Focus Areas

Cantrell Research
Using satellite measurements to constrain global volcanic SO2 production and emissions from individual volcanoes ; Validation of OMI SO2 retrievals using correlative data from ground-based, airborne and space-borne instruments ; Tracking volcanic SO2 and ash clouds operationally for aviation hazard mitigation; Remote sensing of tropospheric volcanic plumes using DOAS and FTIR; Quantifying anthropogenic emissions of SO2 from sources such as copper smelters and oil and gas fields ; Mitigation of the environmental and health impacts of volcanic degassing using satellite data ; Comparisons between satellite observations and chemical transport model simulations of volcanic clouds and plumes
 
Kostinski Research
Understanding future global snowfall trends using combined modeling, reanalysis, and observational datasets ; Using spaceborne radar and microwave radiometer observations to quantify global snowfall; Evaluating spaceborne precipitation estimates using ground-based radar and in situ snow microphysics observations ; Studying systematic snow microphysical property differences associated with distinct snowfall modes (lake effect vs. syntopic snow) ; Characterizing uncertainties in spaceborne snowfall estimates due to snow and ice particle microphysics ; Improving snow/ice microphysical properties and processes in numerical models; Developing improved lake effect snow forecasting tools using satellite data
 
Environmental Optics Laboratory
Understanding the identities, occurrence, and transformation of aerosol organic compounds; Identifying organic aerosol constituents from a variety of atmospheric environments; Exploration of new LC column chemistries with ultrahigh pressure pumps for fast and thorough separations ; Aqueous reaction pathways
Mazzoleni Research
Air and Water Quality; Atmosphere-biosphere Exchange of Chemicals; Micrometeorology; Environmental Analytical Chemistry; Sustainability
Perlinger Research
Volcanology; Remote Sensing; Volcanic Clouds; Geoheritage
Rose Research 
Cloud Physics Laboratory 
Interactions among climate, atmospheric chemistry, air quality, and land use/land cover ; Impacts of global change on atmospheric chemistry and long-range transport of air pollution ; Anthropogenic perturbations to the atmosphere and implications for environmental sustainability; Atmosphere-biosphere interactions, especially in the context of global change; Impacts of aerosols on the global hydrological cycle
Wu Research 
Hydrodynamic modeling; Coupled physical-biological modeling; Dynamics of coupled ocean-atmosphere models; Ocean data assimilation; Estuary and coastal ocean circulation; Bio-physical processes in the Great Lakes
Xue's Numerical Modeling Lab

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Chemistry
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Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
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Physics
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