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.
A research team aims to reduce influenza transmission
In Lausanne and Zurich, experts in virology, medicine, environmental chemistry and atmospheric science will pool their expertise to better understand the airborne transmission of the influenza virus.
“The Arctic atmosphere is key to understanding climate change”
This summer, 40 international scientists will participate in the GLACE expedition around Greenland in order to study the effects of climate change in that region. One of the 15 projects selected for the expedition will be led by Athanasios Nenes, an atmospheric specialist at EPFL.