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Elaine Chapman

Atmospheric Measurement & Data Sciences
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-30
Richland, WA 99352


Ms. Chapman studies atmospheric chemical processes in gaseous, aqueous and particulate phases through the use of models. She has extensive experience with the processing and application of emissions inventories in air quality models, and in the use of advanced statistics for determining associations among environmental variables.

Research Interests

  • Assessment of the effects of aqueous phase chemistry in cloud droplets on aerosol production and aerosol characteristics
  • Work on methods for better estimating dust emissions from both wind erosion and anthropogenic activities.

Education and Credentials

  • B. S. , M.Eng. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Additional coursework in computer science at Washington State University.

PNNL Publications


  • Berg LK, MKB Shrivastava, RC Easter, Jr, JD Fast, EG Chapman, and Y Liu. 2015. "A New WRF-Chem Treatment for Studying Regional Scale Impacts of Cloud-Aerosol Interactions in Parameterized Cumuli." Geoscientific Model Development 8(2):409-429.  doi:10.5194/gmd-8-409-2015
  • Shaw WJ, FC Rutz, JP Rishel, and EG Chapman. 2015. DUSTRAN 2.0 User's Guide: A GIS-Based Atmospheric Dust Dispersion Modeling SystemPNNL-24049, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • Shrivastava MKB, LK Berg, JD Fast, RC Easter, Jr, A Laskin, EG Chapman, WI Gustafson, Jr, Y Liu, and CM Berkowitz. 2013. "Modeling aerosols and their interactions with shallow cumuli during the 2007 CHAPS field study." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(3):1343-1360. 


  • Fast JD, WI Gustafson, Jr, EG Chapman, RC Easter, Jr, JP Rishel, RA Zaveri, G Grell, and M Barth. 2011. "The Aerosol Modeling Testbed: A community tool to objectively evaluate aerosol process modules." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 92(3):343-360.  doi:10.1175/2010BAMS2868.1
  • Yang Q, WI Gustafson, Jr, JD Fast, H Wang, RC Easter, Jr, H Morrison, YN Lee, EG Chapman, SN Spak, and MA Mena-Carrasco. 2011. "Assessing regional scale predictions of aerosols, marine stratocumulus, and their interactions during VOCALS-REx using WRF-Chem." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 11(23):11951-11975.  doi:10.5194/acp-11-11951-2011


  • Chapman EG, JC Barnard, FC Rutz, MS Pekour, JP Rishel, and WJ Shaw. 2009. Dust Plume Modeling from Ranges and Maneuver Areas on Fort Bliss and the White Sands Missile Range: Final ReportPNNL-18387, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Chapman EG, WI Gustafson, Jr, RC Easter, Jr, JC Barnard, SJ Ghan, MS Pekour, and JD Fast. 2009. "Coupling Aerosol-Cloud-Radiative Processes in the WRF-Chem Model: Investigating the Radiative Impact of Elevated Point Sources." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 9(3):945-964. 
  • Fast JD, A Aiken, JD Allan, ML Alexander, T Campos, MR Canagaratna, EG Chapman, P DeCarlo, B de Foy, J Gaffney, JA de Gouw, JC Doran, L Emmons, A Hodzic, SC Herndon, LG Huey, JT Jayne, JL Jimenez, LI Kleinman, WC Kuster, NA Marley, LM Russell, C Ochoa, TB Onasch, MS Pekour, C Song, IM Ulbrich, C Warneke, D Welsh-Bon, C Wiedinmyer, DR Worsnop, XY Yu, and RA Zaveri. 2009. "Evaluating Simulated Primary Anthropogenic and Biomass Burning Organic Aerosols during MILAGRO: Implications for Assessing Treatments of Secondary Organic Aerosols." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 9(16):6191-6215. 
  • Ntelekos AA, JS Smith, LJ Donner, JD Fast, WI Gustafson, Jr, EG Chapman, and WF Krajewski. 2009. "The Effects of Aerosols on Intense Convective Precipitation in the Northeastern U.S." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 135(643):1367-1391.  doi:10.1002/qj.476


  • Shaw WJ, KJ Allwine, BG Fritz, FC Rutz, JP Rishel, and EG Chapman. 2008. "An Evaluation of the Wind Erosion Module in DUSTRAN." Atmospheric Environment 42(8):1907-1921.  doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.11.022




  • Gustafson WI, Jr, EG Chapman, and JD Fast. 2005. "Effect of Clouds on Sulfate Production and Aerosol Optical Depths in Western Pennsylvania During August 2004." In American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 5-9, 2005, San Francisco, California.  American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC. 


