Atmospheric Aerosol Systems

The Atmospheric Aerosol Systems science theme focuses on understanding the chemistry, physics and molecular-scale dynamics of aerosols for model parameterization to improve the accuracy of climate model simulations and develop a predictive understanding of climate. By elucidating the role of natural and anthropogenic regional and global climate forcing mechanisms, EMSL can provide DOE and others with the ability to develop cost-effective strategies to monitor, control and mitigate them.

To advance this science theme, EMSL will employ our research and that of our users for:

  • Biogenic organic aerosols: Develop a molecular-scale understanding of the processes that enhance controllable biogenic organic aerosol formation and determine their radiative properties to improve the accuracy of climate model simulations.

EMSL participates in and supports many Department of Energy Office of Science climate research programs, including the Office of Biological and Environmental Research's GOAmazon program. Read details on how EMSL supports GOAmazon.

Leads

Dr. Shilling is an atmospheric chemist at PNNL with expertise in measuring aerosol gas- and particle-phase chemical composition and gas/particle interactions, and in applying mass spectrometry to solve problems in atmospheric chemistry. He came...

Instruments

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Custodian(s): Nancy Washton
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Custodian(s): Nancy Washton
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Custodian(s): Mark Bowden
The LEAP® 4000 XHR local electrode atom probe tomography instrument enabled the first-ever comprehensive and accurate 3-D chemical imaging studies...
Custodian(s): Arun Devaraj
The system combines the power of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and super resolution fluorescence microscopy to support studies of cell surface...
Custodian(s): Galya Orr

Publications

Constituents of secondary organic carbon (SOC) in atmospheric aerosols are often mixed with inorganic components and compose a signi&#...
We probe, at high energy resolution, the double electron excitation (KLII&II) x-ray absorption region that lies approximately 115 eV above...
Since the advent of the transmission electron microscope (TEM), continuing efforts have been made to image material under native and reaction...
Direct dynamics simulations were used to study dissociation of the [CH3--I--OH]- complex ion, which was observed in a previous study of the OH- +...
Understanding the effect of aerosols on climate requires knowledge of the size and chemical composition of individual aerosol particles - two...

Science Highlights

Posted: February 22, 2017
An international team of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Oregon State University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Peking...
Posted: December 20, 2016
Tom Rickey Scientists have witnessed the birth of atmospheric ice clouds, creating ice cloud crystals in the laboratory and then taking images of...
Posted: December 14, 2016
Mary Beckman, PNNL Water has many unusual properties, such as its solid form, ice, being able to float in liquid water, and they get weirder below...
Posted: December 05, 2016
The Science A recent study demonstrated enormous potential for scientists to explore extremely complex molecular mixtures and systems frequently...
Posted: October 21, 2016
The Science Aerosols play an important role in climate, air quality, and health. A recent study provides new molecular-level insights into how a...

Instruments

The objective of this study is to investigate the mobility of uranium after reaction of contaminated sediments with phosphate solutions injected at...
Quantum information science is an up and coming area of research aimed to transform computing capabilities in the future. The use of quantum bits, or...
The dissolution and precipitation of gibbsite [a-Al(OH)3] and boehmite [a-AlOOH] is of prime importance to the final disposition of high-level...
The specific functions of glycans in a given biological process or pathogenic condition depend on their specific molecular compositions and...
Perform analyses and characterizations to help determine the composition of materials that result in clogging of a ceramic membrane.

The Atmospheric Aerosol Systems science theme focuses on understanding the chemistry, physics and molecular-scale dynamics of aerosols for model parameterization to improve the accuracy of climate model simulations and develop a predictive understanding of climate. By elucidating the role of natural and anthropogenic regional and global climate forcing mechanisms, EMSL can provide DOE and others with the ability to develop cost-effective strategies to monitor, control and mitigate them.

To advance this science theme, EMSL will employ our research and that of our users for:

  • Biogenic organic aerosols: Develop a molecular-scale understanding of the processes that enhance controllable biogenic organic aerosol formation and determine their radiative properties to improve the accuracy of climate model simulations.

EMSL participates in and supports many Department of Energy Office of Science climate research programs, including the Office of Biological and Environmental Research's GOAmazon program. Read details on how EMSL supports GOAmazon.

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