atmospheric chemistry News

  • Coastal Waters Most Sensitive to Acid Rain

    FALMOUTH, Massachusetts, September 11, 2007 (ENS) - The release of sulfur and nitrogen into the atmosphere by power plants and agriculture plays a small role in making the ocean more acidic on a global scale, but the impact is amplified in shallow coastal waters, finds new research by atmospheric and marine chemists. Ocean 'acidification' occurs when chemical compounds such as ...

  • NCAR scientist and PTR-MS user in SCIENCE

    NCAR scientist Thomas Karl, Ph.D., and fellow researchers have an article accepted in renowned magazine SCIENCE Thomas Karl who got his Ph.D. at the University of Innsbruck in 2000 and then moved to the USA to work for National ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • ADMS User Group Meeting held in Beijing 2-3 June 2015

    In partnership with the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry (LAPC) of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), CERC China held a two-day ADMS UGM in Beijing, on the 2-3rd June 2015. ADMS UGM was well attended by over 70 delegates across China. Presentations included: ADMS’s application in large environmental projects internationally; applications of ADMS-Airport to Beijing ...

  • IONICON Analytik celebrates its 10th anniversary

    This year IONICON Analytik celebrates its 10th anniversary! Coinciding with this milestone, IONICON is launching a new high-resolution, high-sensitivity PTR-TOF-MS for applications in on-line analytical applications, e.g. atmospheric chemistry and environmental research. The PTR-TOF-MS enables users to obtain a broad mass spectrum (> 10.000 amu) in a fraction of a second, with a mass ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Pioneering Greenhouse Gas Scientist and Harvard Professor, Steven Wofsy, Joins Picarro’s Scientific Advisory Board

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Picarro, the maker of the world’s highest precision and easiest to use gas analyzers, announced the addition of Professor Steven Wofsy to the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Wofsy is currently the Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry at Harvard University (Division of Engineering and Applied Science and Department of ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • IONICON PTR-TOF-MS helps providing new insights and a SCIENCE paper

    J.-H. Park et al. were relying on an IONICON PTR-TOF 8000 instrument to study fluxes of an unprecedented number of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) simultaneously. Their results, “Active Atmosphere-Ecosystem Exchange of the Vast Majority of Detected Volatile ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Indian PTR-MS collects first VOC data from Indo-Gangetic Plain

    Prof. Vinayak Sinha lives and does his research in a region called the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP). Home of one seventh of the world’s population and as a fertile region, it sustains agricultural food crop production for much of South Asia, yet it remains one of the most under-studied regions of the world in terms of atmospheric composition and chemistry. One of Prof. Sinha’s goals is ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • CERC at the recent Harmo conference in Budapest

    Two of our team, Managing Director Dr David Carruthers and Stephen Smith, recently attended the 17th Harmo conference in Budapest. This conference aims to harmonise approaches to atmospheric dispersion modelling and model evaluation. They presented work on ...

  • High quality groundwater sampling

    Representative Samples A project manager’s goal for groundwater sampling is to collect samples that are representative of actual in-situ conditions, and to maintain sample integrity by minimizing the changes in sample quality and chemistry during collection. Sampling has evolved from earlier techniques of bailing and high rate pumping, to techniques of minimal drawdown and low flow ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • IONICON is a proud sponsor of Gordon Research Conferences

    The Gordon Research Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies. Two GRCs closely related to our own scientific research and PTR-MS are now supported by IONICON in order to give young researchers the ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Record elevation set for Tekran: ambient air monitoring in the clouds

    The Tekran ambient air mercury speciation system has been taken to new heights. The Tekran 2537-1130-1135 speciation system has been successfully deployed for long-term monitoring at an elevation of 3810 meters (12,500 ft) at Mt. Waliguan, China. This beats the old record of 2763 meters (9065 ft) at Mt. Bachelor set by Dr. Daniel Jaffe’s Research Group. The installation and ongoing ...

  • Visit us at “IABR” and “IGAC” in September 2016

    Visit us at the IABR breath summit 2016, at the ETH Zurich in two weeks and experience ultra-sensitive, high-resolution breath gas analysis by PTR-TOFMS! This in combination with the ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • University of Colorado Professor to Lead NASA Campaign to Study North American Air Quality

    A University of Colorado Boulder professor is leading a major NASA airborne science campaign this summer that will probe weather patterns and air pollution over a vast expanse of North America that have potential global climate consequences. The campaign, known as the Studies of Emissions, Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys, or SEAC4RS, will allow researchers ...


    By University of Colorado

  • Worldwatch Mourns the Passing of Dr. James Rush Brock

    The Worldwatch Institute mourns the loss of Dr. James Rush Brock, Professor Emeritus University of Texas, who passed peacefully at home in Austin on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Dr. Brock served on the faculty in the UT Department of Chemical Engineering from 1960-1999 and was the Kenneth A. Kobe professor. His fields of interest were: Aerosol Physics and Chemistry, Environmental Science, Plasma ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Sea salt worsens coastal air pollution, according to new research

    Air pollution in the world's busiest ports and shipping regions may be markedly worse than previously suspected, according to a new study showing that industrial and shipping pollution is exacerbated when it combines with sunshine and salty sea air. In a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, a team of researchers that included University of Calgary chemistry professor Hans Osthoff ...

  • Simulated: worldwide increase of air pollution (#2261)

    Hot summer days cause in large cities very seldom great happiness among inhabitants. On those days the air is highly polluted with automobile and industrial emissions what makes breathing difficult and unhealthy. According to the latest calculations of Max Planck scientist Andrea Pozzer this scenario could become true for most of world population in 2050 if no counteractive measures are ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Air pollutants in the Arctic act as global indicators

    Original story at MIT news. Despite global treaties and national regulations limiting toxic chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), many of these chemicals still remain in the environment for long periods of time and accumulate in our land, water and air. These chemicals ...

  • Ozone, nitrogen change the way rising carbon dioxide affects earth`s water

    Through a recent modeling experiment, a team of NASA-funded researchers have found that future concentrations of carbon dioxide and ozone in the atmosphere and of nitrogen in the soil are likely to have an important but overlooked effect on the cycling of water from sky to land to waterways. The researchers concluded that models of climate change may be underestimating how much water is likely to ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • 2008 ozone hole larger than last year - ESA

    The 2008 ozone hole – a thinning in the ozone layer over Antarctica – is larger both in size and ozone loss than 2007 but is not as large as 2006. Ozone is a protective atmospheric layer found in about 25 kilometres altitude that acts as a sunlight filter shielding life on Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays, which can increase the risk of skin cancer and cataracts and harm marine life.  This ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • `Chemical fingerprints` could reveal source of mercury pollution

    Scientists have described a new method for tracking down the source of mercury pollution from burning coal. By analysing the chemistry of the pollution, it is possible to identify which region the coal was originally from. Mercury pollution in the atmosphere comes mainly from coal-fired power stations and chemical plants. Mercury is naturally present in coal and is emitted when it is burned as ...

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