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Elliot L. Atlas

Elliot L. Atlas

Professor and Graduate Program Director,
Department of Atmospheric Sciences

RSMAS/MAC
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

SLAB 244

Tel: (305) 421-4128
eatlas@rsmas.miami.edu

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My research interests are in the sources, transport, and transformation of atmospheric trace gases in the global atmosphere. This work has a primary focus on trace gases and aerosols associated with the formation and destruction of ozone in the atmosphere. The research involves development and application of advanced trace gas sampling and measurement techniques. My research group investigates the distributions and trends of a large variety of halocarbons (both natural and man-made), hydrocarbons, and photochemical oxidation products of these species (such as organic nitrates). The research extends from studies of sub-surface distribution of trace gases in the polar firn record to studies of urban and regional chemical distributions of short-lived tropopsheric gases to measurement of halocarbons in the stratosphere up to 32 km altitude. The research platforms include tropospheric and stratospheric aircraft (C-130, P-3B, ER-2, WB-57), high altitude balloons, oceanographic research ships, and land and island-based experiments. New work at RSMAS will develop techniques to examine the organic content of aerosol particles to investigate the formation and chemistry of secondary aerosol products and their impact in the global atmosphere.

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