Loretta J. Mickley

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
109A Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
voice: 617-496-5635, fax: 617-495-9837
email: mickley at fas dot harvard dot edu
email: mickley at seas dot harvard dot edu

Students and postdocs...... Committees...... Publications...... Presentations...... Media coverage...... Outreach


Professional experience
Harvard University. Senior Reseach Fellow, 2011-present
Harvard University. Research associate, 1999-2011; Postdoctoral fellow, 1996-1999
Main research topics:
  • Impact of aerosols and tropospheric ozone on regional climate.
  • Effects of climate change on the chemical composition of the troposphere.
  • Influences of climate and weather on surface air quality, wildfires, and biogenic emissions.
  • Oxidation capacity of paleo atmospheres.
  • Education
    PhD Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 1996
  • PhD thesis: Analysis of HALOE satellite measurements of stratospheric ozone and other trace gases.

  • MS Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990
  • MS research: Ab initio calculations to determine molecular structure and vibrational force fields of biopolymers.
  • Honors and fellowships

    Students and postdocs advised
  • Current PhD students and postdocs
  • Past PhD students and postdocs
  • Selected committees and external responsibilities
  • Reviewer on panel convened by NAS for the Climate Science Special Report, U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2016-2017.
  • Lead author, Radiative forcing and climate effects of PM, Chapter in forthcoming Integrated Science Assessment of Particulate Matter, EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment, 2015-present.
  • Member, Board on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, American Meteorological Society, 2010-2013.
  • Co-author, Role of tropospheric ozone in climate change and UV-B shielding effects (Chapter 10), Integrated Science Assessment of Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants, EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment, 2013.
  • Co-chair, GEOS-Chem chemistry-climate working group, and member, GEOS-Chem steering committee, 2011-2013.
  • Co-chair, Joint Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences and on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Boston, 2012.
  • Expert reviewer, Working Group I contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, 2011-2012.
  • Co-convenor, Interactions between tropospheric chemistry and climate, AGU fall meeting session, December 2010 and 2011.
  • Reviewer, Projections Based on Emissions Scenarios for Long-Lived and Short-Lived Radiatively Active Gases and Aerosols (SAP3.2), U.S. Climate Change Science Program, 2007.
  • Contributing author, Atmospheric Chemistry and Greenhouse Gases, in the IPCC Third Assessment Report, 2001.
  • Publications
    * Paper whose first author was advised by LJM

    * Zhu, L., L. J. Mickley, D. J. Jacob, E. A. Marais, J. Sheng, L. Hu, G. Gonzalez Abad, and K. Chance, Long-term (2005-2014) trends in formaldehyde (HCHO) columns across North America as seen by the OMI satellite instrument: Evidence of changing emissions of volatile organic compounds, Geophys. Res. Lett., in review. (pdf)

    Mao, J., A. Carlton, R.C. Cohen, W.H. Brune, J.L. Jimenez, H.O.T. Pye, N.L. Ng, B. McDonald, C. Warneke, J. de Gouw, L.J. Mickley, E.M. Leibensperger, R. Mathur, L. Horowitz, Southeast atmosphere studies: Learning from model-observation syntheses, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Disc., in review. (pdf)

    * Cusworth, D.H., L.J. Mickley, E.M. Leibensperger, and M.J. Iacono, Aerosol trends as a potential driver of regional climate in the central United States: Evidence from observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Disc., in review. (pdf, sup)

    * Zhu L., D. J. Jacob, F. N. Keutsch, L. J. Mickley, R. Scheffe, M. Strum, G. Gonzalez Abad, K. Chance, K. Yang, B. Rappengluck, D. B. Millet, M. Baasandorj, L. Jaegle, and V. Shah, Formaldehyde (HCHO) as a hazardous air pollutant: Mapping surface air concentrations from satellite and inferring cancer risks in the United States, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017. (pdf)

    Marais, E. A., D. J. Jacob, J. R. Turner, and L. J. Mickley, Evidence of long-term decrease of biogenic secondary organic aerosol in response to SO2 emission controls, Environ. Res. Lett., 2017. (pdf)

    Liu, J.C., A. Wilson, L.J. Mickley, K. Ebisu, M.P. Sulprizio, Y. Wang, R.D. Peng, X. Yue, F. Dominici, and M.L. Bell, Who among the elderly is most vulnerable to exposure and health risks of PM2.5 from wildfire smoke? American Journal of Epidemiology, in press.

