Research Overview

The Wennberg lab applies traditional physical chemistry techniques (e.g. LIF, absorption spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy) to study the mechanisms of chemical transformation in the Earth's atmosphere and the carbon cycle. Currently, this research falls under one of two categories:

Carbon Cycle Science

Ground and space-based measurements of CO2, CH4, and other greenhouse gases which are used to characterize their sources and sinks, and facilitate the prediction of our future climate.

Tropospheric Chemistry

Studies of atmospheric trace gases with the shared goal of better elucidating the coupling of radiation, climate, and chemistry in the troposphere, particularly in low NOx regions.