Ambient Aerosol Characterization
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 8/5/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Ambient Aerosol Characterization Atmospheric aerosol particles adversely affect visibility, health, equipment, propagation of directed energy, and may contain toxic industrial chemicals, or biological and chemical agents. This project aims to develop or improve techniques to measure and characterize atmospheric aerosols. The ultimate goal is to field instruments, and provide Army-relevant information, especially related to aerosol composition. Opportunities exist (1) in the characterization of ambient aerosols (at sites in Maryland, New Mexico, and elsewhere), and in relating particle composition to measurements of size distributions, air mass trajectories, etc.; (2) development of algorithms to process complex spectral data and identify Raman spectra of ambient aerosol particles; and (3) characterization of simple and complex aerosol systems in the laboratory. Keywords: Raman, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, transport, aerosol

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Adelphi, MD
  • Opportunity Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 8/5/2019

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