Category Archives: Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

Promotie: Waarnemingen verbeteren kwantificeren uitstoot methaan

/ July 4, 2014/ Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, IMAU

Guillaume Monteil deed onderzoek naar het kwantificeren van de uitstoot van methaan door het gebruik van waarnemingen. Methaan is een broeikasgas. Door menselijke activiteiten is de hoeveelheid ervan in de atmosfeer ruim verdubbeld. Daarmee is methaan verantwoordelijk voor 20% van het versterkte broeikaseffect. Een verbeterd begrip van de bronnen van methaan is essentieel voor het voorspellen, en het mogelijk beperken,

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Last countdown to the SWERUS-C3 Arctic expedition

/ June 26, 2014/ Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, IMAU

In the first week of July 2014, a group of about forty international researchers will board the icebreaker Oden in Tromsø to cross the Arctic Ocean and hopefully reach Barrow in Alaska at the end of August. The aim of the SWERUS-C3 campaign is to investigate the interactions between the thawing cryosphere, the carbon cycle and the climate system. In

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Vier nieuwe ozonvernietigers ontdekt

/ March 10, 2014/ Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, IMAU

Een internationaal onderzoeksteam, onder wie prof. dr. Thomas Röckmann van de Universiteit Utrecht, heeft in de atmosfeer vier nog niet eerder ontdekte stoffen aangetroffen die de ozonlaag aantasten. Dat schrijven de onderzoekers in Nature Geoscience van 9 maart. Sinds 2010 is het gebruik van dit soort door de mens geproduceerde stoffen geheel verboden, om verdere aantasting van de ozonlaag te

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European project INTRAMIF successfully concluded

/ November 4, 2013/ Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, IMAU

In 2009, the European project INTRAMIF started, coordinated by IMAU’s Thomas Röckmann. INTRAMIF is a so-called Initial Training Network (ITN) project, one of the Marie Curie actions of the European Community. ITNs provide training opportunities for early stage researchers and introduces them to a network of universities, businesses and research institutes. The specific scientific objective of INTRAMIF is to investigate

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7 Postdocs and 1 Scientific Programmer Future Global Water Cycle

/ September 30, 2013/ Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, Ice and Climate, IMAU, Ocean Circulation and Climate

Utrecht University holds 8 positions to investigate ‘The future global water cycle’ Within the research theme Sustainability and under the program on Water, Climate and Ecosystems Utrecht University initiated a program to answer the following key question: How will changes in the global water cycle govern future conditions on planet Earth? This question relates to understanding and projecting how human

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Nieuw instrument detecteert honderden organische stoffen boven bos

/ August 14, 2013/ Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, IMAU

Klimaatonderzoekers van de Universiteit Utrecht en de Universiteit van Berkeley (VS) hebben voor het eerst de opname en uitstoot van organische stoffen door een bos gedetailleerd gemeten. Tot nu toe was dat alleen mogelijk voor de belangrijkste stoffen die de typische ‘bosgeur’ veroorzaken, maar nu maten de wetenschappers ook honderden andere stoffen. Deze kennis is belangrijk om de invloed van

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Joint IMAU-IEB symposium “Where plants and climate meet”

/ June 13, 2013/ Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, IMAU

In May scientists of the Institute of Environmental Biology (IEB) and the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU) organized a joint symposium entitled “Where plants and climate meet”. This symposium showed the overlap between the disciplines quite clearly and gave inspiration to develop new collaborations within the combined research theme “Water, climate and ecosystems”. Climate change has a

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Joint IEB and IMAU symposium: Where plants and climate meet

/ May 2, 2013/ Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, IMAU, Ocean Circulation and Climate

Dear colleagues, We hereby invite you to the joint symposium of the Institute for Environmental Biology (IEB) and the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU): Where plants and climate meet This event is held for all IMAU and IEB group members to get acquainted and inspire new collaborations. Group leaders will inform us about their group’s knowledge, research

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Thomas Röckmann EAG Distinguished Lecturer 2013

/ April 18, 2013/ Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, IMAU

The European Association of Geochemistry started its Distinguished Lecture Program in 2011 and it currently focuses on Central and Eastern Europe. This program aims to introduce and motivate scientists and students located in under-represented regions of the world to emerging research areas in geochemistry. Thomas Röckman is selected to be the EAG Distinguished Lecturer for 2013. The distinguished lecturer is

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Célia Sapart wins EGU poster award

/ February 4, 2013/ Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, IMAU

The 2012 Outstanding Student Poster  Award of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) was awarded to our colleague Célia Sapart for her poster “Natural and anthropogenic variations in methane sources over the last 2 millennia”. Celia´s poster was a one in four, which convinced the Committee by its outstanding quality. The poster presents high-resolution carbon isotope data of methane from Greenland

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