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Ryan Thalman

Research Associate



  • American Geophysical Union

Areas of Interest

  • Aerosol cloud interactions
  • Atmospheric Oxidation Chemistry
  • Gas phase and Aerosol instrumentation
  • Gas/Aerosol interactions


  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Aug. 2013-Present


Thalman, R., Zarzana, K.J., Tolbert, M.A., Volkamer, R.  Rayleigh scattering cross-section measurements of nitrogen, argon, oxygen and air.  J. of Quant. Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, (2014).

Knote, C., Hodzic, A., Jimenez, J. L., Volkamer, R., Orlando, J. J., Baidar, S., Brioude, J., Fast, J., Gentner, D. R., Goldstein, A. H., Hayes, P. L., Knighton, W. B., Oetjen, H., Setyan, A., Stark, H., Thalman, R., Tyndall, G., Washenfelder, R., Waxman, E., and Zhang, Q.  Simulation of semi-explicit mechanisms of SOA formation from glyoxal in aerosol in a 3-D model.  Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14, 6213-6239, doi:10.5194/acp-14-6213-2014 (2014).

Zhou, S., Gonzalez, L., Leithead, A., Finewax, Z., Thalman, R., Vlasenko, A., Vagle, S., Miller, L.A., Li, S.-M., Bureekul, S., Furutani, H., Uematsu, M., Volkamer, R., and Abbatt, J.  Formation of gas-phase carbonyls from heterogeneous oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids at the air–water interface and of the sea surface microlayer.  Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14, 1371-1384, doi:10.5194/acp-14-1371-2014 (2014).

Hayes, P., Ortega, A., Cubison, M., Froyd, K., Zhao, Y., Cliff, S., Hu, W.W., Toohey, D., Flynn, J., Lefer, B., Grossberg, N., Alvarez, S., Rappenglueck, B., Taylor, J., Allan J., Holloway, J.S., Gilman, J., Kuster, J., de Gouw, J., Massoli, P., Zhang, S., Liu, J., Weber, R., Corrigan, A., Russell, L., Isaacman, G., Worton, D., Kreisberg, N., Goldstein, A., Thalman, R., Waxman, E.M., Volkamer, R., Lin Y., Surratt, J., Kleindienst, T., Offenberg, J., Dusanter, S., Griffith, S., Stevens, P., Brioude, J., Angevine, W., Jimenez, J.L.  Organic aerosol composition and sources in Pasadena, California during the 2010 CalNex Campaign.  J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118, 9233-9257, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50530 (2013).

Thalman, R. and Volkamer, R.  Inherent calibration of a blue LED-CE-DOAS instrument to measure iodine oxide, glyoxal, methyl glyoxal, nitrogen dioxide, water vapour and aerosol extinction in open cavity mode.  Atmos. Meas. Tech. 3, 1797-1814, doi:10.5194/amt-3-1797-2010 (2010).