Tag Archives: Pico Mountain Observatory

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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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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