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Focus Areas:

  • Air quality – climate interactions
  • Land-biosphere feedbacks on air quality
  • Wildfires and PM pollution
  • Global-to-urban air pollution
  • Long-range pollution transport

Meiyun Lin – Publications

Please see GFDL Bibliography for the latest list of Lin’s publications


Lin, M., L. W. Horowitz, Lu  Hu, Wade Permar (2024). Reactive nitrogen partitioning fuels contribution of Canadian wildfire smoke plumes to U.S. ozone air quality. Submitted to Geophysical Research Letter, March 2024.

Lin, M., L. W. Horowitz, M. Zhao, L. Harris, P. Ginoux, J. P. Dunne, S. Malyshev, E. Shevliakova, H. Ahsan, S. Garner, F. Paulot, A. Pouyaei, S. J. Smith, Y. Xie, N. Zadeh, L. Zhou. The GFDL Variable-Resolution Global Chemistry-Climate Model for Research at the Nexus of US Climate and Air Quality Extremes. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, in press,, 2023. [Main Article PDF] [Supplemental Materials].


Xie Y.*, Lin M., Bertrand Decharme, Christine Delire, Larry W. Horowitz, David M. Lawrence, Fang Li, Roland Séférian. Tripling of western US particulate pollution from wildfires in a warming climate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 119 (14), DOI:10.1073/pnas.2111372119.2022. (PDF)

Langford, A. O., Senff, C. J., Alvarez II, R. J., Aikin, K. C., Baidar, S., Bonin, T. A., Brewer, W. A., Brioude, J., Brown, S. S., Burley, J. D., Caputi, D. J., Conley, S. A., Cullis, P. D., Decker, Z. C. J., Evan, S., Kirgis, G., Lin, M., Pagowski, M., Peischl, J., Petropavlovskikh, I., Pierce, R. B., Ryerson, T. B., Sandberg, S. P., Sterling, C. W., Weickmann, A. W., and Zhang, L.: The Fires, Asian, and Stratospheric Transport-Las Vegas Ozone Study (FAST-LVOS), Atmos. Chem. Phys.,, 2022.


DeLang, Marissa; Becker, Jacob; Chang, Kai-Lan; Serre, Marc; Cooper, Owen; Schultz, Martin; Schröder, Sabine; Lu, Xiao; Zhang, Lin; Deushi, Makoto; Josse, Beatrice; Keller, Christoph; Lamarque, Jean-Francois; Lin, M.; Liu, Junhua; Marecal, Virginie; Strode, Sarah; Sudo, Kengo; Tilmes, Simone ; Zhang, Li; Cleland, Stephanie; Collins, Elyssa; Brauer, Michael; West, J. Jason. Mapping yearly fine resolution global surface ozone through the Bayesian Maximum Entropy data fusion of observations and model output for 1990–2017. Environmental Science & Technology, es-2020-077425.R2, 2021


Lin, Meiyun, Larry W Horowitz, Yuanyu Xie, Fabien Paulot, Sergey Malyshev, Elena Shevliakova et al., Vegetation feedbacks during drought exacerbate ozone air pollution extremes in Europe. Nature Climate Change, 10, 444–451, 2020 (PDF)

Yuanyu Xie*, Meiyun Lin, and Larry W. Horowitz. Summer PM2.5 pollution extremes caused by wildfires over the western United States during 2017-2018, Geophysical Research Letter, 47, https://doi. org/10.1029/2020GL089429, 2020.

T. Archibald, J. L. Neu, Y. Elshorbany, O. R. Cooper, P.J. Young, H. Akiyoshi, R.A. Cox, M. Coyle, R. Derwent, M. Deushi, A. Finco, G.J. Frost, I. E. Galbally, G. Gerosa, C. Granier, P.T. Griffiths, R. Hossaini, L. Hu, P.Jöckel, B. Josse, M.Y. Lin et al.: Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report: Critical review of changes in the tropospheric ozone burden and budget from 1960-2100, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 8(1),, 2020

Larry W. Horowitz, Vaishali Naik, Fabien Paulot, Paul A. Ginoux, John P. Dunne, Jingqiu Mao, Jordan Schnell, Xi Chen, Jian He, Y. Lin, Pu Lin, Sergey Malyshev, David Paynter, Elena Shevliakova, Ming Zhao. The GFDL Global Atmospheric Chemistry-Climate Model AM4.1: Model Description and Simulation Characteristics. Journal of Advances in Modelling Earth Systems, 12, e2019MS002032. 10.1029/2019MS002032, 2020.


