Elizabeth Casey

Project: Formation and impacts of carbonyl sulfide in the atmosphere

The purpose of my project is to use high performance computing to explore the potential energy surfaces involved in the production of OCS from DMS and other sulfur-containing compounds with oceanic sources. These quantum calculations will be linked to master equation calculations, using statistical rate theories to derive reaction rate coefficients and branching ratios, which will be incorporated into the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) to determine the atmospheric and climate impacts.