Submitted/in review

  1. Mackie, A., Palmer, P.I., and H. Brindley.: Characterizing energy budget variability at a Sahelian site: a test of NWP model behaviour," submitted to Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 2017.
  2. Butler, R., Palmer, P. I., Feng, L., Andrews, S. J., Atlas, E. L., Carpenter, L. J., Donets, V., Harris, N. R. P., Montzka, S. A., Pan, L. L., Salawitch, R. J., and Schauffler, S. M.: Quantifying the vertical transport of CHBr3 and CH2Br2 over the Western Pacific, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:10.5194/acp-2016-936, in review, 2016.  (URL)
  3. Barlow, J., P. I. Palmer, and L. Bruhwiler, "Observed seasonal cycle variations of atmospheric methane consistent with increasing boreal wetland emissions," Atmos. Chem. Phys., Discuss,doi:10.5194/acp-2016-752, in review, 2016. (URL)
  4. Mense, J. P, P. I. Palmer, M. J. Smith, "Frequency is more important than size: the role of pre-riot protests on riot probability," submitted to PLOS ONE, 2016.


  1. Feng, L., Palmer, P. I., Bösch, H., Parker, R. J., Webb, A. J., Correia, C. S. C., Deutscher, N. M., Domingues, L. G., Feist, D. G., Gatti, L. V., Gloor, E., Hase, F., Kivi, R., Liu, Y., Miller, J. B., Morino, I., Sussmann, R., Strong, K., Uchino, O., Wang, J., and Zahn, A.: Consistent regional fluxes of CH4 and CO2 inferred from GOSAT proxy XCH4 : XCO2retrievals, 2010–2014, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4781-4797, doi:10.5194/acp-17-4781-2017, 2017. (URL)
  2. Kwon, H.-A., Park, R. J., Jeong, J. I., Lee, S., González Abad, G., Kurosu, T. P., Palmer, P. I., and Chance, K.: Sensitivity of formaldehyde (HCHO) column measurements from a geostationary satellite to temporal variation of the air mass factor in East Asia, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4673-4686, doi:10.5194/acp-17-4673-2017, 2017. (URL)
  3. J. S. Yates,  P. I. Palmer, B. Biller, C. S. Cockell, "Atmospheric habitable zones in cool Y Brown Dwarf Atmospheres," 836, 2, Astrophysical Journal, 2017. (URL) [press article in Science online]


  1. Booge, D., Marandino, C. A., Schlundt, C., Palmer, P. I., Schlundt, M., Atlas, E. L., Bracher, A., Saltzman, E. S., and Wallace, D. W. R.: Can simple models predict large-scale surface ocean isoprene concentrations?, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11807-11821, doi:10.5194/acp-16-11807-2016, 2016. (URL)
  2. Zoogman P, et al. Tropospheric emissions: Monitoring of pollution (TEMPO). J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer (2016), (URL)
  3. Webb et al, (inc P I. Palmer, L. Feng and S. Gonzi), "CH4 concentrations over the Amazon from GOSAT consistent with in situ vertical profile data," J. Geophys. Res.,10.1002/2016JD025263,2016. (URL)
  4. Mackie, A., P. I. Palmer, J. M. Barlow, D. P. Finch, P. Novelli, and L. Jaegle, "Reduced Arctic air pollution due to decreasing European and North American emissions," J. Geophys. Res., 10.1002/2016JD024923, 2016 (URL)
  5. Aruffo, E., Biancofiore, F., Di Carlo, P., Busilacchio, M., Verdecchia, M., Tomassetti, B., Dari-Salisburgo, C., Giammaria, F., Bauguitte, S., Lee, J., Moller, S., Hopkins, J., Punjabi, S., Andrews, S. J., Lewis, A. C., Palmer, P. I., Hyer, E., Le Breton, M., and Percival, C.: Impact of biomass burning emission on total peroxy nitrates: fire plume identification during the BORTAS campaign, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5591-5606, doi:10.5194/amt-9-5591-2016, 2016. (URL)
  6. Harris et al (inc. R. Butler and P. I. Palmer), 'Co-ordinated Airborne Studies in the Tropics (CAST)," Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00290.1, in press. (URL)
  7. Feng, L., Palmer, P. I., Parker, R. J., Deutscher, N. M., Feist, D. G., Kivi, R., Morino, I., and Sussmann, R.: Estimates of European uptake of CO2 inferred from GOSAT XCO2 retrievals: sensitivity to measurement bias inside and outside Europe, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1289-1302, doi:10.5194/acp-16-1289-2016, 2016. (URL)
  8. Baumanns, K., M. D. A. Rounsevell, D. Murray-Rust, C. Hardacre, P. I. Palmer, A. Arneth, and X. Cui, "Applying Occam's Razor to global agricultural land use change," Environmental Modelling & Software, 75, 212-229, 2016. (URL)