Lin, Meiyun, Sergey Malyshev, Elena Shevliakova, Fabien Paulot, Larry W Horowitz, S Fares, T N Mikkelsen, and L Zhang, October 2019: Sensitivity of ozone dry deposition to ecosystem-atmosphere interactions: A critical appraisal of observations and simulations. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 33(10), DOI:10.1029/2018GB006157.

Zhang, Li, Meiyun Lin, A Langford, and Larry W Horowitz, et al., in press: Characterizing sources of high surface ozone events in the southwestern U.S. with intensive field measurements and two global models. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. DOI:10.5194/acp-2019-990. December 2019.


Tarasick, I. Galbally, G. Ancellet, T. LeBlanc, T.J. Wallington, J. Ziemke, M. Steinbacher, J. Stähelin, C. Vigouroux, J. Hannigan, O. García, G. Foret, P. Zanis, X. Liu, E. Weatherhead, I. Petropavlovskikh, H. Worden, M. Osman, J. Liu, M.Y. Lin, O.R. Cooper, M. Schultz, Maria Granados-Muñoz, A.M. Thompson, S.J. Oltmans, J. Cuesta, G. Dufour, V. Thouret, B. Hassler and T. Trickl. Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report: Tropospheric ozone from 1877 to 2016, observed levels, trends and uncertainties. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 7, 39, DOI:10.1525/elementa.376.

Jaffe, O. Cooper, A. Fiore, B. Henderson, G. Tonneson, T.R. Russell, D. Henze, A. Langford, M.Y. Lin, T. Moore. Scientific assessment of background ozone over the U.S.: Implications for air quality management. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 6, 56, DOI:10.1525/elementa.309.

Dhomse, S., Kinnison, D., Chipperfield, M. P., Cionni, I., Hegglin, M., Abraham, N. L., Akiyoshi, H., Archibald, A. T., Bednarz, E. M., Bekki, S., Braesicke, P., Butchart, N., Dameris, M., Deushi, M., Frith, S., Hardiman, S. C., Hassler, B., Horowitz, L. W., Hu, R.-M., Jöckel, P., Josse, B., Kirner, O., Kremser, S., Langematz, U., Lewis, J., Marchand, M., Lin, M.Y., Mancini, E., Marécal, V., Michou, M., Morgenstern, O., O’Connor, F. M., Oman, L., Pitari, G., Plummer, D. A., Pyle, J. A., Revell, L. E., Rozanov, E., Schofield, R., Stenke, A., Stone, K., Sudo, K., Tilmes, S., Visioni, D., Yamashita, Y., and Zeng, G.: Estimates of Ozone Return Dates from Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative Simulations, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,, 2018.

Young PJ, Naik V, Fiore AM, Gaudel A, Guo J, Lin MY, et al. (2018) Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report: Assessment of global-scale model performance for global and regional ozone distributions, variability, and trends. Elem Sci Anth. 6 (1), doi:1525/elementa.265

Jonson, J E., M Schulz, L K Emmons, J Flemming, D K Henze, K Sudo, M Tronstad Lund, and M.Y. Lin, et al., in press: The effects of intercontinental emission sources on European air pollution levels.Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. February 2018.

Liang, C-K, J J West, R A Silva, H Bian, M Chin, F Dentener, Y Davila, L K Emmons, G Folberth, J Flemming, D K Henze, U Im, J E Jonson, T Kucsera, T J Keating, M Tronstad Lund, A Lenzen, and M.Y. Lin, et al., in press: HTAP2 multi-model estimates of premature human mortality due to intercontinental transport of air pollution. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. DOI:10.5194/acp-2017-1221. January 2018.

Turnock, S, O Wild, F Dentener, Y Davila, L K Emmons, J Flemming, G Folberth, D K Henze, J E Jonson, T J Keating, S Kengo, and M.Y. Lin, et al., in press: The Impact of Future Emission Policies on Tropospheric Ozone using a Parameterized Approach. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. DOI:10.5194/acp-2017-1220. January 2018.

