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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., Baeza-Romero, M.T., Ball, S.M., Borras, E., Daniels, M., Goodall, I., Henry, S.B., Karl, T., Keutsch, F., Kim, S., Mak, J., Monks, P., Munoz, A., Orlando, J., Peppe, S., Rickard, A., Rodenas, M., Sanchez, P., Seco, R., Su, L., Tyndall, G., Vasquez, M., Vera, T., Waxman, E., and Volkamer, R.  Instrument intercomparison of glyoxal, methyl glyoxal and NO2 under simulated atmospheric conditions. Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss. 7, 8581-8642, doi:10.5194/amtd-7-8581-2014 (2014).

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).

Coburn, S., Ortega, I., Thalman, R., Blomquist, B., Fairall, C. W., and Volkamer, R.  Measurements of diurnal variations and Eddy Covariance (EC) fluxes of glyoxal in the tropical marine boundary layer: description of the Fast LED-CE-DOAS instrument, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss. 7, 6245-6285, doi:10.5194/amtd-7-6245-2014 (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).

Thalman, R. and Volkamer, R.  Temperature dependent absorption cross-sections of O2-O2 collision pairs from 340-630 nm., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15 (37), 15371 - 15381. (2013).

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., and 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).