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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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