    Geng, L., L.T. Murray, L.J. Mickley, P. Lin, Q. Fu, A.J. Shauer, B. Alexander, Isotopic evidence of multiple controls on atmospheric oxidants over climate transitions, Nature, 2017. (pdf, sup)

    * Shen L., L.J. Mickley, and L.T. Murray, Influence of 2000-2050 climate change on particulate matter in the United States: Results from a new statistical model. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4355-4367, 2017. (pdf, sup)

    * Breider, T.J., L.J. Mickley, D.J. Jacob, C. Ge, J. Wang, M.P. Sulprizio, B. Croft, D.A. Ridley, J.R. McConnell, S. Sharma, L. Husain, V.A. Dutkiewicz, K. Eleftheriadis, H. Skov, and P.K. Hopke, Multi-decadal trends in aerosol radiative forcing over the Arctic: Contribution of changes in anthropogenic aerosol to Arctic warming since 1980, J. Geophys. Res., 122, 3573-3594, 2017. (pdf)

    * Shen, L., and L.J. Mickley, Influence of large-scale climate patterns on summertime U.S. ozone: A seasonal predictive model for air quality management, PNAS, 114, 2491-2496, 2017. (pdf, sup)

    Sherwen, T., M.J. Evans, L.J. Carpenter, J.A. Schmidt, and L.J. Mickley, Halogen chemistry reduces tropospheric O3 radiative forcing, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1557-1569, 2017. (pdf)

    Lee, W.-C., L. Shen, P.J. Catalano, L.J. Mickley, P. Koutrakis, Effects of future temperature change on PM2.5 infiltration in the Greater Boston area, Atmos. Env., 150, 98-105, 2017. (pdf)

    Liu, J.C., A. Wilson, L.J. Mickley, F. Dominici, K. Ebisu, Y. Wang, M.P. Sulprizio, R.D. Peng, X. Yue, J.Y. Son, G.B. Anderson, and M.L. Bell, Wildfire-specific fine particulate matter and risk of hospital admissions in urban and rural counties, Epidemiology, 28, 77-85, 2017. (pdf, sup)

    Liu, J.C., L.J. Mickley, M.P. Sulprizio, X. Yue, R.D. Peng, F. Dominici, and M.L. Bell, Future respiratory hospital admissions from wildfire smoke under climate change in the western US, Env. Res. Let., 11, 124018, 2016. (pdf, sup)

    * Koplitz, S. N., L. J. Mickley, M. E. Marlier, J. J. Buonocore, P. S. Kim, T. Liu, M. P. Sulprizio, R. S. DeFries, D. J. Jacob, J. Schwartz, M. Pongsiri, and S. S. Myers, Public health impacts of the severe haze in Equatorial Asia in September-October 2015: Demonstration of a new framework for informing fire management strategies to reduce downwind smoke exposure, Environ. Res. Lett., 11, 094023, 2016. (pdf, sup)

    Liu, J.C., L.J. Mickley, M.P. Sulprizio, F. Dominici, X. Yue, K Ebisul, G.B. Anderson, R.F.A. Khan, M.A. Bravo, and M.L. Bell, Particulate air pollution from wildfires in the Western US under climate change, Climatic Change, 138, 655-666, 2016. (pdf, sup)

    * Zhu, L., D.J. Jacob, P.S. Kim, J.A. Fisher, K. Yu, K.R. Travis, L.J. Mickley, R.M. Yantosca, M.P. Sulprizio, I. De Smedt, G. Gonzalez Abad, K. Chance, C. Li, R. Ferrare, A. Fried, J.W. Hair, T.F. Hanisco, D. Richter, A.J. Scarino, J. Walega, P. Weibring, and G.M. Wolfe, Observing atmospheric formaldehyde (HCHO) from space: Validation and intercomparison of six retrievals from four satellites (OMI, GOME2A, GOME2B, OMPS) with SEAC4RS aircraft observations over the Southeast US, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13477-13490, 2016. (pdf)

