Yenny González Ramos

Yenny González Ramos
Cimel Electronique

PhD

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May 2019 - October 2020
Harvard University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
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  • I studied the global tropospheric distribution of nitrous oxide based on airborne measurements.
November 2015 - April 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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  • PostDoc Position
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  • I developed a new technique based on quantum-cascade laser spectrometer technology to provide another metrics with which isotopologue equilibrium/disequilibrium of methane can be tested by measuring doubly substituted methane isotopologues.
October 2005 - October 2015
Agencia Estatal de Meteorología
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • During my PhD, I studied atmospheric trace gases and the related formation of ultrafine particles in the free troposphere and their effect on human health. Later, during my postdoctoral research, I studied the hydrological cycle on a local and regional scale (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) using cavity ring-down and FTIR techniques.

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Publications (62)
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UCATS (the UAS Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species) was designed and built for observations of important atmospheric trace gases from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS). Initially it measured major chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and the stratospheric transport tracers nitrous oxide (N2O) and s...
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High-resolution Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) solar observations are particularly relevant for climate studies, as they allow atmospheric gaseous composition and multiple climate processes to be monitored in detail. In this context, the present paper provides an overview of 20 years of FTIR measurements taken in the framework of the NDACC (Netw...
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We measured the global distribution of tropospheric N₂O mixing ratios during the NASA airborne Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) mission. ATom measured concentrations of ∼ 300 gas species and aerosol properties in 647 vertical profiles spanning the Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, and much of the Southern Ocean basins, nearly from pole to pole, over four sea...
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High-resolution Fourier Transform InfraRed (FTIR) solar observations are particularly relevant for climate studies, as they allow atmospheric gaseous composition and multiple climate processes to be monitored in detail. In this context, the present paper provides an overview of 20 years of FTIR measurements taken in the framework of the NDACC (Netw...
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Nitrous oxide (N2O) is both a greenhouse gas in the troposphere and an ozone depleting substance in the stratosphere and is rapidly increasing in the atmosphere. The spatial distribution of N2O emissions and the sources leading to rising concentrations in the global atmosphere are highly uncertain. We measured the global distribution of tropospheri...
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We present precise measurements of doubly-deuterated methane (12CH2D2) in natural methane samples using tunable infrared laser direct absorption spectroscopy (TILDAS). Using a 413 m optical path length astigmatic Herriott cell and two quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) scanning the spectral regions of 1090.46 ± 0.1 cm-1 and 1200.23 ± 0.1 cm-1, the instr...
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The isotopic composition of water vapour provides integrated perspectives on the hydrological histories of air masses and has been widely used for tracing physical processes in hydrological and climatic studies. Over the last two decades, the infrared laser spectroscopy technique has been used to measure the isotopic composition of water vapour nea...
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In the lower/middle troposphere, {H2O,δD} pairs are good proxies for moisture pathways; however, their observation, in particular when using remote sensing techniques, is challenging. The project MUSICA (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water) addresses this challenge by integrating the remot...
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This paper presents the tools and methodology for performing a routine comprehensive monitoring of consistency and quality of IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer) trace gas Level 2 (L2) products (O3, CO, N2O, CH4, and CO2) generated at EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) using ground-bas...
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We present two years of in situ measurements of water vapour (H 2 O) and its isotopologue ratio (δD, the standardized ratio between H 2 16 O and HD 16 O), made at two remote mountain sites on Tenerife in the subtropical North Atlantic. We show that the data – if measured during night-time – are well representative for the lower/middle free troposph...
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We present two years of in situ measurements of water vapour (H[subscript 2]O) and its isotopologue ratio (δD, the standardized ratio between H[subscript 2][superscript 16]O and HD[superscript 16]O), made at two remote mountain sites on Tenerife in the subtropical North Atlantic. We show that the data – if measured during night-time – are well repr...
