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GRADUATE STUDIES
EARTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE

Atmospheric Chemistry Focus
Field and laboratory studies focus on understanding the distribution, sources, and fate of atmospheric gases and particles, and their role in global climate.

Degree programs: M.S. in Earth Science (geochemical systems specialization), Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences

RESEARCH FOCI

Field studies in the Western Pacific, South America, and Arctic;
Global Tropospheric research;
Modeling studies of climate change-chemistry interactions;
New analytical techniques development;
Source identification for greenhouse gases.

PAST STUDENT RESEARCH
• "Analysis of organic aerosol in Houston, TX through aerosol mass spectrometry and proton nuclear magnetic resonance"
• "Ambient measurements of chemical and physical properties of organic aerosols: Insights into formation, growth, and heterogeneous chemistry"
• "Observations of arctic haze from the NCAR C-130 during TOPSE(2000) and evidence of HNO3 uptake and redistribution by cirrus clouds during TC4(2007) obtained from the NASA DC-8"
• "Measurements of gas-phase and particle-phase water-soluble organic carbon"
• "Role of Convection in the Winter Gulf of Maine Mixed Layer Formation"
• "Enhancements of Phosphorus and Carboxylic Acids in Biomass Plumes over Canada during ABLE-3"
• "Methane emissions from urban systems: A model and field investigation"
• "Controls on methane flux from an Alaskan boreal wetland"
• "The effects of acid deposition on sulfate reduction and methane production in peatlands"
• "Nitrous oxide emissions from tropical soils"
• "Nitrous oxide production in a New Hampshire freshwater peatland"
• "Carbon cycling in a New Hampshire Fen"
• "Seasonal Hydrology and Winter Methane Dynamics in a Temperate Poor Fen"
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Biogeochemical Dynamics Focus . . .
Climate Change Focus . . .
Global Ecosystem Focus . . .
Oceanography Focus . . .
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