Ian B. Mccubbin

Hourly Associate Research Scientist
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Selected Field Campaigns

  • 2011 DOE Storm Peak Laboratory Cloud Validation Experiment (StormVEx), Steamboat CO
  • 2011 NSF Colorado Airborne MultiPhase Cloud Study (CAMPS), University of Wyoming King Air
  • 2010 NASA Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill ER-2 Deployment, Ellington Field, Houston TX
  • 2010 NSF ISPA-III, Storm Peak Laboratory, Steamboat CO
  • 2009 NASA AVIRIS – ER-2 Mid-West, Wright Paterson AFB, Dayton OH
  • 2008 NSF SPACCS 08, Storm Peak Laboratory, Steamboat CO
  • 2007 DOE CHAPS, PAS on G-1, Ponca City OK
  • 2007 NSF ISPA-II, Storm Peak Laboratory, Steamboat CO
  • 2006 NASA CC-VEX, ER-2, Be-200, Lear Jet, Warren Robins, AFB GA
  • 2005 NASA AVE, WB-57, Ellington Field, Johnson Space Center, TX
  • 2001 NASA CLAMS, ER-2, Wallops Flight Facility, VA
  • 2000 NASA SAFARI, ER-2, Petersburg, South Africa

Education

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
M.Sc. In Progress University of Nevada, Reno Atmospheric Science
B.S. 2000 University of California, Santa Barbara Physical Geography
A.A. 1995 Santa Barbara City College Geological Sciences

Appointments

YearPosition
2006 – present Research Scientist, Storm Peak Laboratory Site Manager, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV.

2004 – 2006
Research Scientist, Suborbital Science Coordinator, Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field. CA.
1997 – 2004 Staff Engineer, AVIRIS Experiment Coordinator, California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.
1995 – 1997 Logistics Manager, Comsup Commodities, Inc., Fort Lee, NJ.
1988 Congressional Page, United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 1988

Publications & Presentations

2017

Hallar, A., Molotch, N. P., Hand, J. L., Livneh, B., McCubbin, I. B., Petersen, R., Michalsky, J., Lowenthal, D. H., Kunkel, K. E. (2017). Impacts of Increasing Aridity and Wildfires on Aerosol Loading in the Intermountain Western U.S., Environ. Res. Lett., 12, (1), doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa510a Article No. 014006
Kassianov, E., Pekour, M., Flynn, C., Berg, L. K., Beranek, J., Zelenyuk, A., Zhao, C., Leung, L. R., Ma, P. L., Riihimaki, L., Fast, J. D., Barnard, J., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Eloranta, E. W., McComiskey, A., Rasch, P. J. (2017). Large contribution of coarse mode to aerosol microphysical and optical properties: Evidence from ground-based observations of a transpacific dust outbreak at a high-elevation North American site, J. Atmos. Sci., 74, (5), 1431-1443, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-16-0256.1
Taylor, N., Collins, D., Lowenthal, D. H., McCubbin, I. B., Hallar, A., Samburova, V., Zielinska, B. K., Kumar, N., Mazzoleni, L. (2017). Hygroscopic Growth of Water Soluble Organic Carbon Isolated from Atmospheric Aerosol Collected at U.S. National Parks and Storm Peak Laboratory, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, (4), 25552571, doi: 10.5194/acp-17-2555-2017

2016

Blossey, P. N., Moore, M., Kuang, Z., Muhlbauer, A., Lowenthal, D. H., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., David, R. O., Borys, R. D., Wiegele, A., Schneider, M., Risi, C. (2016). Isotopic Fractionation in Wintertime Orographic Precipitation, 17th Conference on Mountain Meteorology: Burlington, VT, June 27, 2016-July 1, 2016
Hallar, A., Petersen, R., McCubbin, I. B., Lowenthal, D. H., Lee, S., Andrews, E., Yu, F. (2016). Climatology of New Particle Formation and Corresponding Precursors at Storm Peak Laboratory, Aerosol Air Qual. Res., 16, (3), 816-826, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2015.05.0341
Lowenthal, D. H., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., David, R. O., Borys, R. D., Blossey, P., Muhlbauer, A., Kuang, Z., Moore, M. (2016). Isotopic Fractionation in Wintertime Orographic Clouds. I: Isotopic Measurements, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 33, (12), 2663-2678, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0233.1
Thompson, D. R., McCubbin, I. B., Gao, B., Green, R. O., Matthews, A. A., Mei, F., Meyer, K. G., Platnick, S., Schmid, B., Tomlinson, J., Wilcox, E.M. (2016). Characterization of Liquid and Ice Clouds with Shortwave Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 9174-9190, doi: 10.1002/2016JD024999

