Dr. Vic Etyemezian

Interim Vice President of Research
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Research Areas

  • Fugitive dust emissions and controls
  • Source apportionment
  • Dispersion and deposition in the near-source region
  • Instrument development

Professional Interests

Dr. Etyemezian currently holds the position of Research Professor in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences of the Desert Research Institute. He is active in several ongoing research projects including two DoD studies focusing on dust emissions and quantification from military activities, characterization of playa dust emissions from Mojave basins, measurement of emissions of particulate matter from fires in the Mojave and Great Basin Deserts as well as measurement of post-fire aeolian dust emission potential, continued development of a portable wind tunnel-like device for measuring aeolian sediment transport, and identifying controls on wind erosion on Steppe landscapes in Mongolia. Dr. Etyemezian's research interests and specialties include direct measurement and quantification of atmospheric pollutant emissions, source apportionment, designing research instrumentation, and analysis of spatial data.

As principal investigator in the Treasure Valley Road Dust Study (Boise, ID), Dr. Etyemezian improved upon the existing methods for estimating paved and unpaved road dust emissions. Completion of the study, which relied heavily on the novel TRAKER technology, resulted in the most detailed, measurement-based, road dust emissions inventory to date. Additionally, Dr. Etyemezian is the principal inventor and developer of the PI-SWERL system (Portable In-Situ Wind ERosion Laboratory), an ultra compact device for field measurement of wind erosion processes. The ability of PI-SWERL to obtain rapid measurements of soil wind erodibility potential represents a breakthrough in aeolian sediment transport and dust emission measurement.

Dr. Etyemezian supplements his experience in conducting air quality measurements with the modeling of pollutant dispersion and deposition. Focusing on phenomena occurring immediately downwind of a source, he has demonstrated that for certain atmospheric conditions, PM10 emissions as measured at the source require discounting to allow for the removal of particles by surface roughness elements such as vegetation and buildings.

As part of his doctoral research, Dr. Etyemezian investigated the effects of air pollutants on the degradation of limestone buildings. This work drew heavily on modeling of particle transport and deposition in boundary layer flows, modeling and measurement of particle deposition and rain impingement on outdoor structures, and measurement of air pollutant concentrations and pollutant deposition rates. While obtaining a Master's degree and working as a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Etyemezian focused on drinking water quality, wastewater treatment, and environmental aquatic chemistry.

Education

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
Ph.D. 1998 Carnegie Mellon University Environmental Engineering
M.S. 1994 Johns Hopkins University Environmental Engineering
B.S. 1993 California Institute of Technology Engineering & Applied Science
B.A. 1993 Occidental College Physics

Professional Experience

DatesExperience
2008-present Research Professor
Division of Atmospheric Sciences
Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV
Manage and conduct research studies in the fields of dust emission, aeolian processes, pollutant transport, and optical properties of aerosols.
2006-present Deputy Director
Division of Atmospheric Sciences
Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV
2005-present Adjunct Graduate Faculty
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
2004-2008 Associate Research Professor
Division of Atmospheric Sciences
Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV
2000-2004 Assistant Research Professor
Division of Atmopsheric Sciences
Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV
1999-2000 Air Quality Scientist
Division of Atmospheric Sciences
Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV
1999 Post-doc Scientist
Division of Atmospheric Sciences
Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV
1994-1998 Research/Teaching Assistant
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Conducted research on the deposition and effect of atmospheric pollutants on building materials.
1993-1994 Research Assistant
Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Assisted in laboratory preparation of samples and quantification of Klebsiella regrowth in Washington D.C. drinking water distribution system.

Non-Research Professional Experience

YearExperience
2008 Co-Founder/Owner, Dust-Quant LLC, Las Vegas, NV
Commercialize and sell the PI-SWERL instrument.

Patents and Intellectual Property Activities

  • Etyemezian, V. R., Gillies, J. A., (2016): Engineered Roughness Elements, Arrays Thereof, and Their Method of Use, September 6, 2016, U.S. Patent No. 9,435,093.
  • Etyemezian, V. and G. Nikolich. (2015). Optical System and Method of Use. United States Patent No: 9,171,984 B2, awarded October 27, 2015.
  • Etyemezian, V., H. Kuhns, M. Pitchford, S. Ahonen, and D. Nikolic (2003). Wind Shear Inducing Soil Stability Measuring Device. United States Patent No: 7,155,966, awarded January 10, 2007.

