This time of year is like Christmas for aerosol scientists – it’s time for the 35th Annual AAAR Meeting! The meeting, which will be held in Portland, OR, this year, highlights cutting edge research in all areas of aerosol science. The McNeill Group will be well-represented this year, with several platform and poster presentations. Hope to see you in Portland!
And the following is a presentation by one of our collaborators, who is using our model simpleGAMMA with WRF-Chem:
Implications of Anthropogenic-Biogenic Interactions Related to NOx and Sulfate on SOA Formation.MANISHKUMAR SHRIVASTAVA, John Shilling, Jerome Fast, Joseph Ching, Rahul Zaveri, Richard Easter, Alla Zelenyuk, Chun Zhao, Ying Liu, Joel Brito, Larry Berg, Shantanu Jathar, V. Faye McNeill, Joel A. Thornton, Henrique Barbosa, Helber Gomes, Rita Ynoue, Paulo Artaxo, Suzane de Sá, Alex Guenther, Lindsay Yee, Scot Martin, Allen H. Goldstein, Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz, et al., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Our 2013 paper on the photochemical aging of aerosol brown carbon has been featured in a virtual special issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry A, on Atmospheric Physical Chemistry. From the editor:
It is the vision of this editor that the current collection may serve as a useful tool for generating new ideas, pushing existing boundaries, and motivating new research in atmospheric chemistry. Moreover, this virtual issue may serve as a basis for putting together or updating a graduate course on atmospheric physical chemistry.
Photochemical Aging of Light-Absorbing Secondary Organic Aerosol Material
Neha Sareen, Samar G. Moussa, and V. Faye McNeill
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, 117 (14), pp 2987–2996 DOI: 10.1021/jp309413j
We are very happy to announce the publication of our exciting new results demonstrating the first direct detection of organic material at the gas-aerosol interface. This article is the first publication to result from the Columbia-Temple NSF Photoactivator collaboration.
Observation of Organic Molecules at the Aerosol Surface. Yajing Wu, Wanyi Li, Bolei Xu, Xia Li, Han Wang, V. Faye McNeill, Yi Rao, and Hai-Lung Dai J. Phys. Chem. Lett., Just Accepted Manuscript (2016). link to paper
Prof. McNeill visited the Department of Chemistry at Temple University to give a seminar on April 7, 2016. Here she is pictured with several members of the Columbia-Temple NSF Photoactivator Project team, including Prof. Hai-Lung Dai and Prof. Yi Rao.
AIRE is an acronym for “Atmospheric Information Resource for Educators and students” and is also Spanish for “air.” This website has been active since 2008 (under its former name, “Science of the Atmosphere,” until 2014). Our goal is to provide interesting, accessible, scientifically accurate information about our changing environment. We post and tweet in two languages (English and Spanish). Follow AIRE on twitter at @AIRE_outreach.
We are happy to announce that Dr. Joe Woo has joined the faculty at Lafayette College as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. He is the first McNeill Group alumnus to go on to a university-
level faculty position. Congratulations, Joe!
Today we had a very productive meeting with our collaborators from Temple University for an update on our joint NSF project, “Photoactivator Chemistry in Atmospheric Aerosols” (CHE-1506789). Left to right: Dr. Yi Rao (Temple), VFM, Yuan Zeng (Temple), Nabil Khan, Jian Xu, Alison Fankhauser, William Tsui, Yajing Wu (Temple).