William Brune

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Distinguished Professor, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Research Summary

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

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Recent Publications

Comparison of the Yield and Chemical Composition of Secondary Organic Aerosol Generated from the OH and Cl Oxidation of Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane

Avery, A. M., Alton, M. W., Canagaratna, M. R., Krechmer, J. E., Sueper, D. T., Bhattacharyya, N., Hildebrandt Ruiz, L., Brune, W. H. & Lambe, A. T., Jan 19 2023, In: ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. 7, 1, p. 218-229 12 p.

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An observation-based, reduced-form model for oxidation in the remote marine troposphere

Baublitz, C. B., Fiore, A. M., Ludwig, S. M., Nicely, J. M., Wolfe, G. M., Murray, L. T., Commane, R., Prather, M. J., Anderson, D. C., Correa, G., Duncan, B. N., Follette-Cook, M., Westervelt, D. M., Bourgeois, I., Brune, W. H., Bui, T. P., DiGangi, J. P., Diskin, G. S., Hall, S. R., McKain, K., & 6 othersMiller, D. O., Peischl, J., Thames, A. B., Thompson, C. R., Ullmann, K. & Wofsy, S. C., 2023, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 120, 34, e2209735120.

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Effect of Temperature and Water Droplets on Production of Prodigious Hydrogen Oxides by Electrical Discharges

Jenkins, J. M. & Brune, W. H., Oct 27 2023, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 128, 20, e2023JD039362.

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Characterization of errors in satellite-based HCHO / NO2 tropospheric column ratios with respect to chemistry, column-to-PBL translation, spatial representation, and retrieval uncertainties

Souri, A. H., Johnson, M. S., Wolfe, G. M., Crawford, J. H., Fried, A., Wisthaler, A., Brune, W. H., Blake, D. R., Weinheimer, A. J., Verhoelst, T., Compernolle, S., Pinardi, G., Vigouroux, C., Langerock, B., Choi, S., Lamsal, L., Zhu, L., Sun, S., Cohen, R. C., Min, K. E., & 4 othersCho, C., Philip, S., Liu, X. & Chance, K., Feb 7 2023, In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 23, 3, p. 1963-1986 24 p.

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Extreme hydroxyl amounts generated by thunderstorm-induced corona on grounded metal objects

Brune, W. H., Jenkins, J. M., Olson, G. A., McFarland, P. J., Miller, D. O., Mao, J. & Ren, X., Sep 13 2022, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 119, 37, e2201213119.

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Observations of atmospheric oxidation and ozone production in South Korea

Brune, W. H., Miller, D. O., Thames, A. B., Brosius, A. L., Barletta, B., Blake, D. R., Blake, N. J., Chen, G., Choi, Y., Crawford, J. H., Digangi, J. P., Diskin, G., Fried, A., Hall, S. R., Hanisco, T. F., Huey, G. L., Hughes, S. C., Kim, M., Meinardi, S., Montzka, D. D., & 9 othersPusede, S. E., Schroeder, J. R., Teng, A., Tanner, D. J., Ullmann, K., Walega, J., Weinheimer, A., Wisthaler, A. & Wennberg, P. O., Jan 15 2022, In: Atmospheric Environment. 269, 118854.

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Prodigious Amounts of Hydrogen Oxides Generated by Corona Discharges on Tree Leaves

Jenkins, J. M., Olson, G. A., McFarland, P. J., Miller, D. O. & Brune, W. H., Aug 27 2022, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 127, 16, e2022JD036761.

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Observed versus simulated OH reactivity during KORUS-AQ campaign: Implications for emission inventory and chemical environment in East Asia

Kim, H., Park, R. J., Kim, S., Brune, W. H., Diskin, G. S., Fried, A., Hall, S. R., Weinheimer, A. J., Wennberg, P., Wisthaler, A., Blake, D. R. & Ullmann, K., 2022, In: Elementa. 10, 1, 00030.

