[Special Seminar] Dubey on "Aerosol and Greenhouse Gas Measurements for Climate Science and Policy"

Start Date/Time: Monday, August 08, 2011, 11:00 AM
Location: ATG 610

Manvendra K. Dubey
Senior Scientist, Earth System Observations Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Abstract:
My talk will report on recent developments in aerosol optical property measurements of aerosols in laboratory and field studies that are providing mechanistic insight to better quantify their climate forcing. We have gained significant insights into the spectral dependence and coating effects of light absorption by carbonaceous aerosols. I will discuss recent multi-model simulations on how the future trajectory of aerosols will affect global climate. Lastly, I will describe multi-scale observations of greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions we are performing at the Four Corners, NM power-plant area to develop verification methods that would be needed for a future climate treaty.

I hope to develop collaborations between LANL and UW in atmospheric science and climate, both modeling and measurements and also provide career opportunities for graduate students.