McNeill Group @ Columbia University

New Publication: The Essential Role for Laboratory Studies in Atmospheric Chemistry

Prof. McNeill is a coauthor on this newly accepted Feature article in Environmental Science & Technology:

The Essential Role for Laboratory Studies in Atmospheric Chemistry

James B. Burkholder, et al. Environ. Sci. Technol. (2017), Just Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04947
From the abstract:
Laboratory studies of atmospheric chemistry characterize the nature of atmospherically relevant processes down to the molecular level, providing fundamental information used to assess how human activities drive environmental phenomena such as climate change, urban air pollution, ecosystem health, indoor air quality, and stratospheric ozone depletion. Laboratory studies have a central role in addressing the incomplete fundamental knowledge of atmospheric chemistry. This article highlights the evolving science needs for this community and emphasizes how our knowledge is far from complete, hindering our ability to predict the future state of our atmosphere and to respond to emerging global environmental change issues. Laboratory studies provide rich opportunities to expand our understanding of the atmosphere via collaborative research with the modeling and field measurement communities, and with neighbouring disciplines.

New McNeill Group/Temple Publication in J. Phys. Chem. A.!

picture2We are very happy to announce the publication of our new manuscript as a Just Accepted Manuscript in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A.  This publication is the result of a NSF-funded collaboration between the McNeill Group and colleagues at Temple University.

Photoactivated Production of Secondary Organic Species from Isoprene in Aqueous Systems

J. Phys. Chem. A, Just Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b07932
Publication Date (Web): October 24, 2016
Copyright © 2016 American Chemical Society

McNeill Group @ AAAR 2016!

dreamstime_xxl_14560630This 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!


2AC.44   Effect of Photochemical Aging of 2-Methyltetrol on the Ambient Environment.ALISON FANKHAUSER, V. Faye McNeill, Columbia University
2AC.53   Modeling the Production of Secondary Organic Aerosol Material Via Photosensitized Reactions of Imidazole-2-carboxaldehyde. WILLIAM TSUI, V. Faye McNeill, Columbia University
2AC.55   Brown Carbon Formation from Aqueous-phase Syringol under Dark Conditions.JIAN XU, V. Faye McNeill, Columbia University
Modeling Aqueous Organic Aerosol Chemistry: Photosensitizers and the Oxidizing Power of the Aqueous Phase. V. FAYE MCNEILL, Wanyi Li, William Tsui, Alison Fankhauser, Nabil Khan, Kayane Dingilian, Hai-Lung Dai, Yi Rao, Columbia University
In Situ Observations of Organic Molecules at the Gas-Aerosol Interface. V. FAYE MCNEILL, Yajing Wu, Wanyi Li, Bolei Xu, Xia Li, Hannah Wang, Hai-Lung Dai, Yi Rao, Columbia University

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

McNeill Group Research Featured in J. Phys. Chem. A Virtual Special Issue on Atmospheric Physical Chemistry

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.


First direct detection of organics at the aerosol surface – our new publication in J. Phys. Chem. Lett. !

Picture1We 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

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b00872

AIRE gets a new look

AIRE screenshotOur outreach website, AIRE, has a new look!

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.

AIRE: Atmopsheric Information Resource for Educators and students

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