    * Shen, L., L. J. Mickley and E. Gilleland, Impact of increasing heatwaves on U.S. ozone episodes in the 2050s: Results from a multi-model analysis using extreme value theory, Geophys. Res. Let., 43, 4017-4025, 2016. (pdf, sup)

    * Yue, X., L.J. Mickley, J.A. Logan, R.C. Hudman, M. Val Martin, and R.M. Yantosca, Impact of 2050 climate change on North American wildfire: Consequences for ozone air quality, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10033-10055, 2015. (pdf, sup)

    * Shen, L., L. J. Mickley and A. P. K. Tai, Influence of synoptic patterns on surface ozone variability over the eastern United States from 1980 to 2012, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10925-10938, 2015. (pdf, sup)

    Alexander, B., and L. J. Mickley, Paleo-perspectives on potential future changes in the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere due to climate change and anthropogenic emissions, Current Pollution Reports, 1, 57-69, 2015. (pdf)

    Geng, L., M.C. Zatko, B. Alexander, T.J. Fudge, A.J. Schauer, L.T. Murray, and L.J. Mickley, Effects of postdepositional processing on nitrogen isotopes of nitrate in the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 ice core, Geophys Res Lett, 42, 5346-5354, 2015. (pdf, sup)

    * Achakulwisut, P., L. J. Mickley, L. T. Murray, A. P. K. Tai, J. O. Kaplan, and B. Alexander, Uncertainties in isoprene photochemistry and emissions: Implications for the oxidative capacity of past and present atmospheres and for trends in climate forcing agents, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7977-7998, 2015. (pdf)

    Marlier, M., R. Defries, P.S. Kim, S.N. Koplitz, D.J. Jacob, L.J. Mickley, B.A. Margono, and S.S. Myers, Fire emissions and regional air quality impacts from fires in oil palm, timber, and logging concessions in Indonesia, Env. Res. Let., 10, 085005, 2015. (pdf, sup)

    Marlier, M., R. Defries, P.S. Kim, D.L.A. Gaveau, S.N. Koplitz, D.J. Jacob, L.J. Mickley, B.A. Margono, S.S. Myers, Regional air quality impacts of future fire emissions in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Environ. Res. Letters, 10, 054010, 2015. (pdf, sup)

    Marlier, M., R. Defries, D. Pennington, E. Nelson, E.M. Ordway, J. Lewis, S.N. Koplitz, and L.J. Mickley, Future fire emissions associated with projected land use change in Sumatra, Global Change Biology, 21, 345-362, 2015. (pdf, sup)

    Kim, P.S., D.J. Jacob, L.J. Mickley, S.N. Koplitz, M.E. Marlier, R. DeFries, S.S. Myers, and B.N. Chew, Sensitivity of population smoke exposure to fire locations in Equatorial Asia, Atmos. Environ., 102, 11-17, 2015. (pdf)

    *Zhu, L., D. J. Jacob, L. J. Mickley, E. A. Marais, D. S. Cohan, Y. Yoshida, B. N. Duncan, G. Gonzalez Aba, K. V. Chance, Anthropogenic emissions of highly reactive volatile organic compounds in eastern Texas inferred from oversampling of satellite (OMI) measurements of HCHO columns, Environ. Res. Lett., 9, 11404, 2014. (pdf)

    * Yue, X., L.J. Mickley, and J.A. Logan, Projection of wildfire activity in southern California in the mid-21st century, Clim. Dyn., 43, 1973-1991, 2014. (pdf, sup)

    * Breider, T.J., L.J. Mickley, D.J. Jacob, Q. Wang, J.A. Fisher, R.Y.-W. Chang, and B. Alexander, Annual distributions and sources of Arctic aerosol components, aerosol optical depth, and aerosol absorption, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 4107-4124, 2014. (pdf)

    * Murray, L.T., L.J. Mickley, J.O. Kaplan, E.D. Sofen, M. Pfeiffer, and B. Alexander, Factors controlling variability in the oxidative capacity of the troposphere since the Last Glacial Maximum, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 3589-3622, 2014. (pdf, sup)

    Mickley, L.J., A.M. Fiore, and D.K. Henze, Interactions between climate change and U.S. air quality, EM, February, 30-34, 2014. (pdf)

