Nick Wagner


Aerosol Properties & Processes



My research focuses on the in situ measurements of aerosol optical properties. I use cavity ringdown spectroscopy to measure aerosol extinction and photoacoustic spectroscopy to measure aerosol absorption, typically from airborne platforms such as the NOAA WP-3D and NASA DC-8 aircraft. I use these measurements to determine the microphysical aerosol properties and estimate the aerosol radiative effect.


BS Physics, Case Western Reserve University 2001
PhD Physics, University of Colorado 2008

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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