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Susannah Burrows

Earth Systems Analysis & Model
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352

Research Interests

  • Primary biological aerosol particles
  • Source estimation and attribution for global climate models
  • Aerosol-cloud interactions

Education and Credentials

  • Dr. rer. nat., Meteorology (summa cum laude), Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany (2011); Thesis Advisor: Dr. Mark Lawrence
  • Diplom, Meteorology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany (2008)
  • B.A., Physics (with high honors) and German Studies, Oberlin College (2005)

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society

Awards and Recognitions

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2006-2009)

PNNL Publications


  • McCoy D, SM Burrows, R Wood, DP Grosvenor, S Elliott, PL Ma, PJ Rasch, and DL Hartmann. 2015. "Natural Aerosols Explain Seasonal and Spatial Patterns of Southern Ocean Cloud Albedo." Science Advances 1(6):Art. No. e1500157.  doi:10.1126/sciadv.1500157


  • Burrows SM, O Ogunro, A Frossard, LM Russell, PJ Rasch, and S Elliott. 2014. "A Physically Based Framework for Modelling the Organic Fractionation of Sea Spray Aerosol from Bubble Film Langmuir Equilibria." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14(24):13601-13629.  doi:10.5194/acp-14-13601-2014
  • Elliott S, SM Burrows, C Deal, X Liu, M Long, O Ogunro, LM Russell, and O Wingenter. 2014. "Prospects for Simulating Macromolecular Surfactant Chemistry at the Ocean-Atmosphere Boundary." Environmental Research Letters 9(6):064012.  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/6/064012
  • Frossard A, L Russell, SM Burrows, S Elliott, TS Bates, and PK Quinn. 2014. "Sources and Composition of Submicron Organic Mass in Marine Aerosol Particles." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(22):12,977-13,003.  doi:10.1002/2014JD021913
  • Haga DI, SM Burrows, R Iannone, MJ Wheeler, R Mason, J Chen, EA Polishchuk, U Poschl, and AK Bertram. 2014. "Ice Nucleation of Fungal Spores from the Classes Agaricomycetes, Ustilaginomycetes, and Eurotiomycetes, and the effect on the Atmospheric Transport of these Spores." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14(16):8611-8630.  doi:10.5194/acp-14-8611-2014


  • Burrows SM, C Hoose, U Poschl, and M Lawrence. 2013. "Ice Nuclei in Marine Air: Biogenic Particles or Dust?" Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13(1):245-267.  doi:10.5194/acp-13-245-2013
  • Burrows SM, P Rayner, T Butler, and M Lawrence. 2013. "Estimating Bacteria Emissions from Inversion of Atmospheric Transport: Sensitivity to Modelled Particle Characteristics." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13(11):5473-5488.  doi:10.5194/acp-13-5473-2013

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