Stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry is used in environmental studies. Research on the origin of aerosol particles is relevant in the context of climate change and impact on human health. Stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry provides information on the origin and evolution of aerosol particles in the atmosphere. The addition of carbon to nitrogen isotope ratios, sulphur isotope ratio analysis will provide new qualitative and quantitative results origin of aerosol particles, particularly regarding the contribution of marine aerosol particles to the overall balance of aerosol particles. The topic of doctoral studies is promising in the frame that sulphur isotope ratio mass spectrometry will allow to understand deeper the impact of natural and anthropogenic sources on the Earth's thermal balance.
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