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NCAR GV taking off from Guam airport, 19 Jan 2014, for Research Flight 4 of the NSF CONTRAST field campaign

We publish extensively in the peer reviewed literature.  Papers are the commodity upon which scientific careers are evaluated.

These days publication records are maintained by external databases.  The three most prominent are given below.

My complete publication record is available at either:

Researcher ID, a database maintained by ISI Web of Knowledge

ORCID, a database maintained by the Open Researcher and Contributor ID group

Google Scholar, yet another database (thanks Sergey... your database is particularly generous with citation attributions).

In many ways, graduate school is an apprenticeship in not only conducting research, but also in seeing this research through to publication in the peer-reviewed literature.  I am hard pressed to think of more than a handful of multi-authored publications, throughout my career, that do not include at least one person who was either a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow at the time the paper was written.  For this, I am most proud!


Recently our group published a book with Springer-Climate on the Paris Climate Agreement:.  

The book is available either for purchase from the publisher:


or  Amazon:


or can be downloaded, for free, from:


Given the importance of this subject matter, we choose to expend considerable research funds to provide the content of the book via open-access.  Those who want the "Cliff Notes" version are encouraged to visit this website devoted to the book:


as well as watch a 4-minute video produced by Matt Wright of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences:


Images from this book will be included in the upcoming Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space to be published by the National Academy of Sciences, as well as Climate Science Special Report to be issued by the U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program.  Links will be posted once these documents are available on-line.

Austin Hope, who conducted the climate model simulations in the book, was a graduate student at the time the book was written.


A recent research highlight in the peer-reviewed literature is a paper that postulates  filaments of air with high levels of ozone and low relative humidity, a persistent feature of the remote Tropical Western Pacific, are actually remnants of biomass burning from Africa and Southeast Asia (Anderson et al., Nature Comm., 2016).  NASA produced a nice summary:


accompanied by a video that has racked up more than 10,000 views:


Here is a screen capture of the video that features Dan Anderson, another graduate student at the time the paper was published (Dan is presently a post-doctoral research scholar in the group of Ezra Wood, at Drexel University).

6 down arrows; yikes. 2 of them we had expected.  But the other 4 ... oy vey!


Another, now somewhat dated highlight is our publication of a paper entitled "A new interpretation of total column BrO during Arctic Spring" that examined data collected during the NASA ARCTAS and NOAA ARCPAC atmospheric chemistry field campaigns as well as the NASA Aura OMI instrument.  This paper appeared as a Frontier article  and was featured on the cover of Geophysical Research Letters:

We showed many "hotspots" in the satellite record of total column BrO are actually due to compression of stratospheric air associated with a low altitude (high pressure) tropopause with the ultimate origin of the measured BrO being biological processes in the tropical oceans, rather than surface release of inorganic (non-biological) bromine.  The paper has been cited more than 50 times since it's publication in  2010.  And, this work was featured on the cover of the journal, back when people still received paper copies in the mail.  Alas, those days are gone.

We continue to work on atmosphere bromine, including a paper that shows the stratospheric supply of bromine by compounds produced by natural, biological processes in the tropical oceans might delay the recovery of the Antarctic ozone hole:


as well as two studies of the bromine budget of the Tropical Western Pacific based on data collected during the NSF-sponsored CONTRAST campaign:




Colleagues interested in setting up their own Researcher ID webpage can register at:


Once completed, the content can be exported to ORCID.  Also, FYI, after papers appear, they must be manually uploaded to these databases.  If this is not done, the database will become stale.  I generally upload papers to Researcher ID a few times a year (i.e., generally after class ends in winter, and summer) and them export content to ORCID.

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This page last updated on Monday, 31 July 2017