Congratulations to former Purdue Univ. PhD student Kyle Custard and current student Angela Raso for their paper detailed the first measurements of snowpack Br2 and Cl2 fluxes - and observation of the Arctic snowpack as a source of Cl2 and BrCl! "Production and Release of Molecular Bromine and Chlorine from the Arctic Coastal Snowpack" was recently published in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. Please check out the paper!
Welcome to the Pratt Lab blog! Dr. Kerri Pratt is an assistant professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Earth & Environmental Sciences and faculty associate of the Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan. We study the chemical interactions of atmospheric trace gases, particles, clouds, and snow, with a focus on the Polar Regions and wintertime environments. Our interdisciplinary research has relevance to climate change, air quality, and human health. As an analytical chemistry lab, we primarily apply novel mass spectrometry techniques to our field research. We invite you to follow our adventures in (and outside!) the lab!