Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab


Research statement

The research interests of the group are the impacts of aerosol pollution on air quality, weather, and climate. The research approaches include satellite remote sensing, meteorology-chemistry coupled modeling, data assimilation, and integration of these elements. Broadly, our work has four categories:


1. Satellite/ground remote sensing of aerosols for monitoring air quality and quantifying aerosol climate forcing and sources. See the following research projects for details.

2. Chemistry transport and aerosol-meteorology coupled modeling through assimilation of data collected from lab, ground, and satellite platforms for air quality, aerosol-cloud interaction, and climate studies.

3. Other collaborative work that was not our past focus but provides us necessary background to expand our research in others areas of chemistry-climate interaction.

4. Renewable energy including assessment of wind energy potential and trend over U.S.