Our research aims to understand atmospheric aerosol properties and spatio-temporal variability by investigating mechanisms responsible for their formation, growth and transport in the atmosphere. We apply models at different scales and resolutions to investigate aerosol impacts on human health and the Earth's climate.
The Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol Modeling Group focuses on the following main research topics:
By exploiting the latest advances in High Performance Computing we investigate model sensitivity on the spatial resolution applied and on different physical/chemical parameterizations.
We are interested in understanding processes responsible for dictating new particle formation in the atmosphere and particle size distributions by integrating box and regional models with ground-based and remotely-sensed observations.
We use high resolution regional model simulations to investigate spatio-temporal patterns of these events and to assess the associated population exposure and mortality burden as well as changes to the Earth’s climate.