Publications & Presentations

2019

Cui, M. C., Lu, H. Y., Etyemezian, V. R., Su, Q. L. (2019). Quantifying the emission potentials of fugitive dust sources in Nanjing, East China, Atmospheric Environment, 207, 129-135, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.03.016
Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G. (2019). Trapping of Sand-Sized Particles Exterior and Interior to Large Porous Roughness Forms in the Atmospheric Surface Layer, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 170, (3), 443-469, doi: 10.1007/s10546-018-0402-2

2018

Chapman, J. B., Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A. (2018). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring CY2017 Meteorological, Radiological, and Wind Transported Particulate Observations, DOE/NV/0003590-25; DRI 45284
Clifford, M. J., Etyemezian, V. R., Chen, L., Nikolich, G. (2018). Synthesis of Post-Fire Monitoring Activities in the Great Basin Desert, Mojave Desert, and Transition Zones, 45282
Etyemezian, V. R., Decker, D. L., Nikolich, G., Kohl, S. D., Khlystov, A. Y. (2018). Exploratory development of energetic and pyrotechnic combustion characterization apparatus, 44 p.
Etyemezian, V. R., Gillies, J. A., Nikolich, G. (2018). Resuspension potential of volcanic ash, 10th International Conference on Aeolian Research: Bordeaux, France, June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018, Presented
Etyemezian, V. R., Gillies, J. A., Nikolich, G., Glick, R. (2018). Dust emissions from the Oceano Dunes, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA, 10th International Conference on Aeolian Research: Bordeaux, France, June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018
Etyemezian, V. R., Gillies, J. A., Nikolich, G., Hasson, R. (2018). Measurement of resuspension of volcanic ash by wind erosion: final report, 73 pp., AFP-DRI-REPORT-02, Revision 1
Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., DuBois, D. W., DeAntonio, M., Fuentes, J., Zadeh, Z. G., Nayares, O., Engle, S. (2018). Early warning sensor network for brown-out conditions: Pilot implementation on I-10, 29 pp.
Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G. (2018). Trapping of sand-sized particles exterior and interior to large porous roughness forms in the atmospheric surface layer, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, doi: 10.1007/s10546-018-0402-2
Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G. (2018). Trapping of Sand-Sized Particles Exterior and Interior to Large Porous Roughness Forms in the Atmospheric Surface Layer: Phases 1 & 2, Final report prepared for Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, Bishop, CA, December 2018.
Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G. (2018). Trapping of sand-sized particles exterior and interior to large porous roughness forms in the atmospheric surface layer, 10th International Conference on Aeolian Research: Bordeaux, France, June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018, Presented
Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Nickling, W. G., Kok, J. (2018). Changes in the saltation flux following a step-change in macro-roughness, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, doi: 10.1002/esp.4362
Goossens, D., Nolet, C., Etyemezian, V. R., Duarte-Campos, L., Bakker, G., Riksen, M. (2018). Field testing, comparison, and discussion of five aeolian sand transport measuring devices operating on different measuring principles, Aeolian Research, 32, (2018), 1-13, doi: 10.1016/j.aeolian.2018.01.001
Lauer, A., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Azate, A. F., Batcha, F. S., Kaur, M., Mander, J., Passaglia, A. K., Garcia, E. (2018). Final report: Assessing the impacts of climate and land use/land cover change on valley fever incidence, 65 pp.
Mejia, J. F., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R. (2018). Very-high resolution (20 m) flow and dust dispersion modeling: Oceano Dunes, Oceano, CA, 10th International Conference on Aeolian Research: Bordeaux, France, June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018

2017

Chapman, J. B., Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A. (2017). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring: CY2016 Meteorological, Radiological, and Wind Transported Particulate Observations, DRI 45279; DOE DOE/NV/0003590-05
Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Gillies, J. A. (2017). Mean Flow Through Utility Scale Solar Facilities and Preliminary Insights on Dust Impacts, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 162, 45-56, doi: 10.1016/j.jweia.2017.01.001
Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Nickling, W., King, J. S., Gillies, J. A. (2017). Analysis of an Optical Gate Device for Measuring Aeolian Sand Movement, Aeolian Research, 24, 65-79, doi: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2016.11.005
Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Glick, R., Rowland, P., Pesce, T., Skinner, M. (2017). Effectiveness of an array of porous fences to reduce sand flux: Oceano Dunes, Oceano CA, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 168, 247-259, doi: 10.1016/j.weia.2017.06.015
Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Nickling, W. G. (2017). The Engineered Roughness Experiment: Owens Lake, CA., Final Report prepared for Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, Bishop, CA: February 2017
Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Nickling, W. (2017). Changes in the Saltation Flux Following a Step-Change in Macro-Roughness, Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly 2017, 19, (EGU2017-5406), pp. 1
Gillies, J. A., Nickling, W. G., Nikolich, G., Etyemezian, V. R. (2017). A wind tunnel study of the aerodynamic and sand trapping properties of porous mesh 3-dimensional roughness elements, Aeolian Research, 25, 23-35, doi: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2017.02.001

