Improving climate prediction
Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) constitutes the main type of particulate matter found in the troposphere and is generated from the organic transformation of various compounds. The experimental characterisation and theoretical description of SOA is technically challenging given the complex reactions implicated in its formation. More importantly, since it plays a central role in air quality, atmospheric chemistry and climate, it is essential to understand how SOA components diffuse within particles. In this context, the EU-funded MICROSCOPE project will combine innovative instrumentation as well as experimental and modelling work to measure diffusion coefficients of organic molecules within SOA under tropospheric-relevant temperatures. The project's findings are expected to improve our ability to predict air quality and future climate.
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