Xu, W, X Xu, and M.Y. Lin, et al., January 2018: Long-term trends of surface ozone and its influencing factors at the Mt. Waliguan GAW station, China, Part 2: The role of anthropogenic emissions and climate variability. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(2), DOI:10.5194/acp-18-773-2018.


Hogrefe, C., Liu, P., Pouliot, G., Mathur, R., Roselle, S., Flemming, J., Lin, M.Y., and Park, R. J.: Impacts of different characterizations of large-scale background on simulated regional-scale ozone over the continental United States, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:15194/acp-2017-676, 2017.

Doherty, R, C Orbe, G Zeng, M J Prather, D A Plummer, and M.Y. Lin, et al.:Multi-model Impacts of Climate Change on Pollution Transport from Global Emission Source Regions. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(23), DOI:10.5194/acp-17-14219-2017.

Naik, Vaishali, Larry W Horowitz, M Daniel Schwarzkopf, and M.Y. Lin, September 2017: Impact of Volcanic Aerosols on Stratospheric Ozone Recovery.Journal of Geophysical Research, 122(17), DOI:10.1002/2016JD025808.

Lin, M.Y., W. Horowitz, R. Payton, A.M. Fiore, G. Tonnesen (2017). US surface ozone trends and extremes from 1980 to 2014: Quantifying the roles of rising Asian emissions, domestic controls, wildfires, and climate. Atmos. Chem. Phys., doi:10.5194/acp-17-2943-2017 (PDF)

A.O. Langford, R.J. Alvarez II, J. Brioude, R. Fine, M. Gustin, J.S. Holloway, M.Y. Lin, R.D. Marchbanks, R.B. Pierce, S.P. Sandberg, C.J. Senff, A.M. Weickmann, E.J. Williams, Entrainment of stratospheric air and Asian pollution by the convective boundary layer in the Southwestern U.S., J. Geophys. Res., 122 (2), doi:10.1002/2016JD025987, 2017.

M. Leonard, I. Petropavlovskikh, Meiyun Lin, A. Mcclure-Begley, B. J. Johnson, S. J. Oltmans, D. Tarasick. An assessment of 10-year NOAA aircraft-based tropospheric ozone profiling in Colorado.Atmospheric Environment, 158, 116-127, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.03.013, 2017

Shen, Zhaoyi; Yi Ming; Larry W. Horowitz; V. Ramaswamy;Meiyun Lin. On the Seasonality of Arctic Black Carbon. Journal of Climate, DOI:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0580.1, 2017.

Peng, Wei; Yuan, Jia-Hai; Zhao, Yu; Lin, Meiyun; Zhang, Qiang; Victor, David; Mauzerall, Denise. Air Quality and Climate Benefits of Long-distance Electricity Transmission in China. Environ. Res. Lett., in press, 2017

Morgenstern, O., Hegglin, M. I., Rozanov, E., O’Connor, F. M., Abraham, N. L., Akiyoshi, H., Archibald, A. T., Bekki, S., Butchart, N., Chipperfield, M. P., Deushi, M., Dhomse, S. S., Garcia, R. R., Hardiman, S. C., Horowitz, L. W., Jöckel, P., Josse, B., Kinnison, D., Lin, M., Mancini, E., Manyin, M. E., Marchand, M., Marécal, V., Michou, M., Oman, L. D., Pitari, G., Plummer, D. A., Revell, L. E., Saint-Martin, D., Schofield, R., Stenke, A., Stone, K., Sudo, K., Tanaka, T. Y., Tilmes, S., Yamashita, Y., Yoshida, K., and Zeng, G.: Review of the global models used within the Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI), Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 639-671, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-639-2017, 2017 (PDF)


Sun, L., Xue, L., Wang, T., Gao, J., Ding, A., Cooper, O. R., Lin, Meiyun, et al. (2016): Significant increase of summertime ozone at Mount Tai in Central Eastern China, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10637-10650, doi:10.5194/acp-16-10637-2016.

Ott, L E., B N Duncan, A M Thompson, G Diskin, Z Fasnacht, A Langford, and Meiyun Lin, et al. (2016): Frequency and impact of summertime stratospheric intrusions over Maryland during DISCOVER-AQ (2011): New evidence from NASA’s GEOS-5 simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121(7), DOI:10.1002/2015JD024052

Paulot, Fabien, Paul Ginoux, William F Cooke, Leo J Donner, Song-Miao Fan, Meiyun Lin, Jingqiu Mao, Vaishali Naik, and Larry W Horowitz (2016): Sensitivity of nitrate aerosols to ammonia emissions and to nitrate chemistry: implications for present and future nitrate optical depth. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(3), DOI:10.5194/acp-16-1459-2016.


