The group will soon have new optical instruments that can be used to understand the atmospheric reactive chlorine budget! Cora received a Research, Tools, and Infrastructure (RTI) grant from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada. See the full NSERC RTI funding announcement for 2017 here.
Some of the group travelled to Toronto last week for the 100th CSC conference. Cora presented Rob’s ultra-high resolution mass spectral analysis of biomass burning aerosol and Heidi’s analysis of deposition of perfluorocarboxylic acids to the Canadian Arctic. Trevor also presented work from the group: Bryan’s nitric acid measurements from the NL-BELT and Rob and […]
Courtney, Melanie, Peter, and Victoria submitted their Honours theses last week. Each of them undertook a challenging project and made the group proud with their work! We wish them the best as they move on to the next stage of their education–Courtney, Mel, and Vic to MSc programs and Peter to BEd. Congratulations and good […]
Work from Rob’s doctoral thesis examining brown carbon in aerosols from multiple field sites has been published in Environmental Science and Technology. This paper allows us to better understand the molecular size distribution and sources of aerosol brown carbon and its potential impact on climate. We undertook this study with collaborators from National Oceanic and […]
Earlier this week, Cora travelled to MIT in Boston. She presented the group’s work on long-range transport of contaminants, focusing on John and Heidi’s collaborative work with Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Cora was in Vancouver last week to attend the Northern Contaminants Program Results Workshop and the ArcticNET Annual Scientific Meeting. She presented John and Heidi’s work on long-range transport of perfluoroalkyl acids.
Cora was in beautiful Antigonish, Nova Scotia this week to visit St. Francis Xavier University. She presented work from the group as part of the Department of Earth Sciences and NSERC CREATE Seminar Series.
Rob and Cora travelled to sunny Colorado to attend the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society. Rob gave a presentation about his work looking at the absorbing species in biomass burning aerosols, while Cora presented John’s method development work for detecting perfluorinated acids in particles.
New research from a collaborative study led by Dr. Trevor VandenBoer demonstrates how soil uptake and acid displacement from soil can affect the atmospheric chemistry of nitrous acid (HONO). The research is described in a paper published in Nature Geoscience. Context for the paper can also be found in a News and Views by Dr. […]
One of our collaborators, Trevor VandenBoer, has received the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. This will fund two years of his work understanding the role of nitrogen deposition on the Newfoundland and Labrador Boreal Ecosystem Latitudinal Transect (NL-BELT). Congratulations Trevor! See the university’s press release about his award here.