SeaSCAPE (summer 2019; San Diego, CA USA):
“In the summer of 2019, the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) at UC San Diego led the Sea Spray Chemistry And Particle Evolution project, or SeaSCAPE, a novel experiment in which scientists are unraveling complex ocean-atmosphere interactions. The focus of the project is to understand how human pollution interacts and reacts with ocean emissions of gases and aerosols—and ultimately affects cloud formation, air quality, and climate.”
(information utilized from Scripps)
ODEN Expedition: Arctic Ocean (2018)
Mike’s recent work focuses on aerosol formation in marine and Arctic environments. In particular, he is trying to understand the relative roles of new particle formation, sea spray, and other hypothesized formation mechanisms such as blowing snow and biogenic gel breakup. His main analytical tool is thermal desorption chemical ionization mass spectrometry (TDCIMS).
Tapajos Aerosol and Gas Study (TAGS; Santorem, Brazil; August 2016 – August 2017)
HI-SCALE (summer 2016; Lamont, OK USA)
Tenth Cosmics Leaving OUtdoor Droplets (CLOUD10; fall 2015; Geneva, Switzerland, )