Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Atmospheric Chemistry is the study of the composition of the atmosphere, the sources and fates of gases and particles in air, and changes induced by natural and anthropogenic processes.

Although a relatively new field, it has received growing attention since many of the environmental problems of greatest importance involve trace vapors and aerosols. Radiocarbon enables scientists to determine a distinction between contemporary and fossil carbon, which can be used for the apportionment of biogenic and anthropogenic sources in atmospheric chemistry studies.

Particulate Matter Aerosols

Carbon Bearing Trace Gases