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Dr. Hans Moosmuller

Research Professor Physics
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Aerosol Optics, Biomass Burning Emissions, Combustion Emissions Mineral Dust, Emission Factors, Instrument Development, Radiative Forcing, Visibility

Professional Interests

Dr. Moosmüller's interests include experimental and theoretical research in optical spectroscopy as well as its applications to atmospheric, aerosol, and climate physics. His research focuses on development and application of real time, in situ measurement methods for aerosol light absorption, scattering, extinction, and asymmetry parameter, and new optical remote sensing techniques. These measurement methods are being used for ambient air monitoring and vehicle, fugitive dust, and biomass burning emission studies. His latest research interests are fast, ultra-sensitive measurements of elementary mercury concentrations and fluxes and aerosol morphology and its influence on aerosol optical properties with a focus on fractal-like chain aggregates found in combustion particles. Dr. Moosmüller has also participated in the planning, fieldwork, and data analysis of several major air quality studies. During his first three years at DRI, he was responsible for the airborne ozone lidar research program under a cooperative agreement with the USEPA.

Before joining DRI, Dr. Moosmüller was at Colorado State University where he investigated Brillouin light scattering of spin waves and millimeter-wave effective line widths in thin metal films. He also did research on high-spectral-resolution lidar and coherent light scattering techniques. This work included the development of supersonic flow measurement techniques and the investigations of spectral line shapes. His earlier work at the Ludwigs-Maximilians Universität in Munich, Germany and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany focused on laser remote sensing.

Research Areas

  • Chemical and Physical Analysis

Education

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
Ph.D.. 1988 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO Physics
M.S. 1982 Ludwigs-Maximillians Universität, Munchen Physics