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In the lower/middle troposphere H2O-δD pairs are good proxies for moisture pathways, however their observation is challenging. The project MUSICA (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water) addresses this challenge by integrating remote sensing with in-situ measurement techniques. The aim is to...
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This paper presents the tools and methodology for performing a routine comprehensive monitoring of consistency and quality of IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer) trace gas Level 2 (L2) products (O3, CO, N2O, CH4 and CO2) generated at EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) using ground-base...
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We present two years of measurements of water vapour (H2O) and its isotopologue ratio (δD, the standardized ratio between H216O and HD16O) made at two remote mountain sites on Tenerife Island in the subtropical North Atlantic. We show that the data – if measured during nighttime – are well representative for the lower/middle free troposphere. We us...
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Three years of multi-axis differential optical absorption spectroscopy (MAXDOAS) measurements (2011-2013) have been used for estimating the NO2 mixing ratio along a horizontal line of sight from the high mountain subtropical observatory of Izaña, at 2370 m a.s.l. (NDACC station, 28.3° N, 16.5° W). The method is based on horizontal path calculation...
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This book is the first Izaña Atmospheric Research Centre (IARC), from the State Meteorological Agency of Spain (AEMET), Activity Report (2012-2014). Many of the IARC activities are part of the Global Atmosphere Watch Programme (GAW) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the associated networks (NDACC, TCCON, BSRN, MPLNET), and theref...
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Three years of multi-axis differential optical absorption spectroscopy (MAXDOAS) measurements (2011–2013) have been used for estimating the NO2 mixing ratio along a horizontal line of sight from the high mountain subtropical observatory of Izaña, at 2370 m a.s.l. (NDACC station, 28.3° N, 16.5° W). The method is based on horizontal path calculation...
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Within the NDACC (Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change), more than 20 FTIR (Fourier-transform infrared) spectrometers, spread worldwide, provide long-term data records of many atmospheric trace gases. We present a method that uses measured and modelled XCO2 for assessing the consistency of these NDACC data records. Our XCO2 r...
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The project MUSICA (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water) integrates tropospheric water vapour isotopologue remote sensing and in situ observations. This paper presents a first empirical validation of MUSICA's H2O and delta D remote sensing products, generated from ground-based FTIR (Fourie...
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The project MUSICA (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water) integrates tropospheric water vapour isotopologue remote sensing and in situ observations. This paper presents a first empirical validation of MUSICA's H2O and δD remote sensing products, generated from ground-based FTIR (Fourier tra...
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Vertical profiles of water vapor (H2O) and its isotope ratio D / H expressed as δD(H2O) were measured in situ by the ISOWAT II diode-laser spectrometer during the MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water (MUSICA) airborne campaign. We present recent modifications of the instrument design. The i...
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A new approximation is proposed to estimate O 3 and NO 2 mixing ratios in the northern subtropical free tro-posphere (FT). The proposed method uses O 4 slant column densities (SCDs) at horizontal and near-zenith geometries to estimate a station-level differential path. The modified geo-metrical approach (MGA) is a simple method that takes ad-vantag...
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Within the project MUSICA (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water) ground- and space-based remote sensing as well as in situ data sets of tropospheric water vapour isotopologues are provided. The space-based remote-sensing data set is produced from spectra measured by the IASI (Infrared Atmos...
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We present lower/middle tropospheric column-averaged CH4 mole fraction time series measured by nine globally distributed ground-based FTIR (Fourier transform infrared) remote sensing experiments of the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC). We show that these data are well representative of the tropospheric regional-sc...
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The project MUSICA (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water) integrates tropospheric water vapour isototopologue remote sensing and in-situ observations. This paper presents a first empirical validation of MUSICA's H2O and δD remote sensing products (generated from ground-based FTIR, Fourier T...
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The main mission of the project MUSICA (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water) is the generation of a quasi-global tropospheric water vapour isototopologue dataset of a good and well-documented quality. We present a first empirical validation of MUSICA’s remote sensing deltaD products (groun...
