HEATHER A HOLMES portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Publications

  • S. Colgan, X. Sun & H. Holmes (2021). A novel meteorological method to classify wintertime cold-air pool events. Atmospheric Environment. Vol. 261, 118594. Published, 09/15/2021.
  • S.M. Loría-Salazar, A.M. Sayer , J. Barnes, J. Huang, C. Flynn, N. Lareau, J. Lee, A. Lyapustin, J. Redemann, E. Welton, J. Wilkins & H.A. Holmes (2021). Evaluation of novel NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite aerosol products and assessment of smoke height boundary layer ratio during extreme smoke events in the western USA. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. Vol. 126, e2020JD034180. Published, 06/01/2021.
  • M. Huang, M.J. Strickland, M. Richards, H.A. Holmes, A.J. Newman, J.V. Garn, Y. Liu, J.L. Warren, H.H. Chang & L.A. Darrow (2021). Acute Associations between heatwaves and preterm and early-term birth in 50 US metropolitan areas: A matched case-control study. Environmental Health. Vol. 20, 47. Published, 04/23/2021.
  • Jingting Huang, W. Patrick Arnott, James C. Barnard & Heather A. Holmes (2021). Theoretical Uncertainty Analysis of Satellite Retrieved Aerosol Optical Depth Associated with Surface Albedo and Aerosol Optical Properties. Remote Sensing. Vol. 13, 344. Published, 01/20/2021.
  • Isabella M. Errigo, B.W. Abbott, D.L. Mendoza, L. Mitchell, S.S. Sayedi, J. Glenn,, K.E. Kelly, J.D. Beard & S. Bratsman (2020). Human Health and Economic Costs of Air Pollution in Utah: An Expert Assessment. Atmosphere. 1238. Published, 11/18/2020.
  • Xia Sun, Heather A. Holmes & Hui Xiao (2020). Surface Turbulent Fluxes during Persistent Cold-Air Pool Events in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah. Part II: Simulations. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. Vol. 59, 1029-1050. Published, 06/15/2020.
  • Xia Sun & Heather A. Holmes (2019). Surface Turbulent Fluxes during Persistent Cold-Air Pool Events in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah. Part I: Observations. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. Vol. 58, 2553-2568. Published, 12/15/2019.
  • Katherine Hepworth, Cesunica E. Ivey, Chelsea Canon & Heather A. Holmes (2019). Embedding online, design-focused data visualization instruction in an upper-division undergraduate atmospheric science course. Journal of Geoscience Education. Vol. 68, 168–183. Published, 09/30/2019.
  • Mengjiao Huang, Cesunica Ivey, Yongtao Hu, Heather A. Holmes & Matthew J. Strickland (2019). Source apportionment of primary and secondary PM2.5: Associations with T pediatric respiratory disease emergency department visits in the U.S. State of Georgia. Environment International. Vol. 133, 105167. Published, 09/06/2019.
  • Nancy L. Murray, Heather A. Holmes, Yang Liu & Howard H. Chang (2019). A Bayesian ensemble approach to combine PM2.5 estimates from statistical models using satellite imagery and numerical model simulation. Environmental Research. Vol. 178, 108601. Published, 07/25/2019.

Research Keywords

  • Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Numerical Weather Prediction and Predictability
  • Earth Atmosphere
  • Chemical Transport Modeling
  • Atmospheric Turbulence
  • Air Quality
  • Air Pollution

