Selected Recent Papers:

Li, X, F Wagner, W Peng, J Yang, DL Mauzerall. Reduction of solar photovoltaic resources due to air pollution in China, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1711462114, 2017.[full text]

Qin, Y, F Wagner, N Scovronick, W Peng, J Yang, KR Smith, DL Mauzerall. Air quality, health, and climate implications of China's synthetic natural gas development, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114:19, 4887-4892, May 9, 2017.[full text]

Peng, Wei, Jiahai Yuan, Yu Zhao, Meiyun Lin, Qiang Zhang, David G Victor, and Denise L Mauzerall. Air quality and climate benefits of long-distance electricity transmission in China, Environmental Research Letters, 12:6, 2017.[full text]

Peng, Wei, Junnan Yang, Fabian Wagner, Denise L. Mauzerall. Substantial air quality and climate co-benefits achievable now with sectoral mitigation strategies in China, Science of the Total Environment, 598, 1076-1084, 2017.[full text]

Guo, Y, J Liu, DL Mauzerall, X Li, LW Horowitz, W Tao, S Tao. Long-Lived species enhance summertime attribution of North American ozone to upwind sources, Environmental Science & Technology, 51:9, 5017-5025, May 2, 2017.[full text]

Li, Z, J Liu, DL Mauzerall, X Li, SM Fan, LW Horowitz , CL He , K Yi, S Tao. A potential large and persistent black carbon forcing over Northern Pacific inferred from satellite observations, Scientific Reports, 7:43429, Mar 7, 2017.[full text]

Qin, Yue, Ryan Edwards, Fan Tong, and Denise L. Mauzerall. Can Switching from Coal to Shale Gas Bring Net Carbon Reductions to China? Environmental Science & Technology, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b04072, 2017.[full text]

Kang, Mary, S Christian, MA Celia, DL Mauzerall, M Bill, AR Miller, Y Chen, ME Conrad, TH Darrah, RB Jackson. Identification and characterization of high methane-emitting abandoned oil and gas wells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, doi:10.1073/pnas.1605913113, 2016.[full text]

Kanter, DR, X Zhang, DL Mauzerall, S Malyshev, E Shevliakova. The importance of climate change and nitrogen use efficiency for future nitrous oxide emissions from agriculture. Environ. Res. Lett., 44:2, 11, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/094003, 2016. [full text]

Sun, K, L Tao, DJ Miller, D Pan, LM Golston, MA Zondlo, RJ Griffin, HW Wallace, YJ Leong, MYM Yang, Y Zhang, DL Mauzerall, T Zhu. Vehicle Emissions as an Important Urban Ammonia Source in the United States and China, Environmental Science & Technology, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02805, 2016. [full text]

Liu, Jun, DL Mauzerall, Q Chen, Q Zhang, Y Song, W Peng, Z Klimont, X Qiu, S Zhang, M Hu, W Lin, KR Smith, T Zhu. Air pollutant emissions from Chinese households: A major and underappreciated ambient pollution source, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, doi:10.1073/pnas.1604537113, 2016. [full text]

Westervelt, DM, LW Horowitz, V Naik, APK Tai, AM Fiore, DL Mauzerall. Quantifying PM2.5-meteorology sensitivities in a global climate model. Atmospheric Environment, vol 142, pp 43-56, 2016. [full text]

Zhang, X, EA Davidson, DL Mauzerall, TD Searchinger, P Dumas, Y Shen. Managing nitrogen for sustainable development, Nature, 51-59, doi:10.1038/nature15743, 2015. [full text]

Zhang, Xin, Denise L. Mauzerall, Eric A. Davidson, David R. Kanter, Ruohong Cai. The Economic and Environmental Consequences of Implementing Nitrogen-Efficient Technologies and Management Practices in Agriculture, Journal of Environmental Quality, 44:2, 312-324, Mar-Apr 2015. [full text]

Kanter, David R., Xin Zhang, Denise L. Mauzerall. Reducing Nitrogen Pollution while Decreasing Farmers' Costs and Increasing Fertilizer Industry Profits, Journal of Environmental Quality, 44:2, 325-335, Mar-Apr 2015. [full text]

