Dr. Linda Smoydzin-Tost


Institute for Atmospheric Physics

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Joh.-Joachim-Becherweg 21
55099 Mainz

Fon: +49-(0)6131-39-32223
Email: smoydzin@uni-mainz.de
Room: 05-262 (506)

Research associate in the group Airborne Measurements and UTLS Transport Processes, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Hoor.

Research Interests

Atmospheric composition and related transport processes

Research tools

numerical models (MPTRAC, EMAC), satellite data

Research in a nutshell

I am interested in understanding the role of atmospheric transport processes in order to explain the
chemical composition of the atmosphere.
My recent work addressed questions how the prevailing meteorological conditions impact air quality
and how physico-chemical processes impact weather conditions in different climate systems of the
earth, in particular how the chemical composition of aerosol particles is altered during transport.
Currently I am analysing different transport processes exporting pollution from the Asian continent,
such as transport on the synoptic scale as well as the Asian summer monsoon, lifting pollution quickly
and strongly into upper parts of the troposphere. In addition I want to quantify the source regions of
pollution of anthropogenic origin being observed far away from its emission point.