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Research Theme: Atmosphere

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Atmosphere
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

Research that addresses what the atmosphere is made of and how it works as a system. It also looks at substances carried in air, like aerosols and dust, and air quality.

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Hu, L., Montzka, S.A., Scott J. Lehman, Godwin, D.S., Miller, B.R., Andrews, A.E., Thoning, K., Miller, J.B., Sweeney, C., Siso, C., Elkins, J.W., Hall, B.D., Mondeel, D.J., Nance, D., Nehrkorn, T., Mountain, M., Fischer, M.L., Biraud, S.C., Chen, H., Tans, P.P. 2017: Considerable contribution of the Montreal Protocol to declining greenhouse gas emissions from the United States. Geophysical Research Letters, early online version. DOI: 10.1002/2017GL074388

Hammer, S., Friedrich, R., Kromer, B., Cherkinsky, A., Scott J. Lehman, Meijer, H. A. J., Nakamura, T., Palonen, V., Reimer, R. W., Smith, A. M., Southon, J. R., Szidat, S., Turnbull, J., Uchida, M. 2017: Compatibility of atmospheric 14CO2 measurements: Comparing the Heidelberg low-level counting facility to international accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) laboratories. Radiocarbon, 59(3): 875-883. DOI: 10.1017/RDC.2016.62

Xie, M., Mladenov, N., Mark Williams, Neff, J. C., Wasswa, J., Hannigan, M. P. 2017: Water soluble organic aerosols in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA: Composition, sources and optical properties. Scientific Reports, 6: article 39339. DOI: 10.1038/srep39339

Mazzuca, G. M., Pickering, K. E., Clark, R. D., Loughner, C. P., Alan Fried, Zweers, D. C. S., Weinheimer, A. J., Dickerson, R. R. 2017: Use of tethersonde and aircraft profiles to study the impact of mesoscale and microscale meteorology on air quality. Atmospheric Environment, 149: 55-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.10.025

Jason EvansDetlev Helmig 2017: Investigation of the influence of transport from oil and natural gas regions on elevated ozone levels in the northern Colorado Front Range. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 67(2): 196-211. DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2016.1226989

Gill, E. C., Rajagopalan, B., Molnar, P. H., Kushnir, Y., Tom Marchitto 2017: Reconstruction of Indian summer monsoon winds and precipitation over the past 10,000 years using equatorial pacific SST proxy records. Paleoceanography, 32(2): 195-216. DOI: 10.1002/2016PA002971

Tzompa-Sosa, Z. A., Mahieu, E., Franco, B., Keller, C. A., Turner, A. J., Detlev HelmigAlan FriedDirk RichterPetter WeibringJames Walega, Yacovitch, T. I., Herndon, S. C., Blake, D. R., Hase, F., Hannigan, J. W., Conway, S., Strong, K., Schneider, M., Fischer, E. V. 2017: Revisiting global fossil fuel and biofuel emissions of ethane. Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres, 122(4): 2493-2512. DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025767

Alia Lauren Khan, Dierssen, H., Schwarz, J. P., Schmitt, C., Chlus, A., Hermanson, M., Painter, T. H., Diane M. McKnight 2017: Impacts of coal dust from an active mine on the spectral reflectance of Arctic surface snow in Svalbard, Norway. Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres, 22(3): 1767-1778. DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025757

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