Publications

2014

Arnold, I. J., Berger, C. A., Moosmuller, H., Sharma, N., Mazzoleni, C., 2014: The iron lung: A device for the continuous delivery of fine particulate matter, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 85, (2), 025-105, Published
Arnold, I. J., Moosmuller, H., Sharma, N., Mazzoleni, C., 2014: Beam characteristics of fiber-based supercontinuum light sources with mirror- and lens-based beam collimators, Optics Express, 22, (11), 13860-13869, Published
Chakrabarty, R. K., Beres, N. D., Moosmuller, H., China, S., Dubey, M. K., Liu, L., Mishchenko, M. I., 2014: The Superaggregates Form of Soot from Wildfires and its Impact on Direct Radiative Forcing, Goldschmidt2014: Sacramento, CA, June 8, 2014
Chakrabarty, R. K., Beres, N. D., Moosmuller, H., China, S., Mazzoleni, C., Dubey, M. K., Liu, L., Mishchenko, M. I., 2014: Soot superaggregates from flaming wildfires and their direct radiative forcing, Nature Sci. Rep., 4, (5508), (8 pages), Published
Chakrabarty, R. K., Beres, N. D., Moosmuller, H., China, S., Mazzoleni, C., Dubey, M. K., Liu, L., Mishchenko, M. I., 2014: How Well Do Laboratory Studies Represent Microphysical Properties of Soot Emitted from Wildfires, 33nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Orlando, FL, October 20, 2014
Yatavelli, L., Chakrabarty, R. K., Gyawali, M., Knue, J., Engling, G., Moosmuller, H., Rhode, D. E., Chen, L.-W.A., Wang, X., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., 2014: Emissions from Burning Incense and Dung: Two Unregulated Sources of Brown Carbon in Asia, 33nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Orlando, FL, October 20, 2014
Chakrabarty, R. K., Novosselov, I. V., Beres, N. D., Moosmuller, H., Sorensen, C. M., Stipe, C. B., 2014: Trapping and aerogelation of nanoparticles in negative gravity hydrocarbon flames, Applied Physics Letters, 104, 243103-1, Published
Chakrabarty, R. K., Novosselov, I. V., Beres, N. D., Moosmuller, H., Stipe, C. B., Sorensen, C. M., 2014: Gravity-Induced Trapping and Aerogelation of Nanoparticles in Flame Reactors, 33nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Orlando, FL, October 20, 2014
Yatavelli, L., Chen, L.-W.A., Knue, J., Samburova, V., Gyawali, M., Watts, A. C., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., Wang, X., Zielinska, B. K., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., 2014: Mass- and Energy-Based Emission Factors and Gas-Particle Partitioning of Intermediate-Volatility and Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds from Laboratory Combustion of Boreal and Sub-Tropical Peat, 33nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Orlando, FL, October 20, 2014
Drinovec, L., Moenik, G., Arnold, I. J., Chakrabarty, R. K., Hansen, A., Moosmuller, H., 2014: Optical Properties of Primary Combustion Aerosols, 33nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Orlando, FL, October 20, 2014
Drinovec, L., Moenik, G., Arnold, I. J., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., 2014: Optical Properties of Primary Combustion Aerosols, 2014 International Aerosol Conference (IAC2014): Busan, Korea, August 28, 2014-September 2, 2014
Ehlers, K. M., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., 2014: Blue Moons and Martian Sunsets, Appl. Opt., 53, 1808-1819, Published
Engelbrecht, J. P., Moosmuller, H., Pincock, H., Jayanty, R., Casuccio, G., 2014: Mineralogical, Chemical, and Optical Interrelationships of Re-suspended Mineral Dusts from Global Source Regions, Poster presented at the DUST2014, International Conference on Dust: Castellaneta Marina, Taranto, Italy, June 1, 2014
Engelbrecht, J. P., Moosmuller, H., Pincock, S. L., Campbell, D. E., Chakrabarty, R. K., Jayanty, R., Casuccio, G., 2014: Optical Properties of Suspended Mineral Dusts from Desert Source Region, 33nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Orlando, FL, October 20, 2014
Gyawali, M., Chakrabarty, R. K., Yatavelli, L., Chen, L.-W.A., Knue, J. D., Samburova, V., Watts, A. C., Moosmuller, H., Arnott, W., Wang, X., Zielinska, B. K., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Tsibart, A., 2014: Strong Wavelength Dependence of Aerosol Light Absorption from Peat Combustion, Poster presentation at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014
Lack, D. A., Moosmuller, H., McMeeking, G. R., Chakrabarty, R. K., Baumgardner, D., 2014: (Invited). Characterizing Elemental, Equivalent Black, and Refractory Black Carbon Aerosol Particles: A Review of Techniques, Their Limitations and Uncertainties, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 406, 99-122, Published
Loria Salazar, S. M., Arnott, W., Moosmuller, H., 2014: Accuracy of Near-Surface Aerosol Extinction Determined from Columnar Aerosol Optical Depth Measurements in Reno, NV, USA, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, Published
Moosmuller, H., 2014: Black Carbon Definition and Measurement Approaches: Background and Overview, Invited talk. International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCP) Technical Workshop on Marine Black Carbon Emissions: Identifying Research Gaps: Ottawa, Canada, September 9, 2014
Siegel, B., Beres, N. D., Engelbrecht, J. P., Moosmuller, H., 2014: Light Extinction Caused by Dust Deposition on Photovoltaic Cells, Desert Research Institute, NSHE Bright Stars Undergraduate Presentations: Reno, NV, September 10, 2014
Watts, A. C., Chakrabarty, R. K., Samburova, V., Moosmuller, H., 2014: Climatic Implications of Peat Fire Emissions, 33nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Orlando, FL, October 20, 2014

