The composition of the atmosphere plays a key role in understanding the Earth system and global change. Both natural and anthropogenic emissions of gases and aerosols can affect climate and air quality.
Climate & Space research includes the modeling of gas, aqueous and aerosol tropospheric chemistry at the regional and global levels, stratospheric chemistry, high-resolution air quality modeling, and the theoretical modeling of atmospheric chemical reactions. Experimental research includes the measurement of chemical species in the forest environment at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS), the measurement of atmospheric mercury concentrations and deposition rates, and the measurement of electric fields by charged dust and sand particles.
Atmospheric chemistry and aerosols, regional assessments (Prof. Steiner)
Electric field sensor for charged dust and sand particles (Prof. Renno)
MultiWell: Freely available chemistry software package (Prof. Barker)