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Mikhail Pekour

Atmospheric Measurement & Data Sciences
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-30
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Rai RK, LK Berg, B Kosovic, JD Mirocha, MS Pekour, and WJ Shaw. 2017. "Comparison of Measured and Numerically Simulated Turbulence Statistics in a Convective Boundary Layer over Complex Terrain." Boundary-Layer Meteorology 163(1):69-89.  doi:10.1007/s10546-016-0217-y
  • Rai RK, LK Berg, MS Pekour, WJ Shaw, B Kosovic, JD Mirocha, and BL Ennis. 2017. "Spatiotemporal variability of turbulence kinetic energy budgets in the convective boundary layer over both simple and complex terrain." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 56(12):3285-3302.  doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0124.1
  • Kassianov EI, MS Pekour, CJ Flynn, LK Berg, J Beranek, A Zelenyuk, C Zhao, LYR Leung, PL Ma, LD Riihimaki, JD Fast, JC Barnard, AG Hallar, I McCubbin, EW Eloranta, A McComiskey, and PJ Rasch. 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." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 74(5):1431-1443.  doi:10.1175/JAS-D-16-0256.1
  • Martin ST, P Artaxo, L Machado, A Manzi, R Augusto Ferreira de Souza, C Schumacher, J Wang, T Biscaro, J Brito, A Calheiros, K Jardine, A Medeiros, B Portela, SS de Sa, K Adachi, AC Aiken, R Albrecht, ML Alexander, MO Andreae, H Barbosa, PR Buseck, D Chand, JM Comstock, DA Day, MK Dubey, J Fan, JD Fast, G Fisch , E Fortner, S Giangrande, MK Gilles, AH Goldstein, AB Guenther, JM Hubbe, MP Jensen, JL Jimenez, FN Keutsch, SW Kim, C Kuang, A Laskin, K McKinney, F Mei, M Miller, R Nascimento, T Pauliquevis, MS Pekour, J Peres, T Petaja, C Pohlker, U Poschl, LV Rizzo, B Schmid, JE Shilling, MAF Silva Dias, JN Smith, JM Tomlinson, J Tota, and M Wendisch. 2017. "The Green Ocean Amazon Experiement (GoAmazon2014/5) Observes Pollution Affecting Gases, Aerosols, Clouds and Rainfall over the Rain Forest." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 98(5):981-980.  doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00221.1


  • Berg LK, JD Fast, JC Barnard, S Burton, B Cairns, D Chand, JM Comstock, S Dunagan, RA Ferrare, CJ Flynn, J Hair, CA Hostetler, JM Hubbe, A Jefferson, R Johnson, EI Kassianov, CD Kluzek, P Kollias, K Lamer, K Lantz, F Mei, MA Miller, J Michalsky, I Ortega, MS Pekour, R Rogers, P Russell, J Redemann, A Sedlacek, M Segal Rozenhaimer, B Schmid, JE Shilling, Y Shinozuka, SR Springston, JM Tomlinson, M Tyrrell, J Wilson, RM Volkamer, A Zelenyuk, and CM Berkowitz. 2016. "The Two-Column Aerosol Project: Phase I - Overview and Impact of Elevated Aerosol Layers on Aerosol Optical Depth." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 121(1):336-361.  doi:10.1002/2015JD023848
  • Cappa C, KR Kolesar, X Zhang, DB Atkinson, MS Pekour, RA Zaveri, A Zelenyuk, and Q Zhang. 2016. "Understanding the Optical Properties of Ambient Sub- and Supermicron Particulate Matter: Results from the CARES 2010 Field Study in Northern California." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16(10):6511-6535.  doi:10.5194/acp-16-6511-2016
  • Collier S, S Zhou, TB Onasch, D Jaffe, LI Kleinman, A Sedlacek, N Briggs, J Hee, E Fortner, JE Shilling, D Worsnop, RJ Yokelson, C Parworth, X Ge, J Xu, Z Butterfield, D Chand, MK Dubey, MS Pekour, SR Springston, and Q Zhang. 2016. "Regional Influence of Aerosol Emissions from Wildfires Driven by Combustion Efficiency: Insights from the BBOP Campaign ." Environmental Science & Technology 50(16):8613-8622.  doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b01617
  • Kulkarni GR, S China, S Liu, MI Nandasiri, N Sharma, JM Wilson, AC Aiken, D Chand, A Laskin, C Mazzoleni, MS Pekour, JE Shilling, V Shutthanandan, A Zelenyuk, and RA Zaveri. 2016. "Ice nucleation activity of diesel soot particles at Cirrus relevant conditions: Effects of hydration, secondary organics coating, hydration, soot morphology, and coagulation." Geophysical Research Letters 43(7):3580-3588.  doi:10.1002/2016GL068707


