Research Highlights

Highlights will be written for high-level accomplishments and published journal articles of ASR research. Each PI should submit one highlight per fiscal year. To send in a research highlight, please use the submittal form.

Different Regimes and Active Regions of Aerosol Indirect Effects
Oct 23, 2018       
Different regimes of aerosol indirect effects and the active regions over the global ocean are studied and identified by analyzing long-term satellite measurements of aerosol and cloud properties.

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Time Scales in Study of Turbulent Entrainment-mixing Processes
Oct 23, 2018       
Different microphysical time scales, including droplet evaporation time, phase relaxation time, and reaction time, have been used in investigation of turbulent entrainment-mixing processes and their effects on cloud microphysical properties. This study addresses the outstanding question of which is the proper microphysical time scale and reconciles the differences.

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Molecular and Physical Characteristics of Aerosol at Pico Mountain Observatory in the Azores
Oct 23, 2018       
Oxidation plays an important role in governing the interactions of organic aerosol with clouds and atmospheric heterogeneous chemical reactions. To learn more about the chemistry of long-range-transported free tropospheric aerosol, we studied the molecular composition of organic aerosol collected at the Pico Mountain Observatory in the Azores. 

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Large Regional Shortwave Forcing by Anthropogenic Methane Informed by Jovian Observations
Oct 11, 2018       
Methane also heats the climate system by absorbing sunlight, and the absorption is maximized over bright clouds and deserts.

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Resolving the Mechanisms of Hygroscopic Growth and CCN Activity for Organic Particulate Matter
Oct 09, 2018       
This study provides new measurements on how organic aerosol particles take up water and serve as cloud condensation nuclei, and explains the observed complex thermodynamic behaviors using a simple thermodynamic model.

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