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14.11.2017
 

International Network to Encourage the Use of Monitoring and Forecasting Dust Products

14.11.2017
 

On the parametrization of optical particle counter response including instrument-induced broadening of size spectra and a self-consistent evaluation...

10.11.2017
 

Samstag, 11. November 2017 • 19 Uhr • Lebenshilfe Landshut • Spiegelgasse 207 • Landshut

08.11.2017
 
02.11.2017
 

Beitrag von Mag. Anna Wonaschütz, PhD im Ö1-Mittagsjournal

Mag. Anna Wonaschütz, PhD spricht im Ö1-Mittagsjournal über Langzeitmessungen im Aerosol-Turmlabor.

30.10.2017
 

New Paper in Ambio, Law et al.

Local Arctic air pollution: Sources and impacts.

 

Contributor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernadett Weinzierl

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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.

 Links

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