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This work shows the first time series of deltaD in-situ measurements recorded at Izaña Observatory, located at the lower free troposphere (FT) of the Subtropical North Atlantic region. These measurements have been complemented with the first water vapour isotopologue (H2O and deltaD) profiles (200-6800 m asl) taken in-flight in this region using th...
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A climatology of new particle formation (NPF) events at high altitude in the subtropical North Atlantic is presented. A 4-year data set (June 2008-June 2012), which includes number size distributions (10-600 nm), reactive gases (SO2, NOx, and O3), several components of solar radiation and meteorological parameters, measured at Izaña Global Atmosphe...
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Within the project MUSICA (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water) ground- and space-based remote sensing as well as in-situ datasets of tropospheric water vapour isotopologues are provided. The space-based remote-sensing dataset is produced from spectra measured by the IASI (Infrared Atmosph...
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This study examines the possibility of ground-based remote sensing ozone total column amounts (OTC) from spectral signatures at 3040 and 4030 cm-1. These spectral regions are routinely measured by the NDACC (Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change) ground-based FTIR (Fourier Transform InfraRed) experiments. In addition, they are...
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We present lower/middle tropospheric column-averaged CH4 mole fraction time series measured by nine globally distributed ground-based FTIR (Fourier Transform InfraRed) remote sensing experiments of the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC). We show that these data are well representative of the tropospheric regional-sc...
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The authors regret missing the correction to the article title as: A comparative study on the ultrafine particle episodes induced by vehicle exhaust, a crude oil refinery and ship emissions The authors would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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A new approximation is proposed to estimate O3 and NO2 mixing ratios in the Northern Subtropics Free Troposphere (FT). Multi Axis Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (MAX-DOAS) high mountain measurements, recorded at Izaña Observatory (28°18' N, 16°29' W), are used in this work. Proposed method uses horizontal and near-zenith geometries to...
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Background and objectivesUrban air pollutants are composed of a heterogeneous mixture of substances in gas and aerosol states. The aim of this study was to compare the effects caused by exposure to contaminants in the gas phase and atmospheric particles in ambient air in patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) regarding the presence...
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Observations of atmospheric water vapor (H2O) amounts are required for the investigation of important and current atmospheric studies, such as the hydrological cycle, energy balance, climate change, etc. In this context, we present a portable, very compact, commercial and very low resolution Fourier transform spectrometer for the remote sensing of...
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The main goal of the project MUSICA (Multiplatform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water) is the generation of a quasi global tropospheric water vapor isototopologue dataset of a good and well-documented quality. Therefore, new ground- and space-based remote sensing observations (NDACC-FTIR and IASI/METOP)...
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To study whether the concentrations of particulate matter in ambient air are associated with hospital admission due to heart failure in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and reduced ejection fraction. We studied 353 consecutive patients admitted into a tertiary care hospital with a diagnosis of heart failure. Patients wit...
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An analysis of the 22-yr ozone (O3) series (1988– 2009) at the subtropical high mountain Iza˜na station (IZO; 2373m a.s.l.), representative of free troposphere (FT) conditions, is presented. Diurnal and seasonal O3 variations as well as the O3 trend (0.19±0.05%yr−1 or 0.09 ppbvyr−1), are assessed. A climatology of O3 transport pathways using backwa...
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A study on the contribution of vehicle exhausts, ships and an oil refinery emission to the ambient air concentration of ultrafine particles (UFPs) is presented. It is based on a data set of particle number coarser than 2.5 nm (N), black carbon (BC), gaseous pollutants (NOx, SO2, CO and O3), PM2.5 and PM10 measured from 2008 to 2010 in the ambient a...
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A new approximation is proposed to estimate O<SUB>3</SUB> and NO<SUB>2</SUB> mixing ratios in the Northern Subtropics Free Troposphere (FT). Multi Axis Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (MAX-DOAS) high mountain measurements, recorded at Izaña Observatory (28°18' N, 16°29' W), are used in this work. Proposed method uses horizontal and nea...
