Atmospheric aerosols: Reducing uncertainties through laboratory single-particle studies
Seminar Room 2, Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
This BRIDGE seminar will be given by Bryan R. Bzdek and Jonathan P. Reid, colleagues in the School of Chemistry aerosols research group.
Note: This seminar is only open to University of Bristol staff and students.
Aerosols are a key component of the atmosphere, impacting on climate, air quality and long-range transport of pollutants. Despite their importance, there remain many challenges to representing ambient aerosol particles in atmospheric models. We will present an overview of aerosol research underway in the aerosol research group in the School of Chemistry. In particular, we will describe single particle measurements that are providing important insights into: the hygroscopic growth and aerosol-cloud interactions; the partitioning of organic components between the particle and gas phase with consequences for air quality; the properties of biological aerosol; photochemical processes in aerosol; and the role of nucleation and new particle formation.