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15.06.2018
 

Kondensstreifen, auch bekannt als Contrails, sind ein sichtbares Zeichen der Wirkung des Luftverkehrs auf die Atmosphäre ...

08.06.2018
 

Am Montag, 11. Juni, lädt die Universität Wien um 17.30 Uhr zur Abschlussveranstaltung der Semesterfrage: Unter dem Titel "Herausforderung...

06.06.2018
 

Emissionen bleiben nicht dort, wo sie ausgestoßen werden. Verschmutzte Luft aus Asien gelangt über Winde in nur drei Wochen nach Österreich. Wie Ruß...

04.06.2018
 

Im Medienportal der Universität Wien sind nun Teil 6 und Teil 7 des Dossiers "Das fliegende Labor" zur ATom-Messkampagne erschienen.

22.05.2018
 

9th International Workshop on Sand / Dust storm and Associated Dustfall.

12.04.2018
 

Dicke Luft macht erfinderisch

Feinstaub belastet Mensch und Umwelt in vielen Städten. Doch Fahrverbote und Tempolimits sind nicht die einzigen...

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Research Activities of the AEP Group

Aerosols are small solid or liquid particles suspended in air, ranging in size from molecular clusters to particles and small droplets with diameters of several hundred micrometers. Small particles are inhalable and can be detrimental to human health. Atmospheric aerosols are highly heterogeneous in space and time, and are difficult to implement into climate models. Aerosols influence atmospheric radiative transfer and the hydrological cycle, and their interaction with clouds is a major source of uncertainty for future climate predictions.

The AEP group is oriented towards basic aerosol science. Currently, research focuses on the following topics:

 1) Airborne aerosol measurements

 2) bundance and properties of cloud condensation nuclei

 3) Measurement and intercomparison of measurement methods for black and brown carbon in aerosols

 4) Nucleation and nanoparticle formation in ambient and laboratory settings

 5) Microphysical and optical properties of non-spherical particles such as mineral dust and volcanic ash

 6) Impacts of meteorology and biogenic contributions on ambient atmospheric aerosols

 7) Development of new measurement methods for the characterization of nanometer-sized particles.

A particular strength of the group is in the development, adaptation and testing of measurement techniques, with a long track record of ground-breaking designs and technologies. Inter-disciplinary research investigates zones in exoplanetary systems supporting life based on solvents other than water. Current research is continually integrated into lectures and lab classes on aerosol science, environmental science and global change.

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University of Vienna

Faculty of Physics

Forschungsverbund Umwelt / Environmental Sciences Research Network

NanoDynamite

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Paul Winkler

ExoLife

CLOUD @ CERN

FWF / Austrian Science Funds

Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung