Selected Publications

(contact Dr. West if you have problems accessing any publications)

  • Fry, M. M., M. D. Schwarzkopf, Z. Adelman, and J. J. West (2014) Air quality and radiative forcing impacts of volatile organic compound emissions from ten world regions, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 14, 523-535, doi: 10.5194/acpd-14-523-2014. (link)
  • West, J. J., S. J. Smith, R. A. Silva, V. Naik, Y. Zhang, Z. Adelman, M. M. Fry, S. Anenberg, L. W. Horowitz, and J.-F. Lamarque (2013) Co-benefits of global greenhouse gas mitigation for future air quality and human health, Nature Climate Change, 3, 885-889, doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2009. (link) (News: UNC, Guardian, CBS, New Scientist , National Geographic , German Public Radio)
  • Rissman, J., S. Arunachalam, M. Woody, J. J. West, T. BenDor, and F. Binkowski (2013) A plume-in-grid approach to characterize air quality impacts of aircraft emissions at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 13, 9285-9302, doi: 10.5194/acp-13-9285-2013. (link)
  • Rissman, J., S. Arunachalam, T. BenDor, and J. J. West (in press) Equity and health impacts of aircraft emissions at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, Landscape and Urban Planning, 14 p., doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.07.010. (link)
  • Silva, R. A., J. J. West, Y. Zhang, S. C. Anenberg, J.-F. Lamarque, D. T. Shindell, D. Bergmann, T. K. Berntsen, P. Cameron-Smith, W. J. Collins, S. J. Ghan, B. Josse, T. Nagashima, V. Naik, D. Plummer, J. M. Rodriguez, S. Szopa, and G. Zeng (2013) Global premature mortality due to anthropogenic outdoor air pollution and the contribution of past climate change, Environmental Research Letters, 8, 034005, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/034005. (link) (News: UNC, CNN, LA Times, Guardian, NASA)
  • Fry, M. M., M. D. Schwarzkopf, Z. Adelman, V. Naik, W. J. Collins, and J. J. West (2013) Net radiative forcing and air quality responses to regional CO emission reductions, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 13, 5381-5399, doi:10.5194/acp-13-5381-2013. (link) (News: UNC)
  • Punger, E. M., and J. J. West (2013) The effect of grid resolution on estimates of the burden of ozone and fine particulate matter on premature mortality in the United States, Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, early online access, doi: 10.1007/s11869-013-0197-8. (link)
  • Collins, W. J., M. M. Fry, H. Yu, J. S. Fuglestvedt, D. T. Shindell, and J. J. West (2013) Global and regional temperature-change potentials for near-term climate forcers, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 13, 2471-2485, doi:10.5194/acp-13-2741-2013. (link)
  • Yu, H., M. Chin, J. J. West, C. S. Atherton, N. Bellouin, D. Bergmann, I. Bey, H. Bian, T. Diehl, G. Forberth, P. Hess, M. Schulz, D. Shindell, T. Takemura, and Q. Tan (2013) A multimodel assessment of the influence of regional anthropogenic emission reductions on aerosol direct radiative forcing and the role of intercontinental transport, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118: D018148, doi: 10.1029/2012JD018148. (link)
  • Fry, M. M., V. Naik, J. J. West, M. D. Schwarzkopf, A. M. Fiore, F. J. Dentener, D. T. Shindell, P. Hess, O. Wild, B. N. Duncan, S. Szopa, C. Atherton, D. Bergmann, M. Schultz, I. A. MacKenzie, E. Marmer, and G. Zeng (2012) The influence of ozone precursor emissions from four world regions on tropospheric composition and radiative climate forcing, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117: D07306, doi: 10.1029/2011JD017134. (link) (Supporting Information)
  • Anenberg, S. C., J. Schwartz, D. Shindell, M. Amann, G. Faluvegi, Z. Klimont, G. Janssens-Maenhout, L. Pozzoli, R. Van Dingenen, E. Vignati, L. Emberson, N. Z. Muller, J. J. West, M. Williams, V. Demkine, W. K. Hicks, J. Kuylenstierna, F. Raes, and V. Ramanathan (2012) Global air quality and health co-benefits of mitigating near-term climate change through methane and black carbon emission controls Environmental Health Perspectives, 120: 831-839, doi:10.1289/ehp/1104301. (link) (News: UNC)
  • West, J. J., A. M. Fiore, and L. W. Horowitz (2012) Managing ozone air quality by reducing methane emissions: abatement costs and mortality benefits in scenarios to 2030, Climatic Change, 114 (3-4): 441-461, doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0426-4. (link) (News: UNC)
  • Smith, S. J., J. J. West, and P. Kyle (2011) Economically consistent long-term scenarios for air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions, Climatic Change, 108: 619-627. (link)