2015

Blossey, P. N., Moore, M., Kuang, Z., Muhlbauer, A., Lowenthal, D. H., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Borys, R. D., Wiegele, A., Schneider, M., Risi, C. (2015). Isotopic Fractionation in Snow (IFRACS) at Storm Peak Laboratory, 2015 AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2015
David, R. O., Lowenthal, D. H., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Avallone, L., Mace, G., Wang, Z. (2015). Ice Formation and Growth in Orographically-Enhanced Mixed-Phase Clouds, Abstract EGU2015-7776, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015: Vienna, Austrai, April 17, 2015
Fenstermaker, L.F., Obrist, D., Tyler, S., Hausrath, E. M., Ferrell, G., McCubbin, I. B., Moosmüller, H., Murray, A. E., Schumer, R. (2015). Building Capacity in Interdisciplinary Snow Sciences for a Changing World, Invited talk. Nevada NASA EPSCoR and Space Grant Consortium Annual Meeting: Las Vegas, NV, April 30, 2015-May 1, 2015
Hallar, A., Petersen, R., Andrews, E., Michalsky, J., McCubbin, I. B., Ogren, J. (2015). Multiyear Measurements of Aerosols at Storm Peak Laboratory, a Colorado Mountain-Top Site, 2015 NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Annual Conference: Boulder, CO, May 19, 2015
Hallar, A., Petersen, R., Andrews, E., Michalsky, J., McCubbin, I. B., Ogren, J. A. (2015). Contributions of dust and biomass-burning to aerosols at a Colorado mountain-top site, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, (23), 13665-13679, doi:10.5194/acp-15-13665-2015
Hallar, A., Petersen, R., Andrews, E., Ogren, J., Michalsky, J., McCubbin, I. B., Molotch, N., Hand, J. (2015). Comparable Role in Dust and and Biomass-Burning to Aerosol Optical Depth at a Colorado Mountain-top Site, Abstract 84705, 2015 AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2015

2014

David, R. O., Lowenthal, D. H., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Avallone, L. (2014). Mountaintop Cloud Microphysical Properties: A Comparison between Storm Peak Laboratory and the University of Wyoming King Air during CAMPS, Abstract SES-137_1 presented at the Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observing Systems of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems: Reno, NV, July 16, 2014
David, R. O., Lowenthal, D. H., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Avallone, L., Mace, G., Wang, Z. (2014). A Comparison between Airborne and Mountaintop Cloud Microphysics, Abstract A24C-06, 2014 AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014
Glasius, M., Hansen, A., Kristensen, K., Kristensen, T., McCubbin, I. B., Hallar, A., Petaja, T., Surratt, J. D., Worton, D. R., Kulmala, M., Goldstein, A. H. (2014). Organosulfates and Carboxylic Acids in Secondary Organic Aerosols in Coniferous Forests in Rocky Mountains (USA), Sierra Nevada Mountains (USA) and Northern Europe (Finland and Denmark), Abstract A21J-3159, (Presentation), 2014 AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014
Hallar, A., Lowenthal, D. H., Clegg, S. L., Samburova, V., Taylor, N., Mazzoleni, L. R., Zielinska, B. K., Kristensen, T. B., McCubbin, I. B. (2014). Chemical, Biological, and Hygroscopic Properties of Aerosols at Storm Peak Laboratory, 2014 Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics at Mountain Site: Steamboat Springs, CO, August 11, 2014
Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Huff-Hartz, K., Heald, C., Berg, A. (2014). Effects of Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation on SOA Precursors, 2014 Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics at Mountain Sites: Steamboat Springs, CO, August 11, 2014
Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Huff-Hartz, K., Heald, C., Berg, A. (2014). Effects of Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation on Secondary Organic Aerosol Precursors in Western North America, Abstract SES-200/275, Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observing Systems of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems: Reno, NV, July 16, 2014
Lowenthal, D. H., David, R. O., Borys, R. D., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B. (2014). Snow growth studies at Storm Peak Laboratory, Abstract SES-137_2/180 presented at the Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observing Systems of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems: Reno, NV, July 16, 2014
McCubbin, I. B., Hallar, A. (2014). Overview of Scientific Activities at Storm Peak Laboratory, 2014 Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics at Mountain Sites: Steamboat Springs, CO, August 11, 2014
McMeeking, G., Kok, G. L., Petters, M. D., Wright, T., Hader, J., McCubbin, I. B., Hallar, A., Twohy, D. W., Toohey, C. H., DeMott, P. J., McCluskey, C., Baumgardner, D. (2014). Recent florescence-based measurements of biological particles with WIBS-4A. Abstract 373, 94th AMS Meeting: Phoenix, AZ, January 4, 2014
Mouroulis, P., Van Gorp, B., Green, R., Dierssen, H., Wilson, D., Eastwood, M., Boardman, J., Gao, B., Cohen, D., Franklin, B., Loya, F., Lundeen, S., Mazer, A., McCubbin, I. B., Randall, D., Richardson, B., Rodriguez, J., Sarture, C., Urquiza, E., Vargas, R., White, V., Yee, K. (2014). The Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer (PRISM) coastal ocean sensor: design, characteristics and first flight results, Appl. Optics, 53, (7), 1363-1380
Stephens, B., Watt, A. S., Burns, A., Desai, D., Bowling, J., Ehleringer, J., Lin, A., Andrews, A., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B. (2014). The Diurnal Cycle of Atmospheric CO2 at Mountain Locations, 2014 Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics at Mountain Sites: Steamboat Springs, CO, August 11, 2014
Yu, H., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., You, Y., Sedlacek, A., Springston, S., Kanawade, V. P., Lee, Y. N., Wang, J., Kuang, C., McGraw, R. L., Mikkila, J., Lee, S. H. (2014). Sub-3 nm Particles Observed at the Coastal and Continental Sites in the United States, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 860-879, doi:10.1002/2013JD02084