  1. Barlow, J. M., Palmer, P. I., Bruhwiler, L. M., and Tans, P.: Analysis of CO2 mole fraction data: first evidence of large-scale changes in CO2 uptake at high northern latitudes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13739-13758, doi:10.5194/acp-15-13739-2015, 2015. (URL)
  2. Pitt, J. R., Le Breton, M., Allen, G., Percival, C. J., Gallagher, M. W., Bauguitte, S. J.-B., O'Shea, S. J., A. Muller, J. B., Zahniser, M. S., Pyle, J., and Palmer, P. I.: The development and evaluation of airborne in situ N2O and CH4 sampling using a Quantum Cascade Laser Absorption Spectrometer (QCLAS), Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 8, 8859-8902, doi:10.5194/amtd-8-8859-2015, 2015. (URL)
  3. Gonzi, S., Palmer, P. I., Paugam, R., Wooster, M., and Deeter, M. N.: Quantifying pyroconvective injection heights using observations of fire energy: sensitivity of spaceborne observations of carbon monoxide, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 4339-4355, doi:10.5194/acp-15-4339-2015, 2015. (URL)
  4. Lindqvist, H., O'Dell, C. W., Basu, S., Boesch, H., Chevallier, F., Deutscher, N., Feng, L., Fisher, B., Hase, F., Inoue, M., Kivi, R., Morino, I., Palmer, P. I., Parker, R., Schneider, M., Sussmann, R., and Yoshida, Y.: Does GOSAT capture the true seasonal cycle of carbon dioxide?, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13023-13040, doi:10.5194/acp-15-13023-2015, 2015. (URL)
  5. Helmig, D., Munoz, M., Hueber, J, Mazzoleni, C., Mazzoleni, L., Owen, R. C., Val-Martin, M, Fialho, P., Plass-Duelmer, C., Palmer, P. I., Lewis, A. C., and Pfister, G., Climatology and atmospheric chemistry of non-methane hydrocarbons ethane and propane over the North Atlantic, Elem. Sci. Anth. 3: 000054 doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000054. (URL)
  6. Parker, R. J., Boesch, H., Byckling, K., Webb, A. J., Palmer, P. I., Feng, L., Bergamaschi, P., Chevallier, F., Notholt, J., Deutscher, N., Warneke, T., Hase, F., Sussmann, R., Kawakami, S., Kivi, R., Griffith, D. W. T., and Velazco, V.: Assessing 5 years of GOSAT Proxy XCH4 data and associated uncertainties, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4785-4801, doi:10.5194/amt-8-4785-2015, 2015. (URL)
  7. Jolleys, M. D., Coe, H., McFiggans, G., Taylor, J. W., O'Shea, S. J., Le Breton, M., Bauguitte, S. J.-B., Moller, S., Di Carlo, P., Aruffo, E., Palmer, P. I., Lee, J. D., Percival, C. J., and Gallagher, M. W.: Properties and evolution of biomass burning organic aerosol from Canadian boreal forest fires, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3077-3095, doi:10.5194/acp-15-3077-2015, 2015. (URL)
  8. Houweling, S. et al (inc L. Feng and P. I. Palmer), "An inter-comparison of inverse models for estimating sources and sinks of CO2 using GOSAT measurements," accepted for publication in J.Geophys.Res.Atmos.,120,5253–5266, doi:10.1002/2014JD022962, 2015. (URL)


  1. Finch, D. P., Palmer, P. I., and Parrington, M. "Origin, variability and age of biomass burning plumes intercepted during BORTAS-B," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 13789-13800, doi:10.5194/acp-14-13789-2014, 2014. (URL)
  2. Taylor, J. W., Allan, J. D., Allen, G., Coe, H., Williams, P. I., Flynn, M. J., Le Breton, M., Muller, J. B. A., Percival, C. J., Oram, D., Forster, G., Lee, J. D., Rickard, A. R., and Palmer, P. I.: Size-dependent wet removal of black carbon in Canadian biomass burning plumes, AAtmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 13755-13771, doi:10.5194/acp-14-13755-2014, 2014. (URL)
  3. Palmer, P. I., and M. J. Smith, "Earth systems: Model human adaptation to climate change," Nature (comment), 512, 365-366, 2014. (URL; Editorial)
  4. Humpage, N., H. Bösch, . I. Palmer, P. M. Parr-Burman, A. J. A. Vick, N. N. Bezawada, M. Black, A. J. Born, D. Pearson, J. Strachan, M. Wells, "GreenHouse Observations of the Stratosphere and Troposphere (GHOST): a novel shortwave infrared spectrometer developed for the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle." Proc. SPIE 9242, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIX; and Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XVII, 92420P (October 17, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2067330. (password-protected PDFURL)
  5. Fraser, A., Palmer, P. I., Feng, L., Bösch, H., Parker, R., Dlugokencky, E. J., Krummel, P. B., and Langenfelds, R. L.: Estimating regional fluxes of CO2 and CH4 using space-borne observations of XCH4: XCO2, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12883-12895, doi:10.5194/acp-14-12883-2014, 2014. (URL)
  6. Smith, M. J., P. I. Palmer, D. W. Purves, M. C. Vanderwel, V. Lyutsarev, B. Calderhead, L. N. Joppa, C. Bishop, and S. Emmott,"Changing how Earth System Modelling is done to provide more useful information for decision making, science and society," Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society,, 2014. (URL)
  7. Franklin, J. E., Drummond, J. R., Griffin, D., Pierce, J. R., Waugh, D. L., Palmer, P. I., Parrington, M., Lee, J. D., Lewis, A. C., Rickard, A. R., Taylor, J. W., Allan, J. D., Coe, H., Walker, K. A., Chisholm, L., Duck, T. J., Hopper, J. T., Blanchard, Y., Gibson, M. D., Curry, K. R., Sakamoto, K. M., Lesins, G., Dan, L., Kliever, J., and Saha, A.: A case study of aerosol depletion in a biomass burning plume over Eastern Canada during the 2011 BORTAS field experiment, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 8449-8460, doi:10.5194/acp-14-8449-2014, 2014. (URL)
  8. Caldararu, S., Purves, D. W., and Palmer, P. I.: Phenology as a strategy for carbon optimality: a global model, Biogeosciences, 11, 763-778, doi:10.5194/bg-11-763-2014, 2014. (URL).
  9. Chevallier, F., P. I. Palmer, L. Feng, H. Boesch, C. O'Dell, and P. Bousquet, "Towards robust and consistent regional CO2 flux estimates from in situ and space-borne measurements of atmospheric CO2," Geophys. Res. Lett.41, doi:10.1002/2013GL058772. (URL)
  10. Palmer, P. I., Essential maths for geoscientists: an introduction, Wiley Blackwell, May 2014. (URL)


