Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Laboratory for Atmospheric Research

LAR Research Activities

The LAR has a long history of participation in national and international field programs related to air quality research. This emphasis upon field research continues today, but it is now balanced by a growing capability in advanced numerical air quality modeling and laboratory work.

Agriculture and Air Quality

Agriculture and Air Quality   Understanding nitrogen cycling, estimating windblown dust, measuring feedlot emissions

Regional Air Quality

Regional Air Quality
A combination of computer modeling and regional measurements, including satellite data

Biosphere/Atmosphere Interactions

Biosphere/Atmosphere Interactions
Quantifying biogenic emissions, carbon exchange, deposition of metals and nutrients

Urban Air Quality

Urban Air Quality
Determining the ultimate fate of pollutants exported from urban areas

Global Change

Global Change
Exploring future air-quality conditions as related to the effects of global change

Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing
Interpreting remote sensing data from the surface, aircraft, and satellites to retrieve properties of the atmosphere

WSU Pullman Campus

Dana Hall rooftop meteorological station
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Student Research Opportunities

LAR offers numerous opportunities for students to work with diverse faculty using the latest technologies. Our research includes field work, laboratory testing, and computer modeling.

» Graduate Opportunities

» Undergraduate Opportunities


Former graduate student Mary Capiral monitoring nitrous oxide emissions in a potato field.
LAR graduate student monitoring nitrous oxide emissions in a potato field.
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