Russell Dickerson's research focuses on the multidisciplinary areas of atmospheric chemistry air pollution, climate and global biogeochemical cycles. His research group, composed of chemists and meteorologists, develops analytical instruments for NOx, NOy, NH3, CO, SO2, CO2, CH4 and aerosols including black carbon; employs these instruments in the laboratory, field, and on ships and aircraft; and interprets the results in terms of photochemistry and atmospheric physics. The research group studies convection, as well as the budget of tropospheric ozone and greenhouse gases in the Baltimore-Washington area, New York City, and on a large scale. They also compare in situ and satellite observations with calculations from computer models. Dickerson is a member of NASA's Ozone Monitoring Instrument Science Team, and he collaborates with NASA/Goddard, NIST, and NOAA/ARL. He also heads the Regional Atmospheric Measurement Modeling and Prediction Program (RAMMPP) and is a member of the Maryland Climate Change Commission.