PhD defenses.

Nitrogen Containing Secondary Organic Aerosols: Experiments and Air Quality Simulations


Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) is a large fraction of particulate matter (PM) worldwide and remains a large source of uncertainty in global models that aim to predict the radiative forcing contribution of PM. Moreover, while inorganic nitrogen contribution to PM is well represented in air quality models, missing from models is the contribution of nitrogen organic compounds (NOC) to PM. By studying the formation and the interesting optical properties of these NOC, we may improve our understanding of how SOA can influence climate.


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