What was the 1750, the preindustrial atmosphere, versus now? How much more are the greenhouse gases and the aerosols that bounce the solar radiation back changing the heat budget of the planet? By how much?
Jose-Luis Jimenez is an associate professor of chemistry and a fellow of CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Jimenez’s work, which uses high-tech, cutting-edge instrumentation, focuses on the measurement of the size, chemical composition, and morphology of aerosols.
What do we know about how aerosols affect not only the climate but human health in general? The impact of aerosols on these factors has not been clear historically, but with the help of Jimenez’s group new data is being produced and analyzed. Through large-scale, global field studies and in-house programming Jimenez and his team are shedding new light on the processes of our atmosphere.
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