Research Topics Include:
Development and application of a method to quantify methane oxidation rates using low-levels of C14-CH4 and accelerator mass spectrometry In Earth System Science. Vol. Ph.D. California: University of California, Irvine, 2011.
Future impact of non-land based traffic emissions on atmospheric ozone and OH - an optimistic scenario and a possible mitigation strategy." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 11 (2011): 11293-11317."
Coupling of Nitrous Oxide and Methane by Global Atmospheric Chemistry." Science 330 (2010): 952-954."
Constraining MODIS snow albedo at large solar zenith angles: Implications for the surface energy budget in Greenland." Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 115 (2010)."
Concurrent DMS and isoprene surface seawater variablity in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 74 (2010): A667."
Transport impacts on atmosphere and climate: Aviation." Atmospheric Environment 44 (2010): 4678-4734."
Desert dust aerosol age characterized by mass‐age tracking of tracers." Journal of Geophysical Research 115, no. D22201 (2010)."
NF3, the greenhouse gas missing from Kyoto (vol 37, L11807, 2010)." Geophysical Research Letters 37 (2010)."
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|Trumbore / Czimczik Research Group||
The focus of my research is the cycling of carbon and nitrogen in the terrestrial biosphere. I am particularly interested in understanding how climate change and alterations in land use and management as well as in the frequencies of disturbances (i.e. drought, fire) affect the allocation and residence time of carbon and nitrogen in soils and perennial plants. And, how changes in terrestrial ecosystems feed back to the climate system, e.g. by constraining future levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
|Prather Modeling Lab||
Simulation of the physical, chemical and biological processes that determine atmospheric composition. Development of
Studies include the predicted effects of volcanic sulfate aerosols on stratospheric ozone loss, the role of clouds in scattering sunlight and altering photochemistry, and the non-linearities in chemical systems that lead to sudden changes such as the depletion of ozone caused by CFC increases.
|Saltzman / Aydin Research Group||
The oceans produce a diverse array of trace gases that affect the chemistry of the atmosphere and the climate system. Our goal is to understand what controls the production, emissions, and atmospheric chemistry of oceanic trace gases. We develop trace gas detectors, collect field data from islands and ships and use computer models to simulate natural processes.
|Saltzman / Aydin Research Group|
|Zender Modeling Lab||
Our research group studies the energy and trace species that pass through Earth's atmosphere. We model the microphysics of trace gas, aerosol, cloud, and surface interactions with Earth's radiative, thermodynamic, and chemical budgets. We then (often) parameterize these effects in climate models. The model simulations, combined with lab, field, and satellite data, help us attribute alteration of Earth's climate and composition to specific processes. Our current research includes mineral dust, meteoric, and carbonaceous aerosols, snow lifecycle and albedo, aerosol impacts on ocean biogeochemistry, wind-driven surface energy/mass exchange, climate-disease links, and terascale data analysis. Our aerosol generation, radiative transfer, and data processing models are freely available and are used in geoscience research institutions world-wide.
We are exploring interactions between biosphere-atmosphere-human, specifically, how the interactions affect on the oxidation capacity of the troposphere that controls fates of trace gases and secondary photochemical product (e.g ozone and secondary aerosols) productions. Our research tools are mainly in-situ measurement instrumentation to precisely quantify very reactive radical species in the troposphere and we deploy the instrumentation to the environmentally critical locations.