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Peer-Reviewed Publications

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Total Citations > 1,600
h-index = 22

* = member of the Ban-Weiss group at USC


(55) Chen M*, Sanders K, Ban-Weiss GA (2019) A new method utilizing smart meter data for identifying the existence of air conditioning in residential homes. Environmental Research Letters. In press

(54) Zhang J*, Li Y*, Tao W, Liu J, Levinson R, Mohegh A*, Ban-Weiss GA (2019) Investigating the urban air quality effects of cool walls and cool roofs in Southern California. Environmental Science and Technology. 53, 7532-7542. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b00626 (link)

(53) Li Y*, Zhang J*, Sailor D, Ban-Weiss GA (2019) Effects of urbanization on regional meteorology and air quality in Southern California. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 19, 4439-4457. doi:10.5194/acp-19-4439-2019 (link)

(52) Xu J1, Zhang J1*, Liu J, Tao S, Ban-Weiss GA (2019) Influence of cloud microphysical processes on black carbon wet removal, global distributions, and radiative forcing. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 19, 1587-1603. doi:10.5194/acp-19-1587-2019 (link)

        1J Xu and J Zhang contributed equally to this paper

(51) Taleghani M, Crank P, Mohegh A*, Sailor D, Ban-Weiss GA (2019) The impact of heat mitigation strategies on the energy balance of a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Solar Energy. 177, 604-611. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2018.11.041 (link)

(50) Tang X, Ughetta L, Shannon S, Houze de l’Aulnoit S, Chen S, Gould R, Russell M, Zhang J*, Ban-Weiss GA, Everman R, Klink F, Levinson R, Destaillats H (2019) De-pollution efficacy of photocatalytic roofing granules. Building and Environment. 160. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.03.056 (link)

(49) Baniassadi A, Sailor D, Ban-Weiss GA (2019) Potential energy and climate benefits of super-cool materials as a rooftop strategy. Urban Climate. In press.


(48) Zhang J*, Mohegh A*, Li Y*, Levinson R, Ban-Weiss GA (2018) Systematic comparison of the influence of cool wall versus cool roof adoption on urban climate in the Los Angeles basin. Environmental Science & Technology. 52, 11188 – 11197. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b00732 (link)

(47) Krasowsky T*, McMeeking G, Sioutas C, Ban-Weiss GA (2018) Characterizing the evolution of physical properties and mixing state of black carbon particles: from near a major highway to the broader urban plume in Los Angeles. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 18, 11991-12010. doi:10.5194/acp-2017-1020 (link)

(46) Chen M*, Ban-Weiss GA, Sanders K (2018) The role of household level electricity data in improving estimates of the impacts of climate on building electricity use. Energy and Buildings, 180, 146-158. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.09.012 (link)

(45) Mohegh A*, Levinson R, Taha H, Gilbert H, Zhang J*, Li Y*, Tang T*, Ban-Weiss GA (2018) Observational evidence of neighborhood scale reductions in air temperature associated with increases in roof albedo. Climate. 6, 98. doi:10.3390/cli6040098 (link)

(44) Santamouris M, Ban-Weiss GA, Osmond P, Paolini R, Synnefa A, Cartalis C, Muscio A, Zinzi M, , Morakinyo T, Ng E, Tan Z, Takebayashi H, Sailor D, Crank P, Taha H, Pisello A, Rossi F, Zhang J*, Kolokotsa D. (2018) Progress in urban greenery mitigation science – assessment methodologies advances technologies and impact on cities. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management. 24, 638 – 671. doi:10.3846/jcem.2018.6604 (link)

(43) Taha H, Levinson R, Mohegh A*, Gilbert H, Ban-Weiss GA, Chen S (2018) Air temperature response to neighborhood-scale variations in albedo and canopy cover in the real world: Fine-resolution meteorological modeling and mobile temperature observations in the Los Angeles climate archipelago. Climate. 6, 53. doi:10.3390/cli6020053 (link)

