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Title: Connecting Organic Aerosol Climate-Relevant Properties to Chemical Mechanisms of Sources and Processing

Abstract

The research conducted on this project aimed to improve our understanding of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation in the atmosphere, and how the properties of the SOA impact climate through its size, phase state, and optical properties. The goal of this project was to demonstrate that the use of molecular composition information to mechanistically connect source apportionment and climate properties can improve the physical basis for simulation of SOA formation and properties in climate models. The research involved developing and improving methods to provide online measurements of the molecular composition of SOA under atmospherically relevant conditions and to apply this technology to controlled simulation chamber experiments and field measurements. The science we have completed with the methodology will impact the simulation of aerosol particles in climate models.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1168697
Report Number(s):
DOE-UW-0006867
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0006867
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; aerosol climate instrumentation

Citation Formats

Thornton, Joel. Connecting Organic Aerosol Climate-Relevant Properties to Chemical Mechanisms of Sources and Processing. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1168697.
Thornton, Joel. Connecting Organic Aerosol Climate-Relevant Properties to Chemical Mechanisms of Sources and Processing. United States. doi:10.2172/1168697.
Thornton, Joel. Mon . "Connecting Organic Aerosol Climate-Relevant Properties to Chemical Mechanisms of Sources and Processing". United States. doi:10.2172/1168697. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1168697.
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title = {Connecting Organic Aerosol Climate-Relevant Properties to Chemical Mechanisms of Sources and Processing},
author = {Thornton, Joel},
abstractNote = {The research conducted on this project aimed to improve our understanding of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation in the atmosphere, and how the properties of the SOA impact climate through its size, phase state, and optical properties. The goal of this project was to demonstrate that the use of molecular composition information to mechanistically connect source apportionment and climate properties can improve the physical basis for simulation of SOA formation and properties in climate models. The research involved developing and improving methods to provide online measurements of the molecular composition of SOA under atmospherically relevant conditions and to apply this technology to controlled simulation chamber experiments and field measurements. The science we have completed with the methodology will impact the simulation of aerosol particles in climate models.},
doi = {10.2172/1168697},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 26 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Mon Jan 26 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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