    * Tang, J., P. Wang, L.J. Mickley, X. Xia, H. Liao, X. Yue, L. Sun, and J. Xia, Positive relationship between liquid cloud droplet effective radius and aerosol optical depth over Eastern China from satellite data, Atmos. Env., 84, 244-253, 2014 (pdf)

    * 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, Geophys. Res. Let., 40, 3479-3483, 2013. (pdf, sup)

    * Yue, X., L.J. Mickley, J.A. Logan, and J.O. Kaplan, Ensemble projections of wildfire activity and carbonaceous aerosol concentrations over the western United States in the mid-21st century, Atmos. Env., 77, 767-780, 2013. (pdf, sup)

    Jiang, H., H. Liao, H.O.T. Pye, S. Wu, L.J. Mickley, and J.H. Seinfeld, Effect of 2000-2050 changes in climate and emissions on aerosol levels in China and the transboundary transport of aerosols, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 7937-7960, 2013. (pdf)

    Wang, Y., L. Shen, S. Wu, L.J. Mickley, and J. Hao, Sensitivity of China's ozone air quality to 2000-2050 global changes of climate and emissions, Atmos. Env., 75, 374-382, 2013. (pdf)

    * Tai, A.P.K., L.J. Mickley, and D.J. Jacob, Impact of 2000-2050 climate change on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air quality inferred from a multi-model analysis of meteorological modes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 11329-11337, 2012. (pdf)

    * Wu, S., L.J. Mickley, J.O. Kaplan, and D.J. Jacob, Impacts of changes in land use and land cover on atmospheric chemistry and air quality over the 21st century, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 15469-15495, 2012. (pdf)

    * Leibensperger, E.M., L.J. Mickley, D.J. Jacob, W.-T. Chen, J.H. Seinfeld, A. Nenes, P.J. Adams, D.G. Streets, N. Kumar, D. Rind, Climatic effects of 1950-2050 changes in US anthropogenic aerosols - Part 2: Climate response, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 3349-3362, 2012. (pdf)

    * Leibensperger, E.M., L.J. Mickley, D.J. Jacob, W.-T. Chen, J.H. Seinfeld, A. Nenes, P.J. Adams, D.G. Streets, N. Kumar, D. Rind, Climatic effects of 1950-2050 changes in US anthropogenic aerosols - Part 1: Aerosol trends and radiative forcing, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 3333-3348, 2012. (pdf)

    Mickley, L.J., E.M. Leibensperger, D.J. Jacob, and D. Rind, Regional warming from aerosol removal over the United States: Results from a transient 2010-2050 climate simulation, Atmos. Env., 46, 545-553, 2012. (pdf)

    * 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 in the United States: Implications for PM2.5 sensitivity to climate change, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 3131-3145, 2012. (pdf)

    * Leibensperger, E.M., L.J. Mickley, D.J. Jacob, and S. R. H. Barrett, Intercontinental influence of NOx and CO emissions on particulate matter air quality, Atmos Env, 45, 3318-3324, 2011. (pdf)

    Lam Y.F., J. S. Fu, S. Wu, and L. J. Mickley, Impacts of future climate change and effects of biogenic emissions on surface ozone and particulate matter concentrations in the United States, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 4789-4806, 2011.

    * Tai, A. P. K., L. J. Mickley, and D. J. Jacob, Correlations between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and meteorological variables in the United States: Implications for the sensitivity of PM2.5 to climate change, Atmos. Env., 44, 3976-3984, 2010. (pdf)

    Hickman, J.E., S. Wu, L.J. Mickley, and M.T. Lerdau, Kudzu (Pueraria montana) invasion doubles emissions of nitric oxide and increases ozone pollution, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 107, (22) 10115-1-119, 2010. (pdf)

    Weaver, C.P., et al. including D.J. Jacob, L.J. Mickley, and S. Wu, A preliminary synthesis of modeled climate change impacts on US regional ozone concentrations, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 1843-1863, Dec. 2009.

