AQAST Publications

Published Works​​


Fishman, J., K. M. Belina, C. H. Encarnacion, The St. Louis Ozone Gardens: Visualizing the Impact of a Changing Atmosphere, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00009.1, 1171-1176, August 2014. [Article]


de Foy, B., J. L. Wilkins, Z. Lu, D. G. Streets, B. N. Duncan, Model evaluation of methods for estimating surface emissions and chemical lifetimes from satellite data, Atmos. Env., 98, 66-77, 2014. [Article]


Baklanov, K. Schluenzen, P. Suppan, J. Baldasano, D. Brunner, S. Aksoyoglu, G. Carmichael, J. Douros, J. Flemming, R. Forkel, S. Galmarini, M. Gauss, G. Grell, M. Hirtl, S. Joffre, O. Jorba, E. Kaas, M. Kaasik, G. Kallos, X. Kong, U. Korsholm1 A. Kurganskiy, J. Kushta, U. Lohmann, A. Mahura, A. Manders-Groot, A. Maurizi, N. Moussiopoulos, S. T. Rao, N. Savage, C. Seigneur, R. S. Sokhi, E. Solazzo, S. Solomos, B. Soerensen, G. Tsegas E. Vignati, B. Vogel, and Y. Zhang,Online coupled regional meteorology chemistry models in Europe: current status and prospects, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 317-398, 2014. [Article]


Cohan, D. S. and R. Chen, Modeled and observed fine particulate matter reductions from state attainment demonstrations, J. Air & Waste Mgmt. Assoc., accepted, 2014. [Article]


Duncan, B.N., et al., Satellite data of atmospheric pollution for U.S. air quality applications: Examples of applications, summary of data end-user resources, answers to FAQs, and common mistakes to avoid, Atmos. Environ., 94, 647-662, 2014. [Article]


Fiore, A. M., R. B. Pierce, R. R. Dickerson, and M. Lin, Detecting and Attributing Episodic High Background Ozone Events, Environ. Manager, Feb 2014, p. 22. [Article]


Hao H., C. P. Loughner, J. W. Stehr, H. L. Arkinson, L. C. Brent, M. B. Follette-Cook, M. A. Tzortziou, K. E. Pickering, A. M. Thompson, D. K. Martins, G. S. Diskin, B. E. Anderson, J. H. Crawford, A. J. Weinheimer, P. Lee, J. C. Hains, R. R. Dickerson, An elevated reservoir of air pollutants over the Mid-Atlantic States during the 2011 DISCOVER-AQ campaign: Airborne measurements and numerical simulations, Atmos. Environ., 85, 18-30, 2014. [Article]


Hu, X., L. A. Waller, A. Lyapustin, Y. Wang, and Y. Liu, 10-year spatial and temporal trends of PM2.5 concentrations in the southeastern US estimated using high-resolution satellite data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14(12), 6301-6314, doi:10.5194/acp-14-6301-2014, 2014. [Article]


Y. Hu, M. T. Odman, A. G. Russell, P. Lee, D. Tong, and S. Spak, A Clearer View of Tomorrow’s Haze: Improvements in Air Quality Forecasting, Environ. Manager, Feb 2014, p. 11. [Article]


Jacob, D. J, T. Holloway, and J. D. Haynes, The NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (AQAST), Environ. Manager, Feb 2014, p. 4. [Article]


Koshak, W., H. Peterson, A. Biazar, M. Khan, L. Wang, The NASA Lightning Nitrogen Oxides Model (LNOM): Application to Air Quality Modeling. Atmos. Res., 135–136, January 2014, pp363-369, ISSN 0169-8095. [Article]


Lapina, K., D. K. Henze, J. B. Milford, M. Huang, M. Lin, A. M. Fiore, G. Carmichael, G. G. Pfister, and K. Bowman,Assessment of source contributions to seasonal vegetative exposure to ozone in the U.S., J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JD020905, 2014. [Article]


