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Barry Lefer

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Barry Lefer

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Associate Department Chair
Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Chemistry

B.A. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (1989)
M.S. Earth Sciences-Geochemical Systems, University of New Hampshire (1992)
Ph.D., Earth Sciences-Geochemical Systems, University of New Hampshire (1997)
Post Doc, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (1997-2000)

Office: 432-H SR1
Phone: (713) 893-1741
blefer@uh.edu

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Research Interests

The impact of clouds, urban aerosol, and Asian dust on photolysis frequencies and ozone photochemistry.

Photochemical reactions occurring within a snow-pack and the measurement and modeling of solar UV actinic radiation in a snow-pack environment.

The atmosphere-biosphere exchange of nitric acid (HNO3) and ammonia (NH3) to forest ecosystems.

Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS)

Selected Publications

  • Atkinson, D. B., P. Massoli, N. T. O'Neill, P. K. Quinn, S. D. Brooks, and B. Lefer (2010) "Comparison of in situ and columnar aerosol spectral measurements during TexAQS-GoMACCS 2006: testing parameterizations for estimating aerosol fine mode properties," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp 51-61.
  • Brooks, S., C. Moore, D. Lew, B. Lefer, G. Huey, and D. Tanner (2011) "Temperature and sunlight controls of mercury oxidation and deposition atop the Greenland ice sheet," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 11, No. 16, pp 8295-8306.
  • Brooks, Steven, Winston Luke, Mark Cohen, Paul Kelly, Barry Lefer, and Bernhard Rappenglueck (2010) "Mercury species measured atop the Moody Tower TRAMP site, Houston, Texas," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 44, No. 33, pp 4045-4055.
  • Chen, Shuang, Xinrong Ren, Jingqiu Mao, Zhong Chen, William H. Brune, Barry Lefer, Bernhard Rappenglueck, James Flynn, Jennifer Olson, and James H. Crawford (2010) "A comparison of chemical mechanisms based on TRAMP-2006 field data," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 44, No. 33, pp 4116-4125.
  • Flynn, James, Barry Lefer, Bernhard Rappenglueck, Michael Leuchner, Ryan Perna, Jack Dibb, Luke Ziemba, Casey Anderson, Jochen Stutz, William Brune, Xinrong Ren, Jingqiu Mao, Winston Luke, Jennifer Olson, Gao Chen, and James Crawford (2010) "Impact of clouds and aerosols on ozone production in Southeast Texas," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 44, No. 33, pp 4126-4133.
  • Gong, L., R. Lewicki, R. J. Griffin, J. H. Flynn, B. L. Lefer, and F. K. Tittel (2011) "Atmospheric ammonia measurements in Houston, TX using an external-cavity quantum cascade laser-based sensor," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 11, No. 18, pp 9721-9733.
  • Lefer, Barry, and Bernhard Rappenglueck (2010) "The TexAQS-II radical and aerosol measurement project (TRAMP) Preface," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 44, No. 33, pp 3997-4004.
  • Lefer, Barry, Bernhard Rappenglueck, James Flynn, and Christine Haman (2010) "Photochemical and meteorological relationships during the Texas-II Radical and Aerosol Measurement Project (TRAMP)," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 44, No. 33, pp 4005-4013.
  • Liao, J., L. G. Huey, D. J. Tanner, N. Brough, S. Brooks, J. E. Dibb, J. Stutz, J. L. Thomas, B. Lefer, C. Haman, and K. Gorham (2011) "Observations of hydroxyl and peroxy radicals and the impact of BrO at Summit, Greenland in 2007 and 2008," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 11, No. 16, pp 8577-8591.
  • Luke, Winston T., Paul Kelley, Barry L. Lefer, James Flynn, Bernhard Rappenglueck, Michael Leuchner, Jack E. Dibb, Luke D. Ziemba, Casey H. Anderson, and Martin Buhr (2010) "Measurements of primary trace gases and NO(y) composition in Houston, Texas," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 44, No. 33, pp 4068-4080.
  • Mao, Jingqiu, Xinrong Ren, Shuang Chen, William H. Brune, Zhong Chen, Monica Martinez, Hartwig Harder, Barry Lefer, Bernhard Rappenglueck, James Flynn, and Michael Leuchner (2010) "Atmospheric oxidation capacity in the summer of Houston 2006: Comparison with summer measurements in other metropolitan studies," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 44, No. 33, pp 4107-4115.
  • McMillan, W. W., R. B. Pierce, L. C. Sparling, G. Osterman, K. McCann, M. L. Fischer, B. Rappenglueck, R. Newsom, D. Turner, C. Kittaka, K. Evans, S. Biraud, B. Lefer, A. Andrews, and S. Oltmans (2010) "An observational and modeling strategy to investigate the impact of remote sources on local air quality: A Houston, Texas, case study from the Second Texas Air Quality Study (TexAQS II)," Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Vol. 115.
