Dr. Robert Talbot, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Director of Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS)
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics , Department of Earth and Atmospheric SciencesFACULTY WEBSITE
Areas of expertise
- Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change
- Autonomous Drone System for Detecting Fugitive Methane Leaks
- Controls on Ozone in Southern Texas
- Impact of Saharan Dust on Air Quality in Southern Texas
- Sources and Cycling of Atmospheric Mercury
- Green Sustainable Urban Areas
2009: Group Achievement Award for the ARCTAS Field Campaign, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2006: Group Achievement Award for the INTEX-B/MILAGRO Field Campaign, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2005: Group Achievement Award for the INTEX-NA Airborne Expedition, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
1998: Group Achievement Award for the SONEX Airborne Expedition, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
1995: Group Achievement Award for the GTE/PEM-West A & B Airborne Expeditions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
1993: Group Achievement Award for the GTE/ABLE – 3A and B Airborne Expeditions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Liu, L., R. Talbot, X. Lan, B. Sive, B. Lefer, J. Flynn, and L. Judd (2016), Emission estimates of trace gases and volatile organic compounds from a prescribed grassland fire in southeastern Texas, Environ. Sci. Technol., submitted.
- Liu, Lei, Robert Talbot, Xin Lan, Azucena Torres, Patrick Laine, Barry Lefer and James Flynn (2016), Spatial and temporal distributions of speciated Atmospheric mercury in southeastern Texas, Atmospheric Environment, submitted.
- Li, Yaxin Li, Y. Wang, Y. Li, T. Li, H. Mao, R. Talbot, X. Nie, C. Wu, Y. Zhao, C. Hou, G. Wang, J. Zhou, and G. Qie (2016), Characteristics and potential sources of atmospheric particulate mercury in Jinan, China, Sci. Total Environ., in press.
- Song, Shaojie, Noelle E. Selin, Lynne E. Gratz, Jesse L. Ambrose, Daniel A. Jaffe, Viral Shah, Lyatt Jaeglé, Amanda Giang, Bin Yuan, Lisa Kaser, Eric C. Apel, Rebecca S. Hornbrook, Nicola J. Blake, Andrew J. Weinheimer, Roy L. Mauldin III, Christopher A. Cantrell, Mark S. Castro, Gary Conley, Thomas M. Holsen, Winston T. Luke, and Robert Talbot (2016), Constraints from observations and modeling on atmosphere–surface exchange of mercury in eastern North America, Elem. Sci. Anth., 4, DOI 10.12952/journal.elementa.000100.
- Daniel Zavala-Araizaa, David R. Lyona, Ramón A. Alvareza, Kenneth J. Davisb, Robert Harriss, Scott C. Herndon, Anna Karion, Eric Adam Kort, Brian K. Lamb, Xin Lan, Anthony J. Marchese, Stephen W. Pacala,Allen L. Robinson, Paul B. Shepson, Colm Sweeney, Robert Talbot, Amy Townsend-Small, Tara I. Yacovitch, Daniel J. Zimmerle, and Steven P. Hamburg (2015), Reconciling divergent estimates of oil and gas methane emissions, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1522126112.
- Lyon, David R., Daniel Zavala-Araiza, Ramón A. Alvarez, Robert Harriss, Virginia Palacios, Xin Lan, Robert Talbot, Tegan Lavoie, Paul Shepson, Tara I. Yacovitch, Scott C. Herndon, Steven P. Hamburg (2015), Constructing a spatially resolved methane emission inventory for the Barnett Shale Region, Environ. Sci. Technol., 49, 8147−8157, DOI: 10.1021/es506359c.
- Zavala-Araiza, Daniel, David Lyon, Ramón A. Alvarez, Virginia Palacios, Xin Lan, Robert Talbot, David T. Allen, and Steven P. Hamburg (2015), Towards a functional definition of methane super-emitters: Application to natural gas production sites, Environ. Sci. Technol., 49, 8167−8174, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00133. Lan, Xin, Robert Talbot, Patrick Laine, and Azucena Torres (2015), Characterizing fugitive methane emissions in the Barnett Shale area using a mobile laboratory, Environ. Sci. Technol., 49, 8139−8146, DOI.org/10.1021/es5063055.
- Lan, Xin, Robert Talbot, Patrick Laine, Barry Lefer, James Flynn, and Azucena Torres (2015), Atmospheric mercury in the Barnett Shale area, Texas: Implications for oil and gas emissions, Environ. Sci. Technol., 49, 10692-10700, doi10.1021./acs.est.5b02287.
- Liu, L., R. Talbot, X. Lan (2015), Influence of Climate Change and Meteorological Factors on Houston’s Air Pollution: Ozone a Case Study, Atmosphere, 6, 623-640, doi:10.3390/atmos6050623.
For more publications, see CV below, or visit google scholar page here.
Grants and Funded Research
- NASA - Measurements and Analysis of Atmospheric Mercury Observations Aboard the DC-8 During ARCTAS, $478,530, January 2008 – December 2012 (R. Talbot & H. Mao PIs).
- National Science Foundation – Atmospheric Chemistry Division: Mercury Cycling in the Marine Environment, $530,268, 01 Dec. 2008 – 30 Nov. 2012 (H. Mao & R. Talbot PIs).
- Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters Procurement Operations Division: A Speciated Atmospheric Mercury Monitoring Site at Thompson Farm, New Hampshire, $699,363, 01 December 2008 – 30 November 2012, (R. Talbot & H. Mao PIs).
- NOAA – Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, AIRMAP, A UNH Air Quality and Climate Program, $25,000, 01 Sept. 2010 – 31 Aug. 2012 (R. Talbot PI).
- National Science Foundation – Atmospheric Chemistry Division: Reno Atmospheric Mercury Intercomparison Experiment (RAMIX), $178,154, 01 April 2011 – 31 March 2013 (R. Talbot PI).
- NASA - Regional-to-Hemispheric Scale Impacts Related to Highly Polluted Air Exported from the South-Central U.S., $963,500 (R. Talbot PI).
- NSF - What are the chemical and physical characteristics of GOM and Hgp in the ambient atmosphere? $700,000 (R. Talbot PI).
- Texas Air Research Center - De-Convoluting Major Sources of the Greenhouse Gases CO2 and CH4 and Mercury in Texas, $100,000 (R. Talbot PI).
- Welch Foundation - Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry: A New Tool to Quantify Atmospheric Reactive Mercury Species, $150,000 (R. Talbot PI).
- NASA - Evaluation of sources, cycling and chemical transformations of mercury in the United States, Ph.D. Fellowship Dara Feddersen $90,000 (R. Talbot PI).
- NASA - Improvement of regional model simulations of atmospheric mercury using a suite of ground, airborne, and space observations, Earth Systems Ph.D. Fellowship Xin Lan, $90,000 (R. Talbot PI).
For more research information, visit, researchgate profile, here.