Dalin, Carole, Huanguang Qiu, Naota Hanasaki, Denise L. Mauzerall, Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe. Balancing water resource conservation and food security in China, Proceeding of the National Academy of Science, doi:10.1073/pnas.1504345112, 2015. [full text] [supplementary information]

Westervelt, DM, LW Horowitz, V Naik, DL Mauzerall. Radiative forcing and climate response to projected 21st century aerosol decreases, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12681-12703, doi:10.5194/acp-15-12681-2015, 2015. [full text]

Kang, Mary, CM Kanno, MC Reid, X Zhang, DL Mauzerall, MA Celia, Y Chen, TC Onstott. Direct measurements of methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania, Proceeding of the National Academy of Science, doi:10.1073/pnas.1408315111, 2014. [full text] [supporting information]

Dalin, C., N. Hanasaki, H. Qiu, D. L. Mauzerall and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, Water resources transfers through Chinese interprovincial and foreign food trade, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111:27, July 8, 2014 [full text]

Li, X, J Liu, DL Mauzerall, LK Emmons, S Walters, LW Horowitz, S. Tao. Effects of Trans-Eurasian Transport of Air Pollutants on Surface Ozone Concentrations over Western China, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, in press, 2014. [full text]

Reid, Matthew C., Kaiyu Guan, Fabian Wagner, Denise L. Mauzerall. Global Methane Emissions from Pit Latrines, Environmental Science & Technology, doi: 10.1021/es501549h, 48(15):8727-8734, August 5, 2014. [full text]

Shen, Z, J Liu, LW Horowitz, DK Henze, S. Fan, Levy II H, D. L. Mauzerall, J.-T. Lin, and S. Tao. Analysis of Transpacific Transport of Black Carbon during HIPPO-3: Implications for Black Carbon Aging, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 6315-6327, 2014. (PDF, 3171 KB) [full text]

Avnery, S, DL Mauzerall, AM Fiore. Increasing global agricultural production by reducing ozone damages via methane emission controls and ozoneresistant cultivar selection, Global Change Biology, 19, 1285-1299, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12118, 2013. [full text]

Kanter, D, DL Mauzerall, AR Ravishankara, JS Daniel, RW Portmann, PM Grabiel, WR Moomaw, and JN Galloway.  A post-Kyoto partner:  Considering the stratospheric ozone regime as a tool to manage nitrous oxide.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,  doi:10.1073/pnas.1222231110, 2013. [full text]

Smith, KR, H Frumkin, K Balakrishnan, CD Butler, ZA Chafe, I Fairlie, P Kinney, T Kjellstrom, DL Mauzerall, TE McKone, AJ McMichael, M Schneider, Energy and Human Health, Annual Review of Public Health, 10.1146/annurev-publichealth-031912-114404, 34:159-188, 2013. [full text]

Robertson, GP, TW Bruulsema, RJ Gehl, D Kanter, DL Mauzerall, CA Rotz, CO Williams.  Nitrogen-climate interactions in US agriculture, Biogeochemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9802-4, 2012. [full text]

Konar, M, Z Hussein, N Hanasaki, DL Mauzerall, I Rodriguez-Iturbe. Virtual water trade flows and savings under climate change, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 10, 67-101, 2013, doi:10.5194/hessd-10-67-2013,

Fang, Yuanyuan, Vaishali Naik, Larry W. Horowitz, Denise L. Mauzerall. Air pollution and associated human mortality: The role of air pollutant emissions, climate change and methane concentration increases from the preindustrial period to the present, Atmospheric Chemistry Physics, 2013. [full text] [supplementary information]

Fang, Yuanyuan, Denise L. Mauzerall, Junfeng Liu, Arlene M. Fiore, Larry W. Horowitz. Impacts of 21st century climate change on global air pollution-related premature mortality, Climatic Change, 121:239-253 DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0847-8, 2013. [full text]

Smith, KR, K Balakrishnan, C Butler, Z Chafe, I Fairlie, P Kinney, T Kjellstrom, DL Mauzerall, T McKone, A McMichael, M Schneider, P Wilkinson.  Energy and health.  Chapter 4 in:  Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future.  Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge University Press and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 2012.

Roberston, GP, TW Bruulsema, R Gehl, D Kanter, DL Mauzerall. A Rotz, C Williams.  Climate-Nitrogen Interactions in Agriculture,  (2012) Chapter 4 in: The Role of Nitrogen in Climate Change and the Impacts of Nitrogen-Climate Interactions on Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems, Agriculture, and Human Health in the United States. A Technical Report Submitted to the US National Climate Assessment. North American Nitrogen Center of the International Nitrogen Initiative (NANC-INI), Suddick, E.C., Davidson, E.A.,(ads)   Woods Hole Research Center, 149 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth, MA, 02540-1644 USA. [full text]

Avnery, S, DL Mauzerall, J Liu, LW Horowitz. Global Crop Yield Reductions due to Surface Ozone Exposure: 1. Year 2000 Crop Production Losses and Economic Damage, Atmospheric Environment, 45, 2284-2296, 2011.  [full text]

Avnery, S, DL Mauzerall, J Liu, LW Horowitz. Global Crop Yield Reductions due to Surface Ozone Exposure: 2. Year 2030 Potential Crop Production Losses and Economic Damage under Two Scenarios of O3 Pollution, Atmospheric Environment, 45, 2297-2309, 2011. [full text]

Kopacz, M, DL Mauzerall, J Wang, EM Leibensperger, DK Henze, K Singh. Origin and radiative forcing of black carbon transported to the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 2837-2852, doi:10.5194/acp-11-2837-20112011, 2011. Available at:

Jacob, DJ, DL Mauzerall, JM Fernandez, WT Pennell.  Global Change and Air Quality, In: Technical challenges of multipollutant air quality management, Editor(s): Hidy GM, Brook JR, Demerjian KL, et al.  Pages: 395-432   DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0304-9_11, Springer, 2011.

Mauzerall, DL. Methane mitigation – Benefits for air quality, health, crop yields and climate, IGAC Newsletter, pp. 17-18, October 2011.

Saikawa, E, J Kurokawa, M Takigawa, J Borken-Kleefeld, DL Mauzerall, LW Horowitz, T Ohara., “The impact of China’s vehicle emissions on regional air quality in 2000 and 2020: a scenario analysis.” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11: 9465-9484, 2011.  [full text]

Kopp, RE, Mauzerall DL.  Assessing the climatic benefits of black carbon mitigation.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010. [full text] [supplementary information]

Zhang, J, DL Mauzerall, T Zhu, S Liang, M Ezzati, J Remais. Environmental health in China: challenges to achieving clean air and safe water, The Lancet, 375: 1110–19, 2010. [full text]

Liu, J, DL Mauzerall, LW Horowitz, P Ginoux, AM Fiore.  Evaluating Inter-continental transport of fine aerosols:  (1) Methodology, global aerosol distribution and optical depth, Atmospheric Environment, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.03.054, 2009a. [full text] [Auxiliary]

Liu, J, DL Mauzerall, LW Horowitz.  Evaluating Inter-continental transport of fine aerosols:  (2) Global Health Impacts, Atmospheric Environment, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.05.032, 2009b. [full text]

Saikawa, E, V Naik, LW Horowitz, J Liu, DL Mauzerall, Present and potential future contributions of sulfate, black and organic carbon aerosols from China to global air quality, premature mortality and radiative forcing, Atmospheric Environment, 43 (2009) 2814–2822, 2009.  [full text] [supplementary information]

Tong, DQ, DL Mauzerall. Summertime State-Level Source-Receptor Relationships between Nitrogen Oxide Emissions and Downwind Surface Ozone Concentrations over the Continental United States, Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es7027636, 2008. [full text] [supplementary information]

Liu, J, DL Mauzerall, LW Horowitz. Source-Receptor Relationships between East Asian Sulfur Dioxide Emissions and Northern Hemisphere Sulfate Concentrations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 3721–3733, 2008  [full text]

Liu, J. and D. L. Mauzerall, Evaluating the potential influence of inter-continental transport of sulfate aerosols on air quality, Environ. Res. Lett. 2 045029, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/2/4/045029, 2007. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf) supplemental information (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [full text (pdf)]

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. [Abstract] [full text (pdf)]

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.[Abstract] [full text (pdf)] [erratum (pdf)]

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.[Abstract] [full text (pdf)]

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. [Abstract] [full text (pdf)]