2013

Arnold, I. J., Berger, C. A., Moosmuller, H., Sharma, N., Mazzoleni, C., 2013: The Iron Lung: A Device for the Continuous Delivery of Fine Particulate Matter, 32nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Portland, OR, September 30, 2013-October 4, 2013
Arnold, I. J., Moosmuller, H., Sharma, N., Mazzoleni, C., 2013: Beam Characteristics of Fiber-Based Supercontinuum Light Sources with Mirror- and Lens-Based Beam Collimators, 32nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Portland, OR, September 30, 2013-October 4, 2013
Arnold, I. J., Moosmuller, H., Sharma, N., Mazzoleni, C., 2013: Development of a Supercontinuum-Based Photoacoustic Spectrometer for Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosol Optics, Optical Society of America (OSA) Meeting on Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications (E2): Tucson, AZ, November 3, 2013
Beres, N. D., Arnold, I. J., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., Praveen, P. S., Ramanathan, V., Arnott, W., Schauer, J., Gustafsson, O., 2013: Properties of Carbonaceous Aerosols during CARDEX 2012: An Instrument Intercomparison, 32nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Portland, OR, September 30, 2013-October 4, 2013
Beres, N. D., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., Liu, L., Mishchenko, M. I., 2013: Atmospheric Soot Superaggregates: Implications for Health and Radiative Forcing, Division of Atmospheric Sciences Science Talks: Reno, NV, November 13, 2013
Beres, N. D., Liu, L., Mishchenko, M. I., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., Liu, L., Mishchenko, M. I., 2013: Atmospheric Soot Superaggregates: Implications for Health and Radiative Forcing, 32th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Portland, OR, September 30, 2013-October 4, 2013
Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., Garro, M. A., Herald, C. M., 2013: Aggregate Simulation. U.S. Patent 8,396,700 B2, Mar. 12, 2013
Chakrabarty, R. K., Pervez, S., Moosmuller, H., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., 2013: Light-absorbing Organic Aerosol Emissions from Cultural Practices in South Asia: Contribution to Enhanced Regional Warming, 32th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Portland, OR, September 30, 2013-October 4, 2013
China, S., Mazzoleni, C., Dubey, M., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., Arnott, W., Onasch, T., Herndon, S., 2013: Morphology and Mixing State of Atmospheric Aerosol in Mexico City, 32nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Portland, OR, September 30, 2013-October 4, 2013
Darby, S. B., Pierce, A. M., Moore, C. W., Moosmuller, H., Venables, D. S., Obrist, D., 2013: An atmospheric simulation chamber study of the bromine-initiated oxidation of mercury at a range of temperatures, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant: Edinburgh, Scotland, July 28, 2013
Engelbrecht, J. P., Moosmuller, H., Pincock, S., Jayanty, R., Casuccio, G., 2013: Mineralogical, chemical, and optical interrelationships of mineral dusts from desert source regions, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 8, 2013-December 13, 2013
Gyawali, M., Arnott, W., Zaveri, R. A., Song, C., Pekour, M., Flowers, B., Dubey, M. K., Setyan, A., Zhang, Q., Harworth, J. W., Radney, J. G., Akinson, D. B., China, S., Mazzoleni, C., Gorkowski, K., Subramanian, R., Jobson, B. T., Moosmuller, H., 2013: Evolution of Multispectral Aerosol Optical Properties in a Biogenically-Influenced Urban Environment during the CARES Campaign, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 7113-7150, Published
Loria Salazar, S. M., Arnott, W., Moosmuller, H., Colucci, D., 2013: Evaluation of Air Pollution Applications of AERONET and MODIS Aerosol Column Optical Depth by Comparison with In Situ Measurements of Aerosol Light Scattering and Absorption for Reno, NV, USA, DRI Graduate Student Poster Competition: Reno, NV, May 23, 2013
Mazzoleni, C., China, S., Sharma, N., Gorkowski, K., Dubey, M. K., Aiken, A. C., Zaveri, R. A., Salvadori, N., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., Onasch, T. B., Herndon, S., Williams, L. R., Liu, S., Dzepina, K., Helmig, D., Hueber, J., Fialho, P. J., Mazzoleni, L. R., Kumar, S., Dziobak, M., Wright, K., 2013: Evolution of Soot Morphology and Mixing State in the Atmosphere, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2013
Moosmuller, H., Engelbrecht, J. P., 2013: Dust Direct Radiative Forcing and the Complex Refractive Index of Hematite, Goldschmidt2013: Florence, Italy, August 25, 2013
Moosmuller, H., Engelbrecht, J. P., 2013: Complex Refractive Index of Hematite in the Visible and Near Visible: A Review, 32nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Portland, OR, September 30, 2013-October 4, 2013
Novosselov, L., Stipe, C., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., 2013: Modeling of Nanoparticle Synthesis in Inverted Flames, 32nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Portland, OR, September 30, 2013-October 4, 2013
Paredes-Miranda, G., Arnott, W., Moosmuller, H., Green, M. C., Gyawali, M., 2013: Black Carbon Aerosol Concentration in Five Cities and Its Scaling with City Population, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, (1), 41-50, Published
Pierce, A. M., Obrist, D., Moore, C. W., Moosmuller, H., 2013: Atmospheric mercury concentration measurements and eddy covariance flux measurements using cavity ring-down spectroscopy, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant: Edinburgh, Scotland, July 28, 2013
Pierce, A. M., Obrist, D., Moosmuller, H., Fan, X., Moore, C. W., 2013: Cavity ring-down spectroscopy development for high-time-resolution measurements of gaseous elemental mercury in ambient air, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1477-1489, Published
Sharma, N., Arnold, I. J., Moosmuller, H., Arnott, W., Mazzoleni, C., 2013: Photoacoustic and Nephelometric Spectroscopy of Aerosol Optical Properties with a Supercontinuum Light Source, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss, 6, 3501-3513, Published
Sharma, N., Arnold, I. J., Moosmuller, H., Arnott, W., Mazzoleni, C., 2013: A Novel Multi-Wavelength Photoacoustic-Nephelometer Instrument Using a Supercontinuum Light Source for Absorption and Scattering Measurements of Atmospheric Aerosols, 32nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Portland, OR, September 30, 2013-October 4, 2013
Tian, G., Moosmuller, H., Arnott, W., 2013: Influence of Photolysis on Multispectral Photoacoustic Measurement of Nitrogen Dioxide Concentration, J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 63, 1091-1097, Published
Venables, D. S., Darby, S. B., Pierce, A. M., Moore, C. W., Moosmuller, H., Obrist, D., 2013: The role of BrO in the oxidation of GEM: A chamber investigation at close-to-representative concentrations, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant: Edinburgh, Scotland, July 28, 2013

