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Project Description

University of California

Contact Info

University of California
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0314

Kimberly Prather
Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry

Phone: (858) 822-5312
Email: kprather@ucsd.edu
Website: http://atofms.ucsd.edu

Fields of Interest

Aerosols, atmospheric chemistry, clouds, air-sea exchange, marine biology, instrumentation development, aircraft measurements

Description of Scientific Projects

Our research focuses on developing a better understanding of the impact of aerosols on clouds, climate, and precipitation. We conduct lab and field studies that probe how aerosol size and chemistry play a role in impacting clouds. We work with climate modelers to improve the treatment of aerosols (composition and optical properties) in models to allow more accurate predictions of future climate. Our research also focuses on understanding how heterogeneous reactions on realistic aerosol surfaces (i.e. sea spray, dust) impact our atmosphere. Finally, at part of CAICE (http://caice.ucsd.edu), we are bringing the ocean and breaking waves to the lab to perform controlled studies of sea spray in an effort to better understand ocean impacts on climate.

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