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This page includes my peer-reviewed scientific publications. Non-scientific scholarship and public writing are linked on my CV and my writing page respectively. Undergraduates I mentored are denoted with a dagger (†).

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Dang, R., Jacob, D. J., Zhai, S., Coheur, P., Clarisse, L., Van Damme, M., Pendergrass, D. C., Choi, J., Park, J., Liu, Z., & Liao, H. (2023). Diagnosing the Sensitivity of Particulate Nitrate to Precursor Emissions Using Satellite Observations of Ammonia and Nitrogen Dioxide. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(24), e2023GL105761. Link to paper (open access)

Pendergrass, D. C., Jacob, D. J., Nesser, H., Varon, D. J., Sulprizio, M., Miyazaki, K., & Bowman, K. W. (2023). CHEEREIO 1.0: A versatile and user-friendly ensemble-based chemical data assimilation and emissions inversion platform for the GEOS-Chem chemical transport model. Geoscientific Model Development, 16(16), 4793–4810. Link to paper (open access). Link to PDF.

Varon, D. J., Jacob, D. J., Hmiel, B., Gautam, R., Lyon, D. R., Omara, M., Sulprizio, M., Shen, L., Pendergrass, D. C., Nesser, H., Qu, Z., Barkley, Z. R., Miles, N. L., Richardson, S. J., Davis, K. J., Pandey, S., Lu, X., Lorente, A., Borsdorff, T., … Aben, I. (2023). Continuous weekly monitoring of methane emissions from the Permian Basin by inversion of TROPOMI satellite observations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 23(13), 7503–7520. Link to paper (open access).

Chen, Z., Jacob, D. J., Gautam, R., Omara, M., Stavins, R. N., Stowe, R. C., Nesser, H., Sulprizio, M. P., Lorente, A., Varon, D. J., Lu, X., Shen, L., Qu, Z., Pendergrass, D. C., & Hancock, S. (2023). Satellite quantification of methane emissions and oil–gas methane intensities from individual countries in the Middle East and North Africa: Implications for climate action. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 23(10), 5945–5967. PDF. Publisher's version (open access).

Zhai, S., Jacob, D. J., Pendergrass, D. C., Colombi, N. K., Shah, V., Yang, L. H., Zhang, Q., Wang, S., Kim, H., Sun, Y., Choi, J.-S., Park, J.-S., Luo, G., Yu, F., Woo, J.-H., Kim, Y., Dibb, J. E., Lee, T., Han, J.-S., … Liao, H. (2023). Coarse particulate matter air quality in East Asia: Implications for fine particulate nitrate. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 23(7), 4271–4281. PDF. Publisher's version (open access).


Pendergrass, D. C., S. Zhai, J. Kim, J-H. Koo, S. Lee, M. Bae, S. Kim, H. Liao, and D. J. Jacob. (2022). Continuous mapping of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air quality in East Asia at daily 6x6 km2 resolution by application of a random forest algorithm to 2011-2019 GOCI geostationary satellite data. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 15, 1075–1091. PDF. Publisher's version (open access). Associated dataset available from Dataverse. Video of 15-minute oral presentation at AGU.


Pendergrass, D. C., Shen, L., Jacob, D. J., & Mickley, L. J. (2019). Predicting the Impact of Climate Change on Severe Wintertime Particulate Pollution Events in Beijing Using Extreme Value Theory. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(3), 1824–1830. Publisher's version (open access). PDF.

Papers submitted, in review, and in revision

Liu, T., F.M. Panday†, M.C Caine†, M. Kelp, D. C. Pendergrass, L. J. Mickley. Is the smoke aloft? Caveats of using the Hazard Mapping System (HMS) smoke product as a proxy of surface smoke presence across the United States. Submitted to International Journal of Wildland Fire. Link to PDF.

Yang, L. H., D. J. Jacob, R. Dang, Y. J. Oak, H. Lin, J. Kim, S. Zhai, N. K. Colombi, D. C. Pendergrass, E. Beaudry, V. Shah, X. Feng, R. M. Yantosca, H. Chong, J. Park, H. Lee, W.-J. Lee, S. Kim, E. Kim, K. R. Travis, J. H. Crawford, H. Liao. Interpreting GEMS geostationary satellite observations of the diurnal variation of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over East Asia. Submitted to Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Link to PDF.