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Within the project MUSICA (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water), long-term tropospheric water vapour isotopologue data records are provided for ten globally distributed ground-based mid-infrared remote sensing stations of the NDACC (Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Chan...
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This study investigates the long-term evolution of subtropical ozone profile time series (1999-2010) obtained from ground-based FTIR (Fourier Transform InfraRed) spectrometry at the Izaña Observatory ozone super-site. Different ozone retrieval strategies are examined, analysing the influence of an additional temperature retrieval and different cons...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Urban air pollutants are composed of a heterogeneous mixture of substances in gas and aerosol states. The aim of this study was to compare the effects caused by exposure to contaminants in the gas phase and atmospheric particles in ambient air in patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) regarding the presen...
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An analysis of the 22-yr ozone (O3) series (1988–2009) at the subtropical high mountain Izaña station (IZO; 2373 m a.s.l.), representative of free troposphere (FT) conditions, is presented. Diurnal and seasonal O3 variations as well as the O3 trend (0.19 ± 0.05% yr−1 or 0.09 ppbv yr−), are assessed. A climatology of O3 transport pathways using back...
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Within the project MUSICA (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water), long-term tropospheric water vapour isotopologues data records are provided for ten globally distributed ground-based mid-infrared remote sensing stations of the NDACC (Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Cha...
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We investigate the long-term evolution of subtropical ozone profile time series (1999–2010) obtained from different ground-based FTIR (Fourier Transform InfraRed) retrieval setups. We examine the influence of an additional temperature retrieval and different constraints. The study is performed at the Izaña Observatory ozone super-site (Tenerife Isl...
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Two years of experimental data (2008e2009) of particle number (�2.5 nm diameter) and black carbon concentrations and of gaseous pollutants recorded in the ambient air of a coastal city were analysed in order to assess the impact of ship emissions on the ultrafine particles (UFPs, diameter <100 nm) concentrations in urban ambient air. The observed r...
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Introduction and objectivesCurrently air pollution is considered as an emerging risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Our objective was to study the concentrations of particulate matter in ambient air and analyze their relationship with cardiovascular risk factors in patients admitted to a cardiology department of a tertiary hospital with the dia...
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In many large cities of Europe standard air quality limit values of particulate matter (PM) are exceeded. Emissions from road traffic and biomass burning are frequently reported to be the major causes. As a consequence of these exceedances a large number of air quality plans, most of them focusing on traffic emissions reductions, have been implemen...
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Currently air pollution is considered as an emerging risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Our objective was to study the concentrations of particulate matter in ambient air and analyze their relationship with cardiovascular risk factors in patients admitted to a cardiology department of a tertiary hospital with the diagnosis of heart failure or...
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In many large cities of Europe standard air quality limit values of particulate matter (PM) are exceeded. Emissions from road traffic and biomass burning are frequently reported to be the major causes. As a consequence of these exceedances a large number of air quality plans, most of them focusing on traffic emissions reductions, have been implemen...
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This study investigates the processes and conditions favouring the formation of nanoparticles (diameter 2 and NOy concentrations. These ascending airflows perturbed the free troposphere and resulted in high concentrations of 3–10 nm particles (N3-10) due to new particle formation. An analysis of the 5-min average time series allowed the identificat...
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Forthcoming regulations (e.g. EURO 5 and EURO 6) are planned to reduce particulate matter emissions (PM) in the exhaust of forthcoming vehicles. In this study we assess the impact of such reduction in the diesel PM exhaust emissions on the urban ambient air PM concentrations. This has been done by studying the relationship between black carbon (BC)...
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The physical characterisation of metrics representative of ambient air particle concentration is becoming a topic of great interest for urban air quality monitoring and human exposure assessment. In this article, the influence of sea breeze circulation and primary road traffic emissions on the relationship between the urban aerosol number (N3, part...