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Andrew R. Metcalf

Assistant Professor
Andrew MetcalfOn Campus: 448 Brackett Hall
Off Campus: 110 CETL
342 Computer Court
Anderson, SC 29625

Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2012
M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2007
M.S., Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005
B.S., Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005

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Lab Group Website: Clemson Air Quality Laboratory

Faculty Overview

Dr. Metcalf’s teaching and research interests are in the area of air pollution and air quality, with a particular focus on atmospheric aerosol particles.  Dr. Metcalf’s lab, the Multiscale Atmospheric Measurements Laboratory, approaches air pollution measurements from many scales - from microscale measurements performed on a microscope in the laboratory to in situ measurements conducted during large-scale field projects.  Current work is underway to bridge these measurement scales by developing methods to collect atmospheric aerosol particles in the field and bring them to microfluidic experiments in the lab while preserving the contents of the atmospheric samples.

Class Information

For current syllabi, please search the Clemson University Syllabus Repository.

EES 4300/6300 Air Pollution Engineering
EES 8330 Air Pollution Control Systems

Selected Publications

Abell, J.T., Pullen, A., Lebo, Z.J., Kapp, P., Gloege, L., Metcalf, A.R., Nie, J., Winckler, G., 2020. A wind-albedo-wind feedback driven by landscape evolution. Nat. Commun. 11, 1–9.

Schulze, B.C., Charan, S.M., Kenseth, C.M., Kong, W., Bates, K.H., Williams, W., Metcalf, A.R., Jonsson, H.H., Woods, R., Sorooshian, A., Flagan, R.C., Seinfeld, J.H., 2020. Characterization of Aerosol Hygroscopicity Over the Northeast Pacific Ocean: Impacts on Prediction of CCN and Stratocumulus Cloud Droplet Number Concentrations. Earth Sp. Sci. 7.

Sorooshian, A., MacDonald, A.B., Dadashazar, H., Bates, K.H., Coggon, M.M., Craven, J.S., Crosbie, E., Hersey, S.P., Hodas, N., Lin, J.J., Negrón Marty, A., Maudlin, L.C., Metcalf, A.R., Murphy, S.M., Padró, L.T., Prabhakar, G., Rissman, T.A., Shingler, T., Varutbangkul, V., Wang, Z., Woods, R.K., Chuang, P.Y., Nenes, A., Jonsson, H.H., Flagan, R.C., Seinfeld, J.H., 2018. A multi-year data set on aerosol-cloud-precipitation-meteorology interactions for marine stratocumulus clouds. Sci. Data 5, 180026. doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.26

Metcalf, A. R.; Narayan, S.; and Dutcher, C. S. A review of microfluidic concepts and ap- plications for atmospheric aerosol science. Aerosol Science & Technology, 52(3), 310–329, doi: 10.1080/02786826.2017.1408952, 2017.
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Zhang, X.; Kim, H.; Parworth, C. L.; Young, D. E.; Zhang, Q.; Metcalf, A. R.; and Cappa, C. D. Optical properties of wintertime aerosols from residential wood burning in Fresno, CA: Results from DISCOVER-AQ 2013. Environmental Science and Technology, 50(4), 1681–1690, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04134, 2016.

Metcalf, A. R.; Boyer, H. C.; and Dutcher, C. S. Interfacial tensions of aged organic aerosol particle mimics using a biphasic microfluidic platform. Environmental Science and Technology, 50(3), 1251–1259, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04880, 2016.

Craven, J. S.; Metcalf, A. R.; Bahreini, R.; Middlebrook, A.; Hayes, P. L.; Duong, H. T.; Sorooshian, A.; Jimenez, J. L.; Flagan, R. C.; and Seinfeld, J. H. Los Angeles Basin airborne organic aerosol characterization during CalNex. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118(19), 11,453–11,467, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50853, 2013.

Russell, L. M.; Sorooshian, A.; Seinfeld, J. H.; Albrecht, B. A.; Nenes, A.; Ahlm, L.; Chen, Y.-C.; Coggon, M.; Craven, J. S.; Flagan, R. C.; Frossard, A. A.; Jonsson, H.; Jung, E.; Lin, J. J.; Metcalf, A. R.; Modini, R.; Mülmenstädt, J.; Roberts, G. C.; Shingler, T.; Song, S.; Wang, Z.; and Wonaschütz, A. Eastern Pacific Emitted Aerosol Cloud Experiment (E-PEACE). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 709–729, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00015.1, 2013.

Hersey, S. P.; Craven, J. S.; Metcalf, A. R.; Lin, J.; Lathem, T.; Suski, K. J.; Cahill, J. F.; Duong, H. T.; Sorooshian, A.; Jonsson, H. H.; Shiraiwa, M.; Zuend, A.; Nenes, A.; Prather, K. A.; Flagan, R. C.; and Seinfeld, J. H. Composition and hygroscopicity of the Los Angeles Aerosol: CalNex. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118(7), 3016–3036, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50307, 2013.

Ensberg, J. J.; Craven, J. S.; Metcalf, A. R.; Allan, J. D.; Angevine, W. M.; Bahreini, R.; Brioude, J.; Cai, C.; Coe, H.; de Gouw, J. A.; Ellis, R. A.; Flynn, J. H.; Haman, C. L.; Hayes, P. L.; Jimenez, J. L.; Lefer, B. L.; Middlebrook, A. M.; Murphy, J. G.; Neuman, J. A.; Nowak, J. B.; Roberts, J. M.; Stutz, J.; Taylor, J. W.; Veres, P. R.; Walker, J. M.; and Seinfeld, J. H. Inorganic and black carbon aerosols in the Los Angeles Basin during CalNex. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118(4), 1777–1803, doi: 10.1029/2012JD018136, 2013.