Much of our research hinges on the ability to measure the concentrations of trace compounds in the atmosphere. We use a combination of optical and mass spectrometric techniques to quantify concentrations of numerous compounds at the part-per-trillion level.
Forests fires emit large quantities of gases and particles into the atmosphere. Our goal is to quantify the emissions and chemical transformations of these compounds and to determine their impacts on air quality and climate.
October 2016: US Forest Service Fire lab, Missoula, Montana
Summer 2018: McCall, Idaho
Summer 2019: Meridian (near Boise), Idaho
Urban Air Pollution
We are interested in quantifying emissions of primary pollutants and elucidating the formation mechanisms of secondary pollutants, especially ozone (O3) and secondary aerosol.
Past and future deployments:
San Antonio, May 2017
New York City, Summer 2023