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  • Cited Researchers

    Five PNNL Researchers Named Most Cited

    Five researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been named to a comprehensive list of the world's most referenced scientists. The list includes more than 3,200 researchers whose scientific reports were in the top 1 percent of papers receiving the most references. The five scientists are Jun Liu, Alex Guenther, Phil Rasch, Yuyan Shao and Yuehe Lin.

  • SOAs

    Predicting Atmospheric Particle Population's Weight Gain

    Even particles in the atmosphere can gain weight. The culprit is newly formed carbon-containing compounds in the atmosphere, also referred to as secondary organic aerosols (SOAs) that pile on pre-existing particles for a gain in mass. To address the size-dependent "weight" gain problem, researchers, led by Dr. Rahul Zaveri of PNNL, designed a new modeling framework that is a significant advancement over the previous modeling paradigm that focused only on the total mass.

  • SALVI technology

    Window into Liquid Analysis Earns PNNL an R&D 100 Award

    Many studies rely on knowing precisely how solids and liquids interact on a molecular level, but liquids evaporate in the vacuum of certain powerful scientific instruments. PNNL developed SALVI, or the System for Analysis at the Liquid Vacuum Interface, that for the first time allows these instruments to image liquid samples in real time. R&D Magazine honored SALVI’s research team with a 2014 R&D 100 award. The magazine selects the 100 most innovative scientific and technological breakthroughs of the year.

  • Ghassem Asrar

    Ghassem Asrar Awarded AGU Ambassador for 2014

    Dr. Ghassem Asrar of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been named a 2014 Ambassador for the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Asrar is one of five honorees recognized for outstanding contributions in the areas of societal impact, service to the Earth and space community, scientific leadership and promotion of talent/career pool.

  • Behavioral Change Key to Reducing Environmental Footprint

    A new report, co-authored for the U.S. Department of Energy by Dr. Elizabeth Malone, working at the Joint Global Change Research Institute shows how changes in people's energy use behaviors can contribute to efficient building performance. The authors suggest that, despite a lack of verified behavior-centered strategies, agencies can improve their energy-efficiency programs using existing knowledge and a systematic approach.

How do human activities and natural systems interact to affect the Earth's climate? Ultimately, that is the question challenging scientists in PNNL’s Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division.

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