  • Johnson, T. M., S. Guttikunda, G. J. Wells, P. Artaxo, T. C. Bond, A. G. Russell, J. G. Watson, and J. West (2011) Tools for Improving Air Quality Management: A Review of Top-down Source Apportionment Techniques and Their Application in Developing Countries, World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, Formal Report 339/11, The World Bank Group, Washington, DC. (link)
  • Anenberg S, S. C., K. Talgo, P. Dolwick, C. Jang, S. Arunachalam, and J. J. West (2011) Impacts of global, regional, and sectoral black carbon emission reductions on surface air quality and human mortality, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 11: 7253-7267, doi: 10.5194/acp-11-7253-2011.(link)

  • Woody, M. C., B. H. Baek, Z. Adelman, M. Omary, Y. F. Lam, J. J. West, and S. Arunachalam (2011) An assessment of aviation’s contribution to current and future fine particulate matter in the United States, Atmospheric Environment, 45: 3424-3433, doi: 101016/j.atmonsenv.2011.03.041.(pdf)

  • West, J. J., L. Emberson, E. Ainsworth, S. C. Anenberg, S. Arnold, M. Ashmore, R. Atkinson, N. Bellouin, A. Cohen, B. Collins, P. Delmelle, R. Doherty, N. Farah, J. Fuhrer, K. Hicks, T. Holloway, K. Kobayashi, J. Liu, D. Mauzerall, L. Mercado, G. Mills, M. Sanderson, D. Shindell, S. Sitch, D. Stevenson, J-P Tuovinen, R. van Dingenen, J. Wang, H. Yu, C. Zdanowicz (2010) Impacts on Health, Ecosystems, and Climate, Chapter 5 in Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution: Part A: Ozone and Particulate Matter, F. Dentener, T. Keating and H. Akimoto (Eds.), Air Pollution Studies No. 17, Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva. (link: look under "Assessment Reports/HTAP 2010")

  • Li, Y., J. MacDonald Gibson, P. Jat, G. Puggioni, M. Hasan, J. J. West, W. Vizuete, K. Sexton, and M. Serre (2010) Burden of disease attributed to anthropogenic air pollution in the United Arab Emirates: Estimates based on observed air quality data, Science of the Total Environment. (pdf)

  • Anenberg, S. C., L. W. Horowitz, D. Q. Tong, and J. J. West (2010) An estimate of the global burden of anthropogenic ozone and fine particulate matter on premature human mortality using atmospheric modeling, Environmental Health Perspectives, 118(9): 1189-1195. (pdf) (News: IGAC Newsletter)

  • West, J. J., V. Naik, L. W. Horowitz, and A. M. Fiore (2009) Effect of regional precursor emission controls on long-range ozone transport - Part 2: steady-state changes in ozone air quality and impacts on human mortality, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 9, 6095-6107. (pdf)

  • West, J. J., V. Naik, L. W. Horowitz, and A. M. Fiore (2009) Effect of regional precursor emission controls on long-range ozone transport - Part 1: short-term changes in ozone air quality, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics. 9, 6077-6093. (pdf)

  • Anenberg, S. C., J. J. West, A. M. Fiore, D. A. Jaffe, M. J. Prather, D. Bergmann, C. Cuvelier, F. J. Dentener, B. N. Duncan, M. Gauss, P. Hess, J. E. Jonson, A. Lupu, I. A. MacKenzie, E. Marmer, R. J. Park, M. Sanderson, M. Schultz, D. T. Shindell, S. Szopa, M. Garcia Vivanco, O. Wild, and G. Zeng (2009) Intercontinental impacts of ozone pollution on human mortality, Environmental Science & Technology, 43: 6482-6487. (pdf) (News: New Scientist, Orange County Register)

  • Sillman, S., and J. J. West (2009) Reactive nitrogen in Mexico City and its relation to ozone-precursor sensitivity: results from photochemical models, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics. 9, 3477-3489. (pdf)

  • Fiore, A. M., J. J. West, L. W. Horowitz, V. Naik, and M. D. Schwarzkopf (2008) Characterizing the tropospheric ozone response to methane emission controls and the benefits to climate and air quality, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113: D08307, doi: 10.1029/2007JD009162. (pdf)

  • Duncan, B. N., J. J. West, Y. Yoshida, A. M. Fiore, and J. Ziemke (2008) The influence of European pollution on the air quality in the Near East and northern Africa, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 8: 2267-2283. (pdf)

  • West, J. J., S. Szopa, and D. A. Hauglustaine (2007) Human mortality effects of future concentrations of tropospheric ozone, Comptes Rendus de l'Academe des Sciences - Geoscience, 339: 775-783, doi: 10.1016/j.crte.2007.08.005. (pdf)

