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Collett Research Group

Atmospheric Chemistry / Air Quality Program
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado USA

Yong Zhou
Ph.D. Earth and Environmental Science, University of New Hampshire, 2006
M.S. Environmental Engineering, Sichuan University, China, 1996
B.E. Environmental Engineering, Sichuan University, China, 1992

Research Scientist
zhouy (at) atmos.colostate.edu

Volatile Organic Carbon Measurements


My research is related to analytical techniques for studying volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere. I have been working on the development and application of analytical techniques to measure atmospheric volatile organic compounds, including non-methane hydrocarbons, halocarbons, alkyl nitrates, oxygenated volatile organic compounds, and reduced sulfur gases. My interest is using the measurements to characterize atmospheric chemical processes and air quality.

Publications (selection)

Swarthout, R. F., R. S. Russo, Y. Zhou, B. M. Miller, B. Mitchell, E. Horsman, E. Lipsky, D. C. McCabe, E. Baum, and B. C. Sive (2015), Impact of Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Development in Southwest Pennsylvania on Volatile Organic Compound Emissions and Regional Air Quality, Environ. Sci. Technol., 49(5), 3175-3184.

Swarthout, R. F., R. S. Russo, Y. Zhou, A. H. Hart, and B. C. Sive (2013), Volatile Organic Compound Distributions during the NACHTT Campaign at the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory: Influence of Urban and Natural Gas Sources, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50722.

Ambrose, J. L., Y. Zhou, K. Haase, H. R. Mayne, R. Talbot and B. C. Sive (2012), A Gas Chromatographic Instrument for Measurement of Hydrogen Cyanide in the Lower Atmosphere, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 1229-1240.

Zhou, Y., R. Varner, D. Shively, B. Pape, R. Russo and B. Sive (2010), Air Toxic Emissions from Snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park, Environ. Sci. Technol., 44, 222 - 228.

Russo R. S., Y. Zhou, M. L. White, H. Mao, R. Talbot, and B. C. Sive (2010). Multi-year (2004-2008) Record of Nonmethane Hydrocarbons and Halocarbons in New England: Seasonal Variations and Regional Sources. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 4909-4929.

White, M. L., Y. Zhou, R. S. Russo, H. Mao, R. Talbot, R. K. Varner and B. C. Sive (2010), Carbonyl Sulfide Exchange in a Temperate Loblolly Pine Forest Grown Under Ambient and Elevated CO2, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10 (2), 547 - 561.

Russo, R. S., Y. Zhou, K. B.Haase, O. W. Wingenter, E. K. Frinak, H. Mao, R. W. Talbot, and B. C. Sive (2009). Temporal Variability, Sources, and Sinks of C1-C5 Alkyl Nitrates in Coastal New England. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 1865-1883.

Zhou, Y., R. K. Varner, H. Mao, R. S. Russo, J. Ambrose, M. White, O. W. Wingenter, K. Haase, D. R. Blake, R. Talbot and B. C. Sive (2008), Bromoform and Dibromomethane Measurements in the Seacoast Region of New Hampshire, 2002-2004, J. Geophys. Res., 113, /D08212, doi:10.1029/2007JD009103.

Zhou, Y., R. K. Varner, R. S. Russo, O. W. Wingenter, K. B. Haase, R. Talbot and B. C. Sive (2005), Coastal Water Source of Short-lived Halocarbons in New England, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D21302, doi:10.1029/2004JD005603.

Sive, B. C., Y. Zhou, D. Troop, Y. Wang, W. C. Little, O. W. Wingenter, R. S. Russo, R. K., Varner, R. K., and R. Talbot (2005), Development of a Novel Cryogen-Free Concentration System for Measurements of Volatile Organic Compounds, Analytical Chemistry, 77, 21, 6989, 6998, 10.1021/ac0506231.

Last updated
November 16, 2016