Collaborative Research Project to Study Long-range Transported Aerosols

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Collaborative Research: Chemical, Physical, and Radiative Properties of North Atlantic Free Tropospheric Aerosol after Long-range Transport NSF Atmospheric Chemistry Program, 2011-2014 The radiative forcing of aerosol is not determined solely by local sources and fresh emissions, but also by changes in the microphysical and chemical properties with atmospheric transformation. The composition of continental pollution outflow is altered by mixing, an

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Building a Cloud Chamber for Collaborative Research

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NSF MRI: Development of a Turbulent Cloud Chamber NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program, 2010-2013 (Extended to 2015) This effort will develop a laboratory cloud chamber to assess impacts of well-characterized turbulence (generated via Rayleigh-Benard convection) on cloud microphysics and aerosol processing. The cylindrical chamber will have a working volume of 3.14 m^3 and be capable of simulating a full range of

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Principal Investigator Prof. Lynn Mazzoleni

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Lynn R. Mazzoleni, Ph. D. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Atmospheric Science Program Google Scholar Profile LinkedIn Profile Research Focus: Using mass spectrometry to unravel the complexity of atmospheric aerosols Education: Ph.D. University of Nevada, Reno B.S. Kutztown University Academic Appointments: 2014 – Present: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University 2014 – Present: Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Geology

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Research Project to Study Ambient Aerosol Composition

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Collaborative Research: Hygroscopic Properties of Aerosol Organics NSF Atmospheric Chemistry Program, 2009-2012 Aerosols affect the Earth’s radiation balance directly by scattering sunlight and indirectly through their role as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN). An increase in the number of CCN leads to more numerous but smaller cloud droplets and increased cloud albedo. Current estimates of direct and indirect effects, -0.9 to

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Identifying Complex AOM using Ultrahigh Resolution FT-ICR MS/MS

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Identification of Atmospheric Organic Matter by Multi-Step Mass Spectrometric Analysis Michigan Tech Research for Excellence Research Seed 2009-2010   Atmospheric organic matter (OM) associated with aerosol particles significantly influences the chemical and physical properties of aerosol particles.  This suggests that atmospheric OM directly modulates the role that aerosol particles play in the atmosphere affecting the Earth’s climate.  Although uncertain, it

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