Qindan Zhu I study urban air quality and chemistry-climate interaction.


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Zhu, Q., Fiore, A. M., Correa, G., Lamarque, J. F., Worden, H., The impact of internal climate variability on OH trends between 2005 and 2014(2024), Environmental Research Letters, 2024, accepted.

Pfannerstill, E. Y., Arata, C., Zhu, Q., Schnell, J., Ward. R., Woods, R., Harkins, C., Schwantes, R. H., Seinfeld, J. H., Bucholtz, A., Cohen, R. C., Goldstein, A. H.(2024), Temperature-dependent emissions dominate aerosol and ozone formation in Los Angeles, Science, 2024, accepted.

Zhu, Q., Schwantes, R. H., Coggon, M., Harkins, C., Schnell, J., He, J., Pye, H. O. T., Li, M., Baker, B., Moon, Z., Ahmadov, R., … & McDonald, B. C.(2024), A better representation of VOC chemistry in WRF-Chem and its impact on ozone over Los Angeles, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2024, accepted.

Coggon, M. M., Stockwell, C. E., Xu, L., Peischl, J., Gilman, J. B., Lamplugh, A., … Zhu, Q., … & Warneke, C.(2024). Contribution of Cooking Emissions to the Urban Volatile Organic Compounds in Las Vegas, NV. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 24, no. 7 (2024): 4289-4304. [Link]

Fiore, A. M., Mickley, L. J., Zhu, Q., & Baublitz, C. B. (2024). Climate and Tropospheric Oxidizing Capacity. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 52. [Link]


Schulze, B. C., Ward, R. X., Pfannerstill, E. Y., Zhu, Q., Arata, C., Place, B., … & Seinfeld, J. H. (2023). Methane emissions from dairy operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley evaluated using airborne flux measurements. Environmental Science & Technology, 57(48), 19519-19531. [Link]

Yu, K. A., Li, M., Harkins, C., He, J., Zhu, Q., Verreyken, B., … & Harley, R. A. (2023). Improved Spatial Resolution in Modeling of Nitrogen Oxide Concentrations in the Los Angeles Basin. Environmental Science & Technology, 57(49), 20689-20698. [Link]

Nussbaumer, C. M., Place, B. K., Zhu, Q., Pfannerstill, E. Y., Wooldridge, P., Schulze, B. C., Arata, C., Ward, R., Bucholtz, A., Seinfeld, J. H., Goldstein, A. H., and Cohen, R. C.: Measurement report: Airborne measurements of NOx fluxes over Los Angeles during the RECAP-CA 2021 campaign, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 13015–13028, 2023. [Link]

Pfannerstill, E. Y., Arata, C., Zhu, Q., Schulze, B. C., Woods, R., Seinfeld, J. H., … & Goldstein, A. H. (2023). Volatile organic compound fluxes in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley–spatial distribution, source attribution, and inventory comparison. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 23(19), 12753-12780. [Link]

Pfannerstill, E. Y., Arata, C., Zhu, Q., Schulze, B. C., Woods, R., Harkins, C., … & Goldstein, A. H. (2023). Comparison between Spatially Resolved Airborne Flux Measurements and Emission Inventories of Volatile Organic Compounds in Los Angeles. Environmental Science & Technology. [Link]

Zhu, Q., Place, B., Pfannerstill, E. Y., Tong, S., Zhang, H., Wang, J., … & Cohen, R. C. (2023). Direct observations of NO x emissions over the San Joaquin Valley using airborne flux measurements during RECAP-CA 2021 field campaign. Atmospheric chemistry and physics, 23(17), 9669-9683. [Link]

Romps, D. M., Latimer, K., Zhu, Q., Jurkat‐Witschas, T., Mahnke, C., Prabhakaran, T., … & Wendisch, M. (2023). Air pollution unable to intensify storms via warm‐phase invigoration. Geophysical Research Letters, e2022GL100409. [Link]


Zhu, Q., Laughner, J. L., & Cohen, R. C. (2022). Estimate of OH trends over one decade in North American cities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(16), e2117399119. [Link]

Zhu, Q., Laughner, J. L., & Cohen, R. C. (2022). Combining Machine Learning and Satellite Observations to Predict Spatial and Temporal Variation of near Surface OH in North American Cities. Environmental Science and Technology. [Link]

Li, C., Zhu, Q., Jin, X., & Cohen, R. C. (2022). Elucidating Contributions of Anthropogenic Volatile Organic Compounds and Particulate Matter to Ozone Trends over China. Environmental Science and Technology, 56(18), 12906-12916. [Link]

Li, C., Xu, X., Liu, X., Wang, J., Sun, K., van Geffen, J., Zhu, Q., Cohen, R. C. (2022). Direct Retrieval of NO2 Vertical Columns from UV-Vis (390-495 nm) Spectral Radiances Using a Neural Network. Journal of Remote Sensing. [Link]


Jin, X., Zhu, Q., & Cohen, R. C. (2021). Direct estimates of biomass burning NOx emissions and lifetimes using daily observations from TROPOMI. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21(20), 15569-15587. [Link]

Delaria, E. R., Place, B. K., Turner, A. J., Zhu, Q., Jin, X., & Cohen, R. C. (2021). Development of a Solar-Induced Fluorescence─ Canopy Conductance Model and Its Application to Stomatal Reactive Nitrogen Deposition. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. [Link]


Zhu, Q., Laughner, J. L., & Cohen, R. C. (2019). Lightning NO2 simulation over the contiguous US and its effects on satellite NO2 retrievals. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 19. 13067-13078. [Link]

Laughner, J. L., Zhu, Q., & Cohen, R. C. (2019). Evaluation of version 3.0B of the BEHR OMI NO2 product. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12(1), 129-146. [Link]


Laughner, J. L., Zhu, Q., & Cohen, R. C. (2018). The Berkeley High Resolution Tropospheric NO2 product. Earth System Science Data, 10(4), 2069-2095. [Link]

Wang, H., Lu, K., Chen, X., Zhu, Q., Wu, Z., Wu, Y., & Sun, K. (2018). Fast particulate nitrate formation via N2O5 uptake aloft in winter in Beijing. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(14), 10483-10495. [Link]

Guan, T., Hu, S., Han, Y., Wang, R., Zhu, Q., Hu, Y., … & Zhu, T. (2018). The effects of facemasks on airway inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in healthy young adults: a double-blind, randomized, controlled crossover study. Particle and fibre toxicology, 15(1), 1-12. [Link]

Mak, H. W. L., Laughner, J. L., Fung, J. C. H., Zhu, Q., & Cohen, R. C. (2018). Improved satellite retrieval of tropospheric NO2 column density via updating of air mass factor (AMF): case study of Southern China. Remote Sensing, 10(11), 1789. [Link]


Wang, H., Lu, K., Chen, X., Zhu, Q., Chen, Q., Guo, S., … & Zhang, Y. (2017). High N2O5 concentrations observed in urban Beijing: Implications of a large nitrate formation pathway. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 4(10), 416-420. [Link]