Presentations at the European Aerosol Conference

In Milan this week, Dr. Mazzoleni presented two presentations at the European Aerosol Conference. The first was an oral presentation regarding ultrahigh resolution MS/MS for structural insights to atmospheric organic aerosol collected at the Storm Peak Laboratory (Read more).  The second was a contribution to an oral presentation regarding our observations of aerosol at the Pico Mountain Observatory in the Azores

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New Collaborative Research Project to Study Particulate Organic Nitrogen

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Collaborative Research: Nitrogren Partitioning and Evolution of Particulate Organic Nitrogen in Peat Fire Emissions. NSF Atmospheric Chemistry Program, 2015-2017 Overview: This project aims to provide an insight into the partitioning and evolution of nitrogen (N) containing compounds emitted from combustion of peat soils (also referred to as organic soils). The two main objectives are: 1) to evaluate the partitioning of

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NASA Fellowship Award to Matthew Brege

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Matthew Brege was awarded the 2015 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for his proposal involving the aqueous phase processing of biomass burning emissions. A summary of the proposal is provided below. Proposal Summary: Atmospheric processing of the primary emissions from biomass burning contributes to the formation of light absorbing secondary organic aerosol (SOA), which is often referred to as humic-like substances

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Video – Cloud Chamber Research at Michigan Tech

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Turbulent Cloud Chamber Infrastructure The following video was produced by Michigan Tech University Marketing and Communications. It’s an introduction to the new cloud chamber developed with support from a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant. Shaw, R., W. Cantrell, C. Mazzoleni and L.R. Mazzoleni, Development of a Turbulent Cloud Chamber, NSF Major Research Instrumentation, 2010-2013 (Extended to 2015).  Read

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Up in the Air

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Written by Kevin Hodur for the 2015 Michigan Tech Research Magazine Deep in the eastern Atlantic, roughly 900 miles west of Portugal, lies the tiny island of Pico. On maps, it looks like nothing— hardly more than a pinpoint in a sea of blue. But to atmospheric researchers, the remote island’s towering Pico Mountain holds the key to understanding how aerosols

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Congratulations, Dr. Yunzhu Zhao!

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Dr. Yunzhu Zhao 2014 Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Molecular Characterization of Atmospheric Organic Matter in Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol, Ambient aerosol and Clouds Dissertation Abstract: Atmospheric aerosol affects the Earth’s energy budget, reduces visibility and influences human health. The organic composition of aerosol is quite complex and continuously evolves through various atmospheric processes. To gain a deeper understanding of the molecular composition

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A Pilot Study using the NEW Turbulent Cloud Chamber

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Aqueous Phase Secondary Organic Aerosol: Isoprene Oxidation Products and Cloud Processing Michigan Tech Research for Excellence Research Seed 2014 – 2016 Atmospheric aerosol particles and cloud droplets determine what fraction of solar radiation reaches the Earth’s surface and what fraction of it returns to space, thus reducing the warming potential of greenhouse gases. Aerosol particles exert a combination of effects

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