    Spracklen, D. V., L. J. Mickley, J. A. Logan. R. C. Hudman, R. Yevich, M. D. Flannigan, and A. L. Westerling, Impacts of climate change from 2000 to 2050 on wildfire activity and carbonaceous aerosol concentrations in the western United States, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2008JD010966, 2009. (pdf)

    Pye, H. O. T., J. H. Seinfeld, H. Liao, S. Wu, L. J. Mickley, D. J. Jacob and D. K. Henze, Effect of changes in climate and emissions on future sulfate-nitrate-ammonium aerosol levels in the United States, J. Geophys. Res. 114, D01205, 2009. (pdf)

    * Leibensperger, E. M., L.J. Mickley, and D.J. Jacob, Sensitivity of U.S. air quality to mid-latitude cyclone frequency and implications of 1980-2006 climate change, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 8, 7075-7086, 2008. (pdf)

    * Wu, S., L.J. Mickley, D.J. Jacob, D. Rind, and D. G. Streets, Effects of 2000-2050 changes in climate and emissions on global tropospheric ozone and the policy relevant surface background ozone in the United States, J. Geophys. Res. 113, D18312, doi:10.1029/2007JD009639, 2008. (pdf)

    * Wu, S., L.J. Mickley, Eric M. Leibensperger, D.J. Jacob, D. Rind, and D. G. Streets, Effects of 2000-2050 global change on ozone air quality in the United States, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D06302, doi:10.1029/2007JD008917, 2008. (pdf)

    Nolte, C.G., A.B. Gilliland, C. Hogrefe, and L.J. Mickley, Linking global to regional models to assess future climate impacts on surface ozone levels in the United States, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D14307, doi:10.1029/2007JD008497, 2008. (pdf)

    Mickley, L.J., A Future short of breath: Possible effects of climate change on smog, Environment 49, 34-43, 2007. (pdf)

    Liao, H., D. K. Henze, J. H. Seinfeld, S. Wu, and L. J. Mickley, Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol over the United States: Comparison of Climatological Simulations with Observations, J. Geophys. Res. 112, doi:10.1029/2006JD007813, 2007 (pdf)

    Spracklen, D.V, J.A. Logan, L.J. Mickley, R.J. Park, R. Yevich, A.L. Westerling, and D.A. Jaffe, Wildfires drive interannual variability of organic carbon aerosol in the western U.S. in summer, Geophys. Res. Let. 34, L16816, doi:10.0129/GL030037, 2007. (pdf)

    * Wu, S., L.J. Mickley, D.J. Jacob, J.A. Logan, R.M. Yantosca, and D. Rind, Why are there large differences between models in global budgets of tropospheric ozone?, J. Geophys. Res 112, D05302, doi:10.1029/2006JD007801, 2007. (pdf)

    Gauss, M., G. Myhre, I. S. A. Isaksen, W. J. Collins, F. J. Dentener, K. Ellingsen, L. K. Gohar, V. Grewe, D. A. Hauglustaine, D. Iachetti, J.-F. Lamarque, E. Mancini, L. J. Mickley, G. Pitari, M. J. Prather, J. A. Pyle, M. G. Sanderson, K. P. Shine, D. S. Stevenson, K. Sudo, S. Szopa, O. Wild, and G. Zeng, Radiative forcing since preindustrial times due to ozone change in the troposphere and the lower stratosphere, Atmos. Chemistry & Physics, 6, 575-599, 2006. (pdf)

    Hogrefe C., L.R. Leung, L.J. Mickley, S.W. Hunt, and D.A. Winner, Considering climate change in U.S. air quality management, Environmental Manager, pp 19-23, October, 2005. (pdf)

    Jacob, D.J., W.F. Fitzgerald, J. Hansen, J.T. Kiehl, J.A. Logan, L.J. Mickley, J.E. Penner, R.G. Prinn, V. Ramanathan, S.T. Rao, S.E. Schwartz, and J.H. Seinfeld, Interactions of Climate Change and Air Quality: Research Priorities and New Directions, EPRI report 1012169, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, 2005. (pdf)

    Mickley, L.J., D.J. Jacob, B.D. Field, and D. Rind, Effects of future climate change on regional air pollution episodes in the United States, Geophys. Res. Let., 30, L24103, doi:10.1029/2004GL021216, 2004. (pdf)

    Liao, H., J. H. Seinfeld, P. J. Adams, and L. J. Mickley, Global radiative forcing of coupled tropospheric ozone and aerosols in a unified general circulation model, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D24204, doi:10.1029/2004JD005476, 2004. (pdf)

