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Research Theme: Human Dimensions

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

Research that addresses the effects of humans on the environment through their actions, behavior, beliefs, and use of land and resources; and how people are affected by the environment: health, natural hazards and disasters, and resources. Archaeological research is included in this category.

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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

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

Hlusko, L. J., Carlson, J. P., Chaplin, G., Scott EliasJohn F. Hoffecker, Huggman, M., Jablonski, N. G., Monson, T. A., O’Rourke, D. H., Pilloud, M, A., Scott, G. R. 2018: Environmental selection during the last ice age on the mother-to-infant transmission of vitamin D and fatty acids through breast milk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(19): E4426-E4432. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1711788115

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