining the Causes of Filter Color variation after IMPROVE – A Carbon Analysis, Paper #33577 in Proceedings of the Air & Waste Management Association: Long Beach, CA, June 24, 2014
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Wang, X., Trimble, D. L., Kohl, S. D., Chen, L.-W.A. (2014). IMPROVE Carbon Analysis, The IMPROVE Steering Committee Meeting: Cape Romain NWR, SC, October 15, 2014
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Wang, X., Trimble, D. L., Kohl, S. D., Sumlin, B. J., Gronstal, S. B., Mayorga, S. R., Chen, L.-W.A. (2014). Equivalence in OC and EC between Single- and Multi-wavelength Carbon Analyzers, The IMPROVE Steering Committee Meeting: Cape Romain, NWR, SC, October 15, 2014
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Wang, X., Kohl, S. D., Sumlin, B. J., Gronstal, S. B., Mayorga, S. R., Chen, L.-W.A., Trimble, D. L. (2014). DRI Model 2015 Thermal/Optical Carbon Analyzer, Desert Research Institute: Reno, NV, October 28, 2014
Sumlin, B. J., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Wang, X., Gronstal, S. B., Chen, L.-W.A., Trimble, D. L. (2014). Development of a Thermal/Optical Carbon Analyzer with Multiple-Wavelength Capabilities, Proceedings of the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014
2012
Chow, J. C., Wang, X., Trimble, D. L., Robles, J. A., Chen, L.-W.A., Watson, J. G. (2012). IMPROVE Carbon Analysis, Presentation at IMPROVE Steering Committee Meeting: Incline Village, NV, October 23, 2012