College of Food, Ag & Nat Res Sci
This group is pursuing a range of projects that aim to improve understanding of the chemical composition of the atmosphere, how it is affected by humans and by natural processes, and the implications for health, air pollution, and climate change.
Ongoing research foci include:
- Global analysis of the atmospheric N2O budget. N2O is a leading greenhouse gas and currently the dominant destroyer of the ozone layer.
- Quantifying sources and sinks of organic acids in the atmosphere.
- Chemical transport modeling and data analysis to better understand the atmospheric budget of reactive carbon.
- Fine-scale distribution of urban air pollution and implications for human exposure and environmental justice.
- Research focused around air, climate and energy and human exposure to air pollution.
- Data mining and processing of large (multi-TB) datasets from the group's high-resolution mass spectrometer to better quantify chemical sources and sinks from the atmosphere.
Research by this group was featured on the MSI website in October 2017: Nitrous Oxide Emissions Affected by Climate Change, May 2017: Tracking Pollution Sources in Urban Water Systems, and September 2014: Air Pollution and Socioeconomic Status.