Undergraduate - REU
The 2012 REU program at UC Irvine is designed to provide you with skills and experience in environmental science and research, in a university environment. Over the course of the program, you will be introduced to new concepts and exciting prospects for the future. This survey will be used to gauge how successful we are in preparing you!
This REU application has been opened for a limited time, as an exception, to allow limited submissions.
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This application has three pages:
- Application Form
- Statement of Purpose
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
Thank you for providing more information about the potential Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Student. We appreciate your taking the time to provide this reference for the student.
You will not be able to save your application.
A copy of the completed reference will be emailed to you when you click "Submit".
Please submit all materials no later than February 1, 2012
Analyze climate model simu.ations from the IPCC Archive (CIMP5) and the UCI chemistry-transport model to identify and characterize the change in extreme pollution episodes over the 21st century.
Student will work with Matlab and Fortran to read adn analyze the data set.
Project time allocation: Computer lab = 100%
Aerosols in the Earth’s atmosphere influence the global climate and adversely impact human health. Aerosols contain a range of inorganic compounds that are mostly well attributed to their sources, e.g. Cu & Zn are emitted during industrial processes, while Mg and Si originate from soil erosion. In contrast, the sources of carbonaceous (carbon containing) aerosols are still poorly understood because they consist of a wide variety of compounds, which are extremely difficult to individually attribute to their sources.
The potential for ice-sheet volume change to lead to significant sea-level change is of considerable scientific and societal interest. Unfortunately there is also considerable uncertainty on this issue, with respect to both measurements of the present-day and recent contributions, and modeled near-term projections.