Jim Duff


Dr. James W. Duff


Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry) University of Minnesota, 1975

B.S. (Chemistry) Wayne State University, 1968

Dr. Duff is a consultant and former Principal Scientist at Spectral Sciences, Inc. His research activities have included the modeling of atmospheric clustering phenomena, the calculation of infrared and ultraviolet radiation signatures from high altitude rocket plumes, investigation of energy transfer and reactive processes occurring in quiescent and auroral atmospheres, and the modeling of radiation transport phenomena in rain, snow, and clouds. His most recent interests have included nucleation and chemistry involved in the release of liquids in the atmosphere, the chemistry of the lower thermosphere irradiated by an intense electron beam, and the development of a first principles infrared model to predict the background radiance and spatial structure in the mesosphere and thermosphere.