Welcome to the Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol Modeling Group at the University of Notre Dame

Ambient air pollution, including elevated concentrations of atmospheric particles (aerosols), is estimated to cause more than 3 million premature deaths worldwide per year, with almost 90% of these deaths occurring in developing countries. Atmospheric particles also play a significant role in changing the Earth’s climate by directly interacting with solar radiation and by changing clouds properties. However processes responsible for dictating their formation in the atmosphere and their climatic impacts are still poorly understood. In this group we investigate major sources of uncertainties in aerosol processes by combining state-of-the-art models with ground-based and remote sensing observations.

Specifically our research focuses on the following topics: