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bruce albrecht
Bruce A Albrecht
Professor Emeritus

Phone: (305) 421-4043
ResearchAtmospheric Convection, Boundary Layer Structure and Clouds, Aircraft Turbulence and Microphysics Measurements, Cloud-Climate Interactions, Tropical Meteorology, Remote Sensing of Clouds and Precipitation. University of Miami Radar Group

Elliot Atlas
Elliot Atlas
Professor Emeritus

Phone: (305) 421-4128
New Research:
Asian Summer Monsoon Chemistry and Climate Climate Impact Project (ACCLIP),
Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere

ResearchMy 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. 

Joseph M. Propero
Joseph M. Prospero
Professor Emeritus

Phone: (305) 421-4159
Research:  Our aerosol group focuses on the aerosol chemistry of the marine atmosphere and the biogeochemical effects of the long range atmospheric transport of materials from the continents to the ocean environment. Starting 35 years ago, we pioneered in the study of mineral aerosol (soil dust) transport, showing that huge quantities of dust were carried by winds from arid regions to the oceans. Dust has a great impact on the chemistry of the atmosphere, oceans and sediments. Indeed, our work served as the foundation for the recent interest in the role of windborne iron as an important limiting nutrient in many ocean regions. Working with modelers and using satellite remote sensing, we are developing a much better picture of dust sources, dust properties, and the effects of climate on dust transport.