Aerosols in Climate Modeling

posted on July 22, 2014

Professor Peter McMurry, an MSI Principal Investigator in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is quoted in an article published by the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The article concerns research into fine particles in the atmosphere and their role in cloud formation. This subject is important to researchers who are working on climate models. A better understanding of the process of how particulate matter behaves in the atmosphere will allow them to develop more accurate models. The article, “The secret life of aerosols,” is available on the EMSL website

EMSL is funded by the US Department of Energy Office of Science.

Professor McMurry uses MSI resources, especially computational fluid dynamics software, to model the performance of aerosol instrumentation.