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Ravan Ahmadov

CIRES Research Scientist III 

Mailing address:
Global Systems Division, Earth Modeling Branch, ESRL
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305, USA
Phone: 303 497-4314


  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Physics Department, Moscow State University, 2004

Research Interests

  • Air quality and tracer transport modeling
  • Atmospheric aerosols
  • Meteorology-chemistry interactions
  • Development of parameterizations for air quality models

Current Projects

  • Towards the Inclusion of Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Fire Products into the High Resolution Rapid Refresh Real-Time Forecasts (Real time HRRR-Smoke web-site:
  • WRF-Chem model development and support

Selected Publications

  • Ahmadov, R., McKeen, S., et al.:  Understanding high wintertime ozone pollution events in an oil- and natural gas-producing region of the western US, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 411–429, 2015.
  • Edwards, P. M., Brown, S., Roberts, J., Ahmadov, R., et al.: High winter ozone pollution from carbonyl photolysis in an oil and gas basin, Nature, 514, 351-354, 2014.
  • Ahmadov, R., McKeen, S. A., et al.: A volatility basis set model for summertime secondary organic aerosols over the eastern United States in 2006, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 117, D06301, doi:10.1029/2011jd016831, 2012.
  • Middlebrook, A. M., Murphy, D. M., Ahmadov, R., et al.: Air quality implications of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 109, 20280-20285, 10.1073/pnas.1110052108, 2012.
  • Ahmadov, R., Gerbig, C., et al.: Comparing high resolution WRF-VPRM simulations and two global CO2 transport models with coastal tower measurements of CO2, Biogeosciences, 6, 807-817, 2009.
  • Ahmadov, R., Gerbig, C., et al.: Mesoscale covariance of transport and CO2 fluxes: Evidence from observations and simulations using the WRF-VPRM coupled atmosphere-biosphere model, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 112, 14, 2007.