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Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry

The Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry (CAC) was established at York University in 1985. Since its inception, its mandate has been:         

  • To provide a forum for collaborative research in atmospheric chemistry at York University.
  • To provide a link to the wider atmospheric chemistry research community in Canada and abroad.
  • To educate the next generation of atmospheric chemists.

Members of the Centre, including core faculty, adjunct faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates, conduct fundamental and applied research in the laboratory and in the real atmosphere.  Atmospheric chemistry is an exciting and challenging field of research that deals with the chemistry of our atmosphere, including sources, sinks, transport and physical & chemical transformations in solid, liquid and gas phases.  It is an interdisciplinary field that requires knowledge in the core sciences; chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology as well as other sciences; meteorology, geochemistry, and oceanography.   Enabling fields include analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and computational chemistry. Areas of policy and research interest in atmospheric chemistry include urban, regional and global oxidant formation, aerosol formation, photochemical smog, acid precipitation, stratospheric ozone depletion, global & regional atmospheric change, arctic pollution and airborne toxic chemicals.

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Updated on December 6th, 2012.