2013

Amin, H. S., Russo, R. S., Sive, B., Hoebeke, E. R., Dodson, C. D., McCubbin, I. B., Hallar, A., Huff Hartz, K. E. (2013). Monoterpene emissions from bark beetle infested Engelmann spruce trees, Atmos. Environ., 72, 130-133
Friedman, B., Zelenyuk, A., Beránek, J., Kulkarni, G., Pekour, M., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Thornton, J. A., Cziczo, D. J. (2013). Aerosol measurements at a high elevation site: composition, size, and cloud condensation nuclei activity, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 11839-11851, doi: 10.5194/acp-13-11839-2013
Hallar, A., Bowers, R., McCubbin, I. B., Wiedinmyer, C., Samburova, V. (2013). Recent Primary Biological Aerosol Measurements at Storm Peak Laboratory, Presented at Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Cambridge, MA, January 28, 2013
Hallar, A., Lowenthal, D. H., Clegg, S. L., Samburova, V., Taylor, N., Mazzoleni, L. R., Zielinska, B. K., Kristensen, T. B., Chirokova, G., McCubbin, I. B., Dodson, C. D., Collins, D. (2013). Chemical and hygroscopic properties of aerosol organics at Storm Peak Laboratory, . J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 118, 4767-4779, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50373
Marchand, R., Mace, G., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Martrosov, S., Shupe, M. (2013). Enhanced Radar Backscattering due to Oriented Ice Particles at 95 GHz during StormVEx, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 30, 2336-2351, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00005.1
McMeeking, G., Kok, G. L., Petters, M. D., Wright, T., Hader, J., McCubbin, I. B., Hallar, A., Twohy, C. H., Toohey, D. W., DeMott, P. J., McCluskey, C., Baumgardner, D. (2013). Real-time Measurements of Biological Particles at Several Continental Sites using the WIBS-4A, A11B-0029, Presented at 2013 AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2013