  • Mellqvist, Johan, Jerker Samuelsson, John Johansson, Claudia Rivera, Barry Lefer, Sergio Alvarez, and John Jolly (2010) "Measurements of industrial emissions of alkenes in Texas using the solar occultation flux method," Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Vol. 115.
  • Morris, Gary A., Bonne Ford, Bernhard Rappenglueck, Anne M. Thompson, Ashley Mefferd, Fong Ngan, and Barry Lefer (2010a) "An evaluation of the interaction of morning residual layer and afternoon mixed layer ozone in Houston using ozonesonde data," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 44, No. 33, pp 4024-4034.
  • Morris, Gary A., Walter D. Komhyr, Jun Hirokawa, James Flynn, Barry Lefer, Nicholay Krotkov, and Fong Ngan (2010b) "A Balloon Sounding Technique for Measuring SO(2) Plumes," Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp 1318-1330.
  • Peng, Hanjing, Yunfeng Cheng, Chaofeng Dai, Adrienne L. King, Benjamin L. Predmore, David J. Lefer, and Binghe Wang (2011) "A Fluorescent Probe for Fast and Quantitative Detection of Hydrogen Sulfide in Blood," Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, Vol. 50, No. 41, pp 9672-9675.
  • Rivera, Claudia, Johan Mellqvist, Jerker Samuelsson, Barry Lefer, Sergio Alvarez, and Monica R. Patel (2010) "Quantification of NO(2) and SO(2) emissions from the Houston Ship Channel and Texas City industrial areas during the 2006 Texas Air Quality Study," Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Vol. 115.
  • Slusher, D. L., W. D. Neff, S. Kim, L. G. Huey, Y. Wang, T. Zeng, D. J. Tanner, D. R. Blake, A. Beyersdorf, B. L. Lefer, J. H. Crawford, F. L. Eisele, R. L. Mauldin, E. Kosciuch, M. P. Buhr, H. W. Wallace, and D. D. Davis (2010) "Atmospheric chemistry results from the ANTCI 2005 Antarctic plateau airborne study," Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Vol. 115.
  • Stutz, J., J. L. Thomas, S. C. Hurlock, M. Schneider, R. von Glasow, M. Piot, K. Gorham, J. F. Burkhart, L. Ziemba, J. E. Dibb, and B. L. Lefer (2011) "Longpath DOAS observations of surface BrO at Summit, Greenland," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 11, No. 18, pp 9899-9910.
  • Stutz, Jochen, Hoon-Ju Oh, Sallie I. Whitlow, Casey Anderson, Jack E. Dibbb, James H. Flynn, B. Rappenglueck, and B. Lefer (2010a) "Simultaneous DOAS and mist-chamber IC measurements of HONO in Houston, TX," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 44, No. 33, pp 4090-4098.
  • Stutz, Jochen, Kam Weng Wong, Laura Lawrence, Luke Ziemba, James H. Flynn, Bernhard Rappenglueck, and Barry Lefer (2010b) "Nocturnal NO(3) radical chemistry in Houston, TX," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 44, No. 33, pp 4099-4106.
  • Thomas, J. L., J. Stutz, B. Lefer, L. G. Huey, K. Toyota, J. E. Dibb, and R. von Glasow (2011) "Modeling chemistry in and above snow at Summit, Greenland - Part 1: Model description and results," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 11, No. 10, pp 4899-4914.
  • Veres, Patrick R., James M. Roberts, Anthony K. Cochran, Jessica B. Gilman, William C. Kuster, John S. Holloway, Martin Graus, James Flynn, Barry Lefer, Carsten Warneke, and Joost de Gouw (2011) "Evidence of rapid production of organic acids in an urban air mass," Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 38.
  • Washenfelder, R. A., C. J. Young, S. S. Brown, W. M. Angevine, E. L. Atlas, D. R. Blake, D. M. Bon, M. J. Cubison, J. A. de Gouw, S. Dusanter, J. Flynn, J. B. Gilman, M. Graus, S. Griffith, N. Grossberg, P. L. Hayes, J. L. Jimenez, W. C. Kuster, B. L. Lefer, I. B. Pollack, T. B. Ryerson, H. Stark, P. S. Stevens, and M. K. Trainer (2011) "The glyoxal budget and its contribution to organic aerosol for Los Angeles, California, during CalNex 2010," Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Vol. 116.
  • Wong, K. W., H. J. Oh, B. L. Lefer, B. Rappenglueck, and J. Stutz (2011) "Vertical profiles of nitrous acid in the nocturnal urban atmosphere of Houston, TX," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 11, No. 8, pp 3595-3609.
  • Wright, Monica E., Dean B. Atkinson, Luke Ziemba, Robert Griffin, Naruki Hiranuma, Sarah Brooks, Barry Lefer, James Flynn, Ryan Perna, Bernhard Rappenglueck, Winston Luke, and Paul Kelley (2010) "Extensive aerosol optical properties and aerosol mass related measurements during TRAMP/TexAQS 2006-Implications for PM compliance and planning," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 44, No. 33, pp 4035-4044.
  • Ziemba, Luke D., Jack E. Dibb, Robert J. Griffin, Casey H. Anderson, Sallie I. Whitlow, Barry L. Lefer, Bernhard Rappenglueck, and James Flynn (2010) "Heterogeneous conversion of nitric acid to nitrous acid on the surface of primary organic aerosol in an urban atmosphere," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 44, No. 33, pp 4081-4089.