2016

Etyemezian, V. R., Gillies, J. A. (2016). Engineered Roughness Elements, Arrays Thereof, and Their Method of Use, September 6, 2016, U.S. Patent No. 9,435,093
Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Gillies, J. A., Campbell, D. E. (2016). Temporary Meteorological Network at the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area: Final Report on Methods and Results from May 2014 through May 2016, Report prepared for California Department of Parks and Recreation, Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area, Borrego Springs, CA, August 2016.
Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Gillies, J. A., Campbell, D. E. (2016). Measurement of Treatment Effectiveness of Trails at the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area: Final Report of TRAKER(TM) and Related Findings, Report prepared for California Department of Parks and Recreation, Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area, Borrego Springs, CA, August 2016.
Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Glick, R., Rowland, P., Pesce, T., Skinner, M. (2016). Effectiveness of an Array of Porous Fences to Reduce Sand Flux: Oceano Dunes, Oceano CA, 9th International Conference on Aeolian Research: Mildura, Australia, July 3, 2016-July 8, 2016
Gillies, J. A., Nickling, W. G., Nikolich, G., Etyemezian, V. R. (2016). The Effect of Volumetric Porosity on Roughness Element Drag, European Geophysical Union General Assembly: Vienna, Austria, April 17, 2016-April 22, 2016
Gillies, J. A., Nickling, W. G., Nikolich, G., Etyemezian, V. R. (2016). Aerodynamic and Sand Trapping Properties of Porous Mesh 3-Dimensional Roughness Elements, 9th International Conference on Aeolian Research: Mildura, Australia, July 3, 2016-July 8, 2016
Kavouras, I. G., DuBois, D. W., Nikolich, G., Corral, A. Y., Etyemezian, V. R. (2016). Particulate dust emission factors from unpaved roads in the U.S.-Mexico border semi-arid region, J. Arid Environ., 124, 189-192
Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., Chapman, J. B., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A. (2016). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring: CY2015 Meteorological, Radiological, and Airborne Particulate Observations, DOE/NV/0000939-37; DRI 45271
Piedra, P. G., Moosmüller, H., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Steinberg, S., Sylva, J. (2016). Dust Deposition and Impact on Panels/Mirrors, Nevada Solar Energy, Water, and Environment Nexus Collaboration and Integration Meeting: Las Vegas, NV, January 15, 2016
Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Wang, X., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R. (2016). Fugitive Dust: A Review of Suspension Processes and Control Measures, 10th International Conference an Air Quality - Science and Application: Milan, Italy, March 14, 2016-March 18, 2016
Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Wang, X., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R. (2016). Fugitive Dust Emission Characterization and Control, Desert Research Institute: Reno, NV, November 14, 2016

2015

Beres, N. D., Piedra, P. G., Etyemezian, V. R., Arnott, W. P., Moosmüller, H. (2015). Mineral Dust Deposition and Solar Cell Spectral Performance, 34th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Minneapolis, MN, October 12, 2015
Etyemezian, V. R., Engelbrecht, J. P., Gillies, J. A., Kavouras, I. G., DuBois, D. W. (2015). Overview of Mineral Dust as an Air Pollutant , 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science: Henderson, Nevada, USA, October 18, 2015-January 22, 2016
Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G. (2015). Optical System and Method of Use, US Patent Office, October 27, 2015, 9,171,984 B2
Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Zhu, D., Nikolich, G., Engelbrecht, J. P., Shaw, W., Berg, L., Chapman, E., Clapton, S., Pekour, M., Rishell, J., Lutz, F. (2015). Characterizing and quantifying emissions and transport of fugitive dust emissions due to Department of Defense Activities, Final Report prepared for SERDP: Alexandria, VA. January 2015
Kavouras, I. G., DuBois, D. W., Nikolich, G., Etyemezian, V. R. (2015). Monitoring, Source Identification and Health Risks of Air Toxics in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A, Aerosol Air Qual. Res., 15, 556-571, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2014.04.0075
Mejia, J. F., Fenstermaker, L.F., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J., Jiang, P., Nikolich, G., Gillies, J. A., Lomeli-Uribe, E. A. (2015). Strategies for climate change adaptation at the Armstrong (formerly Dryden) Flight Research Center and within the Mojave Desert Region, A report to NASA AFRC.
Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Nikolich, G., Etyemezian, V. R., Chapman, J. B. (2015). Fate and Transport of Contaminants at Soils Sites - 15512, Waste Management '15: Phoenix, AZ, March 15, 2015
Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., Chapman, J. B., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J. (2015). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring: CY2014 Meteorological, Radiological, and Airborne Particulate Observations, DOE/NV/0000939-26, DRI 45263
Piedra, P. G., Beres, N. D., Moosmüller, H., Arnott, W. P., Etyemezian, V. R. (2015). Solar Panel Optical Degradation under Monte Carlo Modeled Dust Deposition, American Physical Society Meeting 2015 - Far West Section: Long Beach, CA, October 29, 2015
Reynolds, R., Etyemezian, V. R., Gillies, J. A. (2015). Challenges of Measuring Effects of Atmospheric Dust on the Earth System and People, Innovation Center for Earth Science Workshop 2015:Changing Climate and Land Use: Menlo Park, California. USA, December 11, 2015
Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Wang, X., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R. (2015). Fugitive Dust Emission Characterization and Control, 12th National Aerosol Conference and 13th Cross Strait Workshop for Aerosol Science & Technology: Chongqing, China, October 23, 2015
Zhu, D., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Shaw, W. J. (2015). Evaluation of the surface roughness effect on suspended particle deposition near unpaved roads, Atmos. Environ., 122, 541-551, doi.10.1016/j.atmosenv2015.10.009

