Journal Articles


This is a list of published journal articles, chapters, reports, editorials, and commentaries (authored/co-authored/contributed) by UEinfo

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  • A primer on air quality of management (2008)
  • A primer on pollution source apportionment (2011)
  • A primer on composing wet waste (2011)
  • An illustrated note on air pollution monitoring (2018)
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Can we vacuum our air pollution problem using smog towers?
Journal article in Atmosphere (2020) Download
[Repository of commentary pieces on this topic]

Improving regional air quality predictions in the Indo-Gangetic Plain – Case study of an intensive pollution episode in November 2017
Journal article in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions (2020) Download

Ensemble averaging based assessment of spatiotemporal variations in ambient PM2.5 concentrations over Delhi, India, during 2010–2016
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2020) Download

Examination of monitoring approaches for ambient air pollution: A case study for India
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2019) Download

Indian annual ambient standard is achievable by completely mitigating emissions from household sector
Journal article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2019) Download
[Supplementary material for the article]
[Repository of methods and information on household emissions in India]
[Press releases @Hindustan-Times @The-Hindu @UC-Berkeley @Phys.Org]

Particulate matter source contributions for Raipur-Durg-Bhilai region of Chhattisgarh, India
Journal article in Aerosol and Air Quality Research (2019) Download
[Handout – overview of air quality management in Raipur]
[Repository of air quality information for this region]

Air quality, emissions, and source contributions analysis for the Greater Bengaluru region of India
Journal article in Atmospheric Pollution Research (2019) Download
[Repository of air quality information for this region is here]
[Handout – Overview of air quality management in Bengaluru]
[Infograph – Overview of air quality in Bengaluru – PDF]
[Infograph – Overview of meteorology in Bengaluru – PDF]
[Infograph – Overview of average monthly PM2.5 pollution across Bengaluru – PDF]
[Infograph – Overview of monthly source contributions to PM2.5 pollution in Bengaluru – PDF]
[Op-Ed in Citizen Matters on Bengaluru’s air quality monitoring needs (2018)]

Air Pollution knowledge Assessments (APnA) for 20 Indian cities
Journal article in Urban Climate (2019) Download (2nd most downloaded as of 31st May 2019)
[Repository for these cities and more]
[Poster of APnA city program]
[Supplementary Info – Summary of urban meteorology]
[Supplementary Info – Summary of emission and dispersion results]
[Supplementary Info – Summary of source contributions]
[Supplementary Info – India NAMP manual station data for 2011-2015]
[Supplementary Info – India model-satellite-data derived district level PM2.5 for 1998-2016]
[Supplementary Info – APnA city urban airsheds as KML files]
[Supplementary Info – No.of monitors required by state]
[Supplementary Info – No.of monitors required by district]

Applying benefit-cost analysis of air pollution control in the Indian power sector
Journal article in Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis (2019) Download
[Repository of information on coal-fired power plants in India]
[2020 best article award by Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis]

Monitoring particulate matter in India: Recent trends and future outlook
Journal article in Air Quality, Atmosphere, and Health (2019) Download
[An illustrated note on air monitoring]
[Op-Ed in the WIRE (2017) on India’s air quality monitoring needs]
[A map of required number of monitoring stations by state and by district in India]
[External link – India continuous monitoring network operated by CPCB]
[External link – India NAMP monitoring data by state and by station]
[External link – India Real time AQI by station]
[External link – An independent monitoring network in India by Urban Sciences]
[External link – Open air quality data access by OpenAQ.org]

Evaluation of particulate pollution and health impacts from planned expansion of coal-fired thermal power plants in India using WRF-CAMx modeling system
Journal article in Aerosols and Air Quality Research (2018) Download
[Repository of information on coal-fired power plants in India]

Quantifying the influence of agricultural fires in northwest India on urban air pollution in Delhi, India
Journal article in Environmental Research Letters (2018) Download

Costs and benefits of installing flue-gas desulfurization units at coal-fired power plants in India
Book Chapter in Disease Control Priorities, Ed. 03, Vol.07, Chapter 13 (2017) Download
[Repository of information on coal-fired power plants in India]

Health assessments of future PM2.5 exposures from indoor, outdoor, and secondhand tobacco smoke concentrations under alternative policy pathways in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Journal article in PLOS one (2017) Download

Anthropogenic fugitive, combustion, and industrial dust is a significant, underrepresented fine particulate matter source in global atmospheric models
Journal article in Environmental Research Letters (2017) Download

Estimates of health impacts and radiative forcing in winter haze in Eastern China through constraints of surface PM2.5 predictions
Journal article in Environmental Science and Technology (2017) Download

To combat air inequality, governments and researchers must open their data
Commentary article in the Clean Air Journal (2016) Download

India leads the way: A health centered strategy for air pollution
Editorial in Environmental Health Perspectives (2016) Download
[Steering committee report by MoHFW, on air pollution and health related issues in India]

Indian emissions of technology linked NMVOCs with chemical speciation: An evaluation of the SAPRC99 mechanism with WRF-CAMx simulations
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2016) Download

Exposure to particulate matter in India: A synthesis of findings and future directions
Journal article in Environmental Research (2016) Download

Survey of ambient air pollution risk assessment tools
Journal article in Risk Analysis (2016) Download

Analysis of size segregated winter season aerosol data from New Delhi, India
Journal article in Atmospheric Pollution Research (2016) Download

On-road PM2.5 pollution exposure in multiple transport microenvironments in Delhi
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2015) Download
[Press cover in the Indian Express]