Meiyun Lin, L.W. Horowitz, O.R. Cooper, D. Tarasick, S. Conley, L.T. Iraci, B. Johnson, T. Leblanc, I. Petropavlovskikh, E.L. Yates (2015): Revisiting the evidence of increasing springtime ozone mixing ratios in the free troposphere over western North America, Geophysical Research Letter, 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065311 (Full Text | Supporting Info)

Meiyun Lin, A.M. Fiore, L.W. Horowitz, A.O. Langford, S. J. Oltmans, D. Tarasick, H.E. Reider (2015): Climate variability modulates western US ozone air quality in spring via deep stratospheric intrusions, Nature Communications, 6, 7105, doi:10.1038/ncomms8105 (Full Text | Supporting Info | Princeton Journal Watch)

B. Brown-Steiner, P.G. Hess, Meiyun Lin (2015): On the capabilities and limitations of GCCM Simulations of Summertime Regional Air Quality: A Diagnostic Analysis of Ozone and Temperature Simulations in the U.S. Using CESM and CAM-Chem, Atmospheric Environment, 101, DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.11.001

R. Fine, M.B Miller, J. Burley, D. Jaffe, R. B. Pierce, Meiyun Lin, M. S Gustin (2015): Variability and sources of surface ozone at rural sites in Nevada, USA: Results from two years of the Nevada Rural Ozone Initiative. Science of the Total Environment, 530, DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.12.027

Langford, A.O., C.J. Senff, R.J. Alvarez II, J. Brioude, O.R. Cooper, J.S. Holloway, M.Y. Lin, R.D. Marchbanks, R.B. Pierce, S.P. Sandberg, A.M. Weickmann , E.J. Williams (2015): An overview of the 2013 Las Vegas Ozone Study (LVOS): Impact of stratospheric intrusions and long-range transport on surface air quality. Atmos. Environ, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.08.040 (Full Text)


Meiyun Lin, L.W. Horowitz, S. J. Oltmans, A. M. Fiore, Songmiao Fan (2014): Tropospheric ozone trends at Manna Loa Observatory tied to decadal climate variability, Nature Geoscience, 7, 136-143, doi:10.1038/NGEO2066. (Full Text | Supporting Info | Princeton Journal Watch)

Lapina, K., Henze, J. B. Milford, M. Huang, Meiyun Lin, A. Fiore, G. Carmichael, G. G. Pfister and K. Bowman (2014): Assessment of source contributions to seasonal vegetative exposure to ozone in the U.S., J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/2013JD020905 (Full Text)

A.M. Fiore, J.T. Oberman, Meiyun Lin, L. Zhang, O.E. Clifton, D.J. Jacob, V. Naik, L.W. Horowitz, J.P. Pinto (2014): Estimating North American background ozone in U.S. surface air with two independent global models: Variability, uncertainties, and recommendations , Atmos. Environ., 96, 284-300, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.07.045 (Full Text)

A.M. Fiore, R. B. Pierce, R. R. Dickerson, Meiyun Lin: Detecting and attributing episodic high background ozone events. Environmental Manager, 2014 (Full Text).

B.N. Duncan, A. I Prados, L. Lamsal, Y. Liu, D. Streets, P. Gupta, E. Hilsenrath, R. Kahn, JE Nielsen, A. Beyersdorf, S. Burton, AM Fiore, J Fishman, D Henze, C Hostetler, NA Krotkov, P. Lee,Meiyun Lin, S. Pawson, G. Pfister, KE Pickering, B. Pierce, Y. Yoshida, L. Ziemba (2014): Satellite data of atmospheric pollution for U.S. air quality applications: Examples of applications, summary of data end-user resources, answers to FAQs, and common mistakes to avoid. Atmos. Environ., 94, 647-662, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.05.061. (Full Text)

Zoogman, P., Jacob, D.J., Chance, K., Liu, X., Lin, M., Fiore, A., Travis, K (2014): Monitoring high-ozone events in the US Intermountain West using TEMPO geostationary satellite observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,14, 6261-6271, doi:10.5194/acp-14-6261-2014(Full Text)