Presentations

  • H. Holmes “Modeling the spatial distribution of air pollution concentrations in the western U.S.”, University of Cincinnati, Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar, 5 February 2021. (virtual). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/05/2021.
  • A. Newman, A. Monaghan, H. Holmes, L. Darrow, J. Warren, M. Strickland and H. Chang 2021: A novel high-resolution long-term gridded meteorology dataset including urban heat islands over the contiguous United States for health studies. 101st Annual American Meteorological Society Meeting, virtual, 10-15 January 2021. Other, Presented, 01/15/2021.
  • A. Newman, A. Monaghan, H. Holmes, H. Chang, L. Darrow, J. Warren and M. Strickland 2020: A novel high-resolution long-term gridded meteorology dataset including urban heat islands over the contiguous United States for health studies. AGU 53nd Annual Fall Meeting, virtual, 1-17 December 2020. Other, Presented, 12/17/2020.
  • S.M. Loría-Salazar, A.M. Sayer, C. Flynn, J. Lee, J. Huang, N. Lareau, J. Redemann, J.L. Wilkins and H.A. Holmes 2020: Improving Daily Surface Particulate Matter Estimates during Extreme Fire Events using a Novel NASA Satellite Plume Injection Height Algorithm. AGU 53nd Annual Fall Meeting, virtual, 1-17 December 2020. Other, Presented, 12/17/2020.
  • H. Holmes “Chemical transport and dispersion models for exposure assessment”, Health Effect Institute (HEI), Virtual Workshop on Non-Tailpipe PM Emissions and Exposure, 13 November 2020. (virtual). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/13/2020.
  • H. Holmes “Modeling the spatial distribution of air pollution concentrations in the western U.S.”, University of Utah, Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Seminar, 4 November 2020. (virtual) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/04/2020.
  • J. Huang, W. P. Arnott, J. C. Barnard and H.A. Holmes 2020: Toward understanding the physical processes impacting uncertainties in satellite retrieved aerosol optical depth. 19th Annual Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS) Conference, virtual, 26-30 October 2020, oral presentation. Other, Presented, 10/30/2020.
  • S. Faulstich, X. Sun, A. G. Schissler, M. J. Strickland and H. A. Holmes 2020: Evaluating Fire Emissions Inventories in the Western U.S. With the Development of a Bayesian Model. 19th Annual Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS) Conference, virtual, 26-30 October 2020, oral presentation. Other, Presented, 10/30/2020.
  • H. Holmes “Data Science Considerations for Atmospheric Processes in the Western U.S.”, Indiana University Bloomington, Information and Library Science Graduate Course, 29 April 2020. (virtual). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/29/2020.
  • X. Sun, S. Colgan, C. Ivey and H. Holmes 2020: Persistent Cold Air Pools in Mountainous Areas: Distribution and Simulation. 100th Annual American Meteorological Society Meeting, Boston, MA 13 January 2020, poster presentation. Other, Presented, 01/13/2020.
  • A. Newman, M. Barlage, H. Holmes, A. Monaghan, L. Darrow, H. Chang, J. Warren and M. Strickland 2019: Development of a novel high-resolution long-term gridded meteorology dataset including urban heat islands over the contiguous United States for health studies. AGU 52nd Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA December 2019, poster presentation. Other, Presented, 12/13/2019.
  • S. Colgan, X. Sun and H. Holmes 2019: A Review of Cold Air Pool Events in the Intermountain West using Radiosondes and the North American Mesoscale Model (NAM). AGU 52nd Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA December 2019, poster presentation. Other, Presented, 12/13/2019.
  • J. Huang, A. Ghasemkhani, S.M. Loría-Salazar, F. Yan, L. Yang, J. Redemann and H. Holmes 2019: Using novel machine learning algorithms to improve the spatiotemporal coverage of satellite aerosol optical depth. AGU 52nd Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA December 2019, poster presentation. Other, Presented, 12/13/2019.
  • X. Sun, C. Ivey, S. Faulstich, M. Strickland and H. Holmes 2019: Modeling wildfire smoke exposure from the 2013 California Rim Fire using CMAQ and HYSPLIT.  AGU 52nd Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA December 2019, poster presentation. Other, Presented, 12/13/2019.
  • S. Faulstich, X. Sun, M. Strickland and H. Holmes 2019: Evaluating fire emissions inventories for modeling smoke transport in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  AGU 52nd Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA December 2019, poster presentation. Other, Presented, 12/13/2019.
  • S.M. Loría-Salazar, J. Huang, J. Lee, A. Sayer, N. Lareau, H. Holmes and J. Redemann 2019: Improving daily surface particulate matter estimates during extreme fire events using a novel NASA satellite plume injection height algorithm.  American Association for Aerosol Research 37th Annual Conference, Portland, OR 14-18 October 2019, oral presentation. . Other, Presented, 10/18/2019.
  • S.M. Loría-Salazar, C. Ivey, H. Chang, J. Redemann and H. Holmes 2019: Spatiotemporal Estimates of Surface PM2.5 Concentrations in the Western U.S. Using NASA MODIS Aerosol Retrievals and Data Assimilation Techniques. American Association for Aerosol Research 37th Annual Conference, Portland, OR 14-18 October 2019, poster presentation. . Other, Presented, 10/18/2019.
  • H. Holmes and X. Sun “Turbulent Fluxes and Air Pollution in Cold Air Pool Events”, AQUARIUS (Air Quality in the Western US) Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT, 26 September 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/26/2019.
  • X. Sun, C. Ivey, and H. Holmes 2019: Challenges in simulating high air pollution concentrations during persistent cold air pool events. Meteorology And Climate - Modeling for Air Quality Conference, Davis, CA 12 September 2019, oral presentation. Other, Presented, 09/12/2019.
  • X. Sun and H. Holmes 2019: Simulation of the land-atmosphere exchange during persistent cold air pool events in Salt Lake Valley, Utah. Meteorology And Climate - Modeling for Air Quality Conference, Davis, CA 11 September 2019, poster presentation. Other, Presented, 09/11/2019.
  • G.A. Alexander, X. Sun, J. Trousdell, I. Faloona, H. Holmes, and H. Oldroyd 2019: Implications of soil moisture on modeled land-atmosphere interactions over heterogeneous terrain. Meteorology And Climate - Modeling for Air Quality Conference, Davis, CA 11 September 2019, oral presentation. Other, Presented, 09/11/2019.