  1. Kirschke, S., et al (inc A. Fraser and P. I. Palmer), "Three decades of methane sources and sinks," Nature Geosciences, doi:1038/NGEO1955, 2013. (Journal URL, PPT URL)
  2. Le Breton, M., A. Bacak, J. B. A. Muller, S. J. O'Shea, P. Xiao, M. N. R. Ashfold, M. C. Cooke, R. Batt, D. E. Shallcross, D. E. Oram, G. Forster, H. J.-B. Bauguitte, P. I. Palmer, M. Parrington, A. C. Lewis, J. D. Lee, and C. J. Percival, "Airborne hydrogen cyanide measurements using a chemical ionisation mass spectrometer for the identification of biomass burning forest fires, " Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 1, 2013. (URL, see Corrigendum)
  3. Parrington, M., P. I. Palmer, A. C. Lewis, J. D. Lee, A. R. Rickard, P. Di Carlo, J. W. Taylor, J. R. Hopkins, S. Punjabi, D. E. Oram, G. Forster, E. Aruffo, S. J. Moller, S. J.-B. Bauguitte, J. D. Allan, H. Coe, and R. J. Leigh, "Ozone photochemistry in boreal biomass burning plumes," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 7321-7341, doi:10.5194/acp-13-7321-2013, 2013. (URL)
  4. Palmer, P. I., M. P. Parrington, J.D. Lee, A.C. Lewis, A.R. Rickard, P.F. Bernath, T.J. Duck, D.L. Waugh, D.W. Tarasick, S. Andrews, E. Aruffo, L.J. Bailey, E. Barrett, S.J.B. Bauguitte, K.R. Curry, P. Di Carlo, L. Chisholm, L. Dan, J.R. Drummond, G. Forster, J.E. Franklin, M. Gibson, D. Griffin, D. Helmig, J.R. Hopkins, J.T. Hopper, M.E. Jenkin, D. Kindred, J. Kliever, M. Le Breton, S. Matthiesen, M. Maurice, S. Moller, D.P. Moore, D.E. Oram, S.J. O'Shea, R.C. Owen, C.M.L.S. Pagniello, S. Pawson, C.J. Percival, J.R. Pierce, S. Punjabi, R.M. Purvis, J.J. Remedios, K.M. Rotermund, K.M. Sakamoto, K.B. Strawbridge, K. Strong, J. Taylor, R. Trigwell, K.A. Tereszchuk, K.A. Walker, D. Weaver, C. Whaley, and J.C. Young, "Quantifying the impact of BOReal forest fires on Tropospheric oxidants over the Atlantic using Aircraft and Satellites (BORTAS) experiment: design, execution and science overview," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 6239-6261, doi:10.5194/acp-13-6239-2013, 2013. (URL) [ERRATA with Figure 9]
  5. Fraser, A., Palmer, P. I., Feng, L., Boesch, H., Cogan, A., Parker, R., Dlugokencky, E. J., Fraser, P. J., Krummel, P. B., Langenfelds, R. L., O'Doherty, S., Prinn, R. G., Steele, L. P., van der Schoot, M., and Weiss, R. F. "Estimating regional methane surface fluxes: the relative importance of surface and GOSAT mole fraction measurements," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5697-5713, doi:10.5194/acp-13-5697-2013, 2013. (URL)
  6. Hardacre, C. J., Palmer, P. I., Baumanns, K., Rounsevell, M., and Murray-Rust, D.: Probabilistic estimation of future emissions of isoprene and surface oxidant chemistry associated with land-use change in response to growing food needs, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5451-5472, doi:10.5194/acp-13-5451-2013, 2013. (URL) **Shortlisted for the Lloyds of London Science of Risk Research Prize, 2013 (Geopolitical and society risk category, URL)**
  7. O'Shea, S. J., Allen, G., Gallagher, M. W., Bauguitte, S. J.-B., Illingworth, S. M., Le Breton, M., Muller, J. B. A., Percival, C. J., Archibald, A. T., Oram, D. E., Parrington, M., Palmer, P. I., and Lewis, A. C.: Airborne observations of trace gases over boreal Canada during BORTAS: campaign climatology, air mass analysis and enhancement ratios, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 12451-12467, doi:10.5194/acp-13-12451-2013, 2013. (URL)
  8. Saito et al (inc P. I. Palmer), "TransCom model simulations of methane: comparison of vertical profiles with in situ aircraft measurements", J. Geophys. Res., 118, 3891-3904, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50380, 2013. (URL)
  9. Griffin, D., K. A. Walker, J. E. Franklin, M. Parrington, C. Whaley, J. Hopper, J. R. Drummond, P. I. Palmer, K. Strong, T. J. Duck, I. Abboud, P. F. Bernath, C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur, K. R. Curry, L. Dan, E. Hyer, J. Kliever, G. Lesins, A. Saha, K. Tereszchuk, M. Maurice, and D. Weaver, "Investigation of CO, C2H6 and aerosols in a boreal fire plume over Eastern Canada during BORTAS 2011 using ground- and satellite-based observations, and model simulations," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 10227-10241, doi:10.5194/acp-13-10227-2013, 2013. (URL)
  10. Glatthor, N., M. Höpfner, K. Semeniuk, A. Lupu, P. I. Palmer, J. C. McConnell, J.W. Kaminski,T. von Clarmann, G. P. Stiller, B. Funke, S. Kellmann, A. Linden, and A.Wiegele, "The Australian bush fires of February 2009: MIPAS observations and GEM-AQ model results," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 1637-1658, 2013. (URL)
  11. Belikov, D. A., et al (inc P. I. Palmer), "Off-line algorithm for calculation of vertical tracer transport in the troposphere due to deep convection," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 1093-1114, 2013. (URL).
  12. Gibson, M. D., J.R. Pierce, D. Waugh, J.S. Kuchta, L. Chisholm, T.J. Duck, J.T. Hopper, S. Beauchamp, G.H. King, J.E. Franklin, W.R. Leaitch, A.J. Wheeler, L. Zhengyan, G.A. Gagnon, and P.I. Palmer, "Identifying the sources driving observed PM2.5 variability over Halifax, Nova Scotia, during BORTAS-B," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 7199-7213, doi:10.5194/acp-13-7199-2013, 2013. (URL)
  13. Lewis, A. C., et al (inc P. I. Palmer), "The influence of boreal forest fires on the global distribution of non-methane hydrocarbons," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 851-867, 2013. (URL)


  1. Lee, D., J. Barlow, et al (inc P. I. Palmer), "PERSIST -- Prototype Earth observing system using Image Slicer Mirrors," Proc. SPIE 8533, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XVI, 85330T (November 19, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.973752. (psswd prtcd PDFURL)
  2. Houweling, S., et al (inc P I. Palmer), "Iconic CO2 time series at risk," Science, 337, 1038-1040, DOI: 10.1126/science.337.6098.1038-b, 2012.
  3. Bloom, A. A., P. I. Palmer, A. Fraser, and D. Reay, "Seasonal variability of tropical wetland CH4 emissions: the role of the methanogen-available carbon pool," Biogeosciences, 9, 2821-2830, 2012. (URL) Data is available (281 MB) by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly.
  4. Cogan, A. J., H. Boesch, R. J. Parker, L. Feng, P. I. Palmer, J.-F. L Blavier, N. M. Deutscher, R. Macatangay, J. Notholt, C. Roehl, T. Warneke, and D. Wunch, "Atmospheric carbon dioxide retrieved from the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite: Comparison with ground-based TCCON observations and GEOS-Chem model calculations," J. Geophys. Res., 117, D21301, doi:10.1029/2012JD018087. (URL)
  5. Caldararu, S., P. I. Palmer, D. W. Purves, "Inferring Amazon leaf age from satellite observations of leaf area index," Biogeosciences, 9, 1389-1404, 2012. (URL)
  6. Parrington, M., Palmer, P. I., Henze, D. K., Tarasick, D. W., Hyer, E. J., Owen, R. C., Helmig, D., Clerbaux, C., Bowman, K. W., Deeter, M. N., Barratt, E. M., Coheur, P.-F., Hurtmans, D., George, M., and Worden, J. R.: The influence of boreal biomass burning emissions on the distribution of tropospheric ozone over North America and the North Atlantic during 2010, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 2077-2098, 2012. (URL)
  7. Trivitayanurak, W., P. I. Palmer, M. P. Barkley, N. H. Robinson, H. Coe, and D. E. Oram, "The composition and variability of atmospheric aerosol over Southeast Asia during 2008," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 1083-1100, 2012. (URL)


  1. Pyle, J. A., N. J. Warwick, N. R. P. Harris, Alex Archibald, M. J. Ashfold, K. Ashworth, Michael P. Barkley G. D. Carver, Kelly Chance, J. Dorsey, D. Fowler, Siegfried Gonzi, B. Gostlow, N. Hewitt, Thomas P. Kurosu, J. D. Lee, S. B. Langford, G. Mills, S. Moller, A.R. MacKenzie, A. J. Manning, Pawel Misztal, Mohd Shahrul Mohd Nadzir, Eiko Nemitz, Hannah Newton, L. M. O’Brien, Simon Ong, D. Oram, P. I. Palmer, Leong Kok Peng, Siew Moi Phang, R. Pike, T. Pugh, A. D. Robinson, Azizan Abu Samah, U. Skiba, Huan Eng Ung, Sei Eng Yong, P. Young, "The impact of local surface processes in Borneo on atmospheric composition at wider spatial scales: coastal processes, land use change and air quality," Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B November 27, 2011 366:3210-3224; doi:10.1098/rstb.2011.0060. (Journal issue URL)
  2. Gonzi, S., P. I. Palmer, M. P. Barkley, I. De Smedt, and M. Van Roosendael, "Biomass burning emission estimates inferred from satellite column measurements of HCHO: sensitivity to co-emitted aerosol and injection height," Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L14807, doi:10.1029/2011GL047890, 2011. (URL)
  3. Parker, R., H. Boesch, A. Cogan, A. Fraser, L. Feng, P. I. Palmer, J. Messerschmidt, N. Deutscher, D. W. T. Griffiths, J. Notholt, P. O. Wennberg, and D. Wunch, "Methane observations from the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite: validation and model comparison," Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L15807, doi:10.1029/2011GL047871, 2011. (URL)
  4. Fraser, A., C. Chan Miller, P. I. Palmer, N. M. Deutscher, N. B. Jones, and D. W. T. Griffith, "The Australian methane budget: interpreting surface and train-borne measurements using a chemistry transport model," J. Geophys. Res., 116, D20, D20306 doi:10.1029/2011JD015964, 2011. (URL)
  5. Patra, P. K., S. Houweling, M. Krol, P. Bousquet, D. Belikov, D. Bergmann, H. Bian, P. Cameron-Smith, M. P. Chipperfield, K. Corbin, A. Fortems-Cheiney, A. Fraser, E. Gloor, P. Hess, A. Ito, S. R. Kawa, R. M. Law, Z. Loh, S. Maksyutov, L. Meng, P. I. Palmer, R. G. Prinn, M. Rigby, R. Saito, and C. Wilson, "TransCom model simulations of CH4 and related species: linking transport, surface flux and chemical loss with CH4 variability in the troposphere and lower stratosphere," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 12813-12837, 2011. (URL)
  6. Palmer, P. I., L. Feng, and H. Boesch, "Spatial resolution of tropical terrestrial CO2 fluxes inferred using space-borne CO2 sampled in different Earth orbits: the role of spatial error correlations," Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 1995-2006, 2011. (URL)
  7. Sabolis, A., N. Meskhidze, G. Curci, P. I. Palmer, and B. Gantt,"Interpreting elevated space-borne HCHO columns over the Mediterranean Sea using the OMI and SCIAMACHY sensors," submitted to Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 12787-12798, 2011.(URL)
  8. Pacifico, F., S. P. Harrison, C. D. Jones, A. Arneth, S. Sitch, G. P. Weedon, M. P. Barkley, P. I. Palmer, D. Serca, M. Potosnak, T.-M. Fu, A. Goldstein, J. Bai, G. Schurgers, "Evaluation of a photosynthesis-based biogenic isoprene emission scheme in JULES and simulation of isoprene emissions under modern conditions," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 4371-4389, 2011. (URL)
  9. Illingsworth, S. M., J. J. Remedios, H. Boesch, S.-P. Ho, D. P. Edwards, P. I. Palmer, S. Gonzi, "A comparison of OEM CO retrievals from the IASI and MOPITT instrument," Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 775-793, 2011. (URL)
  10. Gonzalez Abad, G., N. D. C. Allen, P. F. Bernath, C. D. Boone, S. D. McLeod, G. L. Manney, G. C. Toon, C. Carouge, Y. Wang, S. Wu, M. P. Barkley, P. I. Palmer, Y. Xiao, and T-M. Fu, "Ethane, ethyne and carbon monoxide concentrations in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere from ACE and GEOS-Chem: a comparison study," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 9927-9941, 2011. (URL)
  11. Feng, L., Palmer, P. I., Yang, Y., Yantosca, R. M., Kawa, S. R., Paris, J.-D., Matsueda, H., and Machida, T.: Evaluating a 3-D transport model of atmospheric CO2 using ground-based, aircraft, and space-borne data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 2789-2803, doi:10.5194/acp-11-2789-2011, 2011. (URL)
  12. Bulgin, C. E., P. I. Palmer, C. J. Merchant, R. Siddans, S. Gonzi, C. A. Poulsen, G. E. Thomas, A. M. Sayer, E. Carboni, R. G. Grainger, E. J. Highwood, and C. L. Ryder, "Quantifying the response of the ORAC aerosol optical depth retrieval from MSG SEVIRI to aerosol model assumptions," J. Geophys. Res., 116, D05208, doi:10.1029/2010JD014483, 2011 (URL).
  13. Barkley, M. P., P. I. Palmer, L. Ganzeveld , A. Arneth , D. Hagberg , T. Karl , A. Guenther , F. Paulot , P. Wennberg , J. Mao , T. Kurosu , K. Chance , J.-F. Muller, I. De Smedt , M. Van Roozendael , D. Chen , Y. Wang , R. Yantosca, "Can a 'state of the art' chemistry transport model really simulate Amazonian tropospheric chemistry?," J. Geophys. Res., 116, D16302, 28 PP, doi:10.1029/2011JD015893 2011. (URL)
  14. Gonzi, S., L. Feng, P. I. Palmer, "Seasonal Cycle of Emissions of CO inferred from MOPITT profiles of CO: sensitivity to pyroconvection and profile retrieval assumptions," Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL046789, 2011. (URL)