2014

Etyemezian, V. R., Gillies, J. A., Shinoda, M., Nikolich, G., King, J., Bardis, A. R. (2014). Accounting for surface roughness on measurements conducted with PI-SWERL: Evaluation of a subjective visual approach and a photogrammetric technique, Aeolian Research, 13, 35-50
Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Gillies, J. A., Nickling, W. G. (2014). SANTRI: a new tool for field measurements of sand transport, 8th International Conference on Aeolian Research: Lanzhou, China, July 21, 2014
Mejia, J. F., Etyemezian, V. R., Fenstermaker, L.F., Miller, J. J., Nikolich, G. (2014). Climate Change Impacts at NASA ARMSTRONG (Dryden) flight research Center, NASA CASI/ROSES 4th Annual Climate Adaptation Workshop: Palmdale, CA, January 23, 2014
Mejia, J. F., Fenstermaker, L.F., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J. (2014). NASA Award Number NNX12AF57G: Strategies for climate change adaptation at the Dryden Flight Research Center and within the Mojave Desert region (Project report Year 3)
Mizell, S. A., Etyemezian, V. R., McCurdy, G. D., Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., Miller, J. J. (2014). Radiological and Environmental Monitoring at the Clean Slates I and III Sites, Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, with Emphasis on the Implications for Off-site Transport, 45257
Mizell, S. A., Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J. (2014). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring : CY2013 Meteorological, Radiological, and Airborne Particulate Observations, 45258
Vargas, V., Chalbot, M., O'Brien, R., Nikolich, G., DuBois, D. W., Etyemezian, V. R., Kavouras, I. G. (2014). The effect of anthropogenic volatile organic compound sources on ozone in Boise, Idaho, Environ. Chem., 114, (4), 445-458
Wang, X., Etyemezian, V. R., Kuhns, H. D., Gillies, J. A., Zhu, D., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G. (2014). Vehicle Based Road Dust Emission Measurements, Presented at Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection: Beijing, China, November 20, 2014
Zhu, D., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R. (2014). Evaluating dust emissions under different moisture conditions using a mobile monitoring system, 3rd Road Dust Best Management Practices Conference: Minneapolis, MN, February 3, 2014

2013

Chalbot, M., Nikolich, G., Etyemezian, V. R., DuBois, D. W., King, J., Shafer, D. S., Gamboa da Costa, G., Hinton, J. F., Kavouras, I. G. (2013). Soil humic-like organic compounds in prescribed fire emissions using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Environ. Poll., 181, 167-171
Engelbrecht, J. P., Etyemezian, V. R. (2013). Workshop on Dust Measurement & Characterization, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST): Saudi Arabia, November 11, 2013-November 15, 2013
Green, M. C., Chow, J. C., Chang, M. C., Chen, L.-W.A., Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Watson, J. G. (2013). Source apportionment of atmospheric particulate carbon in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Particuology, 11, 110-118
Kavouras, I. G., DuBois, D. W., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G. (2013). Spatiotemporal variability of ground-level ozone and influence of smoke in Treasure Valley, Idaho, Atmos. Res., 124, 44.52
Mejia, J. F., Fenstermaker, L.F., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J. (2013). Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation at the Dryden Flight Research Center and within the Mojave Desert Region [NASA Award Number NNX12AF57G, Project Report, Year 2]
Miller, J. J., Cablk, M. E., Etyemezian, V. R., Shillito, R. M., Shafer, D. S. (2013). Monitoring Soil Erosion on a Burned Site in the Mojave-Great Basin Transition Zone; Final Report for the Jacob Fire Site
Miller, J. J., Etyemezian, V. R., Shillito, R. M., Cablk, M. E., Fenstermaker, L.F., Shafer, D. S. (2013). Monitoring Soil Erosion of a Burn Site in the Central Basin and Range Ecoregion: Final Report on Measurements at the Gleason Fire Site, Nevada, Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, Report No. DOE/NV/0000939-14; Report No. DRI Publication No. 45254.