  • Lupascu A, RC Easter, Jr, RA Zaveri, MKB Shrivastava, MS Pekour, JM Tomlinson, Q Yang, H Matsui, A Hodzic, Q Zhang, and JD Fast. 2015. "Modeling particle nucleation and growth over northern California during the 2010 CARES campaign." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15(21):12283-12313.  doi:10.5194/acp-15-12283-2015
  • Atkinson DB, JG Radney, J Lum, KR Kolesar, DJ Cziczo, MS Pekour, Q Zhang, A Setyan, A Zelenyuk, and C Cappa. 2015. "Aerosol optical hygroscopicity measurements during the 2010 CARES Campaign." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15(8):4045-4061.  doi:10.5194/acp-15-4045-2015
  • China S, GR Kulkarni, B Scarnatio, N Sharma, MS Pekour, JE Shilling, JM Wilson, A Zelenyuk, D Chand, S Liu, A Aiken, MK Dubey, A Laskin, RA Zaveri, and C Mazzoleni. 2015. "Morphology Of Diesel Soot Residuals From Supercooled Water Droplets And Ice Crystals: Implications For Optical Properties." Environmental Research Letters 10:114010.  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/11/114010
  • Kassianov EI, LK Berg, MS Pekour, CJ Flynn, JM Tomlinson, D Chand, JE Shilling, M Ovchinnikov, JC Barnard, A Sedlacek, and B Schmid. 2015. "Airborne Aerosol In situ Measurements during TCAP: A Closure Study of Total Scattering ." Atmosphere 6(8):1069-1101.  doi:10.3390/atmos6081069


  • Fast JD, JD Allan, R Bahreini, JS Craven, L Emmons, RA Ferrare, PL Hayes, A Hodzic Roux, J Holloway, CA Hostetler, JL Jimenez, H Jonsson, S Liu, Y Liu, A Metcalf, AM Middlebrook, J Nowak, MS Pekour, A Perring, L Russell, A Sedlacek, JH Seinfeld, A Setyan, JE Shilling, MKB Shrivastava, S Springston, C Song, R Subramanian, JW Taylor, V Vinoj, Q Yang, RA Zaveri, and Q Zhang. 2014. "Modeling regional aerosol and aerosol precursor variability over California and its sensitivity to emissions and long-range transport during the 2010 CalNex and CARES campaigns." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14(18):1001310060.  doi:10.5194/acp-14-10013-2014
  • Glissmeyer JA, JE Flaherty, and MS Pekour. 2014. "Air Sample Conditioner Helps the Waste Treatment Plant Meet Emissions Standards." In WM Symposia (WM2014): 40 Years of Meeting Global Radioactive Waste Management Challenges, March 2-6, 2015, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 14646.  Waste Management Symposia, Tempe, AZ. 
  • Kassianov EI, JC Barnard, MS Pekour, LK Berg, JE Shilling, CJ Flynn, F Mei, and A Jefferson. 2014. "Simultaneous Retrieval of Effective Refractive Index and Density from Size Distribution and Light Scattering Data: Weakly-Absorbing Aerosol." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 7:3247-3261.  doi:10.5194/amt-7-3247-2014
  • Newsom RK, LK Berg, MS Pekour, JD Fast, Q Xu, P Zhang, Q Yang, WJ Shaw, and JE Flaherty. 2014. "Evaluation of Single-Doppler Radar Wind Retrievals in Flat and Complex Terrain." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 53(8):19201931.  doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0297.1
  • Schmid B, JM Tomlinson, JM Hubbe, JM Comstock, F Mei, D Chand, MS Pekour, CD Kluzek, E Andrews, S Biraud, and G McFarquhar. 2014. "The DOE ARM Aerial Facility." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 95(5):723-742.  doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00040.1