  1. Curci, G., P. I. Palmer, T. P. Kurosu, K. Chance, G. Visconti, "Estimating European volatile organic compound emissions using satellite observations of formaldehyde from the Ozone Monitoring Experiment," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 11501-11517, 2010. (URL)
  2. Sayer, A. M., G. E. Thomas, P. I. Palmer, and R. G. Grainger, "Some implications of sampling choice on comparison between satellite and model aerosol optical depth fields," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 10705-10716, doi:10.5194/acp-10-10705-2010, 2010. (URL)
  3. Chevallier, F., L. Feng, H. Bösch, P. I. Palmer, and P. J. Rayner, "On the impact of transport model errors for the estimation of CO2 surface fluxes from GOSAT observations", Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L21803, doi:10.1029/2010GL044652, 2010. (URL)
  4. Gonzi, S., and P. I. Palmer, "Vertical transport of surface fire emissions observed from space," J. Geophys. Res., 115, D02306, doi:10.1029/2009JD012053. 2010. (URL)
  5. Bloom, A. A. J. Lee-Taylor, S. Madronich, D. J. Messenger, P. I. Palmer, D. S. Reay, A. R. McLeod, "Global methane emission estimates from ultraviolet irradiation of terrestrial plant foliage", New Phytologist, doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03259.x, 2010. (PDF) [Celebrating the ecosystem’s three-quarter century: Introduction to a Virtual Special Issue on Sir Arthur Tansley’s ecosystem concept, 2011].
  6. Bloom, A. A., P. I. Palmer, A. Fraser, D. S. Reay, and C. Frankenberg, "Large-scale Controls of Methanogenesis Inferred From Methane and Gravity Spaceborne Data," Science, 327, 322-325, 2010. (PDF) [Python and Matlab code to read data]
  7. Hewitt, C. N., J. Lee, M.P. Barkley, N.A. Chappell, H. Coe, C. Collier, R. Commane, P. DiCarlo, P.M. Edwards, M.J. Evans, K.L. Furneaux, M. Gallagher, A. Guenther, D.E. Heard, T. Ingham, M. Irwin, B. Langford, S.F. Lim, S. MacDonald, A.R. MacKenzie, A. Mahajan, G. McFiggans, G. Mills, P. Misztal, P.S. Monks, E. Nemitz, V. Nicolas-Perea, H. Oetjen, D. Oram, P.I. Palmer, J.M.C. Plane, J.A. Pyle, C.E. Reeves, N.H. Robinson, D. Stewart, D. Stone, and L.K. Whalley, "Overview: oxidant and particle photochemical processes above a south-east Asian tropical rain forest (the OP3 project): rationale, location characteristics, and tools," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 169-199, 2010. (URL)
  8. Millet, D. B., Guenther, A., Siegel, D. A., Nelson, N. B., Singh, H. B., de Gouw, J. A., Warneke, C., Williams, J., Eerdekens, G., Sinha, V., Karl, T., Flocke, F., Apel, E., Riemer, D. D., Palmer, P. I., and Barkley, M.: Global atmospheric budget of acetaldehyde: 3-D model analysis and constraints from in-situ and satellite observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 3405-3425, 2010. (URL)


