Selected Recent Papers:

Peng W, Yang J, Lu X, Mauzerall DL. Potential co-benefits of electrification for air quality, health, and CO2 mitigation in 2030 China, Applied Energy, In Press 2018.

Qin, Y, Tong F, Yang G, Mauzerall DL. Challenges of using natural gas as a carbon mitigation option in China, Energy Policy, In Press 2018.

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)]