Welcome to the Simpson Research Lab’s webpage at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Our research group studies arctic atmospheric chemistry with the goal of better understanding of how the unique conditions of the arctic region affects the transformation of pollutants.  Our methods use spectroscopy to probe chemical composition of air, liquids, and solids.  For examples of our projects, see the research page.  Recent results are shown on the news page, and we show completed work on the publications page.  Please feel free to check out who is in the group or contact us to find out more.

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Chemistry of the Sea and Sky Symposium

I’m just back from the Chemistry of the Sea and Sky Symposium that was in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  It was great to visit with my Canadian (and some US) colleagues to the South and catch up on happenings in Environmental Chemistry.  http://www.csc2014.ca/about/welcome.html

The Session was:

Chemistry of the Sea and Sky

The chemistry of the sea and sky can impact human health, environmental quality, and climate. Chemistry that occurs within marine and atmospheric environments is complicated by interactions and feedbacks between the ocean, sea ice, and atmosphere, as well as interfacial processes. This session will focus on chemistry in the bulk phase and interfaces and will include topics such as the exchange of reactive and greenhouse gases, black carbon and aerosols, sea spray production, ocean acidification, and biogeochemical cycles of nutrients, and major and trace elements and isotopes.

Jennifer Murphy, University of Toronto
Cora Young, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Feiyue Wang, University of Manitoba

Invited Speakers:
Jon Abbatt, University of Toronto
Parisa Ariya, McGill University
Timothy Bertram, University of California – San Diego, USA
Jay Cullen, University of Victoria
Jamie Donaldson, University of Toronto
Eric Galbraith, McGill University
Amanda Grannas, Villanova University, USA
Kristin Orians, University of British Columbia
Hans Osthoff, University of Calgary
Bill Simpson, University of Alaska – Fairbanks, USA
Isobel Simpson, University of California – Irvine, USA

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