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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Environmental Sciences H-index 93 Citations 32,025 346 World Ranking 146 National Ranking 1

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Awards & Achievements

2018 - Member of Academia Europaea

2013 - Gold Medal, Royal Irish Academy Environmental Sciences & Geosciences

2011 - Member of the Royal Irish Academy


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Aerosol
  • Organic chemistry
  • Meteorology

His primary scientific interests are in Aerosol, Nucleation, Atmospheric sciences, Particle and Environmental chemistry. His studies in Aerosol integrate themes in fields like Iodine oxide and Mineralogy. His Mineralogy research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Condensation and Chemical physics.

His Nucleation study incorporates themes from Hydrology, Sink, Ammonia, Analytical chemistry and Troposphere. His Atmospheric sciences research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Particulates, Planetary boundary layer, General Circulation Model, Radiative transfer and Sea spray. His work deals with themes such as Humidity, Photodissociation, Ultrafine particle, Ozone and Relative humidity, which intersect with Particle.

His most cited work include:

  • Flood or drought: How do aerosols affect precipitation? (1193 citations)
  • Biogenically driven organic contribution to marine aerosol. (670 citations)
  • Marine aerosol formation from biogenic iodine emissions (547 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary areas of study are Aerosol, Atmospheric sciences, Particle, Meteorology and Nucleation. His Aerosol research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Environmental chemistry, Climatology and Mineralogy. His Atmospheric sciences study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Sea salt aerosol, Wind speed, Air mass and Sea spray.

He usually deals with Particle and limits it to topics linked to Analytical chemistry and Relative humidity. His Meteorology research incorporates themes from Lidar and Remote sensing. The concepts of his Nucleation study are interwoven with issues in Chemical physics, Ultrafine particle, Plume and Ammonia.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Aerosol (85.43%)
  • Atmospheric sciences (48.48%)
  • Particle (28.04%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2015-2021)?

  • Aerosol (85.43%)
  • Environmental chemistry (21.96%)
  • Atmospheric sciences (48.48%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His main research concerns Aerosol, Environmental chemistry, Atmospheric sciences, Particulates and Sulfate. His studies deal with areas such as Particle, Air quality index, Chemical composition, Pollution and Air pollution as well as Aerosol. Colin D. O'Dowd combines subjects such as Mass spectrometry and Atmosphere, Atmospheric chemistry with his study of Particle.

His Environmental chemistry research focuses on subjects like Nitrate, which are linked to Aethalometer. His research integrates issues of Particle number, Cloud condensation nuclei, Meteorology, Relative humidity and Greenhouse gas in his study of Atmospheric sciences. His Particulates study also includes

  • Climatology which intersects with area such as Mineral dust,
  • Organic matter that intertwine with fields like Sea spray.

Between 2015 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Molecular-scale evidence of aerosol particle formation via sequential addition of HIO3. (100 citations)
  • Severe Pollution in China Amplified by Atmospheric Moisture (94 citations)
  • Ubiquity of organic nitrates from nighttime chemistry in the European submicron aerosol (80 citations)

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Top Publications

Flood or drought: How do aerosols affect precipitation?

Daniel Rosenfeld;Ulrike Lohmann;Graciela B. Raga;Colin D. O'Dowd.
Science (2008)

1455 Citations

Biogenically driven organic contribution to marine aerosol.

Colin D. O'Dowd;Maria Cristina Facchini;Fabrizia Cavalli;Darius Ceburnis.
Nature (2004)

904 Citations

Marine aerosol formation from biogenic iodine emissions

Colin D. O'Dowd;Colin D. O'Dowd;Jose L. Jimenez;Richard C. Bahreini;Richard C. Flagan.
Nature (2002)

713 Citations

Mobility particle size spectrometers: harmonization of technical standards and data structure to facilitate high quality long-term observations of atmospheric particle number size distributions

A. Wiedensohler;W. Birmili;A. Nowak;A. Sonntag.
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (2012)

697 Citations

Marine aerosol, sea-salt, and the marine sulphur cycle: a short review

Colin D. O'Dowd;Michael H. Smith;Ian E. Consterdine;Jason A. Lowe.
Atmospheric Environment (1997)

679 Citations

Atmospheric composition change – global and regional air quality

P.S. Monks;Claire Granier;Claire Granier;Claire Granier;S. Fuzzi;A. Stohl.
Atmospheric Environment (2009)

672 Citations

The effect of physical and chemical aerosol properties on warm cloud droplet activation

G. Mcfiggans;P. Artaxo;Urs Baltensperger;H. Coe.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2005)

654 Citations

Marine aerosol production: a review of the current knowledge

Colin D O'Dowd;Gerrit de Leeuw.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A (2007)

604 Citations

Atmospheric composition change: Ecosystems–Atmosphere interactions

D. Fowler;Kim Pilegaard;M.A. Sutton;Per Ambus.
Atmospheric Environment (2009)

568 Citations

Aerosol formation: atmospheric particles from organic vapours.

Colin D. O'Dowd;Colin D. O'Dowd;Pasi Aalto;Kaarle Hmeri;Markku Kulmala.
Nature (2002)

526 Citations

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