2012

Engelbrecht, J. P., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Kuhns, H. D., Baker, S. E., Zhu, D., Nikolich, G., Kohl, S. D. (2012). Controls on mineral dust emissions at four arid locations in the western USA, Aeolian Res., 6, 41-54
Kavouras, I. G., Nikolich, G., Etyemezian, V. R., DuBois, D. W., King, J., Shafer, D. S. (2012). In situ observations of soil minerals and organic matter in the early phases of prescribed fires, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmospheres, 117, (D12313), Online, doi: 10.1029/2011JD017420
Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Wang, X., Kohl, S. D., Chen, L.-W.A., Etyemezian, V. R. (2012). Overview of real-world emission characterization methods, In Alberta Oil Sands: Energy, Industry, and the Environment, 145-170
Zhu, D., Kuhns, H. D., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Brown, S., Gertler, A. W. (2012). Analysis of the effectiveness of control measures to mitigate road dust emissions in a regional network, Transport. Res. Part D: Transport and Environ., 17, (4), 332-340

2011

Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Kuhns, H. D., Engelbrecht, J. P., Moosmüller, H., Zhu, D., Nikolich, G., Shaw, W., Berg, L., Pekour, M., Clapton, S., Chapman, E. (2011). Characterizing and Quantifying Emissions and Transport of Fugitive Dust Emissions Due to Department of Defense Activities [poster presentation], Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium and Workshop: Washington, DC, November 29, 2011-December 1, 2011
Zhu, D., Kuhns, H. D., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Gertler, A. W., Brown, S. J. (2011). Inferring deposition velocities from changes in aerosol size distributions downwind of a roadway, Atmos Environ, 45, 957-966, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.11.004

2010

Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Kuhns, H. D., McAlpine, J. D., King, J., Uppapalli, S., Nikolich, G., Engelbrecht, J. P. (2010). Dust Emissions Created by Low-Level Rotary-Winged Aircraft Flight over Desert Surfaces, Atmospheric Environment, 44, (8), 1043-1053
Kuhns, H. D., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., King, J., Zhu, D., Uppapalli, S., Engelbrecht, J. P., Kohl, S. D. (2010). Effect of Soil Type and Momentum on Unpaved Road Particulate Matter Emissions from Wheeled and Tracked Vehicles, Aerosol Science and Technology, 44, 193-202
Zhu, D., Kuhns, H. D., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Gertler, A. W., Brown, S. J. (2010). Inferring deposition velocities from changes in aerosol size distributions downwind of a roadway, Atmos. Environ., 45, (4), 957-966, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.11.004

2009

Kavouras, I. G., DuBois, D. W., Etyemezian, V. R. (2009). A geospatial screening tool to identify the sources of windblown dust, Environ Modell Softw, 24, 1003-1011
Kavouras, I. G., Etyemezian, V. R., DuBois, D. W., Xu, J., Pitchford, M. L. (2009). Source reconciliation of atmospheric dust causing visibility impairment in Class I areas of the western United States, J. Geophys. Res. - Atmospheres, 114, (D2), doi: 10.1029/2008JD009923
Kavouras, I. G., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Gillies, J. A., Sweeney, M., Young, M. H., Shafer, D. S. (2009). A New Technique for Characterizing the Efficacy of Fugitive Dust Suppressants, J. Air Waste Mgmt. Assoc, 59, 603-612
Kavouras, I. G., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Young, M., Gillies, J. A., Shafer, D. S. (2009). A new technique for characterizing the efficacy of fugitive dust suppressants, J Air and Waste Manage Assoc, 59, (5), 603-612, doi: 10.3155/1047-3289.595.603
Shafer, D. S., Miller, J. J., DuBois, D. W., Etyemezian, V. R., Kavouras, I. G., Nikolich, G., Zitzer, S. F. (2009). Measuring potential fluvial and aeolian erosion from a rangeland fire in the Mojave-Great Basin transition zone, Annual Meeting: Portland, OR
Zhu, D., Kuhns, H. D., Brown, S. J., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Gertler, A. W. (2009). Fugitive dust emissions from paved road travel in the Lake Tahoe basin, J Air & Waste Manage Assoc, 59, 1219-1229, DOI:10.3155/1047-3289.59.10.1219

2008

Macpherson, T., Nickling, W. G., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R. (2008). Dust emissions from undisturbed and disturbed supply limited desert surfaces, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surface, 113, (F02S04), doi: 10.1029/2007JF000800
Sweeney, M., Etyemezian, V. R., Macpherson, T., Nickling, W. G., Gillies, J. A., Nikolich, G., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Comparison of PI-SWERL with dust emission measurements from a straight-line field wind tunnel, J. Geophys. Res., 113, (F01012), doi: 10.1029/2007JF000830
Teng, H., Kwigizile, V., Karakouzian, M., James, D. E., Etyemezian, V. R. (2008). Investigation of the AP-42 Sampling Method, J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 58, 1422-1433

