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A Joint Project of
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Dr. Robert Talbot
University of Houston, Main Campus
Dr. Huiting Mao
SUNY-Environmental Science & Forestry
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           We visited the School of Atmospheric Science in June 2009 and discussed a collaborative program with our Chinese colleagues at Nanjing University. The primary focus of our work is that of atmospheric chemistry – climate interaction in East Asia. In January 2011 atmospheric chemistry measurements commenced atop a 25 story dormitory building on the Nanjing University campus. The chemical species being measured include: NO, NOy, CO, CO2, O3, Hgo, SO2, particle number density, PM2.5, and PM10. A suite of meteorological parameters are also measured.
          This first collaborative project was to set up an observational site at the Gulou campus for monitoring air quality over the city of Nanjing. The site is built for research and educational use and is named the "Urban Atmospheric Environment Monitoring Site", which is a part of the Xianlin integrated observational station under the administration of the ICGCR.
          To date, a little more than one year of data has been collected. We went to Nanjing in January 2012 to meet with graduate students and faculty. We are in the process of writing papers for publication in a high-impact journal. We are in the process of writing papers for publication.


  • Characteristics of atmospheric Total Gaseous Mercury (TGM) observed in urban Nanjing, China, Zhu, J., T. Wang, R. Talbot, H. Mao, C. B. Hall, X. Yang, C. Fu, B. Zhuang, S. Li, Y. Han, and X. Huang , Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 12103–12118, 2012.