Pratt Lab :: Environmental and Analytical Chemistry

Atmospheric Effects of Arctic Sea Ice Loss

Interview with Dr. Pratt in Barrow, Alaska

Research Questions

  • How does increasing ice salinity effect snowpack chemical mechanisms?
  • What effect will increasing ship emissions have on the Arctic Ecosystem?
  • What unique chemistry exists in the snowpack?
  • Funding

  • Michigan Space Grant Consortium (2014-2015)
  • Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (2014-2015)
  • American Society of Mass Spectrometry (2014-2016)
  • NOAA Earth Systems Science (2014-2017)
  • NASA Earth Science (2014-2017)
  • NSF Polar Programs (2014-2017)
  • HHMI (Teaching component, 2014-2017)
  • DOE ARM (2015-2016)

  • Informing Air Quality Standards: Forest Emissions Effect on Urban Pollution

    Research Questions

  • What fraction of aerosol is generated via reactions from vegetation emitted gasses?
  • What effect does forest loss play on atmospheric chemistry?
  • Are current regulations taking into account the effects of forrest emmissions?
  • Funding

  • Univ. of Michigan MCubed (2013-2014)
  • EPA STAR (2013-2015)

  • Aqueous Phase Chemistry in the Atmosphere: Cloud Processing of Aerosol and Trace Gasses

    Research Questions

  • How much of an effect does cloud processing play in aged aerosol composition?
  • Could clouds explain a large gap in the known sources of aerosol particles?
  • What types of chemical reactions occur in clouds and what are markers of cloud processing?
  • Funding

  • New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (2015)
  • Pratt Lab :: Environmental and Analytical Chemistry