2007

Etyemezian, V. R., Kuhns, H. D., Pitchford, M. L., Ahonen, S., Nikolich, G. (2007). Wind shear inducing soil stability measuring device, U.S. Patent Office, January 2, 2007, No. 7,155,966 B1
Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Ahonen, S. M., Pitchford, M. L., Sweeney, R., Purcell, J., Gillies, J. A., Kuhns, H. D. (2007). The Portable In Situ Wind Erosion Laboratory (PI-SWERL): A new method to measure PM10 windblown dust properties and potential for emissions, Atmos. Environ., 41, (18), 3789-3796, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.01.018
Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Kuhns, H. D., Engelbrecht, J. P., Uppapalli, S., Nikolich, G. (2007). Dust emissions caused by backblast from Department of Defense artillery testing, J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 57, 551-560, doi: 10.3155/1047-3289.57.5.551
Gillies, J. A., Kuhns, H. D., Engelbrecht, J. P., Uppapalli, S., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G. (2007). Particulate Emissions from U.S. Department of Defense Artillery Backblast Testing, J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 57, (5), 551-560
Kavouras, I. G., Etyemezian, V. R., Xu, J., DuBois, D. W., Green, M. C., Pitchford, M. L. (2007). Assessment of the local windblown component of dust in the western United States, J. Geophys. Res, 112, (D08211), doi: 10.1029/2006JD007832
Shafer, D. S., DuBois, D. W., Etyemezian, V. R., Kavouras, I. G., Miller, J. J., Nikolich, G., Stone, M. C. (2007). Fire as a Long-Term Stewardship Issue for Soils Contaminated with Radionuclides in the Western U.S.
Watson, J. G., Barber, P. W., Chang, M., Chow, J. C., Etyemezian, V. R., Green, M. C., Keislar, R., Kuhns, H. D., Mazzoleni, C., Moosmüller, H., Nicolic, D., Whitaker, C. E. (2007). Southern Nevada Air Quality Study - Final Report, Desert Research Institute
Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., Meadows, D. G., Shafer, D. S., Zitzer, S. F., Miller, J. J., McDonald, E. V., Gorehma, J. O., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G. (2007). Technical Report: Evaluation of Topical Application of Encapco Emulsion on Desert Soils

2006

Etyemezian, V. R., Kuhns, H. D., Nikolich, G. (2006). Precision and Repeatability of the TRAKER Vehicle-Based Paved Road Dust Emission Measurement, Atmos Environ, 40, 2953-2958
Etyemezian, V. R., Tesfaye, M., Yimer, A., Ali, M., Chow, J. C., Mesfin, D., Nega, T., Nikolich, G., Watson, J. G., Wondmagegn, M. (2006). Results from a pilot-scale air quality study in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (vol 39, pg 7849, 2005), Atmos.Environ., 40, 7455-7455
Gertler, A. W., Kuhns, H. D., Abu-Allaban, M., Damm, C. J., Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Clayton, R., Proffitt, D. (2006). A case study of the impact of winter road sand/salt and street sweeping on road dust re-entrainment, Atmos Environ, 40, (31), 5976-5985
Kavouras, I. G., Xu, J., Etyemezian, V. R., DuBois, D. W., Green, M. C., Pitchford, M. L. (2006). Contributions of dust and smoke on aerosol extinction coefficient, Eos Trans AGU, 87, (52)
Moosmüller, H., Varma, R., Arnott, W. P., Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Gillies, J. A. (2006). Scattering cross section emission factors for visibility and radiative transfer applications: Military vehicles traveling on unpaved roads, J Air & Waste Manage Assoc, 55, 1743-1750
Shafer, D. S., Etyemezian, V. R., Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., Nikolich, G., Meadows, D. G., Karr, L. A., Salmon, J., Jones, W., Morrill, V. D. (2006). Evaluation of organic-based emulsions for stabilization of dryland soils in the southwestern United States
Xu, J., DuBois, D. W., Pitchford, M. L., Green, M. C., Etyemezian, V. R. (2006). Attribution of Sulfate Aerosols in Federal Class 1 Areas of the Western United States Based on Trajectory Regression Analysis, Atmos Environ, 40, 3433-3447
Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., Meadows, D. G., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Shafer, D. S., McDonald, E. V., Miller, J. J., Goreham, J. (2006). Hydrologic and Air Quality Impacts of a Soil-Applied, Organic Emulsion
Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., Meadows, D. G., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Shafer, D. S., McDonald, E. V., Miller, J. J., Goreham, J. (2006). Field and Laboratory Evaluation of a Soil-Applied, Organic Emulsion

