Philip Handley is a Research Associate with the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He works as an affiliate of the NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory (ESRL) Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML).
Within GML’s Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases Group (CCGG), Phil primarily works for the Tall Towers group as well as providing support to the Aircraft group as needed. His responsibilities for the Towers group include: maintaining analyzers and ancillary equipment for trace gas measurements, data communications and transfer, performing pre-deployment instrument calibrations, interfacing with remote site contacts and writing software and utilities. When assisting the Aircraft group Phil writes data collection, analysis, graphical user interface software and provides IT support services. He also maintains an FAA part 107 sUAS pilot certificate as well as having been trained to fly drones under the University of Colorado’s drone program. Phil also works on special projects as needed and time permitting. He also participates in special campaign projects such as mobile laboratory measurements(G. Petron), and support for sampling from a peruvian tower in the Amazon basin (J.B. Milller).
Phils areas of expertise are software development, IT support, data quality control,
Phil's background includes graduate work in support of the National Science Foundation's Palmer Antarctica Long Term Ecological Research site. He was manager of Information Systems at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and he was a Learjet Captain for long haul Air Ambulance missions throughout the Caribbean and North, Central and South America.