  • Friedman B, A Zelenyuk, J Beranek, GR Kulkarni, MS Pekour, AG Hallar, I McCubbin, JA Thornton, and DJ Cziczo. 2013. "Aerosol measurements at a high-elevation site: composition, size, and cloud condensation nuclei activity." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13(23):11839-11851.  doi:10.5194/acp-13-11839-2013
  • Kassianov EI, JC Barnard, MS Pekour, LK Berg, JD Fast, JJ Michalsky, K Lantz, and GB Hodges. 2013. "Temporal Variability of Aerosol Properties during TCAP: Impact on Radiative Forcing." In Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVIII; and Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XVI, September 23, 2013, Dresden, Germany. Proceedings of the SPIE, vol. 8890, ed. A Comeron, et. al., p. Paper No. 88900O.  SPIE Publishing, Bellingham, WA.  doi:10.1117/12.2029355
  • Kassianov EI, JC Barnard, MS Pekour, LK Berg, JJ Michalsky, K Lantz, and GB Hodges. 2013. "Do Diurnal Aerosol Changes Affect Daily Average Radiative Forcing?" Geophysical Research Letters 40(12):3265-3269.  doi:10.1002/grl.50567
  • Yang Q, LK Berg, MS Pekour, JD Fast, RK Newsom, M Stoelinga, and C Finley. 2013. "Evaluation of WRF predicted near hub-height winds and ramp events over a Pacific Northwest site with complex terrain." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 52(8): 17531763.  doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0267.1


  • Pekour MS, B Schmid, D Chand, JM Hubbe, CD Kluzek, DA Nelson, JM Tomlinson, and DJ Cziczo. 2012. "Development of a new airborne humidigraph system." Aerosol Science and Technology 47(2):201-207.  doi:10.1080/02786826.2012.741274
  • Berg LK, MS Pekour, and DA Nelson. 2012. Description of the Columbia Basin Wind Energy Study (CBWES)PNNL-22036, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Fast JD, WI Gustafson, Jr, LK Berg, WJ Shaw, MS Pekour, MKB Shrivastava, JC Barnard, R Ferrare, CA Hostetler, J Hair, MH Erickson, T Jobson, B Flowers, MK Dubey, PhD, SR Springston, BR Pirce, L Dolislager, JR Pederson, and RA Zaveri. 2012. "Transport and Mixing Patterns over Central California during the Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study (CARES)." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12(4):1759-1783.  doi:10.5194/acp-12-1759-2012
  • Kassianov EI, MS Pekour, and JC Barnard. 2012. "Aerosols in Central California: Unexpectedly Large Contribution of Coarse Mode to Aerosol Radiative Forcing ." Geophysical Research Letters 39:L20806.  doi:10.1029/2012GL053469
  • Zaveri RA, WJ Shaw, DJ Cziczo, B Schmid, R Ferrare, ML Alexander, M Alexandrov, RJ Alvarez, WP Arnott, D Atkinson, S Baidar, RM Banta, JC Barnard, J Beranek, LK Berg, FJ Brechtel, WA Brewer, JF Cahill, B Cairns, CD Cappa, D Chand, S China, JM Comstock, MK Dubey, RC Easter, Jr, MH Erickson, JD Fast, C Floerchinger, BA Flowers, E Fortner, JS Gaffney, MK Gilles, K Gorkowski, WI Gustafson, Jr, MS Gyawali, J Hair, M Hardesty, JW Harworth, SC Herndon, N Hiranuma, CA Hostetler, JM Hubbe, JT Jayne, H Jeong, BT Jobson, EI Kassianov, LI Kleinman, CD Kluzek, B Knighton, KR Kolesar, C Kuang, A Kubatova, AO Langford, A Laskin, NS Laulainen, RD Marchbanks, C Mazzoleni, F Mei, RC Moffet, DA Nelson, M Obland, H Oetjen, TB Onasch, I Ortega, M Ottaviani, MS Pekour, KA Prather, JG Radney, R Rogers, SP Sandberg, A Sedlacek, C Senff, G Senum, A Setyan, JE Shilling, MKB Shrivastava, C Song, SR Springston, R Subramanian, K Suski, JM Tomlinson, RM Volkamer, HA Wallace, J Wang, AM Weickmann, DR Worsnop, XY Yu, A Zelenyuk, and Q Zhang. 2012. "Overview of the 2010 Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES)." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12(16):7647-7687.  doi:10.5194/acp-12-7647-2012


