Loría-Salazar, Marcela

Loría-Salazar, Marcela

Assistant Professor

Office: NWC 5646Phone: +1 (405) 325-1853Website: https://sites.create.ou.edu/aaaqlab/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrLoria_1

Professional Appointments:

2021 – Present: Assistant Professor.  School of Meteorology. The University of Oklahoma.
2023 – Present: NOAA Pathfinder Adopters program.
2021 – Present: NASA PACE Early Adopters program. https://pace.oceansciences.org/people_ea.htm?id=80
2020 – 2020: Research Scientist. School of Meteorology. The University of Oklahoma.
2019 – 2020: Postdoctoral Fellow. School of Meteorology. The University of Oklahoma.
2018 – 2018: Postdoctoral Fellow. School of Physics, Department of Atmospheric Sciences. University of Nevada, Reno.


  • B.S., Meteorology, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2009
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of Nevada, Reno, 2018

Research Interests:
I am an assistant professor at the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. I have worked on a broad range of topics relevant to health effects studies, atmospheric composition, and aerosol physics, including the impact of meteorology on aerosol physical properties and aerosol transport, evaluation of novel aerosol satellite retrievals in the U.S., air quality modeling using aerosol satellite retrievals and data assimilation techniques, and studying the atmospheric processes affecting the complex relationship between surface PM2.5 concentrations and AOD. I have considerable expertise in processing and analyzing large data sets; these datasets include different satellite platforms, aerosol data from NASA’s AERONET and NOAA networks (related to optical properties of the atmosphere), air quality and weather stations, balloon soundings, ultrasonic anemometers, LIDAR, and weather forecast models.

  • Satellite remote sensing
  • Interdisciplinary research to investigate atmospheric aerosol physics
  • Boundary layer meteorology
  • Data assimilation using numerical weather prediction models and satellite retrievals
  • Numerical Simulations
  • Field Experiments
  • Aerosol transport and relationships with atmospheric physical phenomena
  • Big Data
  • Lidar and Radar application for smoke aerosols

Online Profiles:
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IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
METR 3513METR 3513: Atmospheric Chemistry in Weather and ClimateMWF 8:00am - 8:50amAugust 23, 2021