Research Lab

Description

Biosphere Atmosphere Interactions Group
(Guenther Lab)

 

The Biosphere Atmosphere Interactions Group are investigating biosphere-atmosphere interactions on scales of individual cells to the whole earth system to improve predictions of biogeochemical fluxes, atmospheric composition, air pollution,  climate and ecosystem health. This is being accomplished through multidisciplinary field, laboratory and modeling studies of the processes controlling these interactions.

Research Area: Atmospheric Chemistry

 

Biosphere-Atmosphere-Human Interaction Research Group

(Kim Lab)

 

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.

Research Area: Atmospheric Chemistry

 

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.

Research Area: Atmospheric Chemistry

 

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.

Research Area:

Atmospheric Chemistry

Biogeochemical Cycles

 

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.

Research Area:

Atmospheric Chemistry

Physical Climate