Publications


Song, F. F., Zhang, G. J., Ramanathan, V., & Leung, L. R. (2022). Trends in surface equivalent potential temperature: A more comprehensive metric for global warming and weather extremes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(6), 7. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2117832119
Ramanathan, V., Xu, Y. Y., & Versaci, A. (2021). Modelling human-natural systems interactions with implications for twenty-first-century warming. Nature Sustainability, 16. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00826-z
Rockstrom, J., Gupta, J., Lenton, T. M., Qin, D. H., Lade, S. J., Abrams, J. F., Jacobson, L., Rocha, J. C., Zimm, C., Bai, X. M., Bala, G., Bringezu, S., Broadgate, W., Bunn, S. E., DeClerck, F., Ebi, K. L., Gong, P., Gordon, C., Kanie, N., … Winkelmann, R. (2021). Identifying a safe and just corridor for people and the planet. Earths Future, 9(4). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020ef001866
Silveira, S., Kornbluh, M., Withers, M. C., Grennan, G., Ramanathan, V., & Mishra, J. (2021). Chronic mental health sequelae of climate change extremes: A case study of the deadliest Californian wildfire. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(4). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041487
Pistone, K., Eisenman, I., & Ramanathan, V. (2019). Radiative heating of an ice-free Arctic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(13), 7474–7480. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL082914
Pattanayak, S. K., Jeuland, M., Lewis, J. J., Usmani, F., Brooks, N., Bhojvaid, V., Kar, A., Lipinski, L., Morrison, L., Patange, O., Ramanathan, N., Rehman, I. H., Thadani, R., Vora, M., & Ramanathan, V. (2019). Experimental evidence on promotion of electric and improved biomass cookstoves. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(27), 13282–13287. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1808827116
Lelieveld, J., Klingmuller, K., Pozzer, A., Burnett, R. T., Haines, A., & Ramanathan, V. (2019). Effects of fossil fuel and total anthropogenic emission removal on public health and climate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(15), 7192–7197. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1819989116
Chen, S. J., Russell, L. M., Cappa, C. D., Zhang, X. L., Kleeman, M. J., Kumar, A., Liu, D., & Ramanathana, V. (2019). Comparing black and brown carbon absorption from AERONET and surface measurements at wintertime Fresno. Atmospheric Environment, 199, 164–176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.11.032
Xu, Y. Y., & Ramanathan, V. (2017). Well below 2 degrees C: Mitigation strategies for avoiding dangerous to catastrophic climate changes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(39), 10315–10323. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1618481114
Wilcox, E. M., Thomas, R. M., Praveen, P. S., Pistone, K., Bender, F. A. M., & Ramanathan, V. (2016). Black carbon solar absorption suppresses turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(42), 11794–11799. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1525746113
Pistone, K., Praveen, P. S., Thomas, R. M., Ramanathan, V., Wilcox, E. M., & Bender, F. A. M. (2016). Observed correlations between aerosol and cloud properties in an Indian Ocean trade cumulus regime. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(8), 5203–5227. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5203-2016
Seinfeld, J. H., Bretherton, C., Carslaw, K. S., Coe, H., DeMott, P. J., Dunlea, E. J., Feingold, G., Ghan, S., Guenther, A. B., Kahn, R., Kraucunas, I., Kreidenweis, S. M., Molina, M. J., Nenes, A., Penner, J. E., Prather, K. A., Ramanathan, V., Ramaswamy, V., Rasch, P. J., … Wood, R. (2016). Improving our fundamental understanding of the role of aerosol-cloud interactions in the climate system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(21), 5781–5790. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1514043113
Hopner, F., Bender, F. A. M., Ekman, A. M. L., Praveen, P. S., Bosch, C., Ogren, J. A., Andersson, A., Gustafsson, O., & Ramanathan, V. (2016). Vertical profiles of optical and microphysical particle properties above the northern Indian Ocean during CARDEX 2012. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(2), 1045–1064. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1045-2016
Xu, Y., Ramanathan, V., & Washington, W. M. (2016). Observed high-altitude warming and snow cover retreat over Tibet and the Himalayas enhanced by black carbon aerosols. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(3), 1303–1315. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1303-2016
Jeuland, M. A., Bhojvaid, V., Kar, A., Lewis, J. J., Patange, O., Pattanayak, S. K., Ramanathan, N., Rehman, I. H., Soo, J. S. T., & Ramanathan, V. (2015). Preferences for improved cook stoves: Evidence from rural villages in north India. Energy Economics, 52, 287–298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2015.11.010
Patange, O. S., Ramanathan, N., Rehman, I. H., Tripathi, S. N., Misra, A., Kar, A., Graham, E., Singh, L., Bahadur, R., & Ramanathan, V. (2015). Reductions in indoor black carbon concentrations from improved biomass stoves in rural India. Environmental Science & Technology, 49(7), 4749–4756. https://doi.org/10.1021/es506208x
Sambandam, S., Balakrishnan, K., Ghosh, S., Sadasivam, A., Madhav, S., Ramasamy, R., Samanta, M., Mukhopadhyay, K., Rehman, H., & Ramanathan, V. (2015). Can currently available advanced combustion biomass cook-stoves provide health relevant exposure reductions? Results from initial assessment of select commercial models in india. Ecohealth, 12(1), 25–41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-014-0976-1
Steffen, W., Richardson, K., Rockstrom, J., Cornell, S. E., Fetzer, I., Bennett, E. M., Biggs, R., Carpenter, S. R., de Vries, W., de Wit, C. A., Folke, C., Gerten, D., Heinke, J., Mace, G. M., Persson, L. M., Ramanathan, V., Reyers, B., & Sorlin, S. (2015). Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet. Science, 347(6223), 736-+. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1259855
Burney, J., & Ramanathan, V. (2014). Recent climate and air pollution impacts on Indian agriculture. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(46), 16319–16324. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1317275111
Bosch, C., Andersson, A., Kirillova, E. N., Budhavant, K., Tiwari, S., Praveen, P. S., Russell, L. M., Beres, N. D., Ramanathan, V., & Gustafsson, O. (2014). Source-diagnostic dual-isotope composition and optical properties of water-soluble organic carbon and elemental carbon in the South Asian outflow intercepted over the Indian Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 119(20), 11743–11759. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014jd022127
Ghude, S. D., Jena, C., Chate, D. M., Beig, G., Pfister, G. G., Kumar, R., & Ramanathan, V. (2014). Reductions in India’s crop yield due to ozone. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(15). https://doi.org/10.1002/2014GL060930
Pistone, K., Eisenman, I., & Ramanathan, V. (2014). Observational determination of albedo decrease caused by vanishing Arctic sea ice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(9), 3322–3326. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1318201111
Bhojvaid, V., Jeuland, M., Kar, A., Lewis, J. J., Pattanayak, S. K., Ramanathan, N., Ramanathan, V., & Rehman, I. H. (2014). How do people in rural India perceive improved stoves and clean fuel? Evidence from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(2), 1341–1358. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph110201341
Cazorla, A., Bahadur, R., Suski, K. J., Cahill, J. F., Chand, D., Schmid, B., Ramanathan, V., & Prather, K. A. (2013). Relating aerosol absorption due to soot, organic carbon, and dust to emission sources determined from in-situ chemical measurements. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13(18), 9337–9350. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-9337-2013
Feng, Y., Ramanathan, V., & Kotamarthi, V. R. (2013). Brown carbon: A significant atmospheric absorber of solar radiation? Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13(17), 8607–8621. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-8607-2013
Hu, A. X., Xu, Y. Y., Tebaldi, C., Washington, W. M., & Ramanathan, V. (2013). Mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants slows sea-level rise. Nature Climate Change, 3(8), 730–734. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1869
Xu, Y., Zaelke, D., Velders, G. J. M., & Ramanathan, V. (2013). The role of HFCs in mitigating 21st century climate change. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13(12), 6083–6089. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-6083-2013
Anenberg, S. C., Balakrishnan, K., Jetter, J., Masera, O., Mehta, S., Moss, J., & Ramanathan, V. (2013). Cleaner cooking solutions to achieve health, climate, and economic cobenefits. Environmental Science & Technology, 47(9), 3944–3952. https://doi.org/10.1021/es304942e
Kim, D., & Ramanathan, V. (2012). Improved estimates and understanding of global albedo and atmospheric solar absorption. Geophysical Research Letters, 39. https://doi.org/10.1029/2012gl053757
Bahadur, R., Praveen, P. S., Xu, Y. Y., & Ramanathan, V. (2012). Solar absorption by elemental and brown carbon determined from spectral observations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(43), 17366–17371. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1205910109
Chung, C. E., Ramanathan, V., & Decremer, D. (2012). Observationally constrained estimates of carbonaceous aerosol radiative forcing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(29), 11624–11629. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1203707109
Xu, Y. Y., & Ramanathan, V. (2012). Latitudinally asymmetric response of global surface temperature: Implications for regional climate change. Geophysical Research Letters, 39. https://doi.org/10.1029/2012gl052116
Anenberg, S. C., Schwartz, J., Shindell, D., Amann, M., Faluvegi, G., Klimont, Z., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Pozzoli, L., Van Dingenen, R., Vignati, E., Emberson, L., Muller, N. Z., West, J. J., Williams, M., Demkine, V., Hicks, W. K., Kuylenstierna, J., Raes, F., & Ramanathan, V. (2012). Global air quality and health co-benefits of mitigating near-term climate change through methane and black carbon emission controls. Environmental Health Perspectives, 120(6), 831–839. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1104301