Assessment of motor vehicle use in three Indian cities
Journal article in Transportation Research Part-D (2015) Download

Role of urban growth, technology, and judicial interventions on vehicle exhaust emissions in Delhi for 1991-2014 and 2014-2030 periods
Journal article in Environment Development (2015) Download

Evolution of on-road vehicle exhaust emissions in Delhi
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2015) Download
[Press cover in Scroll.in]
[Supplementary Material – Fleet average emission factors for 1990]
[Supplementary Material – Fleet average emission factors for 2000]
[Supplementary Material – Fleet average emission factors for 2030]
[Supplementary Material – Annual emissions, modal shares, and fuel shares for 1990 to 2030]

Health impacts and economic loss assessment of the 2013 severe haze event in Greater Beijing Area
Journal article in Science of the Total Environment (2015) Download

Regulating air pollution from the coal fired power plants in India
Commentary article in Economic and Political Weekly (2015) Download

Benchmarking vehicle and passenger travel characteristics in Delhi for on-road emissions analysis
Journal article in Travel Behaviour and Society (2015) Download
[Press cover in Times of India]
[Press cover in Scroll.in]

An investigation of potential regional and local source regions affecting PM2.5 concentrations in Delhi, India
Journal article in Journal of Air & Waste Management (2015) Download

Particulate and gaseous emissions in two coastal cities – Chennai and Visakhapatnam, India
Journal article in Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health (2015) Download

Nature of air pollution, emission sources, and management in the Indian cities
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2014) Download
[Cover story in India Today]

Atmospheric emissions and pollution from the coal-fired thermal power plants in India
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2014) Download
[Press release from Q&A in Rajya Sabha – Indian Parliament]
[Press release in New York Times]
[Supporting material from the study]

Re-fueling road transport for better air quality in India
Journal article in Energy Policy (2014) Download
[Study results are included in the Planning Commission’s National Transport Policy Committee report]
[Supporting material from the study]
[Press cover in Times of India]
[Press cover in Hindustan Times]

Health benefits of adapting cleaner brick manufacturing technologies in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Journal article in Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health (2014) Download

Source emissions and health impacts of urban air pollution in Hyderabad, India
Journal article in Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health (2014) Download

Receptor model based source apportionment of particulate pollution in Hyderabad, India
Journal article in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (2013) Download

Particulate Pollution in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Journal article in Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health (2013) Download

Bounding the role of black carbon in the climate system: A scientific assessment
Journal article in Journal of Geophysical Research (2013) Download

Health impacts of particulate pollution in a megacity – Delhi, India
Journal article in Environmental Development (2013) Download
[Award – best research paper in the Journal 2013]
[Press release in the Economist]

A GIS based emissions inventory at 1km x 1km spatial resolution for air pollution analysis in Delhi, India
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2013) Download

Particulate pollution from brick kiln clusters in the Greater Dhaka region, Bangladesh
Journal article in Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health (2013) Download

Application of SIM-air tools to assess air quality in Indian cities
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2012) Download
[Support material from the study]
[Press release in Indian Express, Pune]
[Press release in Times of India, Ahmedabad]
[Press release in Hindustan Times, Indore]
[Press release in DNA India, Rajkot]
[Press release in The Hindu, Chennai]

Air pollution in Delhi
Commentary article in Economic and Political Weekly (2012) Download
[Press release in the Economist]

Role of meteorology in seasonality of air pollution in megacity Delhi, India
Journal article in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (2012) Download

Contribution of vehicular activity to air pollution in Hyderabad, India: Measurements, Chemistry, and Analysis
Journal article in Indian Journal of Air Pollution Control, Vol.9, No.1 (2009) Download

Clearing the air in Delhi
Feature article in TWAS Newsletter, Vol.21, No.4 (2009) Download

Impacts of Asian megacity emissions on regional air quality during Spring 2001
Journal article in Journal of Geophysical Research (2005) Download

Quantifying health benefits of air pollution controls in Shanghai, China
Journal article in Journal of Environmental Management (2004) Download

Impacts of dust on regional tropospheric chemistry during the ACE-Asia experiment: A model study with observations
Journal article in Journal of Geophysical Research (2004) Download

Impact assessment of growing Asian megacity emissions
Chapter in Air Pollution Modeling and Its Applications XV (2004) Download

Programs to control air pollution and acid rain
Chapter in “Urbanization, Energy, and Air Pollution in Chinaby National Academies Press (2004) Download

Regional chemical weather forecasting system (CFORS): Model description and analysis of surface observations at Japanese island stations during the ACE-Asia experiment
Journal article in Journal of Geophysical Research (2003) Download

Evaluating regional emission estimates using the TRACE-P observations
Journal article in Journal of Geophysical Research (2003) Download

The contribution of megacities to regional sulfur pollution in Asia
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2003) Download

Urban air pollution and health in China
Journal article in Urban Studies (2002) Download

Transport of air pollution from Asia to North America
Chapter in Air Pollution Modeling and Its Applications XIV (2004) Download

Sulfur deposition in Asia: Seasonal behavior and contributions from various energy sectors
Journal article in Water, Air, and Soil Pollution (2001) Download

The episodic nature of air pollution transport from Asia to North America
Journal article in Journal of Geophysical Research (2000) Download

The growing contribution of sulfur emissions from ships in Asian waters 1998-95
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2000) Download

Some aspects on the sedimentation of aqueous suspension of Haematite: Determination of the constant rate of sedimentation
Journal article in Indian Chemical Engineer (1998/2003) Download