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!
Monday, June 26, 2017
Arctic bromine paper published!
Congratulations to Pratt lab postdoc Peter Peterson for his paper detailing the first observations of reactions on aerosol particles enabling the transport of reactive bromine aloft (decoupled from the snow surface)! "Observations of bromine monoxide transport in the Arctic sustained on aerosol particles was recently published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Please check out the paper!