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Geoffrey Roest
Geoffrey Roest
Eller O&M 1102

Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Texas A&M University
3150 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3150


PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Texas A&M University – Expected December 2018

MS in Geosciences from San Francisco State Universtiy – May 2014

BS in Meteorology from Plymouth State University – May 2012

Audited course in Oil and Gas Equipment at Fletcher Technical Community College in Fletcher, LA

  • Science Policy Fellowship for the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, 2016-2017
  • Texas A&M University GPSC Student Travel Award, Winter 2016
  • Texas A&M University OGAPS Graduate Student Presentation Travel Award Summer 2015
  • Outstanding Graduate Seminar Speaker Award, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, Spring 2015
  • San Francisco State University Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Achievement May 2014
  • San Francisco State University Provost Grant, 2012 -2013 academic year
  • Plymouth State University Scholarship, 2008 to 2012

Teaching Assistant for:

ATMO 202 – Weather and Climate Laboratory (Spring 2016, Fall 2017)

GEOS 405 – Environmental Geosciences (Fall 2015)

Grader for:

ATMO 611, ATMO 612, ATMO 613 (Spring 2016)


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Geoffrey Roest

Graduate Student

Research Interests

Analysis of VOC data at TCEQ  sites using R programming language

  • Quantifying VOC emissions from Eagle Ford Shale
  • Factor analyses using Nonnegative Matrix Factorization (NMF)

Field Study in Eagle Ford Shale

  • automated GC-FID, NO/NOx analyzer, CO analyzer, O3 analyzer, CO2/H2O analyzer, and meteorological instruments
  • Assessed air quality impacts of nearby drilling, completion, hydraulic fracturing, and production of nearby wells in rural western section of Eagle Ford

Environmental Science/Policy Interface

  • Science Policy Fellowship for the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Host Office – Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), New Orleans, Louisiana

Served as Air Quality Subject Matter Expert for permitting and NEPA environmental reviews

Selected Publications


Roest, G. S. and G. W. Schade, 2017: Quantifying alkane emissions in the Eagle Ford Shale using boundary layer enhancement, Atmos Chem Phys, DOI: 10.5194/acp-17-11163-2017.

Koch, K., S. Thomas, E. Arana, G. S. Roest, G. W. Schade, 2016: On Methane Leaks from Pipelines in Bryan and College Station, Texas, USA, Open Atmos Sci J, DOI: 10.2174/1874282301610010056.

Schade, G. W., and G. S. Roest, 2016: Analysis of non-methane hydrocarbon data from a monitoring station affected by oil and gas development in the Eagle Ford shale, Texas, Elem Sci Anth, 4: 000096, doi:10.12952/journal.elementa.000096.

Schade, G. W., and G. S. Roest, 2015: Is the shale boom reversing progress in curbing ozone pollution?, Eos, 96, doi:10.1029/2015EO028279.

Roest, G. S., 2014: Quasigeostrophic diagnosis of an explosively developing cyclone along the Northern California coast, Master’s Thesis, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.



Roest, G. S. and G. W. Schade, 2017: Current understanding of emissions and air quality impacts from unconventional oil and gas in Texas, Oral, 2017 Texas A&M University Conference on Energy, College Station, TX.

Roest, G. S. and G. W. Schade, 2016: Source apportionment of hydrocarbons measured in the Eagle Ford Shale, Poster, American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Roest, G. S., 2016: Local Community-Based Air Quality Monitoring Network, Poster, American Meteorological Society 2016 Student Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Roest, G. S., G. W. Schade, S. Brooks, J. P. Zenker, 2015: Air quality at a ranch site in the western part of the Eagle Ford shale, Poster, American Geophysical Union 2015 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, and Oral, Texas A&M Department of Atmospheric Sciences seminar (invited).

Roest, G. S. and G. W. Schade, 2015: Quantifying Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from the Eagle Ford Shale, Oral, Emissions from Flares and Oil & Gas Operations, Air & Waste Management Association 2015 Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC, 24 June 2015.

Roest, G. S. and G. W. Schade, 2014: Quantifying VOC emissions in the Eagle Ford Shale using ethane enhancement, Poster, Atmospheric Impacts of Oil and Gas Development IV, American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 17 December 2014.

Additional Information

Advisor: Gunnar Schade

Other Activities:

Atmospheric Science Graduate Student Council Department Of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University- First Year Representative (2014 To Present)

American Geophysical Union –Conference Volunteer & Attendee (Fall 2013), Conference Presenter (Fall 2014)

Ch4 Connections, Conference Attendee (Fall 2014)

Geosciences Club, San Francisco State University- Member (2012 To 2014)

American Meteorological Society – Member (2008 To Present)

Northeast Storm Conference – Four-Time Attendee (2009 To 2012)

Mensa International – Member (2013 To Present)

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