Laboratory of atmospheric processes and their impacts LAPI
Our lab studies atmospheric processes and their impacts on climate, health and ecosystems through a combination of theory, measurement and modelling. A central focus in our research program is atmospheric particulate matter (aerosols), and studies often combine observations, theory and modelling. We are involved in the development of aerosol instrumentation, and measurement techniques required to study processes and constrain parameters for models. Our group develops open-source modules routinely used in air quality and climate models, as well as tools for advanced sensitivity analysis of large codes and model reduction/data discovery through emulation and network analysis. We are also heavily involved in field measurement programs on understanding the climate and health impacts of ambient aerosol.
“Huge forest fires put our health at risk”
After Australia, Siberia is burning, indicating that the frequency of such events is on the rise, with myriad dire consequences: devastated ecosystems, risk of desertification, CO2 emissions, toxic particles, further climate impacts… An expert in atmospheric processes at EPFL, Athanasios Nenes shares his views about it.
Virtual Workshop on Molecular Simulations of Atmospheric Systems
02-04 June 2020 (on Zoom). Experts in the fields of molecular simulations and aerosol/cloud processes will gather to discuss research and set up a roadmap of past developments and future perspectives.
"It's time to take the ecological crisis seriously"
In an opinion piece published in Le Temps, a group of 120 scientists – including 13 from EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) – offer a timely reminder of how our disregard for nature is to blame for the COVID-19 pandemic.