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Mr Jonathan Taylor

Mr Jonathan Taylor

Soot in the Atmosphere

MPhys (Hons) Physics (Manchester) 2009

Room Number: 1.03 [Simon Building]

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 3938

Email: jonathan.taylor@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Fax: +44 (0) 161 306 9361


Project Overview

Black carbon aerosol is the dominant source of short-wave absorption in the atmosphere. This has a net warming effect on global climate, as well as more local effects such as perturbations in the hydrological cycle. Absorption can be enhanced by a coating of nonabsorbing material such as organic or sulfate aerosol. My project involves an investigation into the composition of black carbon coatings and the absorption enhancement they cause.

Project Supervisor(s)

Specific research interests

black carbon, aerosol, soot particle aerosol mass spectrometer, SP-AMS, absorption, SP2, single particle soot photometer