Aerosols and climate

Atmospheric aerosols group studies solid and liquid particles suspended in the air we breathe. Those particles extend from nanometers to tens of micrometers in size and are formed of various complex chemical compounds. Group main interest is in particles that are found below the cloud layers in the lower troposphere.

The main research topics are:

  • Physico-chemical properties of particles and their temporal and spatial variability

  • Particle properties  in relation with their different sources

  • Atmospheric aging and transformation of particles due to physico-chemical processes

  • Particle climate impacts

Group studies aerosol particles in various national and international collaboration projects, develops and tests new measurements methods in laboratory conditions and simulates the observed aerosol processes with mathematical models.