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Interesting Articles that are Relevant to Our Group's Work

WINTER INVERSION METEOROLOGY AND CHEMISTRY
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Apr 2017 2017 Pepin Measurement and modelling of temperature cold pools in the Cerdanya valley (Pyrenees), Spain
This article discusses a dense network of temperature sensors placed along elevational transects to understand the dynamics of col air pool formation in alpine valleys.  We have discussed deploying similar dense networks.
Apr 2017 2017 Crosman Large-eddy simulations of a Salt Lake Valley cold-air poolThis article by Erik Crosman and John Horel explores how large eddy simulation modeling can improve representation of cold air pools in WRF. 
Apr 2017 2017 Foster Simulations of a Cold-Air Pool in Utah’s Salt Lake Valley: Sensitivity to Land Use and Snow Cover
Talks about how land cover changes in models impact cold air pool simulations
Apr 2017 2015 Green Effects of Snow Cover and Atmospheric Stability on Winter PM2.5 Concentrations in Western U.S. Valleys
Discusses the importance of snow in determining inversion conditions and chemical conditions that lead to ammonium nitrate formation and buildup of PM2.5.
Apr 2017 2016 Yu Multi-day valley cold-air pools in the western United States as derived from NARRThis is an interesting model-based analysis of cold air pools throughout the western U.S.  They talk about the large-scale weather patterns that are associated with them.
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 2010  Gillies CFS Prediction of Winter Persistent Inversions in the Intermountain Region
Need to look for correlations between UIntah Basin ozone and the ISO
Jul 2017 2017 Baasandorj Coupling between Chemical and Meteorological Processes under Persistent Cold-Air Pool Conditions: Evolution of Wintertime PM2.5 Pollution Events and N2O5 Observations in Utah’s Salt Lake Valley
talks about how PM2.5 plateaus as NOx eats up all the oxidants and then isn't able to make any more HNO3, which is the primary component of PM in salt lake area.
Aug 2017 2010 Cooke Impacts of formaldehyde photolysis rates on tropospheric chemistry.  HCOH photolysis as a pathway to OH radicals in the atmosphere is more important at higher solar zenith angles (or in winter).


BACKGROUND OZONE
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Apr 2017 2017 Jaffe Meteorological anomalies lead to elevated O3 in the western U.S. in June 2015
Presents a case that anomalously high temperatures, stagnation, and low cloud cover led to high ozone across the western U.S. during spring and summer 2015.
       

ATMOSPHERIC MERCURY
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Apr 2017 2017 Duan Characteristics and source appointment of atmospheric particulate mercury over East China Sea: Implication on the deposition of atmospheric particulate mercury in marine environment
Discusses results of a method to quasi-speciate mercury in particulate matter.  They digest filter samples by different methods and consider the results to be different forms of mercury in the atmosphere.  I'm not sure if the results represent what they think they represent, but the interesting thing is that halogen concentrations and mercury concentrations correlate pretty consistently in the samples.
 Apr 2017 2017 Urba A pilot study of different materials applied for active sampling of gaseous oxidized mercury in the atmospheric air
This study looks at different materials and the likelihood that they could be used to capture and analyze for gas-phase oxidized mercury in the atmosphere.  They recommend zirconia.
Apr 2017 2017 Huang Deciphering potential chemical compounds of gaseous oxidized mercury in Florida, USA
This is the Mae Gustin group's latest paper about thermal desorption techniques to speciate oxidized mercury in the atmosphere
Arp 2017 2017 Zhou Atmospheric Mercury Temporal Trends in the Northeastern United States from 1992 to 2014: Are Measured Concentrations Responding to Decreasing Regional Emissions?
Another article showing the decrease in Hg wet deposition over time.  I am particularly interested in their plot of global vs. regional emissions--global emissions have remained relatively constant over the last few decades, but U.S. emissions have dropped dramatically.
Apr 2017 2017 Cheng Uncertainty Assessment of Gaseous Oxidized Mercury Measurements Collected by Atmospheric Mercury Network
Uses models to show that oxidized mercury measurements made with Tekran speciation systems are likely biased low.
Apr 2017 2017 Weigelt

Mercury emissions of a coal-fired power plant in Germany
They measure Hg by difference using quartz wool traps, and use a lumex.  Lots of good information about methods and uncertainty.  Also they have a really cool aircraft inlet.

Jul 2017 2017 Travnikov
Bieser

Multi-model study of mercury dispersion in the atmosphere: atmospheric processes and model evaluation

Multi-model study of mercury dispersion in the atmosphere: vertical and interhemispheric distribution of mercury species
Two great modeling studies that compare four different Hg models.  they show that models that incorporate OH chemistry, not just Br chemistry, do well at simulating spatial and vertical distribution of Hg in the atmosphere, especially oxidized Hg.


