Stephen E. Schwartz

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Stephen E. Schwartz (born 1941) is an atmospheric scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He served from 2004 to 2009 as the Chief Scientist of the Atmospheric Science Program of the United States Department of Energy. The program is charged with developing a comprehensive understanding of how the atmosphere processes energy related trace chemicals, such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur, aerosols and carbon dioxide. The current focus is on aerosols and carbon dioxide.


Schwartz graduated Magna cum laude from Harvard University, earned his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley and was a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Cambridge.


He is a member of a number of professional organizations and has been elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science and Fellow of International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry. He was named ISI Highly Cited researcher in 2006.

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Acid Rain[edit]

Schwartz was a leading scientist in the area of atmospheric sulfur and acid rain. Schwartz authored "the study some credit with spurring acid rain legislation in the 1990s."[1]


  1. ^ Lawrence Solomon (September 1, 2007). "The aerosol man". National Post. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 

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