Evaluating How Dry Deposition Influences Eastern U.S. Ozone. Aerosols, and Precursors: Mean Contribu

Lead PI: Arlene H. Fiore

Unit Affiliation: Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

August 2014 - July 2019
North America ; United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: We are investigating mechanistic pathways by which ozone deposits to the terrestrial biosphere using long-term observations, short-term field studies, and a hierarchy of models. We are particularly interested in how these different pathways respond to climate change and variability and the implications for atmospheric composition and air quality.

OUTCOMES: See publications; also raised additional support for a workshop at Lamont on dry deposition: https://atmoschem.ldeo.columbia.edu/ozone-drydep-workshop/


National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce




NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory


Olivia E. Clifton, Arlene M. Fiore, Colleen B. Baublitz, Mhairi Coyle, Lisa Emberson, Silvano Fares, Delphine K. Farmer, Pierre Gentine, Giacomo Gerosa, Alex Guenther, Detlev Helmig, Danica L. Lombardozzi, William J. Massman, J. William Munger, Sally E. Pusede, Donna B. Schwede, Sam J. Silva, Matthias Sörgel, Allison L. Steiner, Amos P. K. Tai, Dry deposition of ozone over land: processes, measurement and modeling, manuscript in preparation for Reviews of Geophysics. This is the outcome of the 2017 Ozone dry deposition workshop at LDEO co-organized by Clifton and Fiore.

Olivia E. Clifton, Fabien Paulot, Arlene M. Fiore, Larry W. Horowitz, Sergey Malyshev, Gustavo Correa, Steven B. Bertman, Pauline Buysse, Silvano Fares, Ignacio Goded, Allen H. Goldstein, Carsten Gruening, Alan J. Hogg, Meiyun Lin, Benjamin Loubet, Ivan Mammarella, J. William Munger, Vaishali Naik, Lucas Neil, Elena Shevliakova, Patrick Stella, Johan Uddling, Timo Vesala, and Ensheng Weng, Important role for dynamic nonstomatal deposition on ozone pollution, manuscript in preparation. This is the final chapter from Clifton’s dissertation for which she is completing additional sensitivity simulations and preparing for submission.

Colleen B. Baublitz, Arlene M. Fiore, Olivia E. Clifton, Jingqiu Mao, Jingyi Li, Gus Correa, L.W. Horowitz, F. Paulot, Róisín Commane, A. Park Williams, Southeast U.S. ozone sensitivity to dry deposition, in preparation for Geophys. Res. Lett.

Clifton, O.E., Constraints on ozone removal by land and implications for 21st Century ozone pollution, Ph.D. thesis, Columbia University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2018.

Clifton, O. E., A. M. Fiore, J. W. Munger, and R. Wehr (2019), Spatiotemporal controls on observed daytime ozone deposition velocity over Northeastern U.S. forests during summer, Journal of Geophys. Res.: Atmos., https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD029073.

Li, J., Mao, J., Fiore, A. M., Cohen, R. C., Crounse, J. D., Teng, A. P., Wennberg, P. O., Lee, B. H., Lopez-Hilfiker, F. D., Thornton, J. A., Peischl, J., Pollack, I. B., Ryerson, T. B., Veres, P., Roberts, J. M., Neuman, J. A., Nowak, J. B., Wolfe, G. M., Hanisco, T. F., Fried, A., Singh, H. B., Dibb, J., Paulot, F., and Horowitz, L. W.: Decadal changes in summertime reactive oxidized nitrogen and surface ozone over the Southeast United States, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2341-2361, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2341-2018, 2018.

Clifton, O.E., A.M. Fiore, J.W. Munger, S. Malyshev, L.W. Horowitz, E. Shevliakova, F. Paulot, L.T. Murray, K. Griffin (2017), Interannual variability in ozone removal by a temperate deciduous forest, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2016GL070923.


terrestrial biosphere land-atmosphere interactions air pollution ozone dry deposition


Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate