Chemical Sciences Division
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Earth's atmosphere is changing. CSD scientists work in the lab, in the field, and with computer models to understand how those changes will affect climate. Read More...
CSD researchers study the chemical and physical processes that affect air quality, to better understand and forecast pollution events and trends that threaten human health. Read More...
People have harmed Earth's protective ozone layer by releasing ozone-depleting chemicals into the atmosphere. CSD scientists are international leaders in the scientific understanding of stratospheric ozone depletion – and ozone recovery. Read More...
Cloud & Aerosol Processes
Measuring and understanding how atmospheric particles affect clouds, climate, and air quality
Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Developing and using laser-based instruments for deployment on land, ship, and airplane to understand atmospheric processes that affect air quality, weather, and climate
Regional Chemical Modeling
Using models and observations to understand atmospheric pollutant transport, processing, and effects on air quality and climate
Developing and deploying state-of-the-art instruments to understand how processes in the lower atmosphere affect air quality and climate today – and in the future
Atmospheric Composition & Chemical Processes
Conducting airborne field measurements critical to understanding climate, air quality, and ozone depletion
Chemistry & Climate Processes
Understanding atmospheric chemistry and climate processes with integrated analysis and modeling
Chemical Processes & Instrument Development
Developing instrumentation to improve our ability to study key atmospheric species in the laboratory and field