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Centre for Atmospheric Science

 

The Kalberer Group is based in the Centre of Atmospheric Science. Our research focuses on the chemistry of atmospheric aerosols and trace gases and their effects on human health. 

Atmospheric aerosol particles - with sizes ranging from a few nanometres to tens of micrometres - are key components in the climate system. Depending on their specific chemical composition, they are scattering or absorbing solar radiation and thus contribute to the cooling or warming of the atmosphere. They influence cloud formation, precipitation and are a major factor in air pollution - being associated with respiratory and cardio-vascular diseases. 

In both areas the chemical composition and reactivity of aerosol particles are important, but the overall effects and many mechanistic aspects of aerosols in the atmosphere are poorly understood.

The main research activities of our group aim to clarify the role of aerosol particles in the atmosphere, with an emphasis on particle composition and reactions. Our research projects often involve the development of new analytical instrumentation and methods. 

Atmospheric aerosol particles (with sizes of a few nanometres to tens of micrometres) are key components in the climate system. Depending on their chemical composition, they are scattering or absorbing solar radiation and thus contribute to a cooling or warming of the atmosphere, respectively, and they influence cloud formation and precipitation. Aerosol particles also are a major factor in air pollution. They have been associated with respiratory and cardio-vascular diseases.

Read more at: Kalberer Group Projects

Kalberer Group Projects

Learn about the research projects the Kalberer Group has been involved in. 


Read more at: Publication Highlights
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Publication Highlights

Browse through our publication highlights - high-profile papers with real-world consequences. 


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Research Spotlights

A brief glimpse into some of the research previously published with CAS academics. 


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Media Links

Watch some of the talks, infographics and webinars produced with academics from the CAS. 


Centre Highlights

• Nov 22nd 2021: Dr Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper with Paris Reinforce. Read the open access version here

• Nov 3rd 2021: Watch Dr Anger-Kraavi at the COP26 side event: Accelerating Implementation of the Paris Agreement - Ambition and Just Transitions via YouTube.

• Oct 18th 2021: Watch Dr Anger-Kraavi on Cambridge Talks: Can leaders turn Paris ambition into Glasgow action at COP26? via YouTube.

• Oct 11th 2021: Listen to the CCPG's Dr Anger-Kraavi speak about the upcoming COP26 on Tyndall Talks via Spotify.

• April 24th 2021: Listen to Dr Anger-Kraavi speak about the cost of climate reform on the BBC's The Real Story via their website

• May 14th 2020: Watch Dr Chiara Giorio speak about climate, ice cores and atmospheric particles on YouTube


Want to know more about our high-profile publications? Check out our Publication Highlights!


 

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