Focus Areas

Faculty Areas of Interest Affiliated Research
Atmospheric Science
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
Environmental Biogeochemistry; Biogeochemistry of Surface-Atmosphere Exchange; Atmospheric Organic Chemistry; Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Atmospheric Physics
Kostinski Research
Kramer 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
Atmospheric Science; Aerosol properties (optical, physical and morphological) and effects on clouds and climate; Instrument development and environmental optics
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
Atmospheric Physics; Cloud Physics; Nucleation; Turbulence; Digital Holography
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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