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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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Sarangi, C., Qian, Y., Karl Rittger, Bormann, K. J., Liu, Y., Wang, H., Wan, H., Lin, G., Painter, T. H. 2019: Impact of light-absorbing particles on snow albedo darkening and associated radiative forcing over high-mountain Asia: High-resolution WRF-Chem modeling and new satellite observations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(10): 7105-7128. DOI: 10.5194/acp-19-7105-2019

Hu, L., Andrews, A. E., Thoning, K. W., Sweeney, C., Miller, J. B., Michalak, A. M., Dlugokencky, E., Tans, P. P., Shiga, Y. P., Mountain, M., Nehrkorn, T., Montzka, S., McKain, K., Kofler, J., Trudeau, M., Sylvia Englund Michel, Biraud, S. C., Fischer, M. L., Worthy, D. E. J., Bruce H. VaughnJames W. C. White, Yadav, V., Basu, S., van der Velde, I. R. 2019: Enhanced North American carbon uptake associated with El Niño. Science Advances, 5(6): article eaaw0076. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw0076

Caicedo, V., Rappenglueck, B., Cuchiara, G., Flynn, J., Ferrare, R., Scarino, A. J., Berkoff, T., Senff, C., Langford, A., Lefer, B. 2019: Bay breeze and sea breeze circulation impacts on the planetary boundary layer and air quality from an observed and modeled DISCOVER-AQ Texas case study. Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres, 124(13): 7359-7378. DOI: 10.1029/2019JD030523

Chen, X., Millet, D. B., Singh, H. B., Wisthaler, A., Apel, E. C., Atlas, E. L., Blake, D. R., Bourgeois, I., Brown, S. S., Crounse, J. D., de Gouw, J. A., Flocke, F. M., Alan Fried, Heikes, B. G., Hornbrook, R. S., Mikoviny, T., Min, K.-E., Mueller, M., Neuman, J. A., O'Sullivan, D. W., Peischl, J., Pfister, G. G., Dirk Richter, Roberts, J. M., Ryerson, T. B., Shertz, S. R., Thompson, C. R., Treadaway, V., Veres, P. R., James Walega, Warneke, C., Washenfelder, R. A., Petter Weibring, Yuan, B. 2019: On the sources and sinks of atmospheric VOCs: An integrated analysis of recent aircraft campaigns over North America. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(14): 9097-9123. DOI: 10.5194/acp-19-9097-2019

Isaac Vimont, Turnbull, J. C., Petrenko, V. V., Place, P. F., Sweeney, C., Miles, N., Richardson, S., Bruce H. VaughnJames W. C. White 2019: An improved estimate for the δ13C and δ18O signatures of carbon monoxide produced from atmospheric oxidation of volatile organic compounds. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(13): 8547-8562. DOI: 10.5194/acp-19-8547-2019

Madsen, M. V., Steen-Larsen, H. C., Hoerhold, M., Box, J., Berben, S. M. P., Capron, E., Faber, A.-K., Hubbard, A., Jensen, M. F., Tyler Jones, Kipfstuhl, S., Koldtoft, I., Pillar, H. R., Bruce H. Vaughn, Vladimirova, D., Dahl-Jensen, D. 2019: Evidence of isotopic fractionation during vapor exchange between the atmosphere and the snow surface in Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres, 124(6): 2932-2945. DOI: 10.1029/2018JD029619

Johnston, A. N., Bruggeman, J. E., Aidan Beers, Beever, E. A., Christophersen, R. G., Ransom, J. I. 2019: Ecological consequences of anomalies in atmospheric moisture and snowpack. Ecology, 100(4): article UNSP e02638. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2638

Nisbet, E. G., Manning, M. R., Dlugokencky, E. J., Fisher, R. E., Lowry, D., Sylvia Englund Michel, Lund Myhre, C., Platt, S. M., Allen, G., Bousquet, P., Brownlow, R., Cain, M., France, J. L., Hermansen, O., Hossaini, R., Jones, A. E., Levin, I., Manning, A. C., Myhre, G., Pyle, J. A., Bruce H. Vaughn, Warwick, N. J., James W. C. White 2019: Very strong atmospheric methane growth in the 4 years 2014–2017: Implications for the Paris Agreement. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 33(3): 318-342. DOI: 10.1029/2018GB006009

Landschützer, P., Ilyina, T., Nikki Lovenduski 2019: Detecting regional modes of variability in observation‐based surface ocean pCO2. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(5): 2670-2679. DOI: 10.1029/2018GL081756

Barkley, Z. R., Lauvaux, T., Davis, K. J., Deng, A., Alan FriedPetter WeibringDirk RichterJames Walega, DiGangi, J., Ehrman, S. H., Ren, X., Dickerson, R. R. 2019: Estimating methane emissions from underground coal and natural gas production in southwestern Pennsylvania. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(8): 4531-4540. DOI: 10.1029/2019GL082131

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