2012

Arnold, I. J., Moosmuller, H., Sharma, N., Mazzoleni, C., Arnott, W., 2012: Toward In-Situ Characterization of Aerosol Optics with a Supercontinuum Light Source Covering Most of the Solar Spectrum, 31th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Minneapolis, MN, October 8, 2012
Arnold, I. J., Moosmuller, H., Sharma, N., Mazzoleni, C., Arnott, W., 2012: Development of a Supercontinuum Photoacoustic Aerosol Absorption and Albedo Spectrometer for the Characterization of Aerosol Optics, Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics: Visibility and Air Pollution, Air & Waste Management Association: Whitefish, MT, September 24, 2012
Beres, N. D., Arnold, I. J., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., Praveen, P. S., Ramanathan, V., Arnott, W., Schauer, J., Gustafsson, O., 2012: Absorption of Carbonaceous Aerosols during CARDEX 2012: An Instrument Intercomparison, 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union: San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2012
Beres, N. D., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., Bender, F., Ramanathan, V., 2012: Carbonaceous Superaggregates in South East Asian Outflow, 31th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Minneapolis, MN, October 8, 2012
Chakrabarty, R. K., Beres, N. D., Moosmuller, H., Bender, F., Ramanathan, V., 2012: Radiative Properties of Black Carbon Superaggregates in South East Asian Outflow, 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union: San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2012
Chakrabarty, R. K., Gallaspy, M., Moosmuller, H., 2012: Interpreting the Far-Field Scattering Pattern of a Homogeneous Sphere in Q-Space, LIP 2012: Rouen, France, March 26, 2012
Chakrabarty, R. K., Garro, M. A., Moosmuller, H., Wilcox, E.M., 2012: Strong Radiative Heating due to Wintertime Black Carbon Aerosols in the Brahmaputra River Valley, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, (9), L09804, Published
Chakrabarty, R. K., Garro, M. A., Wilcox, E.M., Moosmuller, H., 2012: The Brahmaputra River Valley: A Regional Hotspot of Black Carbon Emissions, Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics: Visibility and Air Pollution, Air & Waste Management Association: Whitefish, MT, September 24, 2012
Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., Garro, M. A., Stipe, C. B., 2012: Observation of Superaggregates from a Reversed Gravity Low-Sooting Flame, Aerosol Sci. Tech., 46, (1), i-iii, Published
Chakrabarty, R. K., Stipe, C. B., Moosmuller, H., 2012: Flame Synthesis of Aerosol Gels, 31th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Minneapolis, MN, October 8, 2012
Colucci, D., Arnott, W., Moosmuller, H., Loria, S. M., 2012: Using HYSPLIT Back Trajectories to Help Understand Aerosol Optical Depth Measurements: A Case Study of Shifting Winds, University of Nevada Reno, Annual Undergraduate Research Summer Poster Session: Reno, NV, August 13, 2012
Gyawali, M., Arnott, W., Zaveri, R. A., Song, C., Moosmuller, H., Liu, L., Mishchenko, M. I., Chen, L.-W.A., Green, M. C., Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., 2012: Photoacoustic Optical Properties at UV, VIS, and Near IR Wavelengths for Laboratory Generated and Winter Time Ambient Urban Aerosols, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 2587-2601, Published
Loria, S. M., Arnott, W., Moosmuller, H., 2012: Worldwide Aerosol Optical Depth Assessed Using the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) Measurements, 2012 Unidata Users Workshop: Navigating Earth System Science Data. NCAR: Boulder, CO, July 9, 2012