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Comparison of secondary organic aerosol generated from the oxidation of laboratory precursors by hydroxyl radicals, chlorine atoms, and bromine atoms in an oxidation flow reactor

Lambe, A. T., Avery, A. M., Bhattacharyya, N., Wang, D. S., Modi, M., Masoud, C. G., Ruiz, L. H. & Brune, W. H., May 6 2022, In: Environmental Science: Atmospheres. 2, 4, p. 687-701 15 p.

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An investigation of petrochemical emissions during KORUS-AQ: Ozone production, reactive nitrogen evolution, and aerosol production

Lee, Y. R., Huey, L. G., Tanner, D. J., Takeuchi, M., Qu, H., Liu, X., Ng, N. L., Crawford, J. H., Fried, A., Richter, D., Simpson, I. J., Blake, D. R., Blake, N. J., Meinardi, S., Kim, S., Diskin, G. S., Digangi, J. P., Choi, Y., Pusede, S. E., Wennberg, P. O., & 14 othersKim, M. J., Crounse, J. D., Teng, A. P., Cohen, R. C., Romer, P. S., Brune, W., Wisthaler, A., Mikoviny, T., Jimenez, J. L., Campuzano-Jost, P., Nault, B. A., Weinheimer, A., Hall, S. R. & Ullmann, K., Dec 23 2022, In: Elementa. 10, 1, 00079.

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Investigating the Understanding of Oxidation Chemistry Using 20 Years of Airborne OH and HO2 Observations

Miller, D. O. & Brune, W. H., Jan 16 2022, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 127, 1, e2021JD035368.

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The NASA Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) Mission: Imaging the Chemistry of the Global Atmosphere

Thompson, C. R., Wofsy, S. C., Prather, M. J., Newman, P. A., Hanisco, T. F., Ryerson, T. B., Fahey, D. W., Apel, E. C., Brock, C. A., Brune, W. H., Froyd, K., Katich, J. M., Nicely, J. M., Peischl, J., Ray, E., Veres, P. R., Wang, S., Allen, H. M., Asher, E., Bian, H., & 67 othersBlake, D., Bourgeois, I., Budney, J., Paul Bui, T., Butler, A., Campuzano-Jost, P., Chang, C., Chin, M., Commane, R., Correa, G., Crounse, J. D., Daube, B., Dibb, J. E., DiGangi, J. P., Diskin, G. S., Dollner, M., Elkins, J. W., Fiore, A. M., Flynn, C. M., Guo, H., Hall, S. R., Hannun, R. A., Hills, A., Hintsa, E. J., Hodzic, A., Hornbrook, R. S., Greg Huey, L., Jimenez, J. L., Keeling, R. F., Kim, M. J., Kupc, A., Lacey, F., Lait, L. R., Lamarque, J. F., Liu, J., McKain, K., Meinardi, S., Miller, D. O., Montzka, S. A., Moore, F. L., Morgan, E. J., Murphy, D. M., Murray, L. T., Nault, B. A., Andrew Neuman, J., Nguyen, L., Gonzalez, Y., Rollins, A., Rosenlof, K., Sargent, M., Schill, G., Schwarz, J. P., St. Clair, J. M., Steenrod, S. D., Stephens, B. B., Strahan, S. E., Strode, S. A., Sweeney, C., Thames, A. B., Ullmann, K., Wagner, N., Weber, R., Weinzierl, B., Wennberg, P. O., Williamson, C. J., Wolfe, G. M. & Zeng, L., Mar 2022, In: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 103, 3, p. E761-E790

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Probing isoprene photochemistry at atmospherically relevant nitric oxide levels

Zhang, X., Wang, S., Apel, E. C., Schwantes, R. H., Hornbrook, R. S., Hills, A. J., DeMarsh, K. E., Moo, Z., Ortega, J., Brune, W. H., Mauldin, R. L., Cantrell, C. A., Teng, A. P., Blake, D. R., Campos, T., Daube, B., Emmons, L. K., Hall, S. R., Ullmann, K., Wofsy, S. C., & 3 othersWennberg, P. O., Tyndall, G. S. & Orlando, J. J., Dec 8 2022, In: Chem. 8, 12, p. 3225-3240 16 p.

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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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