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Dr. Daniel Cohan
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rice University
6100 Main Street MS 519
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-5129
Office: Keck Hall 116B
Email: cohan 'at' rice.edu

Peer-Reviewed Publications  

Krakauer, N.Y., and D.S. Cohan (2017). Interannual variability and seasonal predictability of wind and solar resources. Resources, 6(3). doi:10.3390/resources6030029.

Zhang, R., A. Cohan, A. Pour-Biazar, and D.S. Cohan (2017). Source apportionment of biogenic contributions to ozone formation over the United States. Atmospheric Environment, 164, 8-19. doi:10.106/j.atmosenv.2017.05.044

Sengupta, S., and D.S. Cohan (2017). Fuel Cycle Emissions and Life Cycle Costs of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Policy Options for the City of Houston Municipal Fleet. Transportation Research D, 54, 160-171. doi:10.106/j.trd.2017.04.039

Rasool, Q.Z., R. Zhang, B. Lash, D.S. Cohan, E. Cooter, J. Bash, L.N. Lamsal (2016). Enhanced representation of soil NO emissions in the Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) model version 5.0.2. Geoscientific Model Development, 9, 3177-3197. doi:10.5194/gmd-9-3177-2016

Tao, Z., A. Kokas, R. Zhang, D.S. Cohan, and D. Wallach (2016). Inferring atmospheric particulate matter concentrations from Chinese social media data. PLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161389

Cohan, D.S., N.Y. Krakauer, J.J. Corbett, D. Rife, R. Zhang, A.R. Halberstadt, and L.Y. Parks (2016). Could cuts in sulfur from coal and ships help explain the 2015 spurt in Northern Hemisphere temperatures. Earthzine, published May 20, 2016. 

Rife, D., N.Y. Krakauer, D.S. Cohan, J.C. Collier (2016). A new kind of drought: U.S. record low windiness in 2015. Earthzine, published June 10, 2016. 

Cohan, D.S., and S. Sengupta (2016). Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions Savings from Natural Gas Substitutions in Vehicles, Furnaces, and Power Plants. International Journal of Global Warming, 9(2), 254-273, doi:10.1504/IJGW.2016.074960

Tang, W., D.S. Cohan, A. Pour-Biazar, L.N. Lamsal, X. Xiao, W. Zhou, B.H. Henderson, and B. Lash (2015). Influence of satellite-derived photolysis rates and NOx emissions on Texas ozone modeling. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 1601-1619, doi:10.5194/acp-15-1601-2015.

Zhu, L., D.J. Jacob, L.J. Mickley, E.A. Marais, D.S. Cohan, Y. Yoshida, B.N. Duncan, G. Gonzalez Abad, and K. Chance (2014). Anthropogenic emissions of highly reactive volatile organic compounds in eastern Texas inferred from oversampling of satellite (OMI) measurements of HCHO columns. Environmental Research Letters, 9(11), doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/11/114004

Cohan, D.S., and R. Chen (2014). Modeled and observed fine particulate matter reductions from state attainment demonstrations. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 64(9), 995-1002, doi: 10.1080/10962247.2014.905509.

Zhou, W., D.S. Cohan, and B.H. Henderson (2014). Slower ozone production in Houston, Texas, following emission reductions: evidence from Texas Air Quality Studies in 2000 and 2006. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 2777-2788, doi:10.5194/acp-14-2777-2014.

Tang, W., D.S. Cohan, L.N. Lamsal, X. Xiao, and W. Zhou (2013). Inverse modeling of Texas NOx emissions using space-based and ground-based NO2 observations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 11005-11018, doi:10.5194/acp-13-11005-2013.

Zhou, W., D.S. Cohan, and S.L. Napelenok (2013). Factors affecting CMAQ predictions of ozone improvements following the NOx SIP Call. Atmospheric Environment 70, 236-244, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv/2012.12.038.

Digar, A., D.S. Cohan, X. Xiao, K.M. Foley, B. Koo, and G. Yarwood (2013). Constraining ozone-precursor responsiveness using ambient measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118(2), 1005-1019, doi:10.1029/2012JD018100.  

Pegues, A.H., D.S. Cohan, A. Digar, C. Douglass, and R.S. Wilson (2012). Efficacy of recent state implementation plans for 8-hour ozone. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 62, 252-261, doi: 10.1080/10473289.2011.646049.

Zhou, W., D.S. Cohan, R.W. Pinder, J.A. Neuman, J.S. Holloway, J. Peischl, T.B. Ryerson, J.B. Nowak, F. Flocke, and W.G. Zheng (2012). Observation and modeling of the evolution of Texas power plant plumes. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 455-468, doi:10.5194/acp-12-455-2012.

Cohan, D.S., and S.L. Napelenok (2011). Atmospheric response modeling for decision support. Atmosphere, 2(3), 407-425. doi:10.3390/atmos2030407.

Digar, A., D.S. Cohan, and M.L. Bell (2011). Uncertainties influencing health-based prioritization of ozone abatement strategies. Environmental Science & Technology, 45, 7761-7767. doi: 10.1021/es200165n .

Cohan, D.S., and C. Douglass (2011). Potential emissions reductions from grandfathered coal power plants in the United States. Energy Policy, 39(9), 4816-4822, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.06.039. 