Loria, S. M., Arnott, W., Moosmuller, H., Colucci, D., 2012: Evaluation of Air Pollution Applications of AERONET and MODIS Aerosol Column Optical Depth by Comparison with In Situ Measurements of Aerosol Light Scattering and Absorption for Reno, NV, USA, December 3, 2012
Moosmuller, H., 2012: Possibilities and Potential for Additional Optical Characterization of Particulate Matter. Panel Discussion: Promise and Problems of Advanced Particulate Monitoring and Analysis Methods for Routine Networks, Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics: Visibility and Air Pollution, Air & Waste Management Association: Whitefish, MT, September 24, 2012
Moosmuller, H., 2012: Beyond the Greenhouse Effect: How Aerosol and Snow Albedo Affects Climate Change, Nevada NSF EPSCoR Climate Change Seminar: Las Vegas, NV, October 31, 2012
Moosmuller, H., Aiken, A., Dubey, M. K., Frey, G., Garro, B., Engelbrecht, J. P., 2012: Optical Properties of Hematite and Fine Desert Dust Aerosols, 31th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Minneapolis, MN, October 8, 2012
Moosmuller, H., Aiken, A., Dubey, M. K., Frey, G., Garro, B., Engelbrecht, J. P., 2012: Laboratory Measurement of the Optical Properties of Hematite and Desert Dust Aerosols to Assess Their Climate Forcing, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2012
Moosmuller, H., Arnott, W., 2012: Photoacoustic Measurements for the IMPROVE Program, Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics: Visibility and Air Pollution, Air & Waste Management Association: Whitefish, MT, September 24, 2012
Moosmuller, H., Chakrabarty, R. K., Arnone, J. A., 2012: Review of Aerosol Light Absorption Measurement, Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics: Visibility and Air Pollution, Air & Waste Management Association: Whitefish, MT, September 24, 2012
Moosmuller, H., Engelbrecht, J. P., Skiba, M., Frey, G., Chakrabarty, R. K., Arnott, W., 2012: Single Scattering Albedo of Fine Mineral Dust Aerosols Controlled by Iron Concentration, Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics: Visibility and Air Pollution, Air & Waste Management Association: Whitefish, MT, September 24, 2012
Moosmuller, H., Skiba, M., Frey, G., Chakrabarty, R. K., Arnott, W., Engelbrecht, J. P., 2012: Single Scattering Albedo of Fine Mineral Dust Aerosols Controlled by Iron Concentration, J. Geophys. Res., 117, (D11210), Online, Published
Paredes-Miranda, G., Arnott, W., Moosmuller, H., Green, M. C., Gyawali, M., 2012: Black Carbon Aerosol Concentration in Five Cities and its Scaling with City Population, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 41-50, Published
Pierce, A. M., Obrist, D., Moosmuller, H., Fain, X., Moore, C. W., 2012: A cavity ring-down spectroscopy sensor for measurements of gaseous elemental mercury ? Part 1: Development of real-time resolution measurements in ambient air, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 5, 8995-9020, Published
Pierce, A. M., Obrist, D., Moosmuller, H., Moore, C. W., 2012: Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) System for Measuring Atmospheric Mercury Using Differential Absorption, Abstract EGU2012-11454ys. 2012 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU): Vienna, Austria, April 22, 2012
Rainwater, B., Arnott, W., Moosmuller, H., Karr, D., 2012: Automated Solar Tracking Spectrophotometer for Remote Sensing of Column Aerosol Optical Depth, AGU Fall Meeting, December 3, 2012
Rainwater, B., Arnott, W., Moosmuller, H., Karr, D., 2012: Automated Solar Tracking Spectrophotometer for Remote Sensing of Column Aerosol Optical Depth, AGU Fall Meeting, December 3, 2012

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