Fang, Y., A. M. Fiore, J.-F. Lamarque, L. W. Horowitz, and M. Lin: Using synthetic tracers as a proxy for summertime PM2.5 air quality over the Northeastern United States in physical climate models, Geophys. Res. Lett.,, 40, 755-760, 2013, doi:10.1002/grl.50162 (Full Text)

Naik, V., Voulgarakis, A., Fiore, A. M., Horowitz, L. W., Lamarque, J.-F., Lin, M., Prather, M. J., Young, P. J., Bergmann, D., Cameron-Smith, P. J., Cionni, I., Collins, W. J., Dalsøren, S. B., Doherty, R., Eyring, V., Faluvegi, G., Folberth, G. A., Josse, B., Lee, Y. H., MacKenzie, I. A., Nagashima, T., van Noije, T. P. C., Plummer, D. A., Righi, M., Rumbold, S. T., Skeie, R., Shindell, D. T., Stevenson, D. S., Strode, S., Sudo, K., Szopa, S., and Zeng, G.: Preindustrial to present day changes in tropospheric hydroxyl radical and methane lifetime from the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP), Atmos. Chem. Phys.,13,
5277-5298, 2013, doi:10.5194/acp-13-5277-2013 (Full Text)


Lin Meiyun, A. M. Fiore , O. R. Cooper , L. W. Horowitz , A. O. Langford , Hiram Levy II , B. J. Johnson , V. Naik , S. J. Oltmans , C. Senff (2012): Springtime high surface ozone events over the western United States: Quantifying the role of stratospheric intrusions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D00V22, doi:10.1029/2012JD018151 (Abstract, Full Text, Auxiliary Material)

Lin, Meiyun, A. M. Fiore, L. W. Horowitz, O. R. Cooper, V. Naik, J. Holloway, B. J. Johnson, A. M. Middlebrook, S. J. Oltmans, I. B. Pollack, T. B. Ryerson, J. X. Warner, C. Wiedinmyer, J. Wilson, B. Wyman: Transport of Asian ozone pollution into surface air over the western United States in spring , Journal of Geophysical Research,117, D00V07, 2012, doi:10.1029/2011JD016961 (Abstract, Full Text, Auxiliary Material) (Featured in Science Shot; Nature News, AGU Editors’ Highlight; NY Times GreenBlog)


Lin, M., T. Holloway, G. R. Carmichael and A. M. Fiore: Quantifying pollution inflow and outflow over East Asia in spring with regional and global models. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 4221-4239, 2010. (Abstract, Full Text, Supplement, NOAA GFDL Highlight)


Lin, M., T. Holloway, T. Oki, D.G. Streets, and A. Richter: Multi-scale model analysis of boundary layer ozone over East Asia. Atmos. Chem. and Phys., 9, 3277-3301, 2009 (Abstract, Full Text)


Lin, Meiyun, T. Oki, T. Holloway, D.G. Streets, M. Bengtsson, S. Kanae. Long-range Transport of Acidifying Substances in East Asia Part I: Model Evaluation and Sensitivity Studies. Atmospheric Environment 42 (24), 5939-5955, 2008, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.04.008 (Full Text)

Lin, Meiyun, T. Oki, M. Bengtsson, S. Kanae, T. Holloway, D.G. Streets. Long-range Transport of Acidifying Substances in East Asia Part II: Source-receptor Relationships. Atmospheric Environment 42 (24), 5956-5967, 2008, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.03.039 (Full Text)


Lin, Meiyun, T. Oki, and M. Bengtsson. Long-range Transport and Transformations of Acidifying Substances over East Asia in Spring Time. Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, JSCE, Vol.51, 91-96, 2007

Lin, Meiyun, S. Zhang, and Y. Chen. Distance-to-Target Weighting in Life Cycle Impact Assessment Based on Chinese Environmental Policy for the Period 1995-2005. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 10 (6), 393-398, 2005 (Full Text)

Lin, Meiyun, S. Zhang, and Y. Chen. Life Cycle Assessment of Environmental Impact of Air Conditioning Cold and Heat Source. Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning. Vol.34 No.7, 93-96, 2004 (In Chinese with English abstract )