Eric S. Saltzman

Professor, Earth System Science
School of Physical Sciences

Professor (WOS), Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, 1985, Oceanography

Phone: (949) 824-3936
Fax: (949) 824-3874

University of California, Irvine
3325 Croul Hall
Mail Code: 3100
Irvine, CA 92697

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Atmospheric Chemistry, Biogeochemistry, Air/Sea Exchange
URLs Saltzman/Aydin Research Group
Department of Earth System Science
Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
Biologically produced gases in the surface ocean have a major impact on global atmospheric cycling of elements such as sulfur, nitrogen, and carbon. They can also influence the climate system by influencing greenhouse gas lifetimes, stratospheric ozone, and cloud properties. My research group develops analytical instruments, measures trace gases on islands, ships, and aircraft, and uses computer simulations to understand rates and pathways by which gases cycle through the atmosphere. We are also interested in the long term changes in atmospheric composition due to changes in climate and man's activities. These studies involve analyzing trace gases in ancient air trapped in polar ice cores in order to reconstruct atmospheric composition over thousands of years.
Publications Whalley, L. K., et al. (2010), The chemistry of OH and HO2 radicals in the boundary layer over the tropical Atlantic Ocean, Atmos Chem Phys, 10(4), 1555-1576.
  Montzka, S. A., L. Kuijpers, M. O. Battle, M. Aydin, K. R. Verhulst, E. S. Saltzman, and D. W. Fahey (2010), Recent increases in global HFC-23 emissions, Geophys Res Lett, 37. DOI 10.1029/2009gl041195
  Miller, S. D., C. Marandino, and E. S. Saltzman (2010), Ship-based measurement of air-sea CO2 exchange by eddy covariance, J Geophys Res-Atmos, 115. DOI 10.1029/2009jd012193
  Lee, J. D., et al. (2010), Reactive Halogens in the Marine Boundary Layer (RHaMBLe): the tropical North Atlantic experiments, Atmos Chem Phys, 10(3), 1031-1055.
  Aydin, M., S.A. Montzka, M.O. Battle, M.B. Williams, W.J. De Bruyn, J.H. Butler, K.R. Verhulst, C. Tatum, B.K. Gun, D.A. Plotkin, B.D. Hall, E.S. Saltzman. (2010), Post-coring entrapment of modern air in some shallow ice cores collected near the firn-ice transition: evidence from CFC-12 measurements in Antarctic firn air and ice cores, Atmos Chem Phys, 10(11), 5135-5144. DOI 10.5194/acp-10-5135-2010
  Yvon-Lewis, S. A., E. S. Saltzman, and S. A. Montzka (2009), Recent trends in atmospheric methyl bromide: analysis of post-Montreal Protocol variability, Atmos Chem Phys, 9(16), 5963-5974.
  Saltzman, E. S., W. J. De Bruyn, M. J. Lawler, C. A. Marandino, and C. A. McCormick (2009), A chemical ionization mass spectrometer for continuous underway shipboard analysis of dimethylsulfide in near-surface seawater, Ocean Sci, 5(4), 537-546.
  Saltzman, E. S., M. Aydin, M. B. Williams, K. R. Verhulst, and B. Gun (2009), Methyl chloride in a deep ice core from Siple Dome, Antarctica, Geophys Res Lett, 36. DOI 10.1029/2008gl036266
  Saltzman, E. S. (2009), Surface ocean-lower atmosphere processes, in Geophysical monograph, edited by C. Le Quéré and E. S. Saltzman, pp. vii, 329 p., American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC.
  Miller, S., C. Marandino, W. de Bruyn, and E. S. Saltzman (2009), Air-sea gas exchange of CO2 and DMS in the North Atlantic by eddy covariance, Geophys Res Lett, 36. DOI 10.1029/2009gl038907
  Marandino, C. A., W. J. De Bruyn, S. D. Miller, and E. S. Saltzman (2009), Open ocean DMS air/sea fluxes over the eastern South Pacific Ocean, Atmos Chem Phys, 9(2), 345-356.
  Lawler, M. J., B. D. Finley, W. C. Keene, A. A. P. Pszenny, K. A. Read, R. von Glasow, and E. S. Saltzman (2009), Pollution-enhanced reactive chlorine chemistry in the eastern tropical Atlantic boundary layer, Geophys Res Lett, 36. DOI 10.1029/2008gl036666
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