  • Barnard JC, EG Chapman, JD Fast, JR Schmelzer, JR, JR Schlusser, and RE Shetter. 2004. "An Evaluation of the FAST-J Photolysis algorithm for predicting nitrogen dioxide photolysis rates under clear and cloudy sky conditions." Atmospheric Environment 38(21):3393-3403. 
  • Easter RC, Jr, SJ Ghan, Y Zhang, RD Saylor, EG Chapman, NS Laulainen, H Abdul-Razzak, LR Leung, X Bian, and RA Zaveri. 2004. "MIRAGE: Model Description and Evaluation of Aerosols and Trace Gases." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 109(D20):D20210.  doi:10.1029/2004JD004571
  • Ghan SJ, X Bian, EG Chapman, RC Easter, Jr, GI Fann, SC Kothari, RA Zaveri, and Y Zhang. 2004. Simulation of Climate Forcing by AerosolsPNNL-14634, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • Belviso S, C Moulin, L Bopp, E Cosme, EG Chapman, and K Aranami. 2003. "A Satellite-Based Method for Estimating Global Oceanic DMS and Its Application in a 3-D Atmospheric GCM." In Emission of Atmospheric Trace Compounds, ed. Claire Granier, P. Artaxo and Claire E. Reeves, pp. 305-332.  Kluwer, Dordrecht, Netherlands. 


  • Chapman EG, WJ Shaw, RC Easter, Jr, X Bian, and SJ Ghan. 2002. "The Influence of Wind Speed Averaging on Estimates of Dimethylsulfide Emission Fluxes." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 107(D23: art. no.4672):, doi:10.1029/2001JD001564
  • Fast JD, RA Zaveri, RX Bian, EG Chapman, and RC Easter, Jr. 2002. "Effect of Regional-Scale Transport on Oxidants in the Vicinity of Philadelphia During the 1999 NE-OPS Field Campaign." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 107(D16):, doi:10.1029/2001JD000980


  • Berkowitz CM, RA Zaveri, X Bian, S Zhong, RS Disselkamp, NS Laulainen, and EG Chapman. 2001. "Aircraft Observations of Aerosols, O3 and NOy in a Nighttime Urban Plume." Atmospheric Environment 35(13):2395-2404. 
  • Ghan SJ, NS Laulainen, RC Easter, Jr, R Wagener, S Nemesure, EG Chapman, Y Zhang, and LR Leung. 2001. "Evaluation of Aerosol Direct Radiative Forcing in MIRAGE." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 106(D6):5295-5316. 
  • Ghan SJ, RC Easter, Jr, EG Chapman, H Abdul-Razzak, Y Zhang, LR Leung, NS Laulainen, RD Saylor, and RA Zaveri. 2001. "A Physically-Based Estimate of Radiative Forcing by Anthropogenic Sulfate Aerosol." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 106(D6):5279-5293. 


  • Disselkamp RS, MA Carpenter, JP Cowin, CM Berkowitz, EG Chapman, RA Zaveri, and NS Laulainen. 2000. "Ozone Loss on Atmospheric Soot Aerosols." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 105(D8):9767-9771. 


  • Disselkamp RS, EG Chapman, WR Barchet, SD Colson, and CD Howd. 1999. "BrCl Production in NaBr/NaCl/HNO3/O3 Solutions Representative of Sea-Salt Aerosols in the Marine Boundary Layer." Geophysical Research Letters 26(14):2183-2186. 


  • Spicer CW, EG Chapman, BJ Finlayson-Pitts, RA Plastridge, JM Hubbe, JD Fast, and CM Berkowitz. 1998. "First Observations of Molecular Halogens in the Marine Troposphere." Nature 394(6691):353-356. 

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