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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

No leads are available at this time.

Instruments

The SMSAS is a multi-technique surface analysis instrument based on elemental mapping using either scanning small spot X-rays or the electronics in...
Custodian(s): Shuttha Shutthanandan
Systems Configuration and Operational Overview All work involving the following systems and any experiments conducted in EMSL laboratories must be...
Custodian(s): Tamas Varga, Mark Bowden
A recent addition to the super resolution fluorescence imaging capability is EMSL's Airyscan module, which provides 3-D imaging with superior...
Custodian(s): Galya Orr

Publications

We present measurements utilizing the Filter Inlet for Gases and Aerosols (FIGAERO) applied to chamber measurements of isoprene-derived epoxydiol (...
As one of the simplest volatile organic compounds (VOCs), glyoxal and its oxidation products were considered to be important precursors to aqueous...
Diffusivity of semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in the bulk particle phase of viscous atmospheric secondary organic aerosol (SOA) can have...
Airborne biological aerosols are an integral part of the atmosphere-biosphere interface and significantly impact the environment and Earth’s...
Atmospheric nitryl chloride impacts air quality by modifying oxidant budgets, pollutant fate, and particulate matter formation. Contrary to original...

Science Highlights

Posted: February 12, 2019
From Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division The Science In the atmosphere, individual soot...
Posted: August 08, 2018
From Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Physical Sciences Division One enigma that has perplexed scientists is how new particles form in the...
Posted: July 13, 2018
From Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division The Science All cloud liquid drops and ice crystals...
Posted: April 27, 2018
From Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division The Science Due to a scarcity of useful observations...
Posted: April 20, 2018
The Science Advanced microscopes using a beam of electrons rather than light give scientists powerful tools to investigate biological and mineral...

Instruments

There are no related projects at this time.

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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