• Research Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Research Statement

Numerical weather prediction, synoptic, mesoscale and boundary-layer meteorology with focus on lake-atmosphere interactions. Research interests include cold-pool modeling, thermally-driven flows (including sea and lake breezes), satellite meteorology, and boundary-layer observational platforms.  Current research:

Basin meteorology and air quality: Numerical modeling of  wintertime cold pools, observing ozone spatial patterns in Great Salt Lake Basin. Also working on an observational platform to measure ozone and particulate sensors on a light rail train and also have installed air quaility sensors on a news helicopter.

Satellite meteorology: Working with NASA to improve lake retrievals of SST from satellite.

Field campaign experience: Persistent Cold Air Pool Study (PCAPS) 2011, the Uintah Basin Ozone Study 1 and 2 (UBWOS) 2013-2014,  Second Meteor Crater Experiment (METCRAX2), 2013; Summer Ozone Study (SO3S), 2015; Utah Wintertime Cold Air Pool Fine Particulate Study (UWFPS) 2017.




  • Crosman, E.T., and J.D. Horel, 2017: Large-eddy Simulations of a Great Salt Lake Valley Cold-air Pool. Submitted to Atmospheric Research. Revise/resubmit(1), 03/24/2017.
  • Crosman, E.T, Jacques, A., and Horel, J. D., 2017: A Novel Approach for Monitoring Vertical Profiles of Boundary-Layer Pollutants: Utilizing Routine News Helicopter Flights. In press, Atmospheric Pollution Research. In press, 03/03/2017.
  • Blaylock, B., J. Horel, and E. Crosman, 2017: Impact of Lake Breezes on Summer Ozone Concentrations in the Salt Lake Valley. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 56, 353–370, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0216.1. Published, 02/16/2017.
  • Foster, C., E.T. Crosman, and J.D. Horel, 2017: Simulations of a Cold-Air Pool in Utah’s Salt Lake Valley: Sensitivity to Land Use and Snow Cover. In Press, Boundary-Layer Meteorology. In press, 02/01/2017.
  • Jacques, A. A., Horel, J. D., Crosman, E. T., Vernon, F. and Tytell, J., 2016, The Earthscope US transportable array 1 Hz surface pressure dataset. Geosci. Data J., 3: 29–36. doi:10.1002/gdj3.37. Published, 10/25/2016.
  • Crosman, E.T., and J.D. Horel, 2016: Wintertime Lake Breezes near the Great Salt Lake. Boundary-Layer Meteorology. 159(2), 439-464. doi: 10.1007/s10546-015-0117-6. Published, 05/27/2016.
  • Lehner, M., C. David Whiteman, Sebastian W. Hoch, Erik T. Crosman, Matthew E. Jeglum, Nihanth W. Cherukuru, Ronald Calhoun, Bianca Adler, Norbert Kalthoff, Richard Rotunno, Thomas W. Horst, Steven Semmer, William O. J. Brown, Steve P. Oncley, 2015: The METCRAX II field experiment—A study of downslope windstorm-type flows in Arizona's Meteor Crater Accepted in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. Accepted, 05/11/2015.
  • Alexander A. Jacques, John D. Horel, Erik T. Crosman, and Frank L. Vernon, 2015:Central and Eastern U.S. Surface Pressure Variations Derived from the USArray Network. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 1472–1493. In press, 03/22/2015.
  • Neemann, E. M., Crosman, E. T., Horel, J. D., and Avey, L, 2015: Simulations of a cold-air pool associated with elevated wintertime ozone in the Uintah Basin, Utah, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 135-151, doi:10.5194/acp-15-135-2015, 2015. In press, 02/22/2015.
  • Strong, C., A. K. Kochanski, and E. T. Crosman (2014), A slab model of the Great Salt Lake for regional climate simulation, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6, 602615, doi:10.1002/2014MS000305.. In press, 05/30/2014.
  • Joseph A. Grim, Jason C. Knievel, Erik T. Crosman, 2013: Techniques for Using MODIS Data to Remotely Sense Lake Water Surface Temperatures. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 30:(10), 2434-2451. In press, 12/15/2013.
  • Lareau, N., E. Crosman, C.D. Whiteman, J.D. Horel, S.W. Hoch, W.O.J. Brown, and T.W. Horst, 2013: The Persistent Cold Air Pool Study, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94(1), 51-64. Accepted, 06/22/2013.
  • Silcox, G. D., K. E. Kelly, E. T. Crosman, C. D. Whiteman, and B. L. Allen, 2012: WintertimePM2.5 concentrations in Utah's Salt Lake Valley during persistent, multi-day cold-air pools. In press, 05/22/2012.
  • Crosman, E.T., and J.D. Horel, 2012: Idealized Large-Eddy Simulations of Sea and Lake Breezes: Sensitivity to Lake Diameter, Heat Flux, and Stability. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 144, 309–328. In press, 04/03/2012.
  • Crosman, E., and J. Horel, 2010: Sea and lake breezes: A review of numerical studies. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, Volume 137, Number 1, 1-29. In press, 06/26/2010.
  • Crosman, E., and J. Horel, 2009: MODIS-derived surface temperature of the Great Salt Lake. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 73-81. In press, 06/18/2009.