Aerosol Dynamics Modeling

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. Major applications of this research include the development of novel methods to estimate ultrafine particles, to better monitor air quality, and to improve aerosol parameterizations in existing regional models.

Observed Particle Size Distribution and Simulated Particle Size Distribution Charts

Relevant Publications:

  1. Sullivan, R.C., Crippa, P., Matsui, I., Leung, R.L., Zhao, C., Thota, A., and Pryor, S.C. (2018): New particle formation leads to cloud dimming, Nature Partner Journals: Climate and Atmospheric Science, 1(1), 9, doi:10.1038/s41612-018-0019-7. Link
  2. Sullivan, R.C., Crippa, P., Hallar A.G., Clarisse, L., Whitburn, S., Van Damme, M., Leaitch, W.R., Walker, J.T., Khlystov, A., and Pryor S.C. (2016), Using satellite-based measurements to explore spatiotemporal scales and variability of drivers of new particle formation, Journal of Geophysical Research- Atmospheres, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JD025568. Link
  3. Crippa, P., Castruccio, S., Pryor, S.C. (2017), Forecasting Ultrafine Particle Concentrations from Satellite and In-Situ Observations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 122, 1828-1837, doi:10.1002/2016JD026021. Link
  4. Crippa, P., Spracklen, D., and Pryor, S. C. (2013), Satellite derived estimates of ultrafine particle concentrations over eastern North America, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 118, 9968- 9981. Link
  5. Crippa, P. and Pryor, S. C. (2013), Spatial and temporal scales of new particle formation events in eastern North America, Atmospheric Environment, 75, 257-264. Link
  6. Crippa, P., Petäjä, T., Korhonen, H., El Afandi, G. S., and Pryor, S. C. (2012) Evidence of an elevated source of nucleation based on model simulations and data from the NIFTy experiment, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 8021-8036. Link