Particles impact on climate in the Arctic

PhD defence, Friday 31 March 2017. Ingeborg Elbæk Nielsen

2017.03.31 | Steffi Hjerrild Iversen

Ingeborg Elbæk Nielsen

The particle instrumentation setup during a campaign in North Greenland. Photo by Nina Sarnela.

During her studies, Ingeborg Elbæk Nielsen has investigated Arctic particles and their sources with special focus on black carbon. Black carbon particles, also known as soot, have a warming effect in the atmosphere making them one of the largest contributors to global warming. Ingeborg Elbæk Nielsen has studied the emission of particles from residential wood combustion, which is an important anthropogenic source. Furthermore, she has conducted a thorough assessment of the particle composition in North Greenland where she has identified the most significant particle sources.

The new research findings contribute to increase our current knowledge concerning Arctic particles and their sources, which is an important step towards improving the overall understanding of particles effect on the climate.

The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Environmental Science, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

 Friday 31 March 2017 at 14.00
Place:  Room K1.36, Department of Environmental Science, Frederiksborgvej 399, Aarhus University, Roskilde Campus, 4000 Roskilde.
Title of dissertation: Arctic Aerosols and Sources – Focus on Black Carbon
Contact information: Ingeborg Elbæk Nielsen, e-mail:, +45 26797327

Members of the assessment committee:

Professor Hugh Coe, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Researcher Barbara D’Anna, French National Centre for Scientific Research, University of Lyon, France
Professor and Head of Section Ole Hertel (chair), Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Henrik Skov, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University
Senior Researcher Jacob Klenø Nøjgaard, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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