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Denise Mauzerall

Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs

The objective of my research group is to utilize science to inform the development of far-sighted air quality policy. We explore linkages between air pollution and health, energy, and climate change. Recent research projects have examined the impacts of air pollution on agriculture and health in China, inter-continental transport of air pollutants, environmental consequences and alternatives to nitrogen oxide emissions trading, regional attribution of ozone production and associated radiative forcing to emissions from specific regions of the world, and the benefit that methane emission controls can have on reducing background ozone concentrations and reducing associated impacts on human health and climate change.

Published Papers:

A full text (pdf) version of Professor Mauzerall's articles can be found on her home site:

Liu, J. and D. L. Mauzerall, Evaluating the potential influence of inter-continental transport of sulfate aerosols on air quality, Environmental Research Letters, in press July 2007.

Liu, J., Mauzerall, D. L., Horowitz, L.W. Source-Receptor Relationships of Trans-Pacific Transport of East Asian Sulfate, Geophys. Res. Lett., submitted 2007.

Naik, V., D. L. Mauzerall, L. W. Horowitz, M. D. Schwarzkopf, V. Ramaswamy, M. Oppenheimer, “Sensitivity of Radiative Forcing from Biomass Burning Aerosols and Ozone to Emission Location,” Geophys. Res. Lett., VOL. 34, L03818, doi:10.1029/2006GL028149, 2007.

West, J.J., A.M. Fiore, V. Naik, L.W. Horowitz, M.D. Schwarzkopf, D.L. Mauzerall, Ozone Air Quality and Radiative Forcing Consequences of Changes in Ozone Precursor Emissions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L06806, 2007.

Xu, S., Jaffe, P., Mauzerall, D. L., “A Process-based Model for Methane Emission from Flooded Rice Paddy Systems,” Ecological Modeling, vol. 205, pp. 475-491, 2007.

West, J. J., Fiore, A. F., Horowitz, L. W., Mauzerall, D. L., “Mitigating Ozone Pollution with Methane Emission Controls: Global Health Benefits,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, vol. 103, no. 11, March 14, 2006.

Tong, D.Q., N.Z. Muller, D.L. Mauzerall, R.O. Mendelsohn, “Integrated Assessment of the Spatial Variability of Ozone Impacts from Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides,” Environmental Science and Technology, 40:5, 1395-1400, 2006.

Wang, X. and Mauzerall, D. L., “Evaluating Impacts of Air Pollution in China on Public Health: Implications for Future Air Pollution and Energy Policies,” Atmospheric Environment, Volume 40, Issue 9, Pages 1706-1721, March 2006.

Tong, D. Q., Mauzerall, D. L., “Spatial variability of summertime tropospheric ozone over the continental United States: Implications of an evaluation of the CMAQ model,” Atmospheric Environment, 40, 3041-3056, 2006.

Naik, V., Mauzerall, D. L., Horowitz, L. W., Schwarzkopf, D., Ramaswamy, V., and Oppenheimer, M., “Net Radiative Forcing Due to Changes in Regional Emissions to Tropospheric Ozone Precursors,” J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 110, D24306, doi:10.1029/2005JD005908, December 2005.

Tong, D. Q. and D. L. Mauzerall, Technical Note: Numerical instability in the Community Multi-scale Air Quality model and its impacts on aerosol and ozone simulations, Atmospheric Environment, submitted November 2005.

Xiaoping Wang, Denise L. Mauzerall, Yongtao Hu, Armistead G. Russell, Eric D. Larson, Jung-Hun Woo, David G. Streets and Alex Guenther, “A high-resolution emission inventory for eastern China in 2000 and three scenarios for 2020,” Atmospheric Environment, Volume 39, Issue 32, Pages 5917-5933, October 2005.

Mauzerall, D. L., Sultan, B., Kim, J, Bradford, D., “NOx Emissions: Variability in Ozone Production, Resulting Health Damages and Economic Costs,” Atmospheric Environment, Volume 39: No. 16, pp. 2851-2866, May 2005.

Liu, J., and Mauzerall, D. L., “Estimating the Average Time for Inter-continental Transport of Air Pollutants,” Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L11814, doi:10.1029/2005GL022619, 2005.

Liu, J., Mauzerall, D. L., Horowitz, L.W., “Analysis of Seasonal and Interannual Variability in Transpacific Transport,” J. Geophys. Res., 110, D04302, doi: 10.1029/2004JD005207, 2005.

Committee on Air Quality Management in the United States, National Research Council/National Academies of Science, “Air Quality Management in the United States,” 426 pages, 2004. [full text]

Wang, X. and Mauzerall, D. L., “Characterizing Distributions of Surface Ozone and its Impact on Grain Production in China, Japan and South Korea: 1990 and 2020,” Atmospheric Environment, 38, pp. 4383-4402, 2004.