Wang, X., Y. Zhang, Y. Hu, W. Zhou, L. Zeng, M. Hu, D.S. Cohan, A.G. Russell (2011). Decoupled direct sensitivity analysis of regional ozone pollution over the Pearl River Delta during the PRIDE-PRD2004 campaign. Atmospheric Environment, 45(28), 4941-4949, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.06.006.  

Tang, W., D.S. Cohan, G.A. Morris, D.W. Byun, and W.T. Luke (2011). Influence of vertical mixing uncertainties on ozone simulation in CMAQ. Atmospheric Environment, 45(17), 2898-2909. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.01.057.

Ji, M., D.S. Cohan, and M.L. Bell (2011). Meta-analysis of the association between short-term exposure to ambient ozone and respiratory hospital admissions. Environmental Research Letters, 6, 11 pp., doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/6/2/024006.

Digar, A., D.S. Cohan, D.D. Cox, B.-Y. Kim, and J.W. Boylan (2011). Likelihood of achieving air quality targets under model uncertainties. Environmental Science & Technology, 45(1), 189-196. doi: 10.1021/es102581e.

Cohan, D.S. (2011). An energy and environment undergraduate course emphasizing comparative metrics. ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice, 137(2), 64-68. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000045

Xiao, X., D.S. Cohan, D.W. Byun, and F. Ngan (2010). Highly nonlinear ozone formation in the Houston region and implications for emissions controls. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2010JD014435.  

Digar, A., and D.S. Cohan (2010). Efficient characterization of pollutant-emission response under parametric uncertainty. Environmental Science & Technology, 44(17), 6724-6730, doi:10.1021/es903743t.  

Cohan, D.S., B. Koo, and G. Yarwood (2010). Influence of uncertain reaction rates on ozone sensitivity to emissions. Atmospheric Environment, 44(26), 3101-3109, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.05.034.  

Tian, D., M.S. Bergin, D.S. Cohan, S. Napelenok, Y. Hu, M. Chang, A.G. Russell (2010). Uncertainty analysis of ozone formation and response to emission controls using high-order sensitivities. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 60, 797-804, doi:10.3155/1047-3289.60.7.797.  

Kim, S., D.W. Byun, and D. Cohan (2009). Contributions of inter- and intra-state emissions to ozone over Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 26, 103-116, doi:10.1080/10286600802005364.

Jin, L., S. Tonse, D.S. Cohan, X. Mao, R.A. Harley, and N.J. Brown (2008). Direct sensitivity analysis of ozone formation in California's San Joaquin Valley. Environmental Science & Technology, 42, 3683-3689, doi:10.1021/es072069d.

Bergin, M.S., A.G. Russell, M.T. Odman, D.S. Cohan, and W.L. Chameides (2008). Single-source impact analysis using 3D air quality models. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 58, 1351-1359.

Napelenok, S.L., D.S. Cohan, M.T. Odman, and S. Tonse (2008). Extension and evaluation of sensitivity analysis capabilities in a photochemical model. Environmental Modelling & Software, 23, 994-999.

Cohan, D.S., J.W. Boylan, A. Marmur, and M.N. Khan (2007). An integrated framework for multi-pollutant air quality management and its application in Georgia. Environmental Management, 40, 545-554.

Cohan, D.S., D. Tian, Y. Hu, and A.G. Russell (2006). Control strategy optimization for attainment and exposure mitigation: Case study for ozone in Macon, Georgia. Environmental Management, 38, 451-462.

Cohan, D.S., Y. Hu, and A.G. Russell (2006). Dependence of ozone sensitivity analysis on grid resolution. Atmospheric Environment, 40, 126-135.

Chestnut, L.G., D.S. Cohan, and D.M. Mills (2006). Cost-benefit analysis in the selection of efficient multipollutant strategies. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 56, 530-536.

Greenwald, R., M.H. Bergin, J. Xu, D. Cohan, G. Hoogenboom, and W.L. Chameides (2006). The influence of aerosols on crop production: A study using the CERES crop model. Agricultural Systems, 89, 390-413.

Napelenok, S.L., D.S. Cohan, Y. Hu, and A.G. Russell (2006). Decoupled direct 3D sensitivity analysis for particulate matter. Atmospheric Environment, 40, 6112-6121.

Cohan, D.S., A. Hakami, Y. Hu, and A.G. Russell (2005). Nonlinear response of ozone to emissions: Source apportionment and sensitivity analysis. Environmental Science & Technology, 39, 6739-6748.

Cohan, D.S., G.A. Sturrock, A.P. Biazar, and P.J. Fraser (2003). Atmospheric methyl iodide at Cape Grim, Tasmania, from AGAGE observations. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 44, 131-150.

Cohan, D.S., J. Xu, R. Greenwald, M.H. Bergin, and W.L. Chameides (2002). Impact of atmospheric aerosol light scattering and absorption on C-uptake by terrestrial plants. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, doi:10.1029/2001GB001441.

Cohan, D.S., M.G. Shultz, D.J. Jacob, B.G. Heikes, D.R. Blake (1999). Convective injection and photochemical decay of peroxides in the tropical upper troposphere: Methyl iodide as a tracer of marine convection. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, 5717-5724.