    Mickley, L. J., D. J. Jacob, B. D. Field, and D. Rind, Climate response to the increase in tropospheric ozone since preindustrial times: A comparison between ozone and equivalent CO2 forcings, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D05106, doi:1029/2003JD003653, 2004. (pdf)

    Palmer, P. I., D. J. Jacob, L. J. Mickley, D. R. Blake, G. W. Sachse, H. E. Fuelberg, and C. M. Kiley, Eastern Asian emissions of anthropogenic halocarbons deduced from aircraft concentration data, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 4753, doi:10.1029/2003JD003591, 2003. (pdf)

    Duncan, B.N., I. Bey, M. Chin, L.J. Mickley, T.D. Fairlie, R.V. Martin, and H. Matsueda, Indonesian wildfires of 1997: Impact on tropospheric chemistry, J. Geophys. Res., 108, doi:10.1029/2002JD003195, 2003. (pdf)

    Prather, M., M. Gauss, T. Berntsen, I. Isaksen, J. Sunder, I. Bey, G. Brasseur, F. J. Dentener, R. Derwent, D. Stevenson, L. Grenfell, D. Hauglustaine, L. Horowitz, D. Jacob, L. Mickley, M. Lawrence, R. von Kuhlmann, J.-F. Muller, G. Pitari, H. Rogers, M. van Weele, O. Wild, Fresh air in the 21st century?, Geophys. Res. Let., 30(2), 1100, doi:10.1029/2002GL016285, 2003. (pdf)

    Gauss, M., G. Myhre, G. Pitari, M. J. Prather, I. S. A. Isaksen, T. K. Berntsen, G. P. Brasseur, F. J. Dentener, R. G. Derwent, D. A. Hauglustaine, L. W. Horowitz, D. J. Jacob, M. Johnson, K. S. Law, L. J. Mickley, J.-F. Muller, P-.H. Plantevin, J. A. Pyle, H. L. Rodgers, D. S. Stevenson, J. K. Sundet, M. van Weele, O. Wild, Radiative forcing in the 21st century due to ozone changes in the troposphere and the lower stratosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D9), 4292, doi:10.1029/2002JD002624, 2003. (pdf)

    Liao, H., P. J. Adams, J. H. Seinfeld, L. J. Mickley, and D. J. Jacob, Interactions between tropospheric chemistry and aerosols in a unified GCM simulation, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D1), 4001, doi:10.1029/2001JD001260, 2003. (pdf)

    Bey, I., D. J. Jacob, R. M. Yantosca, J. A. Logan, B. D. Field, A. M. Fiore, Q. Li, Y. H. Liu, L. J. Mickley, and M. G. Schultz, Global modeling of tropospheric chemistry with assimilated meteorology: Model description and evaluation, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 23,073-23,096, 2001. (pdf)

    Mickley, L. J., D. J. Jacob, and D. Rind, Uncertainty in preindustrial abundance of tropospheric ozone: Implications for radiative forcing calculations, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 3389-3399, 2001. (pdf)

    Adams, P. J., J. H. Seinfeld, D. Koch, L. J. Mickley, and D. J. Jacob, General circulation model assessment of direct radiative forcing by the sulfate-nitrate-ammonium-water inorganic aerosol system, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 1097-1111, 2001. (pdf)

    Mickley, L. J., P. P. Murti, D. J. Jacob, J. A. Logan, D. M. Koch, and D. Rind, Radiative forcing from tropospheric ozone calculated with a unified chemistry-climate model, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 30,153-30,172, 1999. (pdf)

    Mickley, L. J., J. P .D. Abbatt, J. E. Frederick, and J. M. Russell III, Response of stratospheric odd nitrogen and ozone at 17 mb to Mount Pinatubo aerosol over the southern mid-latitudes: Observations from HALOE, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 23,573-23,582, 1997.

    Mickley, L. J., J. P .D. Abbatt, J. M. Russell III, and J. E. Frederick, Evolution of chlorine and nitrogen species in the lower stratosphere during Antarctic spring: Use of tracers to determine chemical change. J. Geophys. Res., 102, 21,479-21,491, 1997.