  1. Jones, N. B., K. Riedel, W. Allan, S. Wood, P. I. Palmer, K. Chance, and J. Notholt, "Long-term tropospheric formaldehyde concentrations deduced from ground-based fourier transform solar infrared measurements, " Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 7131-7142, 2009 (URL)
  2. Dufour, G., S. Szopa, M. P. Barkley, C. D. Boone, A. Perrin, P. I. Palmer, and P. F. Bernath, "Global upper-tropospheric formaldehyde: seasonal cycles observed by the ACE-FTS satellite instrument," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 3893-3910, 2009. (PDF)
  3. Li, Q., Palmer, P. I., Pumphrey, H. C., Bernath, P., and Mahieu, E.: What drives the observed variability of HCN in the troposphere and lower stratosphere?,Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 8531-8543, 2009. (URL)
  4. Feng, L., P. I. Palmer, H. Boesch, and S. Dance, "Estimating surface CO2 fluxes from space-borne CO2 dry air mole fraction observations using an ensemble Kalman Filter" Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 2619-2633, 2009. (URL)
  5. P. I. Palmer and P. Rayner, "Failure to launch," Atmospheric Science News and Views, Nature Geosciences, 2, April 2009. (URL)
  6. Barkley, M. P., P. I. Palmer, I. De Smedt, T. Karl, A. Guenther, and M. Van Roozendael, "Regulated large-scale annual shutdown of Amazonian isoprene emissions?" Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L04803, doi:10.1029/2008GL036843, 2009. (URL)
  7. Fowler et al (inc P. I. Palmer), "Atmospheric composition change: Ecosystems-atmosphere interactions," Atmos. Env. 43, 5193-5267, 2009. (URL)
  8. Monks et al (inc P. I. Palmer), "Atmospheric composition change: Global and regional air quality," Atmos. Env. 43, 5268-5350, 2009. (URL)


  1. Wild, O., and P. I. Palmer, "How sensitive is tropospheric oxidation to anthropogenic emissions?" accepted Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L22802, doi:10.1029/2008GL035718, 2008. (URL)
  2. Barkley, M. P., P. I. Palmer, U. Kuhn, J. Kesselmeier, K. Chance, T. P. Kurosu, R. V. Martin, D. Helmig, and A. Guenther, "Net ecosystem fluxes of isoprene over tropical South America inferred from GOME observations of HCHO columns," J. Geophys. Res., 113, doi:10.10292008JD009863, 2008. (URL)
  3. Palmer, P. I., M. P. Barkley, and P. S. Monks, "Interpreting the variability of space-borne CO2 column-averaged volume mixing ratios over North America using a chemistry transport model," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 5855-5868, 2008. (URL)
  4. Palmer, P. I., "Quantifying sources and sinks of trace gases using space-borne measurements: current and future science," Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A. 366 (1885), 10.1098/rsta.2008.0176, 2008. (URL + author pic!)
  5. Arneth, A., R. K. Monson, G. Schurgers, U. Niinemets, and P. I. Palmer, "Why are estimates of global isoprene emissions so similar (and why is this not so for monoterpenes)?," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 4605-4620, 2008. (URL)
  6. Barkley, M. P., P. I. Palmer, C. D. Boone, P. F. Bernath, and P. Suntharlingam, "Global distributions of carbonyl sulfide in the upper troposphere and stratosphere," Geophys. Res. Lett, 35, L14810, doi:10.1029/2008GL034270, 2008. (URL)
  7. Wang, J. S., M. B. McElroy, J. A. Logan, P. I. Palmer, W. L. Chameides, Y. Wang, and I. A. Megretskaia, "A quantitative assessment of uncertainties affecting estimates of global mean OH derived from methyl chloroform observations," J. Geophys. Res., 113, D12302, doi:10.1029/2007JD008496, 2008. (URL)
  8. Pfister, G. G., L. K. Emmons, P. G. Hess, J.-F., Lamarque, J. J. Orlando, S. Walters, A. Guenther, P. I. Palmer, P. J. Lawrence, "Contribution of isoprene to chemical budgets: A model tracer study with the NCAR CTM MOZART-4," J. Geophys. Res., 113, D05308, doi:10.1029/2007JD008948, 2008. (URL)
  9. Bulgin, C. E., P. I. Palmer, G. E. Thomas, C. P. G. Arnold, D. Campmany, E. Carboni, R. G. Grainger, C. Poulsen, R. Siddans, and B. N. Lawrence, "Regional and seasonal variations of the Twomey indirect effect as observed by the ATSR-2 satellite instrument," Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, doi:10.1029/2007GL021394, 2008.(URL).


  1. Palmer, P. I., M. P. Barkley, T. P. Kurosu, A. C. Lewis, J. E. Saxton, K. Chance, and L. V. Gatti, "Interpreting satellite column observations of formaldehyde over tropical South America," Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A. 365, 1741-1751, 2007. (URL)
  2. Fu, T-M., D. J. Jacob, P. I. Palmer, K. Chance, Y. X. Wang, B. Barletta, D. R. Blake, J. C. Stanton, and M. J. Pilling, "Space-based formaldehyde measurements as constraints on volatile organic compound emissions in East and South Asia," J. Geophys. Res., 112, doi:10.1029/2006JD007853, 2007. (URL)
  3. Sauvage, B., R. V. Martin, A. v. Donkelaar, X. Liu, K. Chance, L. Jaegle, P. I. Palmer, S. Wu, and T.-M. Fu, "Remote sensed and in situ constraints on processes affecting tropical tropospheric ozone," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 815-838, 2007. (URL)


