Mission Statement of the EAA-Working Group

ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOL (AA)


Aerosols are ubiquitous in the atmosphere, originating from a large variety of natural and anthropogenic sources. Interactions of atmospheric aerosols with e.g. gas phase constituents, global radiation or clouds under diverse meteorological conditions are of complex nature because the chemical composition and physical properties of the individual particles as well as their abundance vary in time and space. The EAA working group covers the major research topics related to ambient aerosols including their impacts on the atmospheric such as:

 

Sources
Physical properties and chemical composition
Transport and transformations processes
Interactions with clouds
Climate effects.


The atmospheric aerosol working group is a forum of experts coordinating research and exchange of recent discoveries with the broad aim to improve our understanding of the relevance of aerosols in atmospheric processes. This highly interdisciplinary and complex topic is addressed in cooperation with other EAA working groups.