  • Hiranuma N, M Kohn, MS Pekour, DA Nelson, JE Shilling, and DJ Cziczo. 2011. "Droplet activation, separation, and compositional analysis: Laboratory studies and atmospheric measurements ." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 4(1):691-713.  doi:10.5194/amtd-4-691-2011
  • Pekour MS, and DJ Cziczo. 2011. "Wake Capture, Particle Breakup, and Other Artifacts Associated with Counterflow Virtual Impaction ." Aerosol Science and Technology 45(6):748-754.  doi:10.1080/02786826.2011.558942
  • Chen M, Q Zhuang, D Cook, RL Coulter, MS Pekour, RL Scott, JW Munger, and K Bible. 2011. "Quantification of terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics in the conterminous United States combining a process-based biogeochemical model and MODIS and AmeriFlux data." Biogeosciences 8(9):2665-2688.  doi:10.5194/bg-8-2665-2011
  • Chen M, Q Zhuang, DR Cook, RL Coulter, MS Pekour, RL Scott, JW Munger, and K Bible. 2011. "Quantification of Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Dynamics in the Conterminous United States Combining a Process-Based Biogeochemical Model and MODIS and AmeriFlux data." Biogeosciences 8(9):2665-2688.  doi:10.5194/bg-8-2665-2011
  • Kassianov EI, JC Barnard, MS Pekour, CJ Flynn, R Ferrare, CA Hostetler, J Hair, and BT Jobson. 2011. "Remote Sensing of Aerosol Properties during CARES." In Proceedings of the SPIE: Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVI, September 21, 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, vol. 8177, ed. EI Kassianov, p. Paper No. 81770J.  SPIE, Bellingham, WA.  doi:10.1117/12.897407
  • Kulkarni GR, MS Pekour, A Afchine, DM Murphy, and DJ Cziczo. 2011. "Comparison of experimental and numerical studies of the performance characteristics of a pumped counterflow virtual impactor." Aerosol Science and Technology 45(3):382-392.  doi:10.1080/02786826.2010.539291


  • Bamberger JA, MS Greenwood, BD Lawler, SK Sundaram, EBK Baer, BK Hatchell, DF Hopkins, LJ Kirihara, MS Pekour, S Sande, XY Yu, and N Zuljevic. 2010. "EVALUATING CONCENTRATION PROFILES DURING UNSTEADY MIXING." In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009 (IMECE2009), November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, vol. 8, pp. 1-10.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY. 
  • Zaveri RA, CM Berkowitz, FJ Brechtel, MK Gilles, JM Hubbe, JT Jayne, LI Kleinman, A Laskin, S Madronich, TB Onasch, MS Pekour, SR Springston, JA Thornton, AV Tivanski, and DR Worsnop. 2010. "Nighttime chemical evolution of aerosol and trace gases in a power plant plume: Implications for secondary organic nitrate and organosulfate aerosol formation, NO3 radical chemistry, and N2O5 heterogeneous hydrolysis." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 115:Art. No. D12304.  doi:10.1029/2009JD013250


