Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Atmospheric Organics: the Cubism of Atmospheric Chemistry

Atmospheric Organics: the Cubism of Atmospheric Chemistry

Jointly sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, CIRES, and the Environmental Program

*Please note that there will be no food provided, and no food is allowed in the auditorium
University of Colorado, Boulder

Atmospheric Organics: the Cubism of Atmospheric Chemistry

Abstract:
"Reactive organic carbon (ROC) is the fuel of atmospheric chemistry: the oxidation of these species leads to the formation of ozone, aerosols, and CO2, with both air quality and climate impacts. Organic aerosol is an important, often dominant, contributor to atmospheric aerosol, and yet the complexity of its formation and evolution in the atmosphere preclude a good understanding of its impacts. In this talk I will highlight some recent work from my group on tropospheric organics, including: (1) the global budget of reactive organic carbon (2) the deposition of organic carbon and potential constraints on the lifecycle of ROC, and (3) the decadal trend in organic aerosol over the United States."

date

Monday, March 20, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm

location

CIRES Auditorium

resources

Event Type

Seminar