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2012 EAPS Lecture Series: From Measurements to Models in the Earth System
Dan Cziczo
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

This year's theme highlights the synergy of field work, laboratory studies and modeling required to improving our understanding of the Earth. The series features talks in the areas of atmospheric, oceanic and geological processes. Members of the EAPS community and select external speakers will cover topics in each area from the perspective of field, laboratory and modeling studies.
Contact: Vicki McKenna, 54-911B, x3-3380, vsm@mit.edu
Sponsor: Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Atmospheric Field Studies: Atmospheric chemistry field experiments from UAVs to stratospheric aircraft
Mark Zondlo Princetown University
Understanding the issues of global climate change and air quality requires robust measurements of atmospheric trace gas constituents. Large scale horizontal features are well-captured by satellite measurements, but small scale processes such as cloud formation are not, resulting in the largest uncertainty in predicting future climate. High-resolution, airborne-based measurements provide new insights to these processes.
Mon Jan 9, 12-01:00pm, 54-915

Atmospheric Model Studies: Atmospheric Organic Aerosol: what we can learn from the combination of satellite observations, aircraft measurements and gl
Colette Heald
Organic aerosol are the least well understood component of the atmospheric aerosol budget - they have myriad sources, and undergo complex physical and chemical transformations. It has been challenging to use models to investigate the air quality and climate impacts of these particles. Recent efforts use both satellite and aircraft measurements to provide "top-down" constraints on the global organic aerosol budget.
Wed Jan 11, 12-01:00pm, 54-915

Atmospheric Lab Studies: From methane to macromolecules: Laboratory studies of atmospheric organic chemistry
Jesse Kroll
Organic compounds in the atmosphere play a major role in air quality and climate. Lab. studies have focused on the reactions of volatile organic molecules with 1-5 carbon atoms. Recently there has been increased interest in less volatile, larger species and in understanding the reactions that underlie the formation and evolution of atmospheric particulate matter.
Fri Jan 13, 12-01:00pm, 54-915

Geology Model Studies: An exhumation history of continents over billion-year time scales
Terry Balckburn
Mon Jan 23, 12-01:00pm, 54-915

Geology Lab Studies: A day at the plastic beach: Defects and disequilibrium in wave-generated sand ripples
Taylor Perron
Sand ripples generated by water waves have been studied for many
years, yet we know surprisingly little about how these patterns adjust
as waves change. Laboratory wave tank experiments can
reveal the meaning of irregularities in wave ripples
seen in modern environments and in the rock record.
A simplified model can capture some of the main
adjustment mechanisms of wave ripples.
Wed Jan 25, 12am-01:00pm, 54-915

Geology Field Studies: Origin of sulphide deposits at Sudbury using laser ablation time of flight or laser ablation multicollector ICPMS
Jacob Hanley Department of Geology, St. Mary’s University
Fri Jan 27, 12-01:00pm, 54-915

Oceanic Field Studies: Tracing Pb sources into the marine environment by isotopic event fingerprinting
Ed Boyle
Mon Jan 30, 12-01:00pm, 54-915

Oceanic Lab Studies
Jeff Seewald Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutiion, Marine Chemistry and
Wed Feb 1, 12-01:00pm, 54-915

Oceanic Model Studies
Scott Doney Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Fri Feb 3, 12-01:00pm, 54-915
Latest update: 03-Jan-2012

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