Hale, T. N. and Mauzerall, D. L., “Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: Can the Johannesburg Partnerships Coordinate Action on Sustainable Development?” Journal of Environment and Development, September 2004.

Horowitz, L. W., Walters, S., Mauzerall, D. L., Emmons, L. K., Rasch, P. J., Granier, C., Tie, X., Lamarque, J.-F., Schultz, M. G., Tyndall, G. S., Orlando, J. J., and Brasseur, G. P., “A Global Simulation of Tropospheric Ozone and Related Tracers: Description and Evaluation of MOZART, Version 2,” J. of Geophys. Res., 108 (D24), 4784, doi:10.1029/2002JD002853, 2003.

Mauzerall, D. L. and Wang, X., “Protecting Agricultural Crops from the Effects of Tropospheric Ozone Exposure: Reconciling Science and Standard Setting in the United States, Europe and Asia,” Annual Review of Energy and the Environment, 26, pp. 237-268, 2001.

Mauzerall, D. L., Narita, D., Akimoto H., Horowitz L., Walters S., Hauglustaine D., Brasseur, B., “Seasonal Characteristics of Tropospheric Ozone Production and Mixing Ratios Over East Asia: A Global Three-dimensional Chemical Transport Model Analysis,” J. Geophys. Res., 105, pp. 17895-17910, 2000.

Mauzerall, D. L., Logan, J. A., Jacob, D. J., Anderson, B. E., Blake, D. R., Bradshaw, J. D., Sachse, G. W., Singh, H. B. and Talbot, R. W. “Photochemistry in Biomass Burning Plumes and Implications for Tropospheric Ozone Over the Tropical South Atlantic,” J. Geophys. Res., 103, pp. 8401-8423, 1998.

Mauzerall, D. L., Jacob, D. J., Fan, S. M., Bradshaw, J. D., Gregory, G. L., Sachse, G. W. and Blake, D. R., “Origin of Tropospheric Ozone at Remote High Northern Latitudes in Summer,” J. Geophys. Res., 101, pp. 4175-4188, 1996.

Jacob, D. J., Heikes, B. G., Fan, S. M., Logan, J. A., Mauzerall, D. L., Bradshaw, J. D., Talbot, R. W., Blake, D. R. and Sachse, G. W., “Origin of Ozone and NOx in the Tropical Troposphere: A Photochemical Analysis of Aircraft Observations Over the South Atlantic Basin,” J. Geophys. Res., 101, pp. 24,235-24,250, 1996.

Recent Conference Proceedings:

Air Pollution as a Climate Forcing: Second workshop, April 2005. "An Integrated Assessment of the Impacts of Air Pollution on Health in Eastern China: A Valuation with Implications for Future Air Pollution and Energy Policies."

AGU, Fall 2004. "NOx Emissions from Large Point Sources: Variability in Ozone Production, Resulting Health Damages and Economic Costs."

AGU, Fall 2004. "Regional Attribution of Ozone Production and Associated Radiative Forcing: A Step to Crediting NOx Emission Reductions."

AGU, Fall 2004. "Impacts of Air Pollution on Health in Eastern China: Implications for Future Air pollution and Energy Policies."

AGU, Fall 2004. "Quantifying Source-Receptor Relationships between NOx Emissions and 03 Concentratins in Downwind States in the Continental U.S."

AGU, Fall 2003. "An Alternative to NOx Cap-and Trade Programs: An Exploratory Analysis of Charging NOx Emitters for Health Damages."

AGU, Fall 2003. "Evaluating the Impact of Air Pollution on Human Health in China: the Price of Clean Air."

Models-3 Workshop October 2003. "Integrated Assessments: Using Regional Models to Evaluate Health Impacts of Air Pollution in the United States and China."

AGU, Spring 2002. "The Use of Atmospheric Science to Determine Optimal Air Quality Management Regions."

Mauzerall, D. L., Horowitz, L., Brasseur, G., "Preliminiary Analysis of Regional Tropospheric Ozone Budgets Using MOZART-2, a Global Photochemical Tracer Model," Proceedings of International Symposium on Tropospheric Ozone in East Asia and its Potential Impacts on Vegetation, Tokyo, Japan, 1998.

Mauzerall, D. L., Brasseur, G., Hauglustaine D., "Production and Export of Tropospheric Ozone from Asia: Global Modelling and Analysis of PEM-West B Data," International Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry and Future Global Environment, Nagoya, Japan, 1997.