Li, S., L. Chen, M. Garay, and Y. Liu, Comparison of GEOS-Chem aerosol optical depth with AERONET and MISR data over the contiguous United States, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1-14, 2014. [Article]


Liu, Y., Monitoring PM2.5 from Space for Health: Past, Present, and Future Directions, Environ. Manager, Feb 2014, p. 6. [Article]


Mickley, L. J, A. M. Fiore, and D. K. Henze, Interactions between Climate Change and U.S. Air Quality, Environ. Manager, Feb 2014, p. 30. [Article]


Paulot F., Jacob, D.J., Pinder R.W., Bash J.O., Travis, K., Henze D.K., Ammonia emissions in the United States, Europe, and China derived by high-resolution inversion of ammonium wet deposition data: Interpretation with a new agricultural emissions inventory (MASAGE_NH3), J. Geophys. Res., 119, 4343-4364, 2014. [Article]


Paulot F, D.J. Jacob, Hidden cost of U.S. agricultural exports: particulate matter from ammonia emissions, Environ. Sci. Technol., 48, 903-908, 2014. [Article]


Pfister, G. G., S. Walters, J.-F. Lamarque, J. Fast, M. C. Barth, J. Wong, J. Done, G. Holland, and C. L. Bruyère,Projections of future summertime ozone over the U.S., J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 5559–5582, doi:10.1002/2013JD020932, 2014. [Article]


Plachinski, S.D., T. Holloway, P. J. Meier, G. F. Nemet, A. Rrushaj, J. T. Oberman, P. L. Duran, C. L. Voigt, Quantifying the emissions and air quality co-benefits of lower-carbon electricity production, Atmos. Env, 94, September 2014, Pages 180-191, ISSN 1352-2310. [Article]


Streets, D. G., Z. Lu, B. de Foy, B. N. Duncan, L. N. Lamsal, and C. Li, Using Satellite Observations to Measure Power Plant Emissions and Their Trends, Environ. Manager, Feb 2014, p. 16. [Article]


A. M. Thompson, R. M. Stauffer, S. K. Miller, D. K. Martins, E. Joseph, A. J. Weinheimer, G. S. Diskin, Ozone profiles in the Baltimore-Washington region (2006-2011): Satellite comparisons and DISCOVER-AQ observations, J. Atmos. Chem., doi:10.1007/s10874-014-9283-z, 2014. [Article]


Wecht, K.J., D.J. Jacob, C. Frankenberg, Z. Jiang, and D.R. Blake, Mapping of North America methane emissions with high spatial resolution by inversion of SCIAMACHY satellite data, submitted to J. Geophys. Res., 2014. [Article]


Witman, S., T, Holloway, and P. J. Reddy, Integrating Satellite Data into Air Quality, Environ. Manager, Feb 2014, p. 34. [Article]


Yue, X., L.J. Mickley, and J.A. Logan, Projection of wildfire activity in southern California in the mid-21st century, in press, Clim. Dyn., 2014. [Article]


Zhang, L., D. J. Jacob, X. Yue, N. V. Downey, D. A. Wood, and D. Blewitt, Sources contributing to background surface ozone in the US intermountain West, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 5295-5309, 2014. [Article]


Zhu, L., D. J. Jacob, L. J. Mickley, E. A. Marais, D. S. Cohan, Y. Yoshida, B. N. Duncan, G. González Abad K. V. Chan, Anthropogenic emissions of highly reactive volatile organic compounds in eastern Texas inferred from oversampling of satellite (OMI) measurements of HCHO columns, submitted to Environ. Res. Lett., 2014. [Article]


Zoogman, P., D.J. Jacob, K. Chance, X. Liu, A. Fiore, M. Lin, K. Travis, Monitoring high-ozone events in the US Intermountain West using TEMPO geostationary satellite observations, submitted to Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2013. [Article]




David Streets, T. Canty, G. Carmichael, B. de Foy, R. Dickerson, B. Duncan, D. Edwards, J. Haynes, D. Henze, M. Houyoux, D. Jacob, N. Krotkov, L. Lamsal, Y. Liu, Z. Lu, R. Martin, G. Pfister, R. Pinder, R. Salawitch, K. Wecht, Emissions estimation from satellite retrievals: A review of current capability, Atmospheric Environment, 77, 1011-1042, 2013. [Article]
Baklanov A. Schluenzen, P. Suppan, J. Baldasano, D. Brunner, S. Aksoyoglu, G. Carmichael, et al., Online coupled regional meteorology-chemistry models in Europe: current status and prospects, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 12541–12724, , 2013. [Article]


Brown, K.E., D.K. Henze, and J.B. Milford, Accounting for Climate and Air Quality Damages in Future U.S. Electricity Generation Scenarios, Environ. Sci. Technol., 47, 3,065, 2013. [Article]


Ellis, R.A., D.J. Jacob, M. Payer, L. Zhang, C.D. Holmes, B.A. Schichtel, T. Blett, E. Porter, L.H. Pardo, and J.A. Lynch, Present and future nitrogen deposition to national parks in the United States: critical load exceedances, submitted to Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2013. [Article]


Garner, G. G., Thompson, A. M., Lee, P., Martins, D. K., Evaluation of NAQFC Model Performance in Forecasting Surface Ozone during the 2011 DISCOVER-AQ Campaign. J. Atmos. Chem., doi: 10.1007/s10874-013-9251-z, 2013. [Article]


Harkey, M., and T. Holloway, Constrained dynamical downscaling for assessment of climate impacts, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50223, 2013. [Article]

M. Huang, G. R. Carmichael, T. Chai, R. B. Pierce, S. J. Oltmans, D. A. Jaffe, K. W. Bowman, A. Kaduwela, C. Cai, S. N. Spak, A. J. Weinheimer, L. G. Huey, and G. S. Diskin, Impacts of transported background pollutants on summertime western US air quality: model evaluation, sensitivity analysis and data assimilation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 359-391, 2013. [Article]
Peterson, D., J. Wang, C. Ichoku, E. Hyer, and V. Ambrosia, A sub-pixel-based calculation of fire radiative power from MODIS observations: 1: Algorithm development and initial assessment, Remote Sensing of Environment, 129, 262-279, 15 Feb 2013. [Article]


Stauffer, R. M., Thompson, A. M., Martins, D. K., Clark, R. D., Goldberg, D. L., Loughner, C. P., Delgado, R., Dickerson , R. R., Stehr, J. W., Tzortziou, M. A., 2012: Bay breeze influence on surface ozone at Edgewood, MD during July 2011. J. Atmos. Chem. doi: 10.1007/s10874-012-9241-6, 2013. [Article]


Tai, A.P.K., L.J. Mickley, C.L. Heald, S. Wu, Effect of CO2 inhibition on biogenic isoprene emission: Implications for air quality under 2000-to-2050 changes in climate, vegetation, and land use, submitted to Geophys. Res. Lett., 2013. [Article]



Bowman, K. B., and D. K. Henze, Attribution of direct ozone radiative forcing to spatially-resolved emissions, in press, 2012. [Article]

Fiore, A.M., V. Naik, D. Spracklen, A. Steiner, N. Unger, M. Prather, D. Bergmann, P.J. Cameron-Smith, B. Collins, S. Dalsøren, G. Folberth, P. Ginoux, L.W. Horowitz, B. Josse, J.-F. Lamarque, T. Nagashima, F. O’Connor, S. Rumbold, D.T. Shindell, R.B. Skeie, K. Sudo, T. Takemura, G. Zeng, Global Air Quality and Climate, Chem. Soc. Rev., 41, 6663–6683, doi: 10.1039/c2cs35095e, 2012. [Article]

Fishman, J., et al. (31 authors), The United States’ Next Generation of Atmospheric Composition and Coastal Ecosystem Measurements: NASA’s Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE) Mission, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93, 1547-1566, 2012. Access it by logging in to


