Research - Numerical Modeling
Our goal is to simulate the effect of aerosols on the earth-atmosphere system. To accomplish that objective we have used mesoscale modeling tools (AERO-RAMS) and chemistry models (WRF-CMAQ) to study the effect of biomass burning, dust, sulfate, and other aerosol species.
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