About CACE

An interdisciplinary center, 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.