Henze, D. K., D. T. Shindell, F. Akhtar, R. J. D. Spurr, R. W. Pinder, D. Loughlin, M. Kopacz, K. Singh, and C. Shim, Spatially refined aerosol direct radiative forcing efficiencies, Environ. Sci. Technol., 46, 9511 – 9518, 2012. [Article]


Lin, M., A. M. Fiore, O. R. Cooper, L. W. Horowitz, A. O. Langford, Hiram Levy II, B. J. Johnson, V. Naik, S. J. Oltmans, C. Senff, Springtime high surface ozone events over the western United States: Quantifying the role of stratospheric intrusions, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D00V22, doi:10.1029/2012JD018151, 2012. [Article] [Auxiliary Material]


Lin, M., A.M. Fiore, L.W. Horowitz, O.R. Cooper, V. Naik, J. Holloway, B.J. Johnson, A.M. Middlebrook, S.J. Oltmans, I.B. Pollack, T.B. Ryerson, J.X. Warner, C. Wiedinmyer, J. Wilson, and B. Wyman, Transport of Asian ozone pollution into surface air over the western United States in spring, J.Geophys. Res., 117, D00V07, 2012. [Article], [Auxiliary Material]


Lu, Z., and D.G. Streets, Increase in NOx emissions from Indian thermal power plants during 1996-2010: unit-based inventories and multi-satellite observations, Environ. Sci. Technol., 46, 7463−7470, 2012. [Article]


Mc. Linden, C.A., V. Fioletov, K.F. Boersma, N. Krotkov, C.E. Sioris, J.P. Veefkind, and K. Yang, Air quality over the Canadian oil sands: A first assessment using satellite observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L04804, 2012. [Article]


Saide, P.E., G.R. Carmichael, S.N. Spak, P. Minnis, and J.K. Ayers, Improving aerosol distributions below clouds by assimilating satellite-retrieved cloud droplet number, PNAS, 10.1073/pnas.1205877109, 2012. [Article]


Stanier, C., A. Singh, W. Adamski, J. Baek, M. Caughey, G. Carmichael, E. Edgerton, D. Kenski, M. Koerber, J. Oleson, T. Rohlf, S.R. Lee, N. Riemer, S. Shaw, S. Sousan, S.N. Spak (2012). Overview of the LADCO winter nitrate study: Hourly ammonia, nitric acid and PM2.5 composition at an urban and rural site pair during PM2.5 episodes in the U.S. Great Lakes region, Atm. Chem. Phys., 12, 11037-11056, doi: 10.5194/acp-12-11037-2012. [Article]


Tai, A.P.K., L.J. Mickley, D.J. Jacob, E.M. Leibensperger, L. Zhang, J.A. Fisher, and H.O.T. Pye, Meteorological modes of variability for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air quality the United States: implications for PM2.5 sensitivity to climage change, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Disc.,11, 31,031-31,066, 2012. [Article]


Wang, S.W., Q. Zhang, D.G. Streets, K.B. He, R.V. Martin, L.N. Lamsal, D. Chen, Y. Lei, and Z. Lu, Growth in NOx emissions from power plants in China: bottom-up estimates and satellite observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 4429–4447, 2012 [Article]




Sandu A. and T. Chai, Chemical data assimilation: An overview, Atmosphere, 2, 426-463, doi: 10.3390/atmos2030426, 2011. [Article]


Zhang, L., D.J. Jacob, N.V. Smith-Downey, D.A. Wood, D. Blewitt, C.C. Carouge, A. van Donkelaar, D.B.A. Jones, L.T. Murray, and Y. Wang, Improved estimate of the policy-relevant background ozone in the United States using the GEOS–Chem global model with 1/2°x2/3° horizontal resolution over North America, Atmos. Environ., 45, 6769-6776, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.07.054, 2011. [Article]