SNOW FLUX
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Apr 2017 2017 Nazarenko Role of snow in the fate of gaseous and particulate exhaust pollutants from gasoline-powered vehicles 
Talks about how snow takes up many of the organic constituents of vehicle exhaust.
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 2014 Bartels-
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A review of air-ice chemical and physical interactions (AICI): liquids, quasi-liquids, and solids in snow
The most recent review article of which I am aware.
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OZONE MODELS
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2014 Edwards High winter ozone pollution from carbonyl photolysis in an oil and gas basin
Box model of Uintah Basin ozone formation
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 2015  Ahmadov  Understanding high wintertime ozone pollution events in an oil- and natural gas-producing region of the western US.  Models based on both top-down and bottom-up inventories
       

OIL AND GAS-RELATED AIR QUALITY AND EMISSIONS
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Apr 2017 2017 Evanoski Composition and sources of winter haze in the Bakken oil and gas extraction region
This book is about everything imaginable related to oil shale development in Utah  
 Apr 2017  2017 Zavala Super-emitters in natural gas infrastructure are caused by abnormal process conditions
The conclusion is not very surprising, but I'm including it here because it is likely true for the Uintah Basin as well.
Apr 2017 2016 Johnson Methane emissions measurements of natural gas components using a utility terrain vehicle and portable methane quantification system
These folks developed a high flow sampling system for methane that is very similar to the one we are using for the GSI studies.  This article talks about how they mounted it on an ATV to look at remote and abandoned sites.
Apr 2017 2016 Marrero Estimating Emissions of Toxic Hydrocarbons from Natural Gas Production Sites in the Barnett Shale Region of Northern Texas
They used can samples and measured methane emissions to estimate VOC emissions from oil and gas production sites.
Apr 2017 2016 Halliday Atmospheric benzene observations from oil and gas production in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in July and August 2014
They used a PTR-MS to measure organics.  They focus on benzene emissions, probably because it is easy to detect with the PTR-MS.  Their point is that benzene is coming from oil and gas fields, which is not very surprising, but I'm including it anyway.
Apr 2017 2017 Koss Observations of VOC emissions and photo chemical products over US oil- and gas-producing regions using high-resolution H3O+ CIMS (PTR-ToF-MS)
This talks about PTR-MS measurements of organics during SONGNEX.  It includes some interesting information, including information comparing concentrations of some compounds in the Uintah Basin to similar measurements in other basins.
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2016 Lyon Aerial Surveys of Elevated Hydrocarbon Emissions from Oil and Gas Production Sites
Helicopter-observations by infrared of well pad emissions in seven different basins, including the Uintah
 Jul 2017 2017 Schwietzke Improved Mechanistic Understanding of Natural Gas Methane Emissions from Spatially Resolved Aircraft Measurements
They show that manual liquids unloadings can have a huge impact on field-wide methane emissions, talk about how comparing aircraft measurements on a single day vs. annualized inventories is not a valid approach.
Jul 2017 2017 Gvakharia Methane, Black Carbon, and Ethane Emissions from Natural Gas Flares in the Bakken Shale, North Dakota
Study of the inefficiency of combustion of natural gas flares in the Bakken
Aug 2017 2017 Robertson Variation in Methane Emission Rates from Well Pads in Four Oil and Gas Basins with Contrasting Production Volumes and Compositions
Gaussian plume-based driveby measurements of emissions from well pads in several basins around the U.S., including the UB.

OIL AND GAS-RELATED POLICY
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Apr 2017 2017 Spinti Utah Oil Shale: Science, Technology, and Policy Perspectives
talks about all-things oil shale.  not a super flattering portait.                                                                        

HEALTH STUDIES
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Apr 2017 2016 Saunders A review of the public health impacts of unconventional natural gas development
This is a review of a whole bunch of studies of the impact of oil and gas development on human health
Apr 2017 2016 Finkel Shale gas development and cancer incidence in southwest Pennsylvania
Talks about cancer vs. proximity to gas development.

AIR QUALITY INSTRUMENTATION
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Jul 2017 2017 Jung

Seasonal variations in the NO2 artifact from chemiluminescence measurements with a molybdenum converter at a suburban site in Korea (downwind of the Asian continental outflow) during 2015–2016
Shows that molybdenum converters do a bad job relative to blue light converters.

 Jul 2017 2010 Park Flux measurements of volatile organic compounds by the relaxed eddy accumulation method combined with a GC-FID system in urban Houston, Texas

Good way to measure VOC fluxes using REA and eddy flux for CO2.  something we could replicate for snow flux