2005

Etyemezian, V. R., Tesfaye, M., Yimer, A., Chow, J. C., Mesfin, D., Nega, T., Nikolich, G., Watson, J. G., Wondmagegn, M. (2005). Results from a pilot-scale air quality study in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Atmos.Environ., 39, 7849-7860
Gillies, J. A., Etyemezian, V. R., Kuhns, H. D., Nikolich, G., Gillette, D. (2005). Effect of vehicle characteristics on unpaved road dust emissions, Atmos Environ, 39, 2341-2347
Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Gillies, J. A., Ahonen, S., Durham, C., Nikolic, D. (2005). Spatial Variability of Unpaved Road Dust Emissions Factors near El Paso, Texas, J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 55, (1), 3-12
Kuhns, H. D., Mazzoleni, C., Chang, M., Chow, J. C., Parthasarathy, G., Etyemezian, V. R., Moosmüller, H., Barber, P. W., Nussbaum, N., Nathagoundenpalayam, S., Kohl, S. D., Nikolic, D., Watson, J. G. (2005). Meridian school bus biodiesel evaluation study, Desert Research Institute
Moosmüller, H., Varma, R., Arnott, W. P., Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Gillies, J. A. (2005). Scattering cross section emission factors for visibility and radiative transfer applications: Military vehicles traveling on unpaved roads, J Air & Waste Manage Assoc, 55, 1743-1750

2004

Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Lowenthal, D. H., Crow, D., Kohl, S. D., Engelbrecht, J. P., Green, M. C. (2004). Source Profiles for Industrial, Mobile, and Area Sources in the Big Bend Regional Aerosol Visibility and Observational (BRAVO) Study, Chemosphere, 54, (2), 185-208
Etyemezian, V. R., Gillies, J. A., Kuhns, H. D., Gillette, D., Ahonen, S., Nikolic, D., Veranth, J. (2004). Deposition and Removal of Fugitive Dust in the Arid Southwestern United States: Measurements and Model Results, J Air and Waste Manage Assoc, 54, (9), 1099-1111
Green, M. C., Chang, M., Chow, J. C., Kuhns, H. D., Chen, L.-W.A., Nussbaum, N., Nikolic, D., Arnott, W. P., Kumar, S., Etyemezian, V. R. (2004). Las Vegas carbon source apportionment study, final report, Desert Research Institute: Reno, NV
Kuhns, H. D., Chang, M., Chow, J. C., Etyemezian, V. R., Chen, L.-W.A., Nussbaum, N., Nathagoundenpalayam, S., Trimble, D. L., Kohl, S. D., MacLaren, M., Abu-Allaban, M., Gillies, J. A., Gertler, A. W. (2004). DRI Lake Tahoe Source Characterization Study, Desert Research Institute: Reno, NV
Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Gillies, J. A., Ahonen, S., Durham, C., Nikolic, D. (2004). Spatial Variability of Unpaved Road Dust Emissions Factors near El Paso, Texas, J. Air and Waste Manage. Assoc., 55, 3-12
Kuhns, H. D., Mazzoleni, C., Moosmüller, H., Nicolic, D., Keislar, R. E., Barber, P. W., Li, Z., Etyemezian, V. R., Watson, J. G. (2004). Remote sensing of PM, NO, CO, and HC Emission Factors for On-Road Gasoline and Diesel Engine Vehicles in Las Vegas, NV, Sci. Total Environ., 322, (1-3), 123-137
Veranth, J. M., Perry, K., Pardyjak, E., Labban, R., Yin, F., Veranth, M., Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Etyemezian, V. R., Kohl, S. D., Engelbrecht, J. P. (2004). Characterization of PM2.5 Dust Emissions from Training/Testing Range Operations-CP1190, Annual Report - December 2004. Prepared for DoD/DoE/EPA Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Arlington, VA, by University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

2003

Etyemezian, V. R., Kuhns, H. D., Gillies, J. A., Chow, J. C., Green, M. C., Hendrickson, K., McGown, M., Pitchford, M. L. (2003). Vehicle based road dust emissions measurement (III): Effect of speed, traffic volume, location, and season on PM10 road dust emissions, Atmos. Environ., 37, 4583-4593
Etyemezian, V. R., Kuhns, H. D., Gillies, J. A., Green, M. C., Pitchford, M. L., Watson, J. G. (2003). Vehicle-Based Road Dust Emissions Measurement (I): Methods and Calibration, Atmos. Environ., 37, 4559-4571
Kuhns, H. D., Bohdan, V., Chow, J. C., Etyemezian, V. R., Green, M. C., Herlocker, D., Kohl, S. D., McGown, M., Ramsdell, J., Stockwell, W. R., Toole, M., Watson, J. G. (2003). The Treasure Valley secondary aerosol study I: measurements and equilibrium modeling of inorganic secondary aerosols and precursors for southwestern Idaho, Atmos. Environ., 37, 511-524
Stockwell, W. R., Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Green, M. C., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G. (2003). The Treasure Valley secondary aerosol study II: modeling of the formation of inorganic secondary aerosols and precursors for southwestern Idaho, Atmos. Environ., 37, (4), 525-534
Tang, W., Davidson, C. I., Finger, S., Etyemezian, V. R., Striegel, M. F., Sherwood, S. I. (2003). Changes in Soiling over Time on the Cathedral of Learning, Ed. Brimblecombe, P., In The Effects of Air Pollution on the Built Environment, Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co Inc.