(42) Baniassadi A, Sailor D, Crank P, Ban-Weiss GA (2018) Direct and indirect effects of high-albedo roofs on energy consumption and thermal comfort of residential buildings. Energy and Buildings. 178, 71-83. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.08.048 (link)

(41) Crank P, Sailor D, Ban-Weiss GA, Taleghani M (2018) Evaluating the ENVI-met microscale model for suitability in analysis of targeted urban heat mitigation strategies. Urban Climate. 26, 188-197. doi:10.1016/j.uclim.2018.09.002 (link)

(40) Mousavi A, Sowlat M, Hasheminassab S, Pikelnaya O, Polidori A, Ban-Weiss GA, Sioutas C (2018) Impact of particulate matter (PM) emissions from ships, locomotives, and freeways in the communities near the ports of Los Angeles (POLA) and Long Beach (POLB) on the air quality in the Los Angeles county. Atmospheric Environment. 195, 159-169. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.09.044 (link)



(39) Mohegh A*, Rosado P, Jin L, Millstein D, Levinson R, Ban-Weiss GA (2017) Modeling the climate impacts of deploying solar reflective cool pavements in California cities. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. doi:10.1002/2017JD026845 (link)

(38) Epstein S, Lee SM, Katzenstein A, Carreras-Sospedra M, Zhang X, Farina S, Vahmani P*, Fine P, Ban-Weiss GA (2017) Air-quality implications of widespread adoption of cool roofs on ozone and particulate matter in southern California. Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciencesdoi:10.1073/pnas.1703560114 (link)

(37) Rosado P, Ban-Weiss GA, Mohegh A*, Levinson R (2017) Influence of street setbacks on solar reflection and air cooling by reflective streets in urban canyons. Solar Energy. 144, 144-157. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2016.12.026 (link)

(36) Shirmohammadi F, Sowlat M, Hasheminassab S, Saffari A, Ban-Weiss GA, Sioutas C (2017) Emission rates of particle number, mass and black carbon by the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and its impact on air quality in Los Angeles. Atmospheric Environment. 151, 82-93. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.12.005 (link)

(35) Yi K, Liu J, Ban-Weiss GA, Zhang J*, Tao W, Cheng Y, Ta S (2017) Response of the global surface ozone distribution to Northern Hemisphere sea surface temperature changes: Implications for long-range transport. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 17, 8771-8788. doi:10.5194/acp-17-8771-2017 (link)

(34) Fu X, Liu J, Ban-Weiss GA, Zhang J*, Huang X, Ouyang B, Popoola O, Tao S (2017) Effects of canyon geometry on the distribution of traffic-related air pollution in a large urban area: Implications of a multi-canyon air pollution dispersion model. Atmospheric Environment. 165, 111-121. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.06.031(link)

(33) Tao W, Liu J, Ban-Weiss GA, Zhang L, Zhang J*, Yi K, Tao S (2017) Potential impacts of urban land expansion on Asian airborne pollutant outflows. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. doi:10.1002/2016JD025564 (link)

(32) Gilbert H, Rosado P, Ban-Weiss GA, Harvey J, Li H, Mandel B, Millstein D, Mohegh A*, Saboori A, Levinson R (2017) Energy and environmental consequences of a cool pavement campaign. Energy and Buildings. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.03.051 (link)



(31) Vahmani P*, Sun F, Hall A, Ban-Weiss GA (2016) Investigating the climate impacts of urbanization and the potential for cool roofs to counter future climate change in Los Angeles. Environmental Research Letters. 11. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/12/124027 (link)

(30) Vahmani P* and Ban-Weiss GA (2016) Climatic consequences of adopting drought tolerant vegetation over Los Angeles as a response to California drought. Geophysical Research Letters. 43. doi:10.1002/2016GL069658 (link)

(29) Zhang J*, Zhang K, Liu J, Ban-Weiss GA (2016) Revisiting the climate impacts of cool roofs around the globe using an Earth system model. Environmental Research Letters. 11. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/8/084014 (link)

(28) Krasowsky T*, McMeeking G, Wang D, Sioutas C, Ban-Weiss GA (2016) Measurements of the impact of atmospheric aging on physical and optical properties of ambient black carbon particles in Los Angeles. Atmospheric Environment. 142, 496-504. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.08.010 (link)

(27) Vahmani P* and Ban-Weiss GA (2016) Impact of remotely sensed albedo and vegetation fraction on simulation of urban climate in WRF-urban canopy model: A case study of the urban heat island in Los Angeles. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. 121, 1511–1531. doi:10.1002/ 2015JD023718 (link)

(26) Taleghani M*, Sailor D, Ban-Weiss GA (2016) Micrometeorological simulations to predict the impacts of heat mitigation strategies on pedestrian thermal comfort in a Los Angeles neighborhood. Environmental Research Letters. 11, 1-12. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/2/024003 (link)



(25) Zhang J*, Liu J, Tao S, Ban-Weiss GA (2015) Long-range transport of black carbon to the Pacific Ocean and its dependence on aging timescale. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics15, 11521-11535. doi:10.5194/acp-15-11521-2015 (link) 

(24) Krasowsky T*, Daher N, Sioutas C, Ban-Weiss GA (2015) Measurement of particulate matter emissions from in-use locomotives. Atmospheric Environment, 113, 187-196. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.04.046 (link)

(23) Ban-Weiss GA, Woods J, Levinson R (2015) Using remote sensing to quantify albedo of roofs in seven California cities, Part 2: Results and application to climate modeling. Solar Energy, 115, 791-805. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2014.10.041 (link)

(22) Ban-Weiss GA, Woods J, Levinson R (2015) Using remote sensing to quantify albedo of roofs in seven California cities, Part 1: Methods. Solar Energy, 115, 777-790. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2014.10.022 (link)

(21) Tao W, Liu J, Ban-Weiss GA, Hauglustaine DA, Zhang L, Zhang Q, Cheng Y, Yu Y, Tao S (2015) Effects of urban land expansion on the regional meteorology and air quality of eastern China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 15, 8597-8614. doi:10.5194/acp-15-8597-2015 (link)



(20) Ban-Weiss GA, Jin L, Bauer S, Bennartz R, Liu X, Zhang K, Ming Y, Jiang J (2014) Evaluating clouds, aerosols, and their interactions in three global climate models using satellite simulators and observations. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. doi:10.1002/2014JD021722 (link)



(19) Ban-Weiss GA, Wray C, Delp W, Ly P, Akbari H, Levinson R (2013) Electricity production and cooling energy savings from installation of a building-integrated photovoltaic roof on an office building. Energy and Buildings, 56, 210-220. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.06.032 (link)

(18) MacCracken MC, Shin HJ, Caldeira K, Ban-Weiss GA (2013) Climate response to imposed solar radiation reductions in high latitudes. Earth System Dynamics, 4, 301–315. doi:10.5194/esd-4-301-2013 (link)



(17) Ban-Weiss GA, Cao L, Bala G, Caldeira K (2012) Dependence of climate forcing and response on the altitude of black carbon aerosols. Climate Dynamics, 38, 897-911. doi:10.1007/s00382-011-1052-y (link)



(16) Ban-Weiss GA, Bala G, Cao L, Pongratz J, Caldeira K (2011) Climate forcing and response to idealized changes in surface latent and sensible heat. Environmental Research Letters, 6. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/3/034032 (link) **

        **Environmental Research Letters Highlight Paper of 2011

(15) Anderson RG, Canadell JG, Randerson JT, Jackson RB, Hungate BA, Baldocchi DD, Ban-Weiss GA, Bonan GB, Caldeira K, Cao L, Diffenbaugh NS, Gurney KR, Kueppers LM, Law BE, Luyssaert S, O’Halloran TL (2011) Biophysical considerations in forestry for climate protection. 9. 174-182, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi:10.1890/090179 (link)

(14) Bala G, Caldeira K, Nemani R, Cao L, Ban-Weiss GA, Shin HJ (2011) Albedo enhancement of marine clouds to counteract global warming: impacts on the hydrological cycle. 37, 915-931, Climate Dynamics. doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0868-1 (link)

(13) Levinson R, Pan H, Ban-Weiss GA, Rosado P, Paolini R, Akbari H (2011) Potential benefits of solar reflective car shells: Cooler cabins, fuel savings and emission reductions. Applied Energy, 88, 4343-4357. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2011.05.006 (link)

(12) Sleiman, M, Ban-Weiss GA, Gilbert H, Francois D, Berdahl P, Kirchstetter T, Destaillats H, Levinson R (2011) Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance—Part I: Analysis of roofing product databases. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 95, 3385-3399. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2011.08.002 (link)



(11) Ban-Weiss GA, Lunden MM, Kirchstetter TW, Harley RA (2010) Size-resolved particle number and volume emission factors for on-road gasoline and diesel motor vehicles. Journal of Aerosol Science, 41, 5-12. doi:10.1016/j.jaerosci.2009.08.001 (link)

(10) Ban-Weiss GA, Caldeira K (2010) Geoengineering as an optimization problem. Environmental Research Letters, 5, 1-9. doi:10.1088/1748-9326 (link)

(9) Cao L, Bala B, Caldeira K, Nemani R, Ban-Weiss GA (2010) Importance of carbon dioxide physiological forcing to future climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107, 9513-9518. doi:10.1073/pnas.0913000107 (link)

(8) Strawa, AW, Kirchstetter TW, Hallar AG, Ban-Weiss GA, McLaughlin JP, Harley RA, Lunden MM, Kean AJ (2010) Optical and physical properties of primary on-road vehicle particle emissions and their implications for climate change. Journal of Aerosol Science, 41, 36-50. doi:10.1016/j.jaerosci.2009.08.010 (link)



(7) Ban-Weiss GA, Kirchstetter TW, Lunden MM, Harley RA (2009) Measurement of black carbon and particle number emission factors from individual heavy-duty trucks. Environmental Science and Technology, 43, 1419-1424. doi:10.1021/es8021039 (link)

(6) Cao L, Bala B, Caldeira K, Nemani R, Ban-Weiss GA (2009) Climate response to physiological forcing of carbon dioxide simulated by the coupled Community Atmosphere Model (CAM3.1) and Community Land Model (CLM3.0). Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L10402. doi:10.1029/2009GL037724 (link)

(5) Kean AJ, Littlejohn D, Ban-Weiss GA, Harley RA, Kirchstetter TW, Lunden MM (2009) Trends in on-road vehicle emissions of ammonia. Atmospheric Environment, 43, 1565-1570. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.09.085 (link)



(4) Ban-Weiss GA, McLaughlin, JP, Harley RA, Kean AJ, Grosjean E, Grosjean D (2008) Carbonyl and nitrogen dioxide emissions from gasoline- and diesel-powered motor vehicles. Environmental Science and Technology, 42, 3944-3950. doi:10.1021/es8002487 (link)

(3) Ban-Weiss GA, McLaughlin JP, Harley RA, Lunden MM, Kirchstetter TW, Kean AJ, Strawa AW, Stevenson ED, Kendall GR (2008). Long-term changes in emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter from on-road gasoline and diesel vehicles. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 220-232. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.09.049 (link)

(2) Lee DY, Park SS, Ban-Weiss GA, Fanucchi MV, Plopper CG, Wexler AS (2008). Bifurcation model for characterization of pulmonary architecture. The Anatomical Record, 291, 379-389. doi:10.1002/ar.20643 (link)



(1) Ban-Weiss GA, Chen JY, Buchholz BA, Dibble RW (2007) A numerical investigation into the anomalous slight NOx increase when burning biodiesel; A new (old) theory. Fuel Processing Technology, 88, 659-667. doi:10.1016/j.fuproc.2007.01.007 (link)