Thursday
Nov212013

Media coverage of the release of the Working Group I's contribution to the IPCC's 5th report 

Kicking off the Journal Club for the 2013-14 academic year James Grayson led a on 6th November 2013 discussion on the media's coverage and reaction to the release of the summary for Policy makers of the firest part of the latest IPCC report on Climate Change.

 

Links to the three relevant movies are here

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2700888971001/un-panel-global-warming-is-very-rea
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/27/world/climate-change-5-things/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/climate-change-report-s-temperature-hiatus-

Thursday
Jan312013

Journal Club 1-31-13

Hi All, 

Just a reminder, we will be meeting this week for Journal Club. Sorry for the postponement last week but I think this will work out better for most people. Please see paper attached here that Amir will lead the discussion of this week. There is a slight change of plans- we will meet in Chemistry D317 at 12:30 pm. This is the same room that the CREATE-AAP Student Seminar Series will be immediately following journal club. 
Pizza and beverages will be served!


Lindsay

Friday
Jan042013

Hi All,

I hope you had a happy and relaxing holiday and hope your 2013 is off to a great start.

We will start the semester with a slightly different meeting time (30 minutes later) than last semester since there are limited times when a room is available for booking. Thus, the first meeting of this semester will be in Chemistry Rm. D213 from 12:30-1:30 Thursday Jan. 10th. If attendance is low, we will take a new poll of times that will work. Please note this journal club is a casual meeting and if you have to leave a bit early to make it to a class, that's fine. We still encourage you to attend.
I will be leading the discussion on the paper found here entitled "Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Device for Aerosol Oxidative Activity."

Particulate matter induces inflammation and oxidative stress in various bodily tissues and has thus been linked to respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative diseases as well as to cancer. A variety of techniques have been developed to quantify the oxidative activity of particulate matter as a means to characterize the ability of the PM to induce oxidative stress. The described technique allows a simple and inexpensive personal exposure assessment to be performed using a microfluidic paper-based analytical device. The device measures the oxidative activity of particulate matter collected on personal filter samples.

The advantages and disadvantages of the technique will be discussed, as well as alternative applications for the technique.

Pizza and beverages will be served. Hope to see you there!

Thursday
Dec062012

Hi All,

Please join us next Thursday (Dec. 13th) at 12:00 pm for journal club in Chemistry D213 (unless I update you otherwise). Amir Abbas Aliabadi will be leading the discussion on the paper available here. This paper does a very nice job laying out the current state of climate modeling including current limitations. Amir will also discuss the implications for atmospheric aerosol dispersion modeling. Please come and discuss. Again, pizza and soda will be served.

Lindsay

Monday
Nov122012

Hi All,

Please join us *THIS THURSDAY at 12 pm in CHEMISTRY Room D213 for the first journal club meeting of the semester. James Grayson will be presenting a paper entitled: "Evidence for NOx Control over Nighttime SOA Formation." Please see posting here for the attachment. Pizza will be served.

Looking forward it!

 

Thursday
Apr262012

Last Journal Club meeting of this academic year 

Hi All,

Please join us *NEXT TUESDAY MAY 1 at 12:30 pm in Aquatic Ecosystems
Research Laboratory (AERL) Room 420* ("the cave") for the last journal club
meeting of the semester. Brian Just will be presenting his recent work:
"Characterization of Ultrafine Particulate Matter from Traditional and
Improved Biomass Cookstoves." Please see posting here for the attachment.

These results have important implications for health, climate, engineering,
and more!  Please come with some input for discussion so we can leave this
semester's journal club looking forward to next semester when it starts
back up again.

After this meeting, we will take a break from Journal Club for the summer
months and start back up in late August or early September.

Friday
Apr132012

Asian Dust Transport Around the Globe

Please join us for Journal club this coming Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at
12:30 pm in the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL), room 420.

Niamh Chaparro will be presenting for the fulfillment of requirements for Chem 540D. Please join us for a very interesting discussion of global transport of particles from Asia. Pizza will be provided.

Tuesday
Apr032012

Aerosols and Bioengineering

Please join us for Journal club this coming Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at
12:30 pm in the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL), room 420.

Kathrin Lang will be presenting for the fulfillment of requirements for Chem 540D. Please join us for a very interesting discussion of aerosols in bioengineering. Pizza will be provided.

Monday
Mar192012

Student Presentations 

Please join us for Journal club this coming Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at
12:30 pm in the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL), room 420.

Paul Cottle and Brian Just will be presenting for the fulfillment of
requirements for Chem 540D. Brian will present on the emission factors and
optical properties for cook stoves and Paul will be presenting on the evolution of
particle sizes with time.

 

Monday
Mar052012

Gaseous VOCs rapidly modify particulate matter and its biological effects – Part 1: Simple VOCs and model PM

Presenter: Lindsay Renbaum

Date: March 6th, 2012

Time: 12:30- 1:30 pm

Location: Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, the "Cave" (room 420), 2202 Main Mall

Citation: S. Ebersviller, K . Lichtveld, K. G. Sexton, J. Zavala, Y-H. Lin, I. Jaspers, and H. E. Jeffries

Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 5065-5105, 2012

Link to article here