Bender, F. A. M., Ramanathan, V., & Tselioudis, G. (2012). Changes in extratropical storm track cloudiness 1983-2008: observational support for a poleward shift. Climate Dynamics, 38(9–10), 2037–2053. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-011-1065-6
Kar, A., Rehman, I. H., Burney, J., Puppala, S. P., Suresh, R., Singh, L., Singh, V. K., Ahmed, T., Ramanathan, N., & Ramanathan, V. (2012). Real-time assessment of black carbon pollution in Indian households due to traditional and improved biomass cookstoves. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(5), 2993–3000. https://doi.org/10.1021/es203388g
Auffhammer, M., Ramanathan, V., & Vincent, J. R. (2012). Climate change, the monsoon, and rice yield in India. Climatic Change, 111(2), 411–424. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-011-0208-4
Shindell, D., Kuylenstierna, J. C. I., Vignati, E., van Dingenen, R., Amann, M., Klimont, Z., Anenberg, S. C., Muller, N., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Raes, F., Schwartz, J., Faluvegi, G., Pozzoli, L., Kupiainen, K., Hoglund-Isaksson, L., Emberson, L., Streets, D., Ramanathan, V., Hicks, K., … Fowler, D. (2012). Simultaneously mitigating near-term climate change and improving human health and food security. Science, 335(6065), 183–189. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1210026
Kennel, C. F., Ramanathan, V., & Victor, D. G. (2012). Coping with climate change in the next half-century. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 156(4), 398–415.
Thomas, R. M., Lehmann, K., Nguyen, H., Jackson, D. L., Wolfe, D., & Ramanathan, V. (2012). Measurement of turbulent water vapor fluxes using a lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle system. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 5(1), 243–257. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-5-243-2012
Praveen, P. S., Ahmed, T., Kar, A., Rehman, I. H., & Ramanathan, V. (2012). Link between local scale BC emissions in the Indo-Gangetic Plains and large scale atmospheric solar absorption. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12(2), 1173–1187. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-1173-2012
Evan, A. T., Kossin, J. P., Chung, C., & Ramanathan, V. (2011). Arabian Sea tropical cyclones intensified by emissions of black carbon and other aerosols. Nature, 479(7371), 94-U119. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature10552
Steffen, W., Persson, A., Deutsch, L., Zalasiewicz, J., Williams, M., Richardson, K., Crumley, C., Crutzen, P., Folke, C., Gordon, L., Molina, M., Ramanathan, V., Rockstrom, J., Scheffer, M., Schellnhuber, H. J., & Svedin, U. (2011). The Anthropocene: from global change to planetary stewardship. Ambio, 40(7), 739–761. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-011-0185-x
Ramanathan, N., Lukac, M., Ahmed, T., Kar, A., Praveen, P. S., Honles, T., Leong, I., Rehman, I. H., Schauer, J. J., & Ramanathan, V. (2011). A cellphone based system for large-scale monitoring of black carbon. Atmospheric Environment, 45(26), 4481–4487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.05.030
Bahadur, R., Feng, Y., Russell, L. M., & Ramanathan, V. (2011). Impact of California’s air pollution laws on black carbon and their implications for direct radiative forcing. Atmospheric Environment, 45(5), 1162–1167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.10.054
Rehman, I. H., Ahmed, T., Praveen, P. S., Kar, A., & Ramanathan, V. (2011). Black carbon emissions from biomass and fossil fuels in rural India. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11(14), 7289–7299. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-7289-2011
Ramanathan, V., & Xu, Y. Y. (2010). The Copenhagen Accord for limiting global warming: Criteria, constraints, and available avenues. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(18), 8055–8062. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1002293107
Stone, E. A., Schauer, J. J., Pradhan, B. B., Dangol, P. M., Habib, G., Venkataraman, C., & Ramanathan, V. (2010). Characterization of emissions from South Asian biofuels and application to source apportionment of carbonaceous aerosol in the Himalayas. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 115. https://doi.org/10.1029/2009jd011881
Feng, Y., & Ramanathan, V. (2010). Investigation of aerosol-cloud interactions using a chemical transport model constrained by satellite observations. Tellus Series B-Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 62(1), 69–86. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0889.2009.00444.x
Hadley, O. L., Corrigan, C. E., Kirchstetter, T. W., Cliff, S. S., & Ramanathan, V. (2010). Measured black carbon deposition on the Sierra Nevada snow pack and implication for snow pack retreat. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10(15), 7505–7513. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-10-7505-2010
Chung, C. E., Ramanathan, V., Carmichael, G., Kulkarni, S., Tang, Y., Adhikary, B., Leung, L. R., & Qian, Y. (2010). Anthropogenic aerosol radiative forcing in Asia derived from regional models with atmospheric and aerosol data assimilation. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10(13), 6007–6024. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-10-6007-2010