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RAP opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration     NOAA

Aerosol Chemistry and Climate Connections


Earth System Research Laboratories, Chemical Sciences Laboratory

opportunity location
26.05.03.B5809 Boulder, CO 80305


name email phone
Daniel M. Murphy 303.497.5640


We use mass spectrometry and advanced optical techniques to probe the composition of particles in the atmosphere. The chemical content of particles provides clues to both their sources and to processes in the atmosphere. Our group uses measurements from both airborne and ground-based instruments. Some research possibilities for airborne research include the role of organics in particles throughout the atmosphere, chemical transformations in airborne dust, and the composition of ice residues. An important part of our ground-based research is to investigate how the chemical composition of aerosol particles influences ice formation, which has important connections to the aerosol indirect effect. Finally, we study the optical properties of aerosol particles in the atmosphere, especially single scatter albedo, and correlate those measurements with the chemical composition.



Murphy, DM: Journal of Geophysical Research 111: D23S32, 2006


key words
Climate change; Aerosol; Stratosphere; Troposphere;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$70,000.00 $4,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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