Maria Burgos

Guest researcher/Post doc
Room: V203
Phone: +46 8 674 7286

My research…

As a researcher, I am interested in atmospheric aerosols, their interaction with solar radiation, and aerosol optical properties. I try to understand how different types of aerosols experience hygroscopic growth and how that impacts and enhances aerosol light scattering.

I collaborate in the AeroCom phase III INSITU experiment, where we tried to find out how well the current parameterizations of 10 Earth System Models simulate aerosol light enhancement due to hygroscopic growth. A summary of our latest findings and publications can be found here.


Some teaching…

I have had a great opportunity to work with Master and Ph.D. students while supervising a MSc Thesis, and some student research projects within the course series e-science tools in atmospheric science. Our last course was held online and you can find some information here.


Latest scientific papers

A global study of hygroscopicity-driven light-scattering enhancement in the context of other in situ aerosol optical properties

Gloria Titos; Maria Burgos; Paul Zieger; Lucas Alados-Arboledas; Urs Baltensperger; Anne Jefferson; James Sherman; Ernest Weingartner; Bas Henzing; Krista Luoma; Colin O'Dowd; Alfred Wiedensohler; Elisabeth Andrews
2021 | Atmos. Chem. Phys. | 21 (13031-13050)

From a polar to a marine environment: has the changing Arctic led to a shift in aerosol light scattering properties?

2020 | Atmos. Chem. Phys. | 20 (13671-13686)

A global model–measurement evaluation of particle light scattering coefficients at elevated relative humidity

Burgos, M. A.; Andrews, E.; Titos, G.; Benedetti, A.; Bian, H.; Buchard, V.; Curci, G.; Kipling, Z.; Kirkevåg, A.; Kokkola, H.; Laakso, A.; Letertre-Danczak, J.; Lund, M. T.; Matsui, H.; Myhre, G.; Randles, C.; Schulz, M.; van Noije, T.; Zhang, K.; Alados-Arboledas, L.; Baltensperger, U.; Jefferson, A.; Sherman, J.; Sun, J.; Weingartner, E.; Zieger, P.
2020 | Atmos. Chem. Phys. | 20 (10231-10258)

A global view on the effect of water uptake on aerosol particle light scattering

Burgos, M.; Andrews; E.; Titos, G.; Alados-Arboledas, L.; Baltensperger, U.; Day, D.; Jefferson, A.; Kalivitis, N.; Mihalopoulos, N.; Sherman, J.; Sun, J.; Weingartner, E.; Zieger, P.
2019 | Sci. Data | 6 (157) (1-19)

All publications

Atmospheric Science

The life cycle and impact of tiny atmospheric particles known as aerosols – both indoors as well as outdoors.