Atmospheric Chemistry - GRC
More Information, Contact: nmd [at] cmu.edu (Prof. Neil M. Donahue), rccohen [at] berkeley.edu (Prof. Ronald C. Cohen)
Years ago, there were separate disciplines of global atmospheric chemistry: local air pollution and air-quality engineering focused on photochemical smog; and climate science. Now we understand the connections between all of these, with the global role of air pollution, especially fine particles, driven by progressive oxidation chemistry associated with global atmospheric chemistry leading directly to the leading climate uncertainties of forcing associated with light scattering by particles and clouds.
In both computational and observational atmospheric science, resolution is a critical but still poorly understood parameter. Human exposure to air pollution varies over scales of 100 m or less, and key length scales in clouds are equally small, yet transport and chemistry occurs on a global scale as well.
- Keynote Session: Atmospheric Chemistry as a Consequence and Driver of
- High Resolution Observations
- The Rebirth of Peroxy Radical Reactions
- Technological Advances that Are Changing Atmospheric Chemistry Research
- Air Pollution and Health Effects Driven by Atmospheric Chemistry
- The Chemical Evolution of Aerosol Physical Properties
- New Insights into Remote Tropospheric Chemistry
- Biogeochemistry: How Exchanges Between the Atmosphere, Biosphere and Oceans Change with Changing Atmospheric Composition
- Methane Sources and Chemistry