  • West, J. J., A. M. Fiore, V. Naik, L. W. Horowitz, M. D. Schwarzkopf, and D. L. Mauzerall (2007) Ozone air quality and radiative forcing consequences of changes in ozone precursor emissions, Geophysical Research Letters, 34: L06806, doi: 10.1029/2006GL029173. (pdf) (News: NPR Morning Edition)

  • Stevens, G. A., B. de Foy, J. J. West, M. A. Zavala, and J. I. Levy (2007) Developing intake fraction estimates with limited data: comparison of methods in Mexico City, Atmospheric Environment, 41: 3672-3683, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.12.051. (pdf)

  • Fiore, A. M., L. W. Horowitz, E. J. Dlugokencky, and J. J. West (2006) Impact of meteorology and emissions on methane trends, 1990-2004, Geophysical Research Letters, 33: L12809, doi: 10.1029/2006GL026199. (pdf) (News: NOAA)

  • West, J. J., A. M. Fiore, L. W. Horowitz, and D. L. Mauzerall (2006) Global health benefits of mitigating ozone pollution with methane emission controls, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103(11): 3988-3993, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0600201103. (pdf) (News: NY Times, SciDev, Princeton, Wash Post, EC News, E & E News)

  • West, J. J., and A. M. Fiore (2005) Management of tropospheric ozone by reducing methane emissions, Environmental Science & Technology, 39(13): 4685-4691, doi:10.1021/es048629f. (pdf) (pdf - no library access) (News)

  • Bergin, M., J. J. West, T. J. Keating, and A. G. Russell (2005) Regional atmospheric pollution and transboundary air quality management, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 30:1-37, doi:10.1146/annurev.energy.30.050504.144138. (pdf)

  • Keating, T., J. West, and D. Jaffe (2005) Air quality impacts of intercontinental transport, EM (Environmental Management), Oct. 2005, 28-30.

  • San Martini, F., J. J. West, B. de Foy, L. T. Molina, M. J. Molina, G. Sosa, and G. J. McRae (2005) Modeling inorganic aerosols and their response to changes in precursor concentration in Mexico City, Journal Air & Waste Management Assoc., 55(6): 803-815. (pdf)

  • West, J. J., M. A. Zavala, L. T. Molina, M. J. Molina, F. San Martini, G. J. McRae, G. Sosa-Iglesias, and J. L. Arriaga-Colina (2004) Modeling ozone photochemistry and evaluation of hydrocarbon emissions in the Mexico City metropolitan area, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109: D19312, doi:10.1029/2004JD004614. (pdf)

  • West, J. J., P. Osnaya, I. Laguna, J. Martinez, and A. Fernandez (2004) Co-control of urban air pollutants and greenhouse gases in Mexico City, Environmental Science & Technology, 38: 3474-3481, doi: 10.1021/es034716. (pdf) (pdf - no library access)

  • Keating, T. J., J. J. West, and A. Farrell (2004) Prospects for international management of intercontinental air pollutant transport, in A. Stohl, Ed., Intercontinental Transport of Air Pollution, Springer, p. 295-320, doi: 10.1007/b94532. (pdf)

  • Arriaga-Colina, J. L., J. J. West, G. Sosa, S. S. Escalona, R. M. Orduñez, and A. D. M. Cervantes (2004) Measurements of VOCs in Mexico City (1992-2001) and evaluation of VOCs and CO in the emissions inventory, Atmospheric Environment, 38: 2523-2533, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.01.033. (pdf)

  • Molina, M. J., L. T. Molina, J. J. West, G. Sosa, C. Sheinbaum, F. San Martini, M. A. Zavala, and G. McRae (2002) Air pollution science in the MCMA: understanding source-receptor relationships through emissions inventories, measurements and modeling, in L. T. Molina and M. J. Molina (eds.) Air Quality in the Mexico Megacity, Kluwer, Boston, pp. 137-202.

  • West, J. J., H. Dowlatabadi, and M. J. Small (2001) Storms, investor decisions, and the economic impacts of sea level rise, Climatic Change, 48: 317-342. (pdf)

  • West, J. J., A. S. Ansari, and S. N. Pandis (1999) Marginal PM2.5: nonlinear aerosol mass response to sulfate reductions in the eastern US, Journal Air & Waste Management Assoc., 49(12): 1415-1424. (pdf)

  • West, J. J., and H. Dowlatabadi (1999) On assessing the economic impacts of sea level rise on developed coasts, in Climate, Change and Risk, T. E. Downing, A. J. Olsthoorn, and R. S. J. Tol (eds.), Routledge, London, pp. 205-220.

  • West, J. J., C. Pilinis, A. Nenes, and S. N. Pandis (1998) Marginal direct climate forcing by atmospheric aerosols, Atmospheric Environment, 32(14/15): 2531-2542. (pdf)

  • West, J. J., C. Hope, and S. N. Lane (1997) Climate change and energy policy: the impacts and implications of aerosols, Energy Policy, 25(11): 923-939. (pdf)