• Adjunct 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.




  • Joe Grim (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Franchin. A. (date unknown). Airborne and ground based observations of aerosol chemical and physical properties during intense winter pollution episodes in the Great Salt Lake Basin. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Vol. 18, 17259-17276. Accepted, .
  • Foster (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Mitchell (date unknown). Continuous monitoring of trace gases and pollutants using a light rail public transit platform. Atmospheric Environment. Vol. 187, 9-23. Accepted, .
  • Alex Jacques (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Lin, J.C., (date unknown). CO2 and carbon emissions from cities: linkages to air quality, socioeconomic activity and stakeholders in the Salt Lake City urban area. Bulletin of American Meteorological Society. Vol. 99, 2325– 2339. Accepted, .
  • Erik Crosman (date unknown). Crosman, E., and J. Horel, 2010: Sea and lake breezes: A review of numerical studies. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, Volume 137, Number 1, 1-29. Accepted, .
  • Neil Lareau (date unknown). 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, .
  • Erik Crosman (date unknown). Crosman, E., and J. Horel, 2009: MODIS-derived surface temperature of the Great Salt Lake. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 73-81. Accepted, .
  • Crosman, E (date unknown). Large eddy-simulations of a Salt Lake Valley cold-air pool. Atmospheric Research. Atmospheric Research. Vol. 193, 10-25. Accepted, .
  • Court Strong (date unknown). 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, 602–615, doi:10.1002/2014MS000305. Accepted, .
  • Erik Crosman (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Geoff Silcox (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Manuela Lehner (date unknown). 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, .
  • Foster, C. S., (date unknown). Quantifying methane emissions associated with oil and natural gas activity in the Uintah Basin during wintertime stagnation episodes. Elementa. Accepted, .
  • Erik Crosman (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Alex Jaques (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Erik Neemann (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Brian Blaylock (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Tran, T. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .