DOE awards Wang nearly $690,000 to study marine boundary aerosols

The Department of Energy has awarded Jian Wang, professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering, more than $685,000 to study aerosols (also known as particulates) in marine boundary layer over the eastern North Atlantic Ocean.

Results from the research will be used to evaluate and improve the capability of Department of Energy’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), an Earth modeling, simulation and prediction project.

The $685,160 grant from the DOE’s Office of Biological & Environmental Research will also help develop a predictive understanding of key aerosol processes and the influences of those processes on the cloud condensation nuclei (also called cloud seeds) in the marine boundary layer, the part of the atmosphere that is in direct contact with the ocean.