Atmospheric Sciences

Focus Areas

Atmospheric Science; Cloud and aerosol physics and chemistry; Nucleation
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
Climate change communication; Science-policy interface; Response of aquatic systems to climate change; Great Lakes; Behavior of metal-contaminated sediments in the Lake Superior basin; Fluorescence-based analytical methods; Aerosol chemistry; Origin and fate of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in terrestrial, lake, and marine environments; Methods for detection of free radicals, photochemical transformations of natural and anthropogenic organic compounds in the environment; integration of biological, geological, physical, and chemical data for understanding global cycles.
Atmospheric Physics
Atmospheric Science; Aerosol properties (optical, physical and morphological) and effects on clouds and climate; Instrument development and environmental optics
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
Air and Water Quality; Atmosphere-biosphere Exchange of Chemicals; Micrometeorology; Environmental Analytical Chemistry; Sustainability
Volcanology; Remote Sensing; Volcanic Clouds; Geoheritage
Atmospheric Physics; Cloud Physics; Nucleation; Turbulence; Digital Holography
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
Process-based modeling of the sources, transformation, transport, and sinks of atmospheric particulate matter and gases, and their impact on climate and air quality; Interactions between changes in land-cover/land-use and atmospheric compositions; Remote sensing science and applications in environmental mapping, modeling, and monitoring; Synergy between physically-based modeling and machine learning in climate and air quality research
Hydrodynamic modeling; Regional climate modeling; Coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics; Data assimilation and machine learning; Biophysical processes in the Great Lakes; Estuary and coastal ocean processes

Participating Units

Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
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