  1. Guenther, A., T. Karl, P. Harley, C. Wiedinmyer, P. I. Palmer, and C. Geron, "Estimates of global terrestrial isoprene emissions using MEGAN (Model of Emission of Gases and Aerosols from Nature)," Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 3181-3210, 2006. (URL)
  2. Garrett, T. J., L. Avey, P. I. Palmer, A. Stohl, J. A. Neuman, C. A. Brock, T. B. Ryerson, and J. S. Holloway, "Quantifying wet scavenging processes in aircraft observations of nitric acid and CCN," J. Geophys. Res., 111, doi:10.1029/2006JD007416, 2006. (URL)
  3. Palmer, P. I., P. Suntharalingham, D. B. A. Jones, D. J. Jacob, D. G. Streets, Q. Fu, S. Vay, G. W. Sachse, "Exploiting observed CO:CO2 correlations to improve inverse analyses of carbon fluxes," J. Geophys. Res., 111, doi:10.1029/2005JD006697, 2006. (URL)
  4. Koike, M., N. B. Jones, P. I. Palmer, H. Matsui, Y. Zhao, Y. Kondo, Y. Matsumi, and H. Tanimoto, "Seasonal variation of carbon monoxide in northern Japan: FTIR measurements and source-labeled model calculations," J. Geophys. Res., 111, doi:10.1029/2005JD006643, 2006. (URL)
  5. Palmer, P. I., D. S. Abbot, T-M. Fu, D. J. Jacob, K. Chance, T. Kurosu, A. Guenther, C. Wiedinmyer, J. Stanton, M. Pilling, S. Pressley, B. Lamb, and A. L. Sumner, "Quantifying the seasonal and interannual variability of North American isoprene emissions using satellite observations of formaldehyde column,"J. Geophys. Res.., doi:10.1029/2005JD006689, 2006. (URL)
  6. Liu, X., K. Chance, C. E. Sioris, T. P. Kurosu, R. J. D. Spurr, R. V. Martin, M. Fu, J. A. Logan, D. J. Jacob, P. I. Palmer, M. J. Newchurch, I. Megretskaia, R. Chatfield, "First directly-retrieved global distribution of tropospheric column ozone from GOME: comparison with the GEOS-CHEM model," J. Geophys. Res.., doi:10.1029/2005JD006564, 2006. (URL)


  1. Palmer, P. I. and S. Shaw, "Quantifying global marine isoprene fluxes using MODIS chlorophyll observations," Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2005GL022592, 2005. (URL). 
  2. Shim, C., Y. Wang, Y. Choi, P. I. Palmer, D. S. Abbot, K. Chance, "Constraining global isoprene emissions with Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) formaldehyde column measurements," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2004JD005629, 2005. (URL)
  3. Wiedinmyer, C., J. Greenberg, A. Guenther, B. Hopkins, K. Baker, C. Geron, P. I. Palmer, B. P. Long, J. R. Turner, G. Petron, T. E. Pierce, B. Lamb, H. Westberg, W. Baugh, P. Harley, M. Koerber, and M. Jannsen, "The Ozarks Isoprene Experiment (OZIE): measurements and model interpretations of the 'isoprene volcano'," J. Geophys. Res.., doi:10.1029/2005JD005800, 2005. (URL)
  4. Park, R. J., D. J. Jacob, P. I. Palmer, A. D. Clarke, B. E. Anderson, G. W. Sachse, and T. C. Bond, "Export efficiency of black carbon aerosol in continental outflow: Global distribution," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2004J005432, 2005. (URL)
  5. Liu, X., C. E. Sioris, K. Chance, T. P. Kurosu, M. J. Newchurch, R. V. Martin, and P. I. Palmer, "Mapping tropospheric ozone profiles from an airborne ultraviolet/visible spectrometer," Appl. Opt., 44 (16), 3312-3319, 2005. (URL)


  1. Suntharalingham, P., D. J. Jacob, P. I. Palmer, J. A. Logan, R. Yantosca, Y., Xiao, M. J. Evans, D. G. Streets, S. L. Vay, and G. W. Sachse, "Improved quantification of Chinese carbon fluxes using CO2/CO correlations in Asian outflow," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2003JD004362, 2004. (URL)
  2. Xiao, Y., D. J. Jacob, J. S. Wang, J. A. Logan, P. I. Palmer, P. Suntharalingham, R. M. Yantosca, G. W. Sachse, D. R. Blake, and D. G. Streets, "Constraints on Asian and European sources of methane from CH4-C2H6-CO correlations in Asian outflow, " J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2003JD004475, 2004. (URL)
  3. Wang, Y., M. B. McElroy, T. Wang, P. I. Palmer, and R. M. Yantosca, "Asian emissions of CO and NOx: constraints from aircraft and Chinese station data," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2004JD005250, 2004. (URL)
  4. Heald, C. L., D. J. Jacob, D. B. A. Jones, P. I. Palmer, J. A. Logan, D. G. Streets, G. W. Sachse, J. C. Gille, R. N. Hoffman, and T. Nehrkorn, "Comparative inverse analysis of satellite (MOPITT) and aircraft (TRACE-P) observations to estimate Asian sources of carbon monoxide," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2004JD005185, 2004. (URL)
  5. Mari, C. M., M. J. Evans, P. I. Palmer, D. J. Jacob, G. W. Sachse, J. Escobar, and D. Gazen, "The effect of clean warm conveyor belts on the export of pollution from East Asia," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2003JD004307, 2004. (URL)
  6. Todd, M. C., R. Washington, and P. I. Palmer, "Water vapour transport associated with tropical-temperate trough systems over southern Africa and the Southwest Indian Ocean," Int. J. Clim., 24, 555-568, 2004. (URL)