    Gordley, L. L., J. M. Russell III, L. J. Mickley, J. E. Frederick, J. H. Park, K. A. Stone, G. M. Beaver, J. M. McInerney, L. E. Deaver, G. C. Toon, F. J. Murcray, R. D. Blatherwick, M. R. Gunson, J. P. D. Abbatt, R. L. Mauldin III, G. H. Mount, B. Sen, and J.-F. Blavier, Validation of nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide measurements made by the Halogen Occultation Experiment for the UARS platform, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 10,241-10,266, 1996.

    Malon, P., L. J. Mickley, K. M. Sluis, C. N. Tam, T. A. Keiderling, S. Kamath, J. Uang, and J. S. Chickos, Vibrational circular dichroism study of (2s,3s)-dideuteriobutyrolactone: Synthesis, normal mode analysis and comparison of experimental and calculated spectra, J. Phys. Chem, 96, 10,139-10,149, 1992.

    Gislason, E. A., and L. J. Mickley, Deconvolution of experimental differential cross sections, J. Chem. Phys., 91, 5402-5411, 1989.

    * Paper whose first author was advised by LJM

    Selected Presentations

    The climate change penalty on US air quality: New perspectives from statistical models, EPA annual meeting on Air quality in a changing world, Research Triangle Park, NC, April 5, 2017. (pdf)

    What controls the variability of springtime fine dust in the western United States? Implications for the recent dust increase in the Southwest, EPA annual meeting on Air quality in a changing world, Research Triangle Park, NC, April 5, 2017. (pdf)

    Public health impacts of the severe haze in Equatorial Asia in September-October 2015: A new tool for fire management to reduce downwind smoke exposure, Workshop on collaborations for developing the science base for improved air quality in India, Columbia University South Asia Global Center and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, February 4, 2016. (ppt)

    Importance of chemistry-climate interactions in projections of future air quality, 10th meeting of the NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team, Environmental Protection Agency, Durham, NC, January 6, 2016. (ppt)

    Investigation of chemistry-climate interactions, with a closer look at the U.S. warming hole, University of Toronto, Canada, October 29, 2013. (ppt)

    Wildfire in the western United States in the mid-21st century and consequences for air quality, plenary at the 2013 Smoke Symposium of the International Association of Wildland Fire, College Park, Maryland, October 22, 2013. (ppt)

    Air quality and climate change, Fifth NASA AQAST Biannual Meeting (AQAST5), College Park, Maryland, June 5, 2013. (ppt)

    Investigation of the U.S. warming hole and other adventures in chemistry-climate interactions, Jennifer Logan Retirement Symposium, Harvard, May 10, 2013. (ppt)

    Overview of the Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (AQAST), NASA Health and Air Quality Applications Program Annual Review, Newport RI, September 19, 2012. (ppt)

    Impacts of climate change on air pollution meteorology for PM2.5: A multi-model ensemble assessment, 3rd NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (AQAST), University of Wisconsin, Madison, June 13, 2012. (ppt)

    Interactions between air quality and climate change over the Eastern United States: An investigation of climate change in our own backyard, STAR Research Forum for EPA Region 1 and the EPA Office of Research and Development, Boston, March 14, 2012. (ppt)

    Forecasting fine particulate matter (PM2.5) across the United States in a changing climate, Harvard School of Public Health, February 2012. (ppt)

    Gauging uncertainty in climate models: Implications for atmospheric chemistry and health, Harvard School of Public Health, November 2011. (ppt)

    US air quality: Observations and interactions with climate, Harvard University Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge MA, May 2010.

    Investigating interactions between chemistry and climate using observations and global models, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD, April 21, 2010.

    Interactions between climate and atmospheric chemistry in the US, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton NJ, October 26, 2009.

    The climate change - urban pollution relationship. Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Academies of Science, Washington DC, April 20-21, 2009. (ppt)

    Sensitivity of U.S. air quality to climate change in the recent past (1980-2006) and future (until 2050). American Chemical Society, northeast regional meeting, Burlington VT, June 29-July 2, 2008.

    Effects of climate change on US air quality. 40th annual Air Pollution Workshop and Symposium (for plant scientists), Raleigh NC, April 6-10, 2008.

