Research Topics Include:
Globally Gridded Satellite Observations for Climate Studies." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 92 (2011): 893-907."
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."
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)."
Coupling of Nitrous Oxide and Methane by Global Atmospheric Chemistry." Science 330 (2010): 952-954."
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)."
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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||
The Prather Modeling Lab focuses on simulation of the physical, chemical and biological processes that determine atmospheric composition and development of (1) detailed numerical models of photochemistry and atmospheric radiation and (2) global chemical transport models that describe ozone and other trace gases.
|Saltzman / Aydin Research Group||
The oceans produce a diverse array of trace gases that affect the chemistry of the atmosphere and the climate system. The Saltzman / Aydin Research Group’s goal is to understand what controls the production, emissions, and atmospheric chemistry of oceanic trace gases. Eric Saltzman, Murat Aydin, and their team develop trace gas detectors, collect field data from islands and ships and use computer models to simulate natural processes. The group is also interested in the history of trace gas/climate interactions.
|Zender Research Group||
The Zender Research Group studies the microphysics of trace gas, aerosol, and surface interactions with Earth's radiative, thermodynamic, and chemical processes. Charles Zender and his team develop and refine the representation of these processes to improve climate prediction. Model simulations, combined with lab, field, and satellite data, help them predict and attribute features of climate and climate change. Current research includes mineral dust and carbonaceous aerosols, snow lifecycle and albedo, aerosol impacts on ocean biogeochemistry, wind-driven surface energy/mass exchange, climate-disease links, and super-dooper-big-scale data analysis. The team's aerosol, radiative transfer, and data processing models are freely available and are used by geoscientists world-wide.
|Biosphere-Atmosphere-Human Interaction Research Group (Kim)||
Saewung Kim's Biosphere-Atmosphere-Human Interaction Research Group conducts research on how biosphere-atmosphere-human interactions are affecting tropospheric oxidation capacity. The lab’s main research activities are deploying gas phase atmospheric constituents monitoring instrumentation to the field to constrain tropospheric oxidation capacity.