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Susannah Burrows

Susannah Burrows

Earth Systems Analysis & Modeling
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352

Research Interests

  • Primary biological aerosol particles
  • Source estimation and attribution for global climate models
  • Aerosol-cloud interactions

Education and Credentials

  • Dr. rer. nat., Meteorology (summa cum laude), Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany (2011); Thesis Advisor: Dr. Mark Lawrence
  • Diplom, Meteorology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany (2008)
  • B.A., Physics (with high honors) and German Studies, Oberlin College (2005)

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society

Awards and Recognitions

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2006-2009)

PNNL Publications


  • Wilson TW, LA Ladino, PA Alpert, MN Breckels, IM Brooks, J Browse, SM Burrows, KS Carslaw, JA Huffman, C Judd, WP Kilthau, RH Mason, G McFiggans, LA Miller, J Najera, EA Polishchuk, S Rae, CL Schiller, M Si, J Vergara Temprado, T Whale, JPS Wong, O Wurl, JD Yakobi-Hancock, JPD Abbatt, JY Aller, AK Bertram, DA Knopf, and BJ Murray. 2015. "A marine biogenic source of atmospheric ice-nucleating particles." Nature 525(7568):234-238.  doi:10.1038/nature14986


  • Frossard A, L Russell, SM Burrows, S Elliott, TS Bates, and PK Quinn. 2014. "Sources and Composition of Submicron Organic Mass in Marine Aerosol Particles." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(22):12,977-13,003.  doi:10.1002/2014JD021913
  • Haga DI, SM Burrows, R Iannone, MJ Wheeler, R Mason, J Chen, EA Polishchuk, U Poschl, and AK Bertram. 2014. "Ice Nucleation of Fungal Spores from the Classes Agaricomycetes, Ustilaginomycetes, and Eurotiomycetes, and the effect on the Atmospheric Transport of these Spores." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14(16):8611-8630.  doi:10.5194/acp-14-8611-2014


  • Burrows SM, C Hoose, U Poschl, and M Lawrence. 2013. "Ice Nuclei in Marine Air: Biogenic Particles or Dust?" Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13(1):245-267.  doi:10.5194/acp-13-245-2013
  • Burrows SM, P Rayner, T Butler, and M Lawrence. 2013. "Estimating Bacteria Emissions from Inversion of Atmospheric Transport: Sensitivity to Modelled Particle Characteristics." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13(11):5473-5488.  doi:10.5194/acp-13-5473-2013

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