Optical Extinction Measurements of Single Absorbing Aerosol Particles

 

Theme: Environmental Aerosols

Start date: Cohort 1: 2019

Supervisors: Prof Andrew Orr-Ewing (Bristol) and Dr Adam Squires (Bath)

The contribution of organic aerosol to the warming of the Earth’s atmosphere remains uncertain because particle composition and morphology affect the absorption of sunlight. Using a recently developed spectroscopic apparatus, this project will measure precise optical properties of single, trapped aerosol particles.