In the News


  1. International research team cracks chemical code on how iodine helps form clouds, CU Boulder 2022

  2. Iodine in Desert Dust Destroys Ozone, CIRES 2021

  3. Video News Release: CLOUD Role of iodine oxoacids in atmospheric aerosol nucleation, CERN 2021

  4. CLOUD at CERN reveals the role of iodine acids in atmospheric aerosol formation, CERN, 2021
  5. Unexpected Wildfire Emission Impacts Air Quality Worldwide, CIRES, 2020

  6. Boulder scientists probe issues in recovery of the ozone layer, Daily Camera, 2020

  7. Boulder scientists study declining ozone health in the lower stratosphere, The Denver Post, 2020

  8. Iodine May Slow Ozone Layer Recovery, CIRES, 2020

  9. Scientists Update HITRAN to Help Model Exoplanet Atmospheres, Sci Tech Daily, 2019

  10. Answering Burning Questions About Wildfire Fuel and Emissions, NEON Blog, 2019

  11. Who emits more methane in Colorado: natural gas producers or cows?, The Denver Channel, 2019

  12. Researchers from University of Colorado home in on sources of Front Range methane, Daily Camera, 2019

  13. Untangling Methane Sources, NCAR/UCAR, 2019

  14. Untangling Methane Sources, CIRES, 2019

  15. Chemical tracers untangle natural gas from agricultural methane emissions, AGU blogs, 2019

  16. Chemical tracers untangle natural from agricultural methane emissions,, 2019

  17. "It's a threat to the air we breathe," Researchers study wildfires impact on air quality, Idaho News 6, 2018

  18. UW Scientist, Aircraft Join Wildfire Smoke Research, University of Wyoming, 2018.

  19. Researchers fly into wildfire smoke, Idaho Press, 2018

  20. CU Boulder Atmospheric Scientists Create New Equipment to Determine Air Quality Emissions, Abraham Paiss & Associates, 2014.

  21. Study discovers high levels of air-cleansing compound over ocean,, 2013.

  22. Ocean Onslaught, CIRES, 2012.

  23. Volkamer, R., S. Baidar, S. Coburn, B. Dix, M. Lechner, H. Oetjen, I. Ortega, R. Sinreich, R. Thalman, and E. Waxman. Climate Active Gases Other than DMS? Open Ocean Sources of Reactive Glyoxal and Iodine Species 2010, SOLAS.

  24. Volkamer, R., S.C. Coburn, B.K. Dix, and R. Sinreich. The Eastern Pacific Ocean is a Source for Short Lived Atmospheric Gases: Glyoxal and Iodine Oxide. 2010, CLIVAR Exchanges, 15(2), 30-32.




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  2. Volkamer, R.; Absorption von Sauerstoff im Herzberg I System und Anwendung auf Aromatenmessungen am EUropean PHOto REactor (EUPHORE). Diploma thesis D-491, 1996, Institut für Umweltphysik, University of Heidelberg, Germany.