    Climate change impacts on regional air quality. The Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution, 3rd meeting, Reading, UK, May 30-June 1, 2007.

    Climate change, smog, and the lilac bush. Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont, November 9, 2006.

    GCAP: Global climate and air pollution. U.S. Climate Change Science Program Workshop: Climate Science in Support of Decision Making, Arlington, Virginia, November 15, 2005. (ppt)

    Linking climate change and air quality. Annual retreat of the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate, Provincetown, MA, October 8, 2005. (ppt)

    Effects of climate change on air pollution episodes in the United States: A model study. Climate Change Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham NH, March 22, 2005.

    The pollution-climate connection: How climate change could affect pollution episodes in the United States. Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington D.C., February 19, 2005. (ppt)

    Application of a unified aerosol-chemistry-climate GCM to understand the effects of changing climate and global anthropogenic emissions on U.S. air quality. Annual meeting of the EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) program, Research Triangle Park NC, May 24-25, 2004.

    Effect of future climate change on U.S. air quality. SANTA FE meeting sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Santa Fe NM, February 24-25, 2004.

    Interactions between ozone, aerosol, and climate. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, January 26, 2004.

    Climate response to the increase in tropospheric ozone since preindustrial times: Signature of ozone forcing. Spring meeting of the European Geophysical Society and the American Geophysical Society, Nice, France, April 7, 2003. (ppt)

    The human influence on climate: How much is known, what's in store for us? School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston MA, January 31, 2003. (ppt)

    Global atmospheric changes and future impacts on regional air quality. Annual meeting of the Air and Waste Management Association, Baltimore MD, June 26, 2002.

    Climatic implications of changes in tropospheric ozone. Workshop on Air Pollution as a Climate Forcing, East West Center, Honolulu HI, April 29 - May 3, 2002.

    Selected media coverage

    2017. Loretta serves on a review panel for the National Academy of Sciences, and the outcome is noticed.

    2016. Shannon Koplitz's new paper on the health impacts from the massive 2015 haze event in Equatorial Asia is out and receives attention from around the world. The study is named one of the top papers in ERL for that year.

    2016. Our paper predicting increased frequency of "smokewaves" from wildfires in the western U.S. due to climate change gets press here and elsewhere.

    2016. Lu Shen devises a more robust method to predict ozone episodes in the future climate, and his paper receives media attention here, here, and here.

    2015. Lei Zhu is in the news for his work using satellite data to infer large emissions of anthropogenic volatile organic compounds from the petrochemical industry near Houston, Texas.

    2014. Eric Leibensperger's paper on the U.S. warming hole receives renewed attention in the aftermath of the Third National Climate Assessment.

    2013. Xu Yue's new paper on climate change, wildfires, and future air quality in the western United States is in the news here, here, and here.

    2012. Our research on the US warming hole is featured as the Image of the Day on NASA's Earth Observatory website.

    2012. Our study showing the impact of changing aerosols on regional climate in the eastern United States draws attention at the New York Times and NASA.

    2010. We get press in diverse places for a joint project with Stonybrook that investigated the impact of kudzu invasion in the Southeast US on soil NOx emissions and surface ozone.

    2009. The EPA releases their landmark endangerment finding that CO2 and other greenhouse gases threaten public health and welfare. Our research is cited in the accompanying Technical Support Document. [May 2017 update: This EPA website has been scrubbed.]

    2009. Dominick Spracklen is in the news for our work on future wildfires and air quality.

    2005. We get press for our research on the impact of climate change on stagnation frequency and smog.

    Selected outreach
    2017. Lu Shen creates an interactive online tool for tracking U.S. ozone trends and variability in summer.

    2017. LJM and Jonathan Moch contribute to "Toxic Air Alert," a story on China's air quality by Andrew Klein in ScienceWorld, a magazine for schoolchildren.

    2017. Beyond denial: Climate change, air quality, and health. Talk at Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA, 18 April 2017. (pdf)

    2016. Fire and smoke in Equatorial Asia: How the mix of weather and human activity can lead to environmental catastrophe. Talk at Talcott Mountain Science Center and Academy, Avon, CT, 10 March, 2016. (ppt)

    2005. Pollution-climate connections. Guest contribution for realclimate.org.


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