Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAU)

Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Group (APCG)

 

Student Projects

Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Group (APCG)
IMAU


We offer a wide range of research projects for master students, bachelor students, and (to a limited degree) high school students. These projects are usually connected to our research program, so each student helps to keep our group at the forefront of science on an international level.
If you’re interested in an experimental project, please contact Thomas Röckmann (t.roeckmann [at] uu.nl) or Rupert Holzinger (r.holzinger [at] uu.nl). For modeling projects, please contact Maarten Krol (M.C.Krol [at] uu.nl).


Student Projects

>  Measurements of Trace Gases and Isotopes

>  Measurements of Aerosols

>  Modelling of Atmospheric Processes and Composition


Measurements of Trace Gases and Isotopes

  • Air quality in the Netherlands: Analyzing measurements in combination with models
  • Temperatures trends in the stratosphere: Deriving and validation of lidar measurements
  • Emissions of trace gases (CO, H2, CH4) from organic matter, and their isotopic composition
  • CO and other trace gas emissions (emission factors, emission ratios and isotope signatures) from biomass burning
  • Study of isotopic composition of CO from samples taken at Cabauw and Lutjewad monitoring stations, and at de Uithof
  • Emissions of CH4 from ditches–mobile analyzer
  • Isotope effects in the reaction CO+O → CO2
  • Isotopic fractionation of water vapor during photosynthesis
  • Quantifying the emission of CH4 from agricultural and industrial sources using measurements on a vehicle


Measurements of Aerosols

  • Improving Aerosol Analysis
  • PTR-MS method optimisation and dissolved organic matter (DOM) characterization of rain/ice samples
  • PTR-MS based characterization of fluvial dissolved organic matter from Siberia
  • Characterization of organic aerosol deposited in pristine Alpine snow
  • Chemical composition of fossil fuel organic aerosol
  • Organic Aerosols over the Atlantic Ocean
  • Organic Aerosols in rural and urban areas in the Netherlands
  • Characterization of organic aerosol deposited in sea ice, Antarctica
  • Characterization of organic aerosol (OA) deposited in M150 ice core from Antarctica


Modelling of Atmospheric Processes and Composition

  • Effects of climate change on photochemical ozone formation
  • Building a diffusion model for interpreting gas flux measurements