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Atmospheric Physics Branch

Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics



The Aerosol and Microphysics Group makes major advances in the understanding of atmospheric aerosol processes and effects including: formation mechanism, transport, removal, roles in biogeochemical cycles, atmospheric exchange processes, and effects on climate via radiative, cloud, and heterogeneous chemical processes.

Research Projects

[Button 1]Effects of Aircraft on Aerosol Abundance in the Upper Troposphere


[Button 2]Lofting of Soot Particles Into the Middle Atmosphere by Gravito-Photophoresis


[Button 3]Methanogenesis, Mesospheric Clouds, And Global Habitability


[Button 4]Physical and Chemical properties of Aerosols and Cloud Particles


[Button 5]Aerosol Radiative Forcing of Asian Continental Outflow


[Button 6]Analysis of SOLVE Observations of PSCs and Implications for the Evolution of the Arctic Vortex

[Button 7]In-Situ Measurement of Particle Extinction



Unique Facilities and Instrumentation

Inertial Impaction Optical Detection

Comments and suggestions are welcome!

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Last Modified: July-2001