  • Chapman EG, JC Barnard, FC Rutz, MS Pekour, JP Rishel, and WJ Shaw. 2009. Dust Plume Modeling from Ranges and Maneuver Areas on Fort Bliss and the White Sands Missile Range: Final ReportPNNL-18387, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Chapman EG, WI Gustafson, Jr, RC Easter, Jr, JC Barnard, SJ Ghan, MS Pekour, and JD Fast. 2009. "Coupling Aerosol-Cloud-Radiative Processes in the WRF-Chem Model: Investigating the Radiative Impact of Elevated Point Sources." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 9(3):945-964. 
  • Fast JD, A Aiken, JD Allan, ML Alexander, T Campos, MR Canagaratna, EG Chapman, P DeCarlo, B de Foy, J Gaffney, JA de Gouw, JC Doran, L Emmons, A Hodzic, SC Herndon, LG Huey, JT Jayne, JL Jimenez, LI Kleinman, WC Kuster, NA Marley, LM Russell, C Ochoa, TB Onasch, MS Pekour, C Song, IM Ulbrich, C Warneke, D Welsh-Bon, C Wiedinmyer, DR Worsnop, XY Yu, and RA Zaveri. 2009. "Evaluating Simulated Primary Anthropogenic and Biomass Burning Organic Aerosols during MILAGRO: Implications for Assessing Treatments of Secondary Organic Aerosols." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 9(16):6191-6215. 
  • Meyer PA, JA Bamberger, CW Enderlin, JA Fort, BE Wells, SK Sundaram, PA Scott, MJ Minette, GL Smith, CA Burns, MS Greenwood, GP Morgen, EBK Baer, SF Snyder, M White, GF Piepel, BG Amidan, A Heredia-Langner, SA Bailey, JC Bower, KM Denslow, DE Eakin, MR Elmore, PA Gauglitz, AD Guzman, BK Hatchell, DF Hopkins, DE Hurley, MD Johnson, LJ Kirihara, BD Lawler, JS Loveland, OD Mullen, MS Pekour, TJ Peters, PJ Robinson, MS Russcher, S Sande, C Santoso, SV Shoemaker, SM Silva, DE Smith, YF Su, JJ Toth, JD Wiberg, XY Yu, and N Zuljevic. 2009. Pulse Jet Mixing Tests With Noncohesive SolidsPNNL-18098, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • de Foy B, JD Fast, SJ Paech, D Phillips, JT Walters, RL Coulter, TJ Martin, MS Pekour, WJ Shaw, PP Kastendeuch, NA Marley, A Retama, and LT Molina. 2008. "Basin-Scale Wind Transport during the MILAGRO Field Campaign and Comparison to Climatology Using Cluster Analysis." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 8(5):1209-1224. 


  • Pekour MS, and LK Berg. 2007. Description of the RDCDS Meteorological ComponentPNNL-17106, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Berg LK, and MS Pekour. 2007. RDCDS Meteorologoical Component Quick Installation GuidePNNL-17107, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Doran JC, JC Barnard, WP Arnott, R Cary, RL Coulter, JD Fast, EI Kassianov, LI Kleinman, NS Laulainen, TJ Martin, GL Paredes-Miranda, MS Pekour, WJ Shaw, DF Smith, SR Springston, and XY Yu. 2007. "The T1-T2 Study: Evolution of Aerosol Properties Downwind of Mexico City." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 7(6):1585-1598. 
  • Shaw WJ, MS Pekour, RL Coulter, TJ Martin, and J Walters. 2007. "The Daytime Mixed Layer Observed by Radiosonde, Profiler, and LIDAR during MILAGRO." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 7:15025-15065. 


  • Pekour MS, ML Wesely, DR Cook, and TJ Martin. 2006. "A Study of the Recursive Filter for Computing Scalar Eddy Covariances." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 136(3-4):101-107.  doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2004.12.011
  • Kallistratova MA, R Kouznetsov, MS Pekour, V Yushkov, and A Svertilov. 2006. "Comparison of Wind Fields in the ABL over Big City and Nearby Rural Site by Simultaneous Sodar Measurements." In International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary Layer Remote Sensing, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, July 17-20, 2006, ed. Stefan Emeis, pp. 106-108.  Institut fur Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, Karlsruhe, Germany. 

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