William Brune

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Distinguished Professor, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

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Atmospheric/air chemistry; laser techniques to measure hydrogen oxides and analyze their key roles in global air pollution.

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Recent Publications

Extreme oxidant amounts produced by lightning in storm clouds

Brune, W. H., McFarland, P. J., Bruning, E., Waugh, S., MacGorman, D., Miller, D. O., Jenkins, J. M., Ren, X., Mao, J. & Peischl, J., May 14 2021, In: Science. 372, 6543, p. 711-715 5 p.

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Evolution of formaldehyde (HCHO) in a plume originating from a petrochemical industry and its volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emission rate estimation

Cho, C., St Clair, J. M., Liao, J., Wolfe, G. M., Jeong, S., Kang, D. I., Choi, J., Shin, M. H., Park, J., Park, J. H., Fried, A., Weinheimer, A., Blake, D. R., Diskin, G. S., Ullmann, K., Hall, S. R., Brune, W. H., Hanisco, T. F. & Min, K. E., Aug 4 2021, In: Elementa. 9, 1, 15.

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Normal breathing releases SARS-CoV-2 into the air

Di Carlo, P., Falasca, K., Ucciferri, C., Sinjari, B., Aruffo, E., Antonucci, I., Di Serafino, A., Pompilio, A., Damiani, V., Mandatori, D., De Fabritiis, S., Dufrusine, B., Capone, E., Chiacchiaretta, P., Brune, W. H., Di Bonaventura, G. & Vecchiet, J., Feb 25 2021, In: Journal of Medical Microbiology. 70, 3, 001328.

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Electrical Discharges Produce Prodigious Amounts of Hydroxyl and Hydroperoxyl Radicals

Jenkins, J. M., Brune, W. H. & Miller, D. O., May 16 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 126, 9, e2021JD034557.

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The role of a suburban forest in controlling vertical trace gas and OH reactivity distributions-A case study for the Seoul metropolitan area

Kim, S., Seco, R., Gu, D., Sanchez, D., Jeong, D., Guenther, A. B., Lee, Y., Mak, J. E., Su, L., Kim, D. B., Lee, Y., Ahn, J. Y., McGee, T., Sullivan, J., Long, R., Brune, W. H., Thames, A., Wisthaler, A., Muller, M., Mikoviny, T. & 5 others, Weinheimer, A., Yang, M., Woo, J. H., Kim, S. & Park, H., Mar 1 2021, In: Faraday Discussions. 226, p. 537-550 14 p.

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Global Impact of Lightning-Produced Oxidants

Mao, J., Zhao, T., Keller, C. A., Wang, X., McFarland, P. J., Jenkins, J. M. & Brune, W. H., Nov 16 2021, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 48, 21, e2021GL095740.

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Aqueous-phase reactive species formed by fine particulate matter from remote forests and polluted urban air

Tong, H., Liu, F., Filippi, A., Wilson, J., Arangio, A. M., Zhang, Y., Yue, S., Lelieveld, S., Shen, F., Keskinen, H. M. K., Li, J., Chen, H., Zhang, T., Hoffmann, T., Fu, P., Brune, W. H., Petäjä, T., Kulmala, M., Yao, M., Berkemeier, T. & 2 others, Shiraiwa, M. & Pöschl, U., Jul 9 2021, In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 21, 13, p. 10439-10455 17 p.

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Erratum: Global airborne sampling reveals a previously unobserved dimethyl sulfide oxidation mechanism in the marine atmosphere (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 117, 4505–4510) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1919344117

Veres, P. R., Neuman, J. A., Bertram, T. H., Assaf, E., Wolfe, G. M., Williamson, C. J., Weinzierl, B., Tilmes, S., Thompson, C. R., Thames, A. B., Schroder, J. C., Saiz-Lopez, A., Rollins, A. W., Roberts, J. M., Price, D., Peischl, J., Nault, B. A., Møller, K. H., Miller, D. O., Meinardi, S. & 22 others, Li, Q., Lamarque, J. F., Kupc, A., Kjaergaard, H. G., Kinnison, D., Jimenez, J. L., Jernigan, C. M., Hornbrook, R. S., Hills, A., Dollner, M., Day, D. A., Cuevas, C. A., Campuzano-Jost, P., Burkholder, J., Bui, T. P., Brune, W. H., Brown, S. S., Brock, C. A., Bourgeois, I., Blake, D. R., Apel, E. C. & Ryerson, T. B., Sep 7 2021, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 118, 36, e2113268118.

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Exploring Oxidation in the Remote Free Troposphere: Insights From Atmospheric Tomography (ATom)

Brune, W. H., Miller, D. O., Thames, A. B., Allen, H. M., Apel, E. C., Blake, D. R., Bui, T. P., Commane, R., Crounse, J. D., Daube, B. C., Diskin, G. S., DiGangi, J. P., Elkins, J. W., Hall, S. R., Hanisco, T. F., Hannun, R. A., Hintsa, E. J., Hornbrook, R. S., Kim, M. J., McKain, K. & 13 others, Moore, F. L., Neuman, J. A., Nicely, J. M., Peischl, J., Ryerson, T. B., St. Clair, J. M., Sweeney, C., Teng, A. P., Thompson, C., Ullmann, K., Veres, P. R., Wennberg, P. O. & Wolfe, G. M., Jan 16 2020, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 125, 1, e2019JD031685.

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