Sönke Szidat

Prof. Sönke Szidat
Group head
Laboratory for the Analysis of Radiocarbon with AMS
Departement für Chemie und Biochemie
Universität Bern
Freiestr. 3
CH-3012 Bern

Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 43 08
Phone2: +41 (0) 31 631 42 21
Fax: +41 (0) 31 631 39 95
E-mail: szidat(at)dcb.unibe.ch
URL Institution: www.14c.unibe.ch
Personal URL: link

Key Publications of Sönke Szidat (up to ten) :
J. Gottschalk et al., 2018: Radiocarbon measurements of small-size foraminiferal samples with the MIni-CArbon DAting System (MICADAS) at the University of Bern: implications for paleoclimate reconstructions. Radiocarbon 60, 469-491, doi:10.1017/RDC.2018.3.
S. Szidat et al., 2017: Radiocarbon dating of bones at the LARA Laboratory in Bern, Switzerland. Radiocarbon 59, 831-842, doi:10.1017/RDC.2016.90.
K. Agrios et al., 2015: Online coupling of pure O2 thermo-optical methods - 14C AMS for source apportionment of carbonaceous aerosols. Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. B 361, 288-293, doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2015.06.008.
Y.-L. Zhang et al., 2015: Fossil vs. non-fossil sources of fine carbonaceous aerosols in four Chinese cities during the extreme winter haze episode of 2013. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15, 1299-1312, doi:10.5194/acp-15-1299-2015.
P. Zotter et al., 2014: Radiocarbon Analysis of Elemental and Organic Carbon in Switzerland during Winter-Smog Episodes from 2008 to 2012 – Part I: Source Apportionment and Spatial Variability. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14, 13551-13570, doi:10.5194/acp-14-13551-2014.
R.-J. Huang et al., 2014: High secondary aerosol contribution to particulate pollution during haze events in China. Nature 514, 218-222, doi:10.1038/nature13774.
S. Szidat et al., 2014: 14C analysis and sample preparation at the new Bern Laboratory for the Analysis of Radiocarbon with AMS (LARA). Radiocarbon 56, 561-566, doi:10.2458/56.17457.
Y.L. Zhang et al., 2012: On the isolation of OC and EC and the optimal strategy of radiocarbon-based source apportionment of carbonaceous aerosols. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12, 10841-10856.
S. Szidat, 2009: Sources of Asian haze. Science 323, 470-471.
S. Szidat et al., 2006: Contributions of fossil fuel, biomass burning, and biogenic emissions to carbonaceous aerosols in Zürich as traced by 14C. J. Geophys. Res. 111, D07206, doi:10.1029/2005JD006590.

Expertise of Sönke Szidat:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeCauses of Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Topic Integrated SystemsCarbon Cycle
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleRegional
Local / Community
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Applied Research / Technology

Specialties of Sönke Szidat:
Radiocarbon analysis with AMS (accelerator mass spectrometry
LARA Laboratory at University of Bern

Sources of atmospheric aerosols
Emission sources of carbonaceous aerosols such as organic carbon and elemental carbon are chemically apportioned to fossil and non-fossil regimes. This information is necessary to imply air quality measures.

Winner of a Swiss Global Change Day Poster Award 2006 (IGBP);
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) Award by the ACP Commission of the Swiss Academy of Sciences, April 2008.

Last update: 11/6/19
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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