2012

Bowers, R. M., McCubbin, I. B., Fierer, N., Hallar, A. (2012). Seasonal variability in airborne bacterial communities at a high-elevation site, Atmos. Environ., 50, 41-49
Bowers, R. M., McCubbin, I. B., Hallar, A., Fierer, N. (2012). Seasonal variability in airborne bacterial communities at a high elevation site and their relationship to other air studies and to potential sources, AGU 2012 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2012
Chirokova, G., Hallar, A., Lowenthal, D. H., McCubbin, I. B., Avallonne, L., Mace, G. G., Shupe, M., Oolman, L. D. (2012). Vertical distribution of liquid water in mixed-phase clouds from in-situ ground and airborne measurements during simultaneous CAMPS and StormVEx field campaigns, American Meteorological Society: Steamboat Springs, CO, August 20, 2012
Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Lynds, S. E., Dodson, C. D. (2012). Demonstrate the Model and Evaluation of Geoscience Research At Storm Peak (GRASP), a Field Research Experience Designed to Enhance Diversity in the Geosciences, Abstract ED54A-06, Presentation at AGU 2012 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2012
Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Novosselov, I., Gorder, R. (2012). A High Elevation Aerosol Manifold Modeling Study and Inter-comparison, Abstract A51A-0016, Presentation at AGU 2012 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2012
Matrosov, S. Y., Mace, G. G., Marchand, R., Shupe, M. D., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B. (2012). Observations of Ice Crystal Habits with a Scanning Polarimetric W-Band Radar at Slant Linear Depolarization Ratio Mode, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 29, 989-1008
Novosselov, I., Gorder, R., Ogren, J., McCubbin, I. B., Lowenthal, D. H., Purcell, R. G. (2012). CFD Analysis of Ground-based Inlets for Atmospheric Aerosol Sampling, American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) 31st Annual: Minneapolis, MN, October 8, 2012

2011

Hallar, A., Chirokova, G., McCubbin, I. B., Painter, T. H., Wiedinmyer, C., Dodson, C. D. (2011). Atmospheric bioaerosols transported via dust storms in the western United States, Geophys Res Lett, 38, (17), doi:10.1029/2011GL048166L17801
Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Wright, J. M. (2011). CHANGE: A Place-Based Curriculum for Understanding Climate Change at Storm Peak Laboratory, Colorado, Bull Amer Met Soc, July 2011, 909-918, doi: 10.1175/2011BAMS3026.1

2010

Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Hallar, B., Levine, R., Stockwell, W. R., Lopez, J., Wright, J. (2010). Science in the Mountains: A Unique Research Experience to Enhance Diversity in the Geosciences, J GeoScience Educ, 58, (2), 213-220
McCubbin, I. B., Hallar, A., Lowenthal, D. H., Borys, R. D., Obrist, D. (2010). Overview of Storm Peak Laboratory, Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics at Mountain Sites: Interlaken, Switzerland, June 2010.
Obrist, D., Faïn, X., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B. (2010). Mercury at Storm Peak Laboratory at 3220 m, Kick-off Meeting of the Global Mercury Observation System (GMOS), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche: Rome, Italy, November 2010.
Obrist, D., Hallar, A., Faïn, X., McCubbin, I. B. (2010). Atmospheric Mercury Patterns Observed at a High Elevation (3220 m a.s.l.) Research Station, Storm Peak Laboratory, in the Rocky Mountains, USA, Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics at Mountain Sites: Interlaken, Switzerland, June 2010.

2009

de Wekker, S. F., Ameen, A., Song, G., Stephens, B. B., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B. (2009). A preliminary investigation of boundary layer effects on daytime atmospheric CO2 concentrations at a mountaintop location in the Rocky Mountains, Acta Geophysica, 57, (4), 904-922, doi:10.2478/s11600-009-0033-6
Faïn, X., Obrist, D., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B. (2009). Speciated Mercury Measured at a High Elevation Research Station, Colorado: In Situ Conversion and Transport from the Upper Troposphere, Oral Presentation, 9th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (9th ICMGP): Guiyang City, China, June 2009.
Faïn, X., Obrist, D., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Rahn, T. (2009). High Levels of Reactive Gaseous Mercury Observed at a High Elevation Research Laboratory in the Rocky Mountains, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 8049-8060
Hallar, A., Wiedinmyer, C., McCubbin, I. B., Bowers, R. B., Fierer, N., Mazzoleni, L., Christner, B., Obrist, D., Faïn, X. (2009). A High Altitude Interdisciplinary Field Campaign The Storm Peak Aerosol and Cloud Characterization Study (SPACCS08), Mountain Research Initiative Newsletter, 2, 8-9
Wiedinmyer, C., Bowers, R. M., Fierer, N., Horanyi, E., Hannigan, M., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Baustian, K. (2009). The contribution of biological particles to observed particulate organic carbon at a remote high altitude site, Atmos Environ, 43, 4278-4282

2008

Obrist, D., Hallar, A., McCubbin, I. B., Stephens, B. B., Rahn, T. (2008). Atmospheric Mercury Concentrations at Storm Peak Laboratory in the Rocky Mountains: Evidence for Long-Range Transport from Asia, Boundary Layer Contributions, and Plant Mercury Uptake, Atmospheric Environment, 42, 7579-7589, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.06.051

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