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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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Jepsen, S. M., Harmon, T. C., Ficklin, D. L., Noah P. Molotch, Guan, B. 2018: Evapotranspiration sensitivity to air temperature across a snow-influenced watershed: Space-for-time substitution versus integrated watershed modeling. Journal of Hydrology, 556: 645-659. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.11.042

Li, J., Mao, J., Fiore, A. M., Cohen, R. C., Crounse, J. D., Teng, A. P., Wennberg, P. O., Lee, B. H., Lopez-Hilfiker, F. D., Thornton, J. A., Peischl, J., Pollack, I. B., Ryerson, T. B., Veres, P., Roberts, J. M., Neuman, J. A., Nowak, J. B., Wolfe, G. M., Hanisco, T. F., Alan Fried, Singh, H. B., Dibb, J., Paulot, F., Horowitz, L. W. 2018: Decadal changes in summertime reactive oxidized nitrogen and surface ozone over the Southeast United States. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(3): 2341-2361. DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-2341-2018

Dalsoren, S. B., Myhre, G., Hodnebrog, O., Myhre, C. L., Stohl, A., Pisso, I., Schwietzke, S., Hoeglund-Isaksson, L., Detlev Helmig, Reimann, S., Sauvage, S., Schmidbauer, N., Read, K. A., Carpenter, L. J., Lewis, A. C., Punjabi, S., Wallasch, M. 2018: Discrepancy between simulated and observed ethane and propane levels explained by underestimated fossil emissions. Nature Geoscience, 11(3): 178-184. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0073-0

Simon, H., Valin, L. C., Baker, K. R., Henderson, B. H., Crawford, J. H., Pusede, S. E., Kelly, J. T., Foley, K. M., Owen, C. R., Cohen, R. C., Timin, B., Weinheimer, A. J., Possiel, N., Misenis, C., Diskin, G. S., Alan Fried 2018: Characterizing CO and NOy sources and relative ambient ratios in the Baltimore area using ambient measurements and source attribution modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres, 123(6): 3304-3320. DOI: 10.1002/2017JD027688

Feldman, D. R., Collins, W. D., Biraud, S. C., Risser, M. D., Turner, D. D., Gero, P. J., Tadic, J., Detlev Helmig, Xie, S., Mlawer, E. J., Shippert, T. R., Torn, M. S. 2018: Observationally derived rise in methane surface forcing mediated by water vapour trends. Nature Geoscience, 11(4): 238-243. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0085-9

Sam RossabiDetlev Helmig 2018: Changes in atmospheric butanes and pentanes and their isomeric ratios in the continental United States. Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres, 123(7): 3772-3790. DOI: 10.1002/2017JD027709

McKenzie, L. M., Blair, B., Hughes, J., Allshouse, W. B., Blake, N. J., Detlev Helmig, Milmoe, P., Halliday, H., Blake, D. R., Adgate, J. L. 2018: Ambient nonmethane hydrocarbon levels along Colorado's northern Front Range: Acute and chronic health risks. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(8): 4514-4525. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b05983

Lyons, W. B., Saelens, E., Kathy Welch 2018: The impact of fossil fuel burning related to scientific activities in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Revisited. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 6: article 33. DOI: 10.1525/elementa.288

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