2002

Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Crow, D., Kohl, S. D., Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Engelbrecht, J. P. (2002). Source Profiles for the Big Bend Regional Aerosol Visibility and Observational (BRAVO) Source Characterization Study, Draft Report
Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Crow, D., Kohl, S. D., Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Engelbrecht, J. P. (2002). Source Apportionment for the Big Bend Regional Aerosol Visibility and Observational (BRAVO) Source Characterization Study, Prepared for the Cooperative Institute for Atmospheric Sciences and Terrestrial Applications (CIASTA) Program c/o NOAA, Las Vegas, NV, by Desert Research Institute, February, 2002
Etyemezian, V. R., Kuhns, H. D., Gillies, J. A., Green, M. C., Chow, J. C., Kohl, S. D., Watson, J. G. (2002). Treasure Valley road dust study, Final report
Green, M. C., Chow, J. C., Hecobian, A., Etyemezian, V. R., Kuhns, H. D., Watson, J. G. (2002). Las Vegas Valley visibility and PM 2.5 study - final report
Kuhns, H. D., Bohdan, V., Chow, C., Etyemezian, V. R., Green, M. C., Herlocker, D., Kohl, S. D., McGown, M., Ramsdell, J., Stockwell, W. R., Toole, M., Watson, J. G. (2002). The Treasure Valley Secondary Aerosol Study I: Measurements and Equilibrium Modeling of Inorganic Secondary Aerosols and Precursors in Southwestern Idaho, Atmos. Environ., 37, (4), 511-524
Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Green, M. C., Hendrickson, K., McGown, M., Barton, K., Pitchford, M. L. (2002). Vehicle-based road dust emissions measurement (II): Effects of precipitation, wintertime road sanding, and street sweepers on PM10 fugitive dust emissions from paved and unpaved roads, Atmos. Environ.
Veranth, J., Seshadri, G., Satya, S., Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Etyemezian, V. R., Engelbrecht, J. P., Kohl, S. D. (2002). Characterization of PM2.5 Dust Emissions from Training/Testing Range Operations - Project CP1190. Annual Report - December 2001, Prepared for DoD/DoE/EPA Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Arlington, VA, by University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, and Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, February 2002
Veranth, J., Pardyjak, E., Seshadri, G., Labban, R., Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Etyemezian, V. R., Kohl, S. D. (2002). Characterization of PM 2.5 dust emissions from training/testing range operations, Annual report

2001

Dai, W., Davidson, C. I., Etyemezian, V. R., Zufall, M. (2001). Wind tunnel studies of particle transport and deposition in turbulent boundary flows, Aerosol Sci. Technol, 35, 887-898
Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Landwehr, D., Macdougall, C. S., Pitchford, M. L., Green, M. C. (2001). Testing Re-entrained Aerosol Kinetic Emissions from Roads (TRAKER): A new approach to infer silt loading on roadways, Atmos. Environ., 35, 2815-2825

2000

Davidson, C. I., Tang, W., Finger, S., Etyemezian, V. R., Striegel, M. F., Sherwood, S. I. (2000). Soiling patterns on a tall limestone building: Changes over 60 years, Environ. Sci. Technol., 34, (4), 560-565
Etyemezian, V. R., Davidson, C. I., Zufall, M., Dai, W., Finger, S., Striegel, M. F. (2000). Impingement of rain drops on a tall building, Atmos. Environ., 34, (15), 2399-2412
Kuhns, H. D., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Crow, D., Green, M. C., Etyemezian, V. R., Stockwell, W. R. (2000). Secondary aerosol formation in the Treasure Valley: Study design and monitoring plan, Desert Research Institute: Las Vegas, NV
Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Stockwell, W. R., Kohl, S. D., Green, M., Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C. (2000). Treasure Valley secondary aerosol study - final report, Desert Research Institute: Las Vegas, NV
Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Kohl, S. D., Kuhns, H. D., Robinson, N. F., Frazier, C., Etyemezian, V. R. (2000). Annual report for the Robbins Particulate Study - October 1997 through September 1998, Desert Research Institute: Reno, NV
Wells, R., Kuhns, H. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Van Woy, J. (2000). Adapting HAP emission compliance tests for source apportionment: Example for a waste-to-energy plant, 1-13, Air & Waste Management Association: Pittsburgh, PA

1998

Etyemezian, V. R., Davidson, C. I., Finger, S., Striegel, M. F., Barabas, N., Chow, J. C. (1998). Vertical gradients of pollutant concentrations and deposition fluxes on a tall limestone building, JAIC, 37, (2), 187-210

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