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Sara Lance

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Research Scientist II, separated

Cloud & Aerosol Processes


Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Associates Program, National Research Council, with the Earth System Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO, January 2008-December 2009.

Ph.D., Earth and Atmospheric Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, December 2007
Thesis: "Quantifying Compositional Impacts of Ambient Aerosol on Cloud Droplet Formation"
Advisor: Dr. Athanasios Nenes

B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University, May 2002
Primary Elective Focus: Environmental and Atmospheric Chemistry


Areas of Interest
* Aerosol-Cloud-Climate interactions
* Laboratory studies of ice nucleation
* Mechanisms involved in formation and maintenance of Arctic mixed-phase clouds
* Chemical properties and mixing-state of cloud condensation nuclei
* Cloud and aerosol Instrumentation

Field Project Participation
* Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex, California 2010)
* Aerosol, Radiation and Cloud Processes affecting Arctic Climate (ARCPAC, Alaska 2008)
* European Integrated Project on Aerosol, Cloud, Climate, Air Quality, Interactions (EUCAARI, Finland 2007)
* Gulf of Mexico Atmospheric Composition and Climate Study (GoMACCS, Texas 2006)
* Megacities Impact on Regional And Global Environments (MIRAGE, Mexico City 2006)

Commercial Instrumentation Deployed (manufactured by DMT)
* CDP: Cloud Droplet Probe (CalNex 2010, ARCPAC 2008)
* CAS: Cloud and Aerosol Spectrometer (Calnex 2010, ARCPAC 2008)
* CIP: Cloud Imaging Probe (CalNex 2010, ARCPAC 2008)
* PIP: Precipitation Imaging Probe (CalNex 2010, ARCPAC 2008)
* CCNc: Cloud Condensation Nuclei Counter (EUCAARI 2007, GoMACCS 2006, MIRAGE 2006)

Instrumentation Built
* SWDCS: Standardized Water Droplet Calibration System (built at NOAA 2009 in collaboration with NCAR)
* HTDMA: Humidified Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer (built at NCAR 2005; deployed for MIRAGE 2006)

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last modified: August 05, 2011