Alliance Partners with NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment


The Climate Science Alliance is excited to join forces with the interdisciplinary team of scientists at the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to connect our community to the interface of aerosols and climate change.

The Climate Science Alliance is excited to join forces with the interdisciplinary team of scientists at the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to connect our community to the interface of aerosols and climate change. The Climate Science Alliance is partnering with CAICE researchers to bring CAICE science to our Climate Kids program and exploring opportunities to create a traveling trunk focused on Climate Change and Atmospheric Chemistry.

By bringing the ocean and atmosphere into the lab, CAICE - a National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation - is studying the influence of aerosols on the environment.

CAICE focuses on improving our understanding of how aerosol particles impact the environment, air quality, and climate. Led by Dr. Kimberly Prather, UC San Diego Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, the Center’s goal is to understand critical details regarding the chemistry of aerosols.

CAICE tackles the grand challenge of elucidating how the chemical complexity of atmospheric aerosol particles impacts our atmosphere and climate. One important type of aerosol, sea spray, has tremendous chemical variability depending on ocean chemistry, biology, and physical factors such as waves and wind. CAICE has established a unique ocean-atmosphere interaction facility that replicates natural sea spray aerosol in a controlled setting, allowing for detailed fundamental studies of aerosol reactions.

CAICE has assembled an interdisciplinary team of scientists to accomplish this task: atmospheric, physical, biochemistry, analytical, and organic chemists, along with oceanographers and marine biologists. In addition to conducting innovative research, the CAICE team is dedicated to improving science education and impacting the public through outreach. The Climate Science Alliance is excited to partner with CAICE to support their education and outreach efforts and bring Climate Kids programming to the topic of Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols.

To learn more about the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE), please visit: https://caice.ucsd.edu

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