Pollution Formation in the Atmosphere

The Atmospheric Chamber

CE-CERT’s Atmospheric Processes Laboratory is the largest and most technologically advanced facility in the world for the study of chemical processes in the atmosphere. The laboratory consists of two 90-cubic meter atmospheric chambers and instrumentation that precisely controls variables such as temperature, pressure, humidity, and light to model a wide range of real world conditions. A smaller, mobile chamber can be moved to various locations to conduct research on-site.

Atmospheric Processes Research

The Atmospheric Processes Research Group advances understanding of the chemical pathways leading to secondary organic aerosol formation in the atmosphere. Researchers employ the large atmospheric chamber and the smaller mobile chamber to study the impacts of emissions from diverse sources such as vehicles, wildfires, agricultural operations, and consumer products with the goal of developing new air quality models and improving the accuracy of existing ones.

To learn more about the specific research focus of each of the group research faculty, click on the links below to visit their pages. For general information, contact the Marketing Team at cecertmarketing@engr.ucr.edu for information.