Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
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Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Jerome Fast
Our hypothesis is that a better understanding of fast-reacting processes, such as the chemistry of volatile organic compounds associated with isoprene having a lifetime of ~minutes, is needed to make a breakthrough in parameterizing SOA for the next...
Lead Institution: Michigan Technological University
Principal Investigator: Lynn Mazzoleni
We propose an integrated experimental and modeling study of biomass burning aerosol rich in spherical particles - also known as "tar balls" - using the multi-modal micro-spectroscopy, advanced mass spectrometry, and high performance...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Susannah Burrows
The atmospheric concentration of ice-nucleating particles (INPs) impacts the formation and development of cloud ice crystals, affecting cloud radiative properties and precipitation. However, predictive understanding of INP concentrations in the...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: ManishKumar Shrivastava
Recent DOE- supported field measurements provide a wealth of high resolution mass spectrometry data using instruments such as HR-ToF-AMS and SPLAT II over different locations (e.g. over Oklahoma City and the Amazon rainforest). However, challenges...
Lead Institution: West Texas A&M University
Principal Investigator: Seong-gi Moon
Our current knowledge of aerosol-cloud interactions in the Arctic is inadequate for accurate modeling of northern high-latitude regions. To fill this gap, the field campaign was recently conducted in Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, during March 2-30, 2017 as...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Susannah Burrows
The atmospheric concentration of ice-nucleating particles (INPs) impacts the formation and development of cloud ice crystals, affecting cloud radiative properties and precipitation. However, predictive understanding of INP concentrations in the...