Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy Laboratory - Volkamer group

This site is under construction... its a selection of past research involvements that shall give you a flavor of future research activities.

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Field measurements - more about what I want to do

  • MILAGRO - Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations (March 2006, Mexico)
  • PRD-2006 - Air pollution in the free-economic zone of the Pearl-River-Delta (July 2006, China)
  • ICARTT-2004 - Long range transport of air pollution from the US-NE urban corridor (April 2004, New England)
  • MCMA-2003 - Air pollution research of interest to the public health and climate debates (April 2003, Mexico)
  • FORMAT - Formaldehyde as a tracer of oxidation in the atmosphere (July 2002, Italy)
  • other campaigns

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Laboratory studies - more about what I want to do

Specific laboratory experiments aim to understand the sources and sinks of field observables, e.g. glyoxal (CHOCHO):

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Numerical modeling

Numerical models integrate field and laboratory observations.

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Dr. Rainer Volkamer - more about me

  • U.C. San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Feodor Lynen Postdoc (2005 - present)
  • M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, Henry & Camille Dreyfus Postdoc (2002 - 2005)
  • Research stays in Bremen, Germany and Leeds, UK (2001-2002)
  • University of Heidelberg, Germany, Ph.D. in Physics (2001)
  • EUPHORE, Fundacion CEAM, Spain (as part of my Ph.D.)
  • University of Heidelberg, Germany, Diplom in Physics (1996)