GoAmazon 2014/15 Experiment: From Biogenic air pollution and aerosol processing

The GoAmazon 2014/15 experiment (Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon) was a great opportunity to study how urbanisation can change aerosol properties under pristine conditions in a tropical rain forest. The experiment too place rom January 2014 to December 2015 in the vicinity of Manaus, Brazil, where seven sampling stations were operated. Properties analysed were size distribution, organic …

Biogenic Organic Emissions in a changing world

Plants and other organisms produce an abundant and diverse array of metabolites including many volatile organic compounds that are released into the atmosphere. These compounds participate in numerous chemical reactions that influence the atmospheric abundance of important air pollutants and short-lived climate forcers including organic aerosol, ozone and methane. The production and release of these organics are strongly influenced by …

Modelling the risks of climate change

Climate change has been called the greatest market failure the world has ever seen. How do we know this? What should we do about it? And what effect might recent developments in the Arctic have on the global bill for climate change?

Changing Landscapes: Interactions between Vegetation and Atmospheric Chemistry

Tropospheric gases and particles impact the Earth’s climate, are deleterious to human health, degrade visibility, and affect ecosystem productivity. These compounds can be emitted from a range of natural and anthropogenic sources, chemically transform in the atmosphere, and can be transported over large distances before depositing. Research in atmospheric chemistry investigates these coupled processes from local to global scales. In …