You have found the web-page of the atmospheric aerosol group operated under Antony Clarke at the University of Hawaii.  We are one of several aerosol groups at UH with an interest in atmospheric particles. Our particular focus is on measurements of aerosol microphysics and physico-chemistry.

We are generally involved in activities and programs that link these properties to global issues including the long range transport of pollution, radiative effects of aerosol, interactions between aerosol and clouds,  new particle formation (nucleation), satellite validation, coastal aerosol and breaking waves as well as the global climatology of aerosol.

Our research activities are supported by primarily NASA, ONR and NSF.

Current projects include NASA supported "Aircraft study on DC-8, Airborne study of Arctic aerosol and chemistry as part of POLARCAT in the IPY in 2008. (ARCTAS: Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites) ".

Our  NSF sponsored research include "Aircraft Study on NCAR C-130, Airborne study of role of aerosol and its links to ocean chemistry and influence on cloud formation in pockets of open cells (POC) off the coast of Chile in 2008-2009. (VOCALS: The VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study) " and "Airborne Measurments in Support of Pacific Atmospheric Sulfur Experiment (PASE): Process Affecting Physiochyemistry and Evolution of Aerosol Size Distributions in the Tropics".

All HiGEAR planes

 Our activities support through the Office of Naval Research [ONR] are directed at studies of  
Sea-salt aerosol in Hawaii and the Influence of Large Organized Structures (LOS) or Rolls on Fluxes and Visibility.