N2O5-Ice is a project in studying the fate of pollution in the high latitudes. The field site for this project is located on the roof of the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. We are measuring N2O5, which is an intermediate in the removal of nitrogen oxides (emitted by cars and other combustion processes). Reactions of N2O5 produce nitric acid, which can acidify and fertilize the snow and soils where it lands. In the March 2010 study, we are measuring how rapidly N2O5 reacts with atmospheric particles.
University of Alaska PhD candidate in Environmental Chemistry in the Simpson lab group.
University of Alaska MS graduate student in Environmental Chemistry in the Simpson lab group.
Professor of Physical Chemistry at University of Alaska, Fairbanks