|Atmospheric Chemistry Group, ISEE & GSES, Nagoya University||Japanese/English|
Do you know small, suspended particles could affect weather and climate,
depending on their roles governed by their characteristics as materials?
Small particles in the atmosphere (atmospheric aerosol particles) affect weather and climate by acting as nuclei to form clouds, and by absorbing or scattering solar radiation.
Our research group aims to reveal chemical and physical properties of atmospheric aerosol particles and reaction processes that affect particle compositions, based on field and laboratory experiments with the help of advanced instruments such as aerosol mass spectrometry. In many of these studies, we analyze data with focus on the roles and behavior of organics, which is a major component of aerosol particles. This is an strong characteristics of our researches. We seek to contribute to the better understanding of the influence of aerosol particles to meteorological and climatic issues via these studies in the view of material science.
We seek for graduate course students with whom we tackle scientific projects. (Please see the page of "Join Our Group" for details.)