  1. Heald, C. L., D. J. Jacob, P. I. Palmer, M. J. Evans, G. W. Sachse, H. B. Singh, and D. R. Blake, "Biomass burning emission inventory with daily resolution: application to aircraft observations of Asian outflow, " J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2002JD003082, 2003. (URL)
  2. Jaegle, L., D. Jaffe, H. U. Price, P. Weiss, P. I. Palmer, M. J. Evans, D. J. Jacob, and I. Bey, "Sources and budgets of CO and O3 in the Northeastern Pacific during the spring of 2001: results from the PHOBEA-II experiment," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2002JD003121, 2003. (URL)
  3. Kiley, C. M. H. E. Fuelberg, P. I. Palmer, D. Allen, G. R. Carmichael, D. J. Jacob, C. Mari, B. Pierce, K. Pickering, Y. Tang, O. Wild, T. D. Fairlie, J. A. Logan, D. G. Streets, "An intercomparison and evaluation of aircraft-derived and simulated CO from seven chemical transport model during the TRACE-P experiment," J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1029/2002JD003089, 2003. (URL)
  4. Palmer, P. I., D. J. Jacob, A. M. Fiore, R. V. Martin, K. Chance, and T. P. Kurosu, "Mapping isoprene emissions over North America using formaldehyde column observations from space, " J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1029/2002JD002153, 2003. (URL)
  5. Abbot, D. S., P. I. Palmer, R. V. Martin, K. V. Chance, D. J. Jacob, A. Guenther, "Seasonal and interannual variability of isoprene emissions as determined by formaldehyde column measurements from space," Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2003GL017336, 2003. (URL). Journal cover.
  6. Jones, D. B. A., K. W. Bowman, P. I. Palmer, J. R. Worden, D. J. Jacob, R. N. Hoffman, I. Bey, and R. M. Yantosca, "Potential of observations from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer to constrain continental source of carbon monoxide," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2003JD003702, 2003. (URL)
  7. Martin, R. V., D. J. Jacob, K. V. Chance, T. P. Kurosu, P. I. Palmer, M. J. Evans, "Inventory of nitrogen dioxide emissions derived from space-based observations of NO2 columns," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2003JD003453, 2003. (URL)
  8. Palmer, P. I., D. J. Jacob, D. B. A. Jones, C. L. Heald, R. M. Yantosca, J. A. Logan, G. W. Sachse, D. G. Streets, "Inverting for emissions of carbon monoxide from Asia using aircraft observations over the western Pacific," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2002JD003176, 2003. (URL)
  9. Palmer, P. I., D. J. Jacob, L. J. Mickley, D. R. Blake, G. W. Sachse, H. E. Fuelberg, and C. M. Kiley, "Eastern Asian emissions of anthropogenic halocarbons deduced from aircraft concentration data," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2003JD003591, 2003. (URL)


  1. Li, Q., D. J. Jacob, I. Bey, P. I. Palmer, B. N. Duncan, B. D. Field, R. V. Martin, A. M. Fiore, R. M. Yantosca, D. D. Parrish, P. G. Simmonds, and S. J. Oltmans, "Transatlantic Transport of Pollution and Its Effects on Surface Ozone in Europe and North America," J. Geophys. Res., 107, 10.1029/2002JD001422, 2002. (URL)
  2. Martin, R. V., K. Chance, D. J. Jacob, T. P. Kurosu, R. J. D. Spurr, E. Bucsela, J. F. Gleason, P. I. Palmer, I. Bey, A. M. Fiore, Q. Li, and R. M. Yantosca, "An improved retrieval of tropospheric nitrogen dioxide from GOME," J. Geophys. Res., 107, 10.1029/2001JD001027, 2002. (URL)
  3. Kasibhatla, P., A. Arellano, J. A. Logan, P. I. Palmer, and P. Novelli, "Top-down estimate of a large source of atmospheric carbon monoxide associated with fuel combustion in Asia," Geophys. Res. Lett, doi:10.1029/2002GL015581, 2002. (URL)


  1. Palmer, P. I. and J. J. Barnett, "Application of an optimal estimation inverse method to GPS/MET bending angle observations," J. Geophys. Res., 106, 17147-17160, 2001. (URL)
  2. Palmer, P. I., D. J. Jacob, K. Chance, R. V. Martin, R. J. D. Spurr, T. P. Kurosu, I. Bey, R. Yantosca, A. Fiore, and Q. Li, "Air-mass factor formulation for spectroscopic measurements from satellites: Application to formaldehyde retrievals from the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment," J. Geophys. Res., 106, 14539-14550, 2001. (URL)


  1. Chance, K., P. I. Palmer, R. V. Martin, R. J. D. Spurr, T. P. Kurosu, and D. J. Jacob, "Satellite observations of formaldehyde over North America from GOME,"Geophys. Res. Lett, 27, 3461-3464, 2000. (URL)
  2. Palmer, P. I., J. J. Barnett, J. R. Eyre, and S. B. Healy, "A nonlinear optimal estimation inverse method for radio occultation measurements," J. Geophys. Res., 105, 17513-17526, 2000. (URL) 

Grey Literature

  1. H. Boesch and P. I. Palmer, "Soaring with the Global Hawk," NERC Planet Earth, August 2016 (URL)
  2. Palmer, P. I., H. Boesch, A. Kerr, "Measuring carbon from space," NERC Planet Earth, Winter 2010 Edition. (URL)
  3. Palmer, P. I. and A. A. Bloom, "Bugs, bogs and gravity: a new look at methane," NERC Planet Earth, Summer 2010 Edition. (URL)
  4. European Space Agency, 2008. PREMIER: Candidate Earth Explorer Core Missions - Reports for Assessment, ESA SP-1313(5), Mission Science Division, ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ISSN 0379-6566, 121 pp. ESA Mission Advisory Group (inc P. I. Palmer), November 2008. (PDF) [SIZE: 21 MB)
  5. Palmer P., "Scientists exploit the Global Positioning System," Physics World, UK Institute of Physics, September 1997. (URL).

The ones that got away 

  1. Matthiesen and Palmer, " Development of a 3-dimensional quality forecast measure for plume forecasts: application to transport of biomass burning plumes," rejected by QJRMS, 2015. (PDF, SOM).