• 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.




  • Tran, T. & Tran, H., Mansfield, M., Lyman, S., Crosman, E. (2018). Four dimensional data assimilation (FDDA) impacts on WRF performance in simulating inversion layer structure and distributions of CMAQ-simulated winter ozone concentrations in Uintah Basin. Atmospheric Environment. Vol. 177, 75-92. Published, 01/31/2018.
  • Foster & Crosman, E. T., Holland, L., Mallia, D. V., Fasoli, B., Bares, R., Horel, J.D., Lin, J. C (2017). Confirmation of elevated methane emissions in Utah's Uintah Basin with ground-based observations and a high-resolution transport model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. Vol. 122, 13,026–13,044. Published, 11/14/2017.
  • Crosman, E & Horel, J. (2017). Large eddy-simulations of a Salt Lake Valley cold-air pool. Atmospheric Research. Atmospheric Research. Vol. 193, 10-25. Published, 06/12/2017.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.