Center for Atmospheric Chemistry and the Environment

city with pollution

An interdisciplinary center, the Center for Atmospheric Chemistry and the Environment (CACE) aims to facilitate collaborative laboratory and field research projects with faculty members across campus, addressing the roles of atmospheric chemistry in fundamental chemical processes, environmental threats resulting from climate change, the exploration of new technologies and mitigation strategies to reduce the impacts of climate change, as well as chemical aspects of air quality and human health.

CACE also now houses a state-of-the-art micro-pulse LIDAR that is available to the campus science community for on and off campus field measurements. LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to generate vertical maps of aerosol and cloud properties.

woman wearing a mask and pushing a shopping cart

What Not To Wear: Experts Evaluate DIY Mask Materials

Texas A&M scientists conduct study evaluating household materials for constructing effective face masks.

View the Research

Atmospheric Chemistry and Environment (CACE)

News

Sustaining The Blue Economy: NSF Funds Texas A&M Research On West Coast Fisheries Management thumbnail

Sustaining The Blue Economy: NSF Funds Texas A&M Research On West Coast Fisheries Management

Led by a Texas A&M oceanographer and funded by NSF’s Convergence Accelerator, a multi-disciplinary team of scientists will develop an intelligent spatial decision support system for U.S. West Coast fisheries communities threatened by climate change.

Dr. Yina Liu Awarded Early Career Research Fellowship By NASEM thumbnail

Dr. Yina Liu Awarded Early Career Research Fellowship By NASEM

Texas A&M Oceanography’s Dr. Yina Liu recently received a 2021 Early Career Research Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Texas Sea Grant Launches Oyster Mariculture Website thumbnail

Texas Sea Grant Launches Oyster Mariculture Website

Texans interested in oyster farming can learn about techniques, regulations, permitting, and more at oyster.texasseagrant.org.

State Climatologist: Texas’ Future Depends On Extreme Weather Preparedness thumbnail

State Climatologist: Texas’ Future Depends On Extreme Weather Preparedness

New research from Texas A&M shows that Texas will experience more urban flooding, higher temperatures, and more intense droughts over the next 15 years.

La Niña Developing In Pacific Could Affect Texas thumbnail

La Niña Developing In Pacific Could Affect Texas

State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon says the weather event usually means warmer and drier conditions but might only last a few months.

The Next Generation Of Geoscientists: GeoX Camp Completes 11th Summer thumbnail

The Next Generation Of Geoscientists: GeoX Camp Completes 11th Summer

The 2021 